Southern Baptist Convention

State Convention of Baptists In Ohio

Cincinnati Area Baptist Association

Principle Beliefs

The Word of God

We believe the Bible is God’s complete revelation to man, it is without error in every facet of life it addresses and it is the foundation for all matters of faith and practice—Psalm 19:7-10; II Timothy 3:15-17

God the Father

We believe God the Father is eternal and perfect, and sovereignly rules over all that is created, and He is intimately involved with His creation—Psalm 139:1-20

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who came to the earth—God in human flesh—to save lost sinners—Hebrews 1:4-9; John 1:1, 14

The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is the powerful and active Spirit of God who eternally exists as the third person of the Godhead—Acts 5:3-4; John 16:7-11


We believe that mankind, though originally created innocent and in the image of God, has fallen into sin and is without hope of salvation apart from the new birth made possible by the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ—Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12


We believe salvation is the act of God that makes a lost sinner an eternally secure, new creation in Christ the moment he or she accepts God’s universal offer to repent and believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ—Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:17, 21


We believe that resurrection is the act of God that brings all who have died back from beyond—believers to eternal communion with God and unbelievers to everlasting separation from God—1 Corinthians 15:52; Revelation 20:12-15

The Church Universal

We believe the Church is the universal Body of Christ made up of all who have received salvation by grace through faith in the risen Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ—1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 26-27; Galatians 3:28

Believer's Baptism

We believe baptism is a symbolic act of obedience to Christ’s command to be immersed in water in order to picture the death and resurrection of Christ and the Christian’s death to his old life and his spiritual resurrection to a new life in Christ—Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 8:36-38

The Lord's Supper

We believe the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic representation of Christ’s body and blood, observed by Christians as a remembrance of His redemptive sacrifice until He comes back to earth—Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

The Return of Christ

We believe the Return of Christ is the fulfillment of His promise to return personally and visibly in glory to the earth—John 14:1-3; Revelation 19:11-16

FULL STATEMENT of BELIEFS can be found in the Baptist Faith & Message 2000