Beliefs

BELIEFS

Here at First Baptist Church of Dent we are committed to glorifying God by helping believers be conformed to Jesus Christ, and by faithfully proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to our neighbors and around the world. We firmly belief the Word of God is our first, foremost, and final authority in all matters of faith, belief, and practice.

THE WORD OF GOD

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error.

THE TRINITY

We believe that there is one living, true God, eternally existing in three persons equal in every divine perfection.

GOD THE FATHER

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love.

JESUS CHRIST

We believe in the eternal Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, teachings and in the Resurrection.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit who is equal in all aspects with God the Father and God the Son. We believe He was sent forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Christ.

REGENERATION

We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who accept Christ are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

THE LAST THINGS

We are “looking for that blessed hope” and expecting that truly at any moment Christ may return and that ultimately He will personally and visibly return to the earth and establish His kingdom.

THE CHURCH

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members. The local church is an expression of the universal church, a self-governing body comprised of baptized believers.

THE ORDINANCES

We believe that Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

*A detailed description of our Statement of Faith is available upon request.