What we believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of First Baptist Church of Alexandria based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

God

There is one eternal God, existing as three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy.  He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
(Genesis 1:1,  John 1:1-5, 14;  Isaiah 6:1-5;  Hebrews 13:8,  John 14:16-18)

Revelation

God has revealed Himself to us through His Son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy Scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
(Hebrews 1-4,  Colossians 1:15-20,  Hebrews 4:12,  2 Timothy 3:16,  Psalm 19:1)

Mankind

God created humans, male and female, in His image for His glory.  The first ones, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creation.
(Genesis 1:26-30,  Genesis 2:15,  Psalm 8)

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, the image of God in them was marred.  They fell out of fellowship with God, and all creation ever since that time has been fractured.
(Genesis 3:1-7, Romans 3:23)

Salvation

Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God.  He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions.  God raised Him from the dead and now, by grace, offers eternal life as a free gift to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior.  We receive this in repentance and faith. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
(1 Peter 3:18, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-10, John 14:6)

The Church

The Church is meant to be the Body of Christ, and His visible presence, sent into the world to show the love of Christ, to do His work, to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 16:17-20,  Acts 2:41-47,  Ephesians 3:10-11,  Matthew 28:19-20)

His Return and Our Resurrection

Christ promised to return to earth one day as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  We live in anticipation of this great event and want Him to find us faithful when He returns.  All believers who have died will be resurrected and will have new glorified bodies, just like His.
(Acts 1:11,  Philippians 3:20-21,  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18,  Matthew 24:42)