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What FBC Believes

About the Bible

About the Bible

We believe the Bible is inerrant in the original writings and is the complete, inspired, written revelation of God. We believe it is preserved for us today, as well as for all future people, and is the final authority for man’s faith and practice in life. We believe the Kings James Bible is God’s word without error in the English language.


The Bible is.. | Jeremiah 36
The revelation from God - II Peter 1:20,21; Revelation 1:1
Inspired by God (God-breathed) - II Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 1:1 & 2
Plenary, verbally, fully-inspired - II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21
Eternally preserved - Psalm 12:6,7; Matthew 24:35; I Peter 1:23-25; Psalm 119:89
Recognized and referred to by Jesus Christ as inspired - Matthew 4:4, 12:40; John 10:34, 35
Exalted by God - Psalm 138:2
Perfect - Psalm 19:7; I Peter 1:23
Recognized by the writers as inspired - Jeremiah 1:2,9; Hebrews 1:1
Complete and authoritative - Deuteronomy 4:2; Revelation 22:18, 19
Powerful - Romans 10:17; Hebrews 4:12
True - John 17:17
The word of God - I Thessalonians 2:13

About God

About God

We believe in one true and living God existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is:


One God - Deuteronomy 7:4; John 10:30; I Corinthians 8:4
A Trinity - Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; I John 5:7
Omnipotent - Matthew 19:26, 28:18; Philippians 3:21
Omniscient - Psalm 139:3-6; Isaiah 46:8-11; Proverbs 15:3
Omnipresent - Psalm 139:7-12; Jeremiah 23:24
Eternal - Genesis 1:1,21:33; Psalm 41:13; John 1:1; Psalm 90:2
Immutable - Malachi 3:6; James 1:17; Hebrews 13:8
Holy - Isaiah 57:15; I Peter 1:16; Isaiah 6
Light - I John 1:5; John 1:4-9
Spirit - John 4:24
Just - Psalm 119:137
Love - I John 4:16
Truth - Deuteronomy 32:4; John 14:6
Sinless - Deut. 32:4; Titus 1:2
Consuming Fire - Hebrews 12:29

About Jesus Christ

About Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God; that He was pre-existent, eternal, and God Himself. We further believe that He was born of the virgin, Mary; was truly man as well as God (the God-man), and lived a perfectly sinless life.


Jesus Christ is:

Diety - John 5:18, 10:30; Philippians 2:5,6; Colossians 1:15-17; John 1:1; Isaiah 9:6;
I Timothy 3:16
Human - John 1:14; Galatians 4:4; I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 2:14-17
Born of a virgin - Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35; Matthew 1:18-20
Pre-existent - John 1:1; I John 1:1; John 8:58
Eternal - Exodus 3:14; I John 1:1-2; John 1:1
Has the attributes of God - John 1:4, 5:26; Colossians 1:17
Sinless - II Corinthians 5:21
Actively present at creation - John 1:3; Colossians 1:16
Died for sin - I Corinthians 15:3,4
Only Savior - John 14:6; Acts 4:12
Preeminent in all things - Colossians 1:18
Head of the church - Col. 1:18
Only Mediator - I Timothy 2:5
Bodily resurrected from the dead - Matthew 28:1-6; Romans 1:4;, 10:9; I Corinthians 15:3
Ascended into heaven - Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9
As Prophet - saved us from the penalty of sin - Romans 6:23
As our High Priest - saves us from the power of sin - Hebrews 2:17 a. our Intercessor - Hebrews 7:25 b. our Advocate - I John 2:1
As Coming King -- will save us from the presence of sin - Revelation 19:11-16; John 14:3

About the Holy Spirit

About the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is God and He indwells each believer at the time of salvation.

The Holy Spirit:

Is God - Acts 5:3-4
Has attributes of God - I Corinthians 2:11-12
Performs the works of God - Job 26:13, 33:4; Luke 1:35; II Peter 1:21
Is a person - Ephesians 4:30; John 16:13
Has power - Luke 4:14
Reproves and convicts - John 16:8
Regenerates believers - John 3:37
Indwells believers - Romans 8:9; I Cor. 6:19,20; John 14:17; II Timothy 1:14
Seals every believer -Ephesians 1:13, 4:30
Teaches and guides the believer - John 14:26; Romans 8:14
Baptizes every believer - I Corinthians 12:12-13
Intercedes for believers - Romans 8:26-27
Fills the believer - Ephesians 5:18; Acts 2:4
Produces fruit in the believer - Galatians 5:22-23
Gives gifts to the believer - I Corinthians 12:13,14; Romans 12
Glorifies Jesus Christ - John 16:14
Moved and guided men to write the scriptures - II Peter 1:21
We believe the moderncharismatic movement, with its emphasis on tongues and the Holy Spirit, is unscriptural. - John 16:13, 14; I Corinthians 14:27-40
Because tongues are : for a sign (I Corinthians 14:22) | and Jews require a sign (I Corinthians 1:22) | and we are not Jews (Galatians 3:28), we believe signs are not in effect at this present time.

About Salvation

About Salvation

We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of all men and that whosoever will, may be saved. His blood sacrifice satisfied the righteous demands of God. In order for a man to be saved from sin, he must: a) realize he is a sinner, b) repent of his sin c) by faith accept the Lord Jesus Christ as his own personal Savior. When a person is saved, he has eternal life and need not fear death and hell.

Salvation - John 3:17; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 10:9,10
Christ’s shed blood is payment in full for sin. - Hebrews 9:12-14,22; I Peter 1:18,19; I John 1:7; Acts 20:28
Redemption: Christ bought us out of the market place of sin. - Romans 3:24; I Peter 1:18-19
Reconciliation: Christ’s death enabled man to be brought back into fellowship with God. - Romans 5:10; II Corinthians 5:18-20
Justification: The sinner who trusts Christ is now declared righteous by God. - Romans 5:1, 3:28
Propitiation: Jesus’ blood satisfied God. - Romans 3:25; I John 2:2
Regeneration: Upon being born again, the believer is changed by the Holy Spirit’s transforming power from spiritual death to spiritual life. - John 3:3-7, 5:24; Titus 3:5
Substitution: Christ died in the sinner’s place. - II Corinthians 5:21
Adoption: means placing as a son. At the new birth, the believer received the position as an adult son of God. - Galatians 4
Security: A believer cannot lose his salvation. - John 10:28,29; I John 5:13; John 3:16; I Peter 1:3-5
Sanctification: To set apart for God - Romans 12:1-2; II Corinthians 6:17,18, John 17:17

About the Church

About the Church

We believe in the universal church of Jesus Christ, which began on the day of Pentecost and will be completed at the Rapture. It is made up of all people saved during this, the dispensation of the grace of God. There are no lost people in this, the true church. We believe also in the local, visible church of Jesus Christ, which is made up of born again, baptized, Bible believers. It exists to bring glory to Jesus Christ through edification of the saints, worship by the saints, and evangelism by the saints. There are some in the local church who could be professors, but not possessors of Jesus Christ.

I. The Universal Church - an organism

The Lord Jesus Christ is head of the church (Colossians 1:18)
The church is built on and by the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:18)
The church is the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22,23)
The church is made up of both Jew and Gentile together (Ephesians 2:11-16)
The church will be caught up at the Rapture, and will become the bride of Christ (I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

II. The Local, Visible, Church - an organization

The church is to meet regularly (Hebrews 10:25)

The church has two ordinances (I Corinthians 11:2)

1. to practice believer’s baptism [by immersion] (Matthew 28:19,20)
2. to celebrate the Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:23-32)
The church has two offices:

Bishop: also called elders or pastors (I Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9)
The elders are:

to oversee the church. (I Peter 5:1,2; I Timothy 5:17). Elders are to both oversee and teach. Note: We believe in a plurality of elders according to the needs of the church, but we do not believe in equal elder rule. Associate pastors, assistant pastors, and all other church staff have their responsibility delegated by the senior pastor (overseeing elder), and are accountable to him or the person he puts in charge. Example: James-church at Jerusalem (Acts 15:19)
to teach and preach the word of God (II Timothy 4:2; I Peter 5:2)
to pray (Acts 6:4)
to win souls (II Timothy 4:5) Deacon: servant (I Timothy 3:8-13) The deacon does not oversee the flock; he is part of the flock. He is a leader in the church, but he does not rule the church (I Timothy 3:13) The church is to discipline disorderly members. (I Thess. 5:14, II Thess. 3:6-15) The church is to train faithful men (II Timothy 2:1,2)--for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ (Eph. 4:12) The church is to send out and support foreign and local missionaries who will win souls and start and strengthen local churches. (Acts 13) The church is to go into all the world and to preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)

About Revelation

About Revelation

We believe in the pre-tribulation, pre-millennial rapture of the church, in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved. We believe all future events will occur in the order and as described in the Bible.


Rapture - Christ’s return for His church, the resurrection of the dead in Christ and the translation of the living saints. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18, I Corinthians 15:51,52)
Judgment Seat of Christ - all church saints judged for their works (I Corinthians 3:11-15; II Corinthians 5:10)
Marriage Supper of the Lamb - (Revelation 19:7-9)
Tribulation Period - 7 Year period of tribulation following the rapture of the church. 144,000 Jews saved to evangelize the world (Revelation 7). God will pour out His judgments upon the face of the earth. (Revelation 6, 8, 9, 16, 17, 18)
Battle of Armageddon - Satan’s forces defeated by the return of Jesus Christ (Revelation 19) The Beast and the False Prophet are cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20). Satan is bound and cast into the bottomless pit for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:2-3)
Millennial Kingdom - Christ will reign for 1,000 years on the earth (Revelation 20:4)
Satan loosed at the end of the 1,000 years and is cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:7-10)
Great White Throne Judgment - the unsaved are resurrected, judged, and cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:11-15)
Renovation of the earth by fire when the heavens will explode (II Peter 3:10-13)
New heaven, new earth (Revelation 21:1, II Peter 3:13)