HIGHER GROUND   
   

HGBC Statement of Faith

 

Higher Ground Baptist Church is a family of believers who holds dear the following beliefs:

 

  • God—We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus—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.
  • Christ’s Return—We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.
  • Holy Spirit—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.
  • Bible—We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.
  • Man—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.
  • Salvation—We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Assurance—We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Eternity—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.
  • Baptism—We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.
  • Church—We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.
  • Prayer—We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Government—We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in separation of God and government. Christians are salt and light in society.