Many people think there are multiple paths to a relationship with God. However, the Bible offers us the only clear and true path to God. The Bible teaches us that we must:
Admit to God that we are sinful
Romans 3:23 declares “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
In comparison to other people, you might be a good person. However, when we compare ourselves to the perfect holiness of Christ, we all fall short. That is a part of the Good News that Christ brings. Not a single person is perfect.
Believe in Christ and accept what He has done for you
Romans 6:23 teaches, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” While wages are earned, a gift is offered. Our sin deserves punishment. However, because of His love for you, Christ gave His life for you. He satisfied your punishment for you.
Romans 5:8 declares, “but God shows His love for us in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us.” That is real love. The sacrificial love of Christ shows your great value and His desire for you is to have eternal life.
Confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior
Romans 10:9 states, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:13 goes on to say, “For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”
The gift is free. But, it is not ours until we accept it. You must accept and apply the free gift of Christ’s love for you by trusting Him as your Savior and Lord. Savior means that He has saved you from the punishment of sin. Lord means that He is in control of your life.
If you would like Jesus to be Lord and Savior of your life simply pray something like this:
Dear Lord, I admit that I am a sinner. I believe you are the Son of God and that you died on the cross to take my punishment for my sins. I believe you were buried and raised from the dead three days later. I confess that I need you. I turn from my sin and ask you to forgive me. Come into my heart and save me now. In the name of Jesus, my Savior, I pray. Amen.
If you have surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, let us know; we want to rejoice with you! Or, If you have any questions and would like to talk to a minister about what you have read on this page simply call the church office (601-276-2396) or submit your contact information below. We will contact you at the earliest opportunity.
Our Promise to You: We promise to love you, to pray for you, to walk hand in hand and side by side with you to bring glory to the Lord Jesus.
What We Believe
The Baptist Faith and Message is a prepared statement of generally held convictions. It serves as a guide to understanding who we are as Southern Baptists. The topics here provide only a brief, partial summary. The full text on the issue discussed is also available.
The Scriptures The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
God There is one and only one living and true God. ...The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God the Father God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. ...God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
God the Son Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. ...He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
God the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. ...He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. ...He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
Man Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. ...By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. ... The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Salvation Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.
God's Purpose of Grace Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. ...All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.
The Church A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel...and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. ...This church is an autonomous body. ...The New Testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ, which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.
Baptism & the Lord's Supper Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. ...It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members ... memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
The Lord's Day The first day of the week is the Lord's Day. ...It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.
Last Things God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. ...Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly...the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. ...The righteous... will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.
Evangelism & Missions It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations ... to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort.
Education The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence ... there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. ...The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.
Stewardship God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtor ship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.
Cooperation Christ's people should ... organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. ...Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.
The Christian & the Social Order Every Christian is under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in his own life and in human society. ... The Christian should oppose in the spirit of Christ every form of greed, selfishness, and vice.
Religious Liberty Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. ...A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.
Family God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. ...Marriage is the unity of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. ...The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. ...Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.