Our beliefs

". . . whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him."

Hebrews 11:6

Man

Man is made in the image of God, as God's most valued creation, both man and woman.  Man was created to have fellowship with God, but by his free choice sinned against God and brought sin into the world.  As a result, man cannot attain a relationship with God through his own efforts.  Every human is uniquely created by God, possesses dignity, and is free to choose to live a life in Christ.  


Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7; 2:18-22; 3; Psalm 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11

god the son

Jesus Christ was fully human but, at the same time, completely God, the Son of God the Father.  Born of the virgin Mary, He lived a perfect and sinless life.  He is the only plan for bringing people who are separated from God back into a relationship with God.  Christ died a sinner's death on the cross and raised from the grave so that we may have life in Him.


Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 2:5-6

Salvation

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ provided the only way of salvation and forgiveness of our sins.  Salvation is a gift from God and cannot be achieved by our own efforts.  It is offered freely to all who put their faith and hope in Christ Jesus, as sufficient payment for their sins.  


Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; Matthew 1:21; 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; Romans 3:23-35; 5:8-10; Romans 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20

God the spirit

The Holy Spirit assures us of our relationship with Christ.  Fully God, He guides all believers into the truth and, above all else, exalts Christ. The Spirit convicts people of their sins and God's righteousness.  He comforts, enables us to use our spiritual gifts, and works in making believers become Christ-like.  As believers, God promises that His Spirit lives inside of us.


Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7; Isaiah 31:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17

Eternity

Man was created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God through sin or forever with God through God's grace and forgiveness.  Everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, or life experiences, will spend eternity somewhere: either Heaven or Hell.  


John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15

Springboro Baptist Church is in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 of the Southern Baptist Convention. Click on "Statement of Faith" above to read this document in its entirety.