Belief Highlights

THE BIBLE We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God breathed (II Tim. 3:16 17, II Peter 1:20 21, Matt. 5:18, John 16:12 13).
GOD We believe that God is a person who has revealed Himself as a trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, three persons and yet one God (Gen. 1:1, 26; Matt. 28:19).
JESUS CHRIST We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1 2, 14, Luke 1:35).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption by His shed blood through His death on the cross as a representative and atoning substitutionary sacrifice for our sin; and that our justification is made sure and complete by His literal physical resurrection from the dead (Rom. 3:23, 25, I Peter 2:24, Eph. 1:7, I Peter 1:3 5).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of representative, intercessor, and advocate (Acts 1:9 10, Heb. 9:24 25, Rom. 8:34, I John 2:1 2).
HOLY SPIRIT We believe the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts of sin, regenerates (creates anew) unbelievers, indwells believers, reveals the Scripture, and empowers the saved (Acts 2:4, John 16:7 11, 3:5 6, Rom. 8:2, I Cor. 2:9 10).
SALVATION We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace, not of works, and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Eph. 2:8 10, John 1:12, Eph. 1:7, I Peter 1:18 19).


For a complete listing with details on our beliefs, view the Constitution of Forestville Baptist Church (pdf)