Statement of Faith: From the time of the Apostles to today, Christians have laid out doctrine in brief, definitive statements. As those who know God, we believe it necessary to be guided by a document of essential truths which are delineated from Scripture. In light of this, we have chosen as our Statement of Faith, “The Baptist Faith & Message” as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14, 2000. This summary of our essential Christian beliefs shows unity in Christ and guards the church from error.
Prior to joining, all prospective members of HBC receive a copy of “The Baptist Faith & Message,” along with an instructional overview of the statement given by a recognized church officer. Prospective members are also given an opportunity to ask questions or to have clarifications made pertaining to this Statement of Faith. This statement registers our belief in historic Christianity, evangelical Christianity, and believer’s baptism, among other doctrines. Once we as members agree to the statement, we are responsible for believing and living in accordance with it.
What follows is the “Baptist Faith & Message”: