Southern Baptists have prepared a statement of generally held convictions called The Baptist Faith and Message. It serves as a guide to understanding who we are. Copies are available at our Church. The topics here provide only a brief, partial summary. The full text on the issue discussed is also available.
There is one and only one living and true God … The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without divison of nature, essence, or being.
GOD THE FATHER
God as Father reings with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
GOD THE SON
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He exalts Christ. He convicts us of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.We seek to glorify God by reaching people for Christ. Ministering to the needs of all, providing opportunities for people to grow in Christ, enjoying the fellowship of one another, and worshiping together.