We believe the Bible was written by divine inspiration and is the record of Gods revelation of Himself to man. It is our authority for knowing God and obeying God’s will. Through it, the Spirit of God reveals the Living Word, Jesus Christ.
We believe there is one true and living God who is revealed in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God alone is worthy of worship.
We believe God as Father reigns over His universe according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all loving, and all wise.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the incarnation of God Almighty, fully God and fully man. Born of a virgin, Jesus lived a life without sin and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sin of the world on the cross. On the third day, God raised Him for our justification as Victor over sin and death. As He promised, He will come again in power and glory.
We believe that although we are sinners by nature and by choice, God offers the gift of eternal life, salvation by His grace through faith, received by repentance and believing the Gospel.
We believe the Holy Spirit is present in the world to convict of sin and judgment. He reveals the need and the way of salvation. He also lives within every true born-again believer, comforting, encouraging and empowering them to know and follow the will of God. He gifts every true believer with spiritual gifts for His glory and for the common good.
We believe that God created the human race as male and female. Every human life is sacred, being made by God and in God’s image.
We believe that God ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. God’s design for marriage is the union of one man and one woman for life.
We believe the New Testament church is a community of disciples in fellowship commissioned to carry out Christ’s mission on earth. We believe the church has two ordinances. (1) Believer’s baptism is an act of obedience, immersion in water, as a testimony of identification with Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. (2) The Lord's Supper is an act of obedient remembrance, memorializing the atoning death of Jesus Christ and anticipating His glorious return.
We believe that heaven is the eternal destination for true believers and hell is the place of eternal separation and torment for those who do not know God nor obey the gospel.
This Belief Statement was voted on by the Three Fork Baptist Association in April of 2018.
Read "The Baptist Faith and Message" 2000 for a full list of our beliefs.