What We Believe

  • We believe in an Exalted view of God  

We believe in a personal God who is sovereign in all things. God is directing and working all things per His Will (Ps 22:28; 33:6-9; Dan 4:34-35; Rev 4:11).

  • We believe in an Exalted view of Scripture

We believe in the inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy of the Word of God. It is the final authority on all matters (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:19-21).

  • We believe in the Preaching of Sound Doctrine

Holding to an exalted view of God and of Scripture necessitates preaching and teaching the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27) and the practice of sound biblical doctrine (2 Tim 4:1-5). Sound doctrine always comes before duty.

  • We believe in Personal Holiness

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to live holy lives, separate and distinct from the world (1 Jn 2:15; 1 Peter 1:14-16). We are to live Christ-like lives (1 John 2:6). Christians live in the world, but we are no longer a part of the world (1 Pe 1:18-19).  We belong to Jesus Christ.

  • We believe in Spiritual Authority

God ordained and established order in creation and in the church. God established the structure for spiritual authority in the church. Jesus Christ is the head of the church and He rules the church through the shepherding of godly pastors (elders) (Eph 1:20-23; Col 1:18; 1 Peter 5:1-4). These pastors (elders) are responsible to Jesus Christ to lead the church.

 

  • We believe in an Exalted Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Jn 20:31), who was virgin-born (Matt 1:21, 23), and lived physically among men. He died sacrificially for sinners (2 Cor 5:21), and rose from the dead (Acts 10:40-41), and ascended back to Heaven (Acts 1:10-11), where He is seated at the right hand of God the Father (Col 3:1).

  • We believe in the Death of Jesus Christ

We believe the death of Jesus Christ was the perfect and sole sacrifice for sin. Salvation is received by grace alone, through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone (Eph 2:8-9). All who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord will experience the new birth (Jn 3:3), and will become a child of God (Jn 1:12-13).

  • We believe all who place their faith in Jesus Christ become a part of the Body of Christ, the church.

Greggton First Baptist Church - ​4520 W Marshall Ave, Longview, TX  75604 - 903.759.7157
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