The following are the core beliefs of Fulton Bible Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has revealed Himself in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
We believe the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is the verbally inspired Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16). We believe the translation for English -speakers is the King James Version. It is the only Bible we use from our pulpit and in our classes.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
- We believe that Christ died for our sins. (I Corinthians 15:3)
- We believe that He arose from the grave the third day.
- We believe that He alone is the mediator and intercessor between God and man. (I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25)
- We believe that in order to be “saved” the sinner must be born again. (John 3:3)
- We believe that the Holy Spirit rebirths our spirit when we repent and believe (have faith). (Luke 13:3, 5; Acts 3:19; 17:13; John 3:16)
- We believe that salvation is by God’s grace through faith, a gift of God, and not by works. (Ephesians 2:8-10).
Assurance of Salvation
We believe that Christ keeps those who are born again eternally secure. (II Timothy 1:12; John 10:28)
We believe that Christians are called to separation from worldly, sinful practices, unto a life of usefulness for Christ. (II Corinthians 6:17)
We believe a church is an independent, local, visible body of baptized believers whose mission is to preach and teach the gospel of salvation. (Matthew 28:18-20) (II Tim 3:16-17; II Pet 1:20-21).
Baptism and the Lord's Supper
We believe that immersion baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the only two ordinances that Jesus left for His church, and that they are pictorial and memorial in nature. We believe that every born again soul should declare his/her faith through baptism by immersion in water. (Romans 6:4-5) We believe that the Lord’s Supper is to be observed as a local body, with unleavened bread and pure grape juice which memorialize his broken body and shed blood. (I Corinthians 11:23-26)