"In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity"

In order to better understand what is essential and what is non-essential, we must define those elements that are directly impacting our understanding of salvation. As a church, the following core beliefs are what we base our unity on in the name of JEsus, by the power of the spirit, for the glory of the Father.

Our Core Beliefs

  • We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament are the inerrant, inspired, and infallible Word of God. God’s Word is the final authority for faith and life.
  • We believe there is only one God, and He has chosen to reveal Himself as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe man was created in the image of God and the sin of Adam (the first man) marred that image, creating an eternal divide between God and man. Every person is born in sin.
  • We believe the only way a person can have a true, forgiven relationship with God is through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary and conceived by the Holy Spirit. Jesus became man without ceasing to be God. Our right standing with God is made sure because of His literal, physical resurrection.
  • We believe God offers eternal life as a free gift and that it must be received by faith alone through God’s grace alone. The life that comes from this gift is a permanent possession of the one receiving it.
  • We believe the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of believers on mission to enlarge God’s kingdom. The local church is autonomous, free of any external authority of control.
  • We believe believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the church.

For a more Comprehensive look at our beliefs and The statement of faith we agree to cooperate with, you may check out THE BAPTIST FAITH & MESSAGE 2000.

FBC Lake St. Louis is an Autonomous church that chooses to partner with the TWIN RIVERS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, MISSOURI BAPTIST CONVENTION, and THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION for the purpose of sharing the Gospel locally, nationally, and interNAtionally.