Beliefs and Mission
First Baptist Church exists to fulfill the great commision (Matt. 28:18-20). and the great commandment (Mark 12:29-31). by REACHING the lost and those without church families through evangelism, CONNECTING members through fellowship and discipleship, and SERVING through missions work here in Albany as well as Abroad. We do all of these things through the worship of our Lord Jesus Christ.
G O D
We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
J E S U S
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.
C H R I S T ' S R E T U R N
We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.
H O L Y S P I R I T
We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in every believer.
B I B L E
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.
M A N
We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.
S A L V A T I O N
We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
A S S U R A N C E
We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
E T E R N I T Y
We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.
B A P T I S M
We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.
C H U R C H
We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.