First Baptist Church Winslow, Arizona
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WE BELIEVE THAT.....
. . . God, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, is One God in three Persons: Creator (Father), Savior (Son), and Comforter/Guide (Holy Spirit). They are the same in essence, equal in power and glory, and worthy of our worship.
. . . the Holy Bible was written by divinely inspired men and is God's only written revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error in the original manuscripts, for its content.
. . . salvation is a gift from God and is given freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. This salvation cannot be earned but is received and secured when a person takes intentional action to ask Christ into his/her life. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
. . . baptism is the first step of obedience by a new believer. The full immersion in water symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ that makes possible our faith and new life in Him.
. . . participation in the ordinance of the Lord's Supper recognizes and observes Christ's sacrifice on the cross. This Holy Communion experience symbolizes Jesus' death for our sin, celebrates His power over death, His living in and through us, and proclaims that He will come again.
. . . every Christian has direct access in prayer to God through the Lord Jesus Christ, and is accountable directly to God.
. . . God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. Marriage is the uniting of a man and a woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, both being created in God's image. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.
. . . the worship of God. Worship should be the pursuit of every believer and by the church as a whole.
. . . a commitment to the local church by Christians. The mutual involvement, love, fellowship, and ministry bind us together as a community of believers, and allow us to fulfill our mission and vision.
. . . all people because they are precious in God's sight. By God's grace and love we welcome and accept people as they are, and with God's help we lead them to a personal relationship with Christ.
. . . growing and maturing in Christ. Every believer should be actively striving to be more like Jesus each day through such things as personal & group Bible study, mentoring relationships, and prayers.
. . . the opportunity and responsibility to tell others about Jesus, and how He has made a difference in our own lives. God cares about you, and so do we.
. . . meaningful ministry to our church family, community, and world. We support these ministries through our personal involvement, finances, and prayer.