Florence Street Baptist Church
What We Believe
We believe in the infallible, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that the Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice. We use the King James Version.
We believe in the personal triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit – equal in divine perfection.
We believe in the Genesis account of Creation.
We believe there is a literal Satan, who is the unholy god of this world, the archenemy of God and man, and that his destiny is the eternal lake of fire.
Deity of Christ
We believe in the virgin birth, sinless humanity, and deity of Jesus Christ.
We believe that miraculous, spiritual manifestation gifts were done away when the Bible was completed. Faith, Hope and Love are the vital abiding Spiritual Gifts.
We believe that the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on the cross was substitutionary for all mankind and is efficacious only to those who believe on Him.
We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ, and the bodily resurrection of His saints.
Return of Christ
We believe in the imminent, premillennial, personal, bodily return of Christ as the crowning event of the Gentile age.
We believe that the depraved sinner is saved wholly by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the requisites to regeneration are repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners, regenerates, seals, secures and indwells every believer.
Security of the Believer
We believe in the security of the believer, that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish.
Perpetuity of the Church
We believe that Christ established His church during His personal ministry on earth, and that it is always a local, visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers in covenant relationship to carry out the Great Commission. We also believe that Christ promised the perpetuity of His churches until His return.
We believe that there are 2 pictorial ordinances in the church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Scriptural baptism is the immersion of believers by the authority of a scriptural church. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial ordinance, restricted to the members of the local church.
Freedom of Religion
We believe in freedom of worship without interference from the government.