WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired, so that it is inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God in its verbal, plenary inspiration, so that it is a Divinely authoritative standard for every age and every life.
We believe that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and that these three are one God.
We believe in God as absolute and sole Creator of the Universe and that creation was by Divine action, not through evolutionary process.
We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to save sinners.
We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man; that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life in which He was taught and preformed might works and wonders and signs exactly as revealed in the four Gospels; that He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins, and was bodily raised from the dead on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where he is the head of the church and intercedes for believers, and from where He is coming again, personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth to set up his millennial kingdom.
We believe that in His death, by His shed blood, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin, redeeming us from the curse of the law by becoming a sacrifice for sin. men are therefore saved and justified on the simple and single ground of the shed blood.
We believe that such salvation with its forgiveness of sins, its impartation of a new nature and its hope of eternal life, is entirely apart from good works, baptism, church membership, or man’s effort and is of pure grace.
We believe all who receive Christ become joint heirs with Christ; at death their spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness, and at the Rapture, their bodies will be raised to the likeness of the body of His glory and dwell forever in His Divine presence.
We believe that it is the goal of every Christian to grow to spiritual maturity (being like Christ) through obedience to the Word of God and the indwelling Spirit.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person and is God, possessing all the Divine attributes. He indwells all believers, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of their salvation, and fills them in response to confession of sin and yieldedness.
The Metrolina Baptist Association
The North Carolina Baptist State Convention
The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)