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ABOUT US

What is a Reformed Baptist?

Reformed Baptists are simply in alignment with the historically held convictions of Christians rooted in the Protestant Reformation, and we're Baptists.  With that said, you may find a few surprises in comparison to current Christianity.  We most likely have more in common than not, but there are several very important distinctives that make us Reformed Baptists.  The purpose here is to outline those distinctives.

Historic Christianity

Reformed Baptists are Christians who believe the essential Christian doctrines that have been consistently and universally held throughout church history.  Beyond that we are Reformed historically and theologically.  Our history is rooted in the Protestant Reformation in general and the English Reformation in particular emerging from the separatist movement in England in the 1630's.

The Five "Solas"

Reformed Baptists believe salvation is by 1) grace alone through 2) faith alone in 3) Christ alone, 4) to the glory of God alone. We believe that 5) the Bible alone, illuminated by the Spirit of God, is completely sufficient for everything that is needed to make us wise unto salvation, to glorify God, and for faith, and life.

The Doctrines of Grace

Reformed Baptists hold to the Doctrines of Grace believing that humanity is both guilty and radically corrupt by our nature, believing in the freedom and sovereignty of God in the election of sinners to salvation by pure grace, that the intent of the giving of the Son was not merely to make salvation available but to actually atone for the sins and fully secure the salvation of those believing in Him, that the inward call of God is effectual, and that those God has accepted in the Beloved, effectually called and sanctified by His Spirit, and given faith cannot fall away completely and will be eternally saved.

Covenant Theology

We maintain that dispensationalism, which emerged within the last 150 years, is a departure from the continuity of the theology of the Bible as well as from historic Baptist theology.  We understand the theology of the Bible to be covenantal and not dispensational.  This theology provides the framework for all that we believe.  The covenant revealed in the gospel was revealed first of all to Adam in the promise of salvation through the seed of the woman.  After that, it was revealed step by step throughout the Old Testament until the full revelation of it was completed in the New Testament.  There is only one way of salvation throughout the Scriptures.

 

Confessional

Reformed Baptists are confessional.  The majority of Reformed Baptists, as we also do, hold to the 1689 London Baptist Confession.  While Christians are responsible to search out the Scriptures for themselves and understand them, we assign substantial value to the theological continuity throughout the history of the church where the Scriptures have been searched out and doctrines developed over a long period of time.  Understanding the confession of faith and historical theological continuity to be subordinate standards to the Bible, they do aid in the instruction, edification, correction, and protection of the church.

 

Regulative Worship

This is a principle of worship recognizing that God has explicitly stated in His Word how He desires to be worshiped. We do not go beyond what is written in the Bible concerning the elements of worship.

Baptistic

We hold to Baptist distinctives including the mode and subjects of baptism, that the institutions of the church and the state are separate institutions, and the autonomy of the local body. 

OUR CORE VALUES

In order to preserve a consistent and faithful level of integrity to God, his word, and his church, the following values drive the church’s priorities: READ MORE

STATEMENT OF FAITH

"The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience..."

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Service times are every Sunday beginning with Biblical and Theological Studies starting at 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service begins at 11:00 a.m...READ MORE

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WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

God did not spare His own Son. Christ has purchased a full pardon reconciling us to God...READ MORE

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