We Are First Christians…
Sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”): The Bible alone is our highest authority. 2 Timothy 3:16
Sola Fide (“faith alone”): We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9
Sola Gratia (“grace alone”): We are saved by the grace of God alone. Ephesians 2:8-9
Solus Christus (“Christ alone”): Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King. John 14:6
Soli Deo Gloria (“to the glory of God alone”): We live for the glory of God alone. 1 Corinthians 10:31
We Are then Baptists…
Two Ordinances – Believer’s baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Matthew 28:19-20
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience of partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming. 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
Autonomy of the Local Church – The local church is an independent body accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ, the head of the church. All human authority for governing the local church resides within the local church itself. Thus the church is autonomous, or self-governing. No religious hierarchy outside the local church may dictate a church’s beliefs or practices. However, autonomy does not mean isolation. Colossians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, 19.
We Are then Southern Baptists…
As a convention of churches, our missional vision is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and to make disciples of all the nations. Matthew 28:19-20
We would love for you to come worship with us any Sunday at 11am at 32 Main Street in Silver Creek NY.