What We Believe

The Inspiration of the Bible

We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and the final source of authority for doctrine and practices. Only the King James Version will be used at Second Baptist Church.

The Person of God

We believe God is supreme in His person, eternal in His being, absolute in His attributes, glorious in His perfection. We believe in the Trinity.

The Person of Jesus Christ

We believe in the virgin birth of Christ, His deity, and sinless life, His vicarious death, His bodily resurrection and ascension, and His pre-tribulational and pre-millennial return.

The Person of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit. We believe that He executes the plan of God for our conviction and salvation. Christians are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and empowered for service by Him.

The Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God and by choice fell into sin and death. Hence, every person is born with a sinful nature and under eternal condemnation.

The Salvation of Sinners

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free by the Gospel and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner except his own voluntary rejection of the Gospel.

The Security of the Believer

We believe that those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior are eternally secure. Our security rests in the finished work of Jesus Christ.

The Doctrine of the Church

We believe that the visible church is a congregation of baptized believers, practicing New Testament principles, believing its doctrines, observing its ordinances, and exercising its autonomy.

The Doctrine of Heaven and Hell

We believe in the eternal blessedness of the saved in Heaven and the eternal punishment of the lost in hell.