What Do We Believe
Here at Crow Mountain Baptist Church we believe and know that the Gospel is the very centerpiece of our faith and life and is where we draw upon for our belief system.
Exactly what is the Gospel? It is simple. It is the good news that God has done through Jesus. God not only created the world, He created His Son by which all shall come to know as the risen Lord & Savior.
Consider this, the Bible is the message about what Jesus has done for each of us and is the very foundation of which we place our faith. (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-5)
Further down on this page you will gather even more insights as to what our beliefs are, as well as a more extensive Confession of Faith. Each member here at Crow Mountain Baptist Church believes in this very basic statement of faith, and each share in the very commitment to helping us spread the good news about Jesus to our community as well as around the world.
The Bible: Here at Crow Mountain Baptist Church our beliefs acknowledge the Bible to be the true and inspired Word of God, true to its original manuscripts and ultimately being the final authority in all matters of faith, our daily walk with Jesus, and life. ( 2 Timothy 3:16 )
God: We believe God is triune, being three in person and one in essence. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are equally God, but are three in person. This God is the center of every aspect of our life and worship at Crow Mountain Baptist Church. (Matthew 28:19-20)
The Father: We believe in the sovereign rule of our Father who assumes the headship of all that He created and continues to care for and sustain in all that exists. ( Isaiah 40 )
Jesus: We believe that the eternal Son took on the form of human flesh, being born of the virgin Mary, and that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man, the only one who is able to mediate between us and God. (Matthew 1:23-25, I Timothy 2:5, Philippians 2:5-7)
Sin: We believe that all have sinned and fallen short in life and that each of us are under condemnation of death. ( Romans 3:23 and 6:23)
Atonement: We believe that Jesus, according to the perfect will of God the father, offered Himself as the ultimate sacrifice to all who believe in Him in order to have eternal life. On the cross, Jesus defeated Satan, sin and death. His blood was shed so that those who repent and call upon His name will have life in Him as their personal Lord and Savior. ( John 3:1, Romans 10:9-10 )
Salvation: We believe that salvation is by grace and through faith, and that true faith in the gospel will be made evident by leading a godly life, which is only made possible by walking in the Holy Spirit, and by including yourself in participation with a community of saints. ( Acts 2:42, Ephesians 2:10, Philippians 2:12, Hebrews 10:25 )
Resurrection: We believe in the fact that Jesus was resurrected from the grave after three days and know that these serve as our first fruits of our resurrection and His ascension into Heaven to be seated at the right hand of the Father. We look forward to the glorious day of His second coming in eternal glory. ( I Corinthians 15:3-8, II Peter 3 )
Ordinances: We believe that baptism is a public display of your response to God's grace in your life, bringing significance to the identification with Christ and His church in connection with the church's ability to commune with the triune God and His people in being able to celebrate the Lord's Supper. ( Acts 2:3 )
The Church: We know to be true that the church is the pillar and very foundation of truth, sharing in what God's redemptive mission through the very proclamation of the gospel by word and deed, thus resulting in transformed lives that are committed to God's glory and Kingdom. Crow Mountain Baptist Church is a thriving community where the people of God are able to share their lives in fellowship with God and each other. ( I Timothy 3:15, Matthew 28: 19-20 )
Eternity: We believe that in the very near future there is coming a Great Day where every person -- both living and dead -- will stand before God in order to be delivered their verdict concerning their eternal destiny, either heaven or hell. ( Revelation 20:11-15, I Corinthians 3: 12-15 )