Colbert Baptist Church affirms and upholds the following beliefs, however, for a far more extensive version of our beliefs, visit The Baptist Faith and Message.
The Bible is the Word of God, divinely inspired; that it is inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God for us; that it is authoritative for the church.
God is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. There is one and only one living and true God. This eternal, triune God reveals Himself to us as the Trinity; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence or being.
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and sent by God into the world to save sinners. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature and identified Himself completely with mankind, yet, was without sin. His death on the cross was the sacrifice for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead, appeared to His followers, ascended into heaven where He is now exalted at the right hand of God and will visibly return again someday in the 2nd coming.
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired men to write the Scriptures.
He indwells all believers and enables men to understand the truth. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism and service.
Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. In the beginning, man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin and condemnation into the human race. Only the grace of God can restore the relationship between God and man.
Salvation involves the redemption of sinful man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. There is no salvation apart from the personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and is maintained by the grace and power of God not by self effort of the Christian. Because God gives us eternal life through Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity.
The Local Church is ordained by God and a self governing congregation, or body of believers. The church’s chief purpose is to extend the Gospel message to the ends of the earth. In the body of Christ, each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord.
The Church has two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
- Baptism by immersion symbolizing the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.
- The Lord’s Supper is a reminder of Christ’s death and anticipation of His Second Coming
The Family is ordained by God as the foundational institution of human society. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in a covenant commitment for a lifetime. Children from the moment of conception are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.