Our Historic Baptist Christian Values:
Gospel of Grace as Baptist church, we affirm the following “Four Central Freedoms,” which historically have been identified with all Baptists people throughout history:
- Bible Freedom —
Affirms that the Bible, under the Lordship of Christ, should be central in the life of the individual, and Christians are both free and obligated to study it.
- Individual Freedom —
Often referred to as the “priesthood of the believer,” this Freedom affirms that each person has the freedom and responsibility to deal with God without the interference of creed, clergy, or government.
- Church Freedom —
Often referred to as the “autonomy of the local church,” this Freedom affirms that churches are free, under the Lordship of Christ, to determine their membership and leadership, to ordain whom they see fit, to order their worship and work, and to participate in the larger Body of Christ church worldwide.
- Religious Freedom —
We affirm freedom OF religion, freedom FOR religion and freedom FROM religion, all of which are accomplished best through the separation of church and state.