our beliefs


THE SCRIPTURES


We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, authoritative, inerrant, and infallible. It is the primary means by which God has spoken to his people and it is profitable for all of life and Christian growth. 


cf. 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21



GOD


We believe that there is only one living and true God. The Godhead consist of three persons in one substance, power, and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. 


cf. Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14



MAN


We believe that man was made in the image of God (thus possessing inherent value) and that man willingly chose to rebel against God's kingship in Eden. As a result, man is separated from God and hostile to him until reconciled through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ. 


cf. Genesis 1:27, Romans 5:12; 6:23



SALVATION


We believe that salvation (restoration into right relationship with God) is found in Jesus alone, by grace alone, through repentance and faith alone.


cf. Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 4:11-12, 20:21John 14:6



THE CHURCH


We believe that the church is not a building but a people. We are the people of God saved by the power of God for the purposes of God. The church is the primary means by which God intends to accomplish his purposes in the world. 


cf. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:10-11


OUR MISSION

To develop fully devoted disciples of Jesus, equipping them for a life of worship, love, service and gospel proclamation. 


cf. Matthew 28:19-20; Eph. 4:11-16


For more information about what we believe, see the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, which we affirm and commend.


Swift Creek Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and supports the cooperative program through the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia.