What We Believe – First Baptist Church of Garden City, Georgia

Our Core Beliefs

The following are core beliefs of First Baptist Church of Garden City. For a full description of our beliefs with the Bible references, download the Baptist Faith and Message by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

Our beliefs are based on the foundational truths revealed and explained in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows from these Biblical doctrines.

The Scriptures
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man.


There is one and only one living and true God who has eternally existed in three persons. All three are co-equal and are one God:


God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace.


God the Son
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who took on flesh and dwelt among us. He died to pay for our sin and rose again on the third day. He resides for now at the right hand of the Father.


God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He is the Counselor that Jesus promised to send upon His ascension.


Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image.


Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.


God’s Purposes of Grace
Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners.


The Church
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.


Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.


The Lord’s Day
The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day. It is a Christian institution for regular observance.

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