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Here at South Florence Baptist Church, we have adopted the values

and beliefs of The Baptist Faith & Message of 2000.

 

I. The Scriptures –

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man.

II. God –

There is one and only one living and true God.

A. God the Father –

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace.

B. 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. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.

C. God the Holy Spirit –

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior.

III. Man –

Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image.

IV. Salvation –

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.

Click on the link below for a full view of The Baptist Faith & Message of 2000.

http://www.sbc.net/bfm/bfm2000.asp