WHAT WE BELIEVE
We are an autonomous, sovereign Baptist church with its policy and practices patterned after the churches in the New Testament. We adopt, and whole-heartedly, subscribe to the Confession of Faith of the Minnesota Baptist Association, as brought up to date as of August 4, 1998. (You can click on the link to take you to MBA’s website).
Briefly, we are: BAPTIST, rather than interdenominational. DISPENSATIONAL, rather than covenant in theology. FUNDAMENTAL, rather than liberal in doctrine. CONSERVATIVE, rather than New Evangelical in outreach. AUTONOMOUS, rather than ecclesiastical in government. PREMILLENNIAL, rather than amillennial in eschatology. PRE-TRIBULATIONAL, rather than post-tribulational concerning the rapture. SEPARATED, rather than inclusivist in Christian living. LOCAL CHURCH CENTERED, rather than ecumenical in polity.
Of crucial importance is our belief in the Lord Jesus Christ, the second person of the Godhead (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit). We believe that all people are separated from God because of inherent, and personal, sin. Jesus Christ paid the price of our sin by dying on the cross, and literally rose from the dead. There is absolutely no other way to heaven except through Jesus Christ. We must turn (repent) from our sins, and turn to Jesus Christ – believing that He died for our sins and rose again, that we might have eternal life.
Furthermore, we believe the Holy Bible is the Word of God. It does not simply “contain” His Word, but is His Word to teach us, to correct us, and to reveal Himself to us.
Again, the Confession of Faith of the Minnesota Baptist Association goes into great detail – and gives plenty of Scripture references – to what we believe.