Our Beliefs

We subscribe to the following Articles of Faith printed in A Treatise of the Faith and Practices of the Original Free Will Baptists, published by the Executive Office of the National Association of Free Will Baptists:

  • ​The Bible | The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and are our infallible rule of faith and practice.

  • God | There is one living true God, revealed in nature as the Creator, Preserver, and Righteous governor of the universe; and in the Scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; yet as one God, infinitely wise and good, whom all intelligent creatures are supremely to love, adore, and obey.

  • Christ | Christ is God manifest in the flesh; in His divine nature truly God, in His human nature truly man. The mediator between God and man, once crucified, He is now risen and glorified, our ever present Savior and Lord.

  • Holy Spirit | The Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit all the attributes of God.

  • The Government of God | God exercises a wise use and benevolent providence over all beings and all things by maintaining the constitution and laws of nature. He also performs special acts, not otherwise provided for, as the highest welfare of men requires.

  • The Sinfulness of Man | Man was created innocent, but by disobedience fell into a state of sin and condemnation. His posterity, therefore, inherit a fallen nature of such tendencies that all who come to years of accountability, sin and become guilty before God.

  • The Works of Christ | The Son of God by His incarnation, life, sufferings, death, and resurrection effected for all a redemption from sin that is full and free, and is the ground of salvation by faith.

  • The Terms of Salvation | The conditions of salvation are: (A) Repentance of sin or sincere sorrow for sin and a hearty renunciation of it. (B) Faith or the unreserved committal of one's self to Christ as Savior and Lord with the purpose to love and obey Him in all things. In the exercise if the saving faith, the soul is renewed by the Holy Spirit, freed from the dominion of sin, and becomes a child of God. (C) Continuance in faith and obedience unto death.

  • Election | God determined from the beginning to save all who should comply with the conditions of salvation. Therefore by faith in Christ men become His elect.

  • Freedom of the Will | The human will is free and self-controlled, having power to yield to the influence of the truth and the Spirit, or to resist them and parish.

  • Salvation Free | God desires the salvation of all, the Gospel invites all , the Holy Spirit strives with all, and whosoever will may come and take this salvation free.

  • Perseverance | All believers in Christ, who through grace persevere in holiness to the end of life, have promise of eternal salvation.

  • Gospel Ordinances | BAPTISM, or the immersion of believers in water, and the LORD'S SUPPER, are ordinances to be perpetuated under the Gospel. FEET WASHING, an ordinance teaching humility, is of universal obligation, and is to be ministered to all true believers.

  • Tithing | God commanded tithes and offerings in the Old Testament and it is endorsed by Jesus and others in the New Testament.

  • The Lord's Day | The divine law requires that one day in seven be set apart for rest, worship, holy works, activities, and for personal communion with God.

  • Resurrection, Judgement, and Final Retribution | The Scriptures teach the resurrection of all men at the last day. Those who have done good will rise to the resurrection of life and those who have done evil to the resurrection of damnation; then the wicked will go away to eternal punishment and the righteous will forever live with the Lord.