The following are the core beliefs of Concord Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry are rooted in these biblical doctrines.
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in the Bible, as the true Word of God (I Thessalonians 2:13). We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration in the original writings, and God's preservation of His pure words to every generation (II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 12:6-8). Our church uses the King James Version for all teaching and preaching. The Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice.
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).
We believe that the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is made up of all born-again believers which began with Christ and the Apostles, was empowered at Pentecost, and will be caught up to be with Christ at the Rapture (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2).
Our Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28, 29, 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13).
We believe that Christ died to pay for the sins of mankind and rose again to give mankind an opportunity to be saved (Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:8). Man is unable to save himself and must come to Christ and call upon Him for salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9, 13). Upon salvation the Holy Spirit lives within the believer to guide, convict and teach (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Those who are born again cannot lose their salvation and are sealed until the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30).