First Marion Baptist Church


Our Statement Of Faith

Our Beliefs:

The Authority of Scripture

The Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) is the God-breathed Word of God and consequently is the authoritative rule of faith and practice. It is the standard by which all human conduct and creeds should be tried.

The Trinity

There is only one true and living God who is revealed in scripture as God, the Father, Jesus Christ the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit of God. God possesses holiness, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, love, mercy, and all other perfections. All humankind owes to Him supreme faith and obedience.


Though created in the image of God, through Adam's fall humanity is now sinful, lost and condemned. By deliberate choice all participate in sin, which is open rebellion to God's law. Notwithstanding the fall, all human life through creation has value and diginity. Each individual is responsible to seek and discern the truth as revealed in the scriptures and with the help of the Holy Spirit based upon the priestly work of Jesus Christ, and is accountable to God accordingly.

Justification by Faith

Human beings can be forgiven of sin and justified solely through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ who died for sinners and rose again from the dead. Only by repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ the Lord can people be eternally acceptable to God.


Regeneration is the work of the Holy Spirit by which the believer receives a new nature from God. Christian growth or sanctification is the continuation of the new life principle which begins in the new birth.

The Ordinances

The ordinances of baptism and communion are a sign of faith by those who have confessed Jesus Christ as Saviour and repented from sin. The mode and practice of baptism is revealed in the New Testament as immersion by those who have believed. Communion is a symbolic confession of the fact that one has already partaken of the blood and body of Christ. Both acts represent the commitment of those partaking to continue to walk faithfully.


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