What We Believe

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Florence Street 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 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 forever.


God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures,
and through all of creation itself.
We believe in the infallible inspiration of the whole Bible and that the Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice.


We believe in the Genesis account of Creation.
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.

The Fall

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 in the virgin birth,
sinless humanity, and deity of Jesus Christ.
 Christ came to reconcile us with God.
He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross
to pay the penalty for our transgressions.
God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
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 security of the believer, that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish.

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners, regenerates, seals, secures and indwells every believer.
We believe that miraculous, spiritual manifestation gifts were done away when the Bible was completed.


We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ,
and the bodily resurrection of His saints.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.

Return of Christ

We believe in the imminent, premillennial, personal, bodily return of Christ as the crowning event of the Gentile age.

Freedom of Religion

We believe in freedom of worship
without interference from the government.

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