What We Believe
First Baptist Hereford
All Scripture is verbally inspired as originally written and therefore infallible and inerrant (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
There is one living and true God who exists in three Persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
The Lord Jesus Christ was born of a virgin
(Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25).
Christ rose bodily from the dead and ascended unto God the Father
(Matthew 28, Mark 16, 1 Corinthians 15).
Christ will return:
First, for the dead in Christ who will be resurrected bodily, and for those who are alive at His coming (Rapture). This resurrection not only precedes His return to earth to reign 1,000 years, but also precedes the Tribulation
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 5:9).
Then, to reign 1,000 years on the earth (Revelation 20:1-6).
All mankind inherit a depraved nature and are lost sinners in need of salvation (Romans 3:9-19).
God has provided salvation through offering His Son on the cross at Calvary, and allowing His Blood to be shed to atone for our sins (Hebrews 9:22).
We are saved and justified when we recognize ourselves as sinners, and put our trust in Christ as the Son of God and His finished work on the cross of Calvary. Salvation is by grace through faith plus nothing (Ephesians 2:8-9).
We should regularly participate at the Lord’s table
(1 Corinthians 11:23-32).
We practice believer baptism by immersion as an act of obedience, but not for securing their salvation (Matthew 28:19-20).
Once saved, we cannot be lost, we are eternally secure in Christ
(John 3:16, 10:27-28).