SBC’s Confession of Faith

I. Of The Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by holy men of God, who were divinely carried along by the Holy Spirit (II Peter 1:20-21) as they recorded the revelation which the Lord gave to them and that this divinely inspired recorded word is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction (II Timothy 3:16-17); that these were the very words that God intended and are given the terms of “verbally” and “plenarily” inspired, that this word is truth without any admixture of error for its matter (Proverbs 30:5-6); that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us (Romans 2:12, John 12:47-48); and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union (Philippians 3:16), and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tested (I John 4:1, Isaiah 8:20) and will last forever (Psalm 119:89, Matthew 5:17-18).

II. Of the True God

We believe that there is One, and only One, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit whose name is JEHOVAH, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth (John 4:24, Psalm 147:5, 83:18, Hebrews 3:4, Romans 1:20, Jeremiah 10:10); inexpressibly glorious in holiness (Exodus 15:11), and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love (Mark 12:30, Revelation 4:11); that in the unity of the Godhead there are three personalities in one God: the Father, the Son , and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, John 15:26, I John 5:7), equal in every Divine perfection (John 10:30), and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption (Ephesians 2:18, II Corinthians 13:14).

III. Of Creation

We believe in the Genesis account of creation (Gen. 1:1; Exod. 20:11), and that it is to be accepted literally, not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness; that man’s creation was not a matter evolution or evolutionary process, change of species or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was made directly, and God’s established law was that they should bring forth only “after their kind.”(Acts 4:24; Heb. 11:3; John 1:3; Rev. 10:6; Rom. 1:20; Gen 1:26,27; 1 Cor. 11:7; Gen. 2:7, 21-23; Gen. 1:11, 24)

IV. Of the Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in holiness and perfection, under the law of his Maker (Gen. 1:27, 31; Eccl. 7:29) but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy and happy state (Gen. 3:6-24; Rom. 5:12) not by constraint, but by choice, (Isa. 53:6; Gen. 6:12; Rom. 3:9-18) thereby being by nature utterly void of the holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil and therefore, under just condemnation, to eternal ruin, (Eph. 2:13; Rom. 1:18, 31; 2:1-16) without defense or excuse. (Ezek. 18:19-20; Rom. 1:20; 3:19)

V. Of the Way to Salvation

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace (Eph. 2:5, 8-9; 1 John 4:10) through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God (John 3:16; 1:1-14) who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, (Phil. 2:6-7; Heb. 2:9) honored the divine law by His personal obedience (Isa. 42:21; Phil. 2:9) and by His death made a full atonement for our sins, (Isa. 53:4-5; Matt. 20:28; Rom. 4:25) that having risen from the dead He is now enthroned in heaven (Heb. 1:3-8; 1 Pet, 3:22) and united in His wonderful person, the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, He is in EVERY way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all efficient Savior. (Heb. 7:25-26; Col. 2:9; Heb. 2:18)

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