Central Baptist Church holds the following Statement of Faith as being a summary of Christian doctrine whose authority consists only in its agreement with the Word of God.
A. The Bible
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
B. God: the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit
We believe in the one true and living God, the Sovereign Creator and sustainer of all things. He is infinite, eternal, perfect in all of His attributes and unchangeable. He is revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
C. Satan and Sinful Man
We believe that man was created innocent, that he was tempted by Satan and sinned; because of this men have been born in sin since that time and are by nature the children of wrath.
We believe that salvation is wholly of God, and by His grace. It is not based on human merit or works. It involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer through His death, burial, and resurrection.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, and in the final bodily resurrection of all men, just and unjust.
F. The Church and Church Ordinances
We believe that a New Testament church is a voluntary, autonomous association of baptized believers in Christ who have covenanted together to follow the teachings of the New Testament in doctrine, worship, and practice.
We believe that God is the source of all blessing, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are, we owe to Him. Christians are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions, and should recognize all these as entrusted to them to use for the glory of God.
H. Civil Government
We believe that God established civil government. We likewise believe in the separation of church and state.
I. Baptist Distinctives
We believe that Baptists stand for distinctive truths as contained in the Southern Baptist Faith and Message of 2000.