What we believe…

  • We believe that the Bible, composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is inspired of God by verbal, plenary inspiration, inerrant in the original autographs, and is the final authority in faith, practice and all other areas to which it speaks
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, and His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His tangible return in power and glory
  • We believe that people are created in the image of God, that we disobeyed and thereby incurred both spiritual and physical death; consequently, all people are sinners by nature and practice, and are in need of regeneration, without which they are eternally lost
  • We believe that the substitutionary death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ provides the only ground for justification, and that personal faith in Him is the only condition for salvation
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life
  • We believe that the universal church, founded at Pentecost, consists of all true believers and that the local churches are established for the purposes of worship, instruction, mutual edification and worldwide witness.

The listing above comprises a review of the major articles of Scriptural belief to which Fox River Baptist Church adheres.  For a more complete and careful treatment of what we believe please refer to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith