A Summary of Falcon Baptist Church
Statement of Faith
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the
verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority
for faith and life, inerrant in the original
writings, infallible and God-breathed (II Tim. 3:16,
17; II Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13).
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons-
Father, Son, Holy Spirit Ė co-eternal in being,
co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory,
and having the same attributes and perfections
(Matt. 28:19; John 14:10, 26; II Cor. 13:14).
Person and Work of Jesus Christ
believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son
of God, became man, without ceasing to be God,
having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of
a virgin named Mary, in order that He might reveal God
and redeem sinful men (Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35;
John 1:1-2,14; II Cor. 5:19-21; Gal. 4:4-5; Phil.
believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross
for all mankind as a representative, vicarious,
substitutionary sacrifice, and that the sufficiency
of this atoning sacrifice to accomplish the
redemption and justification of all who trust in Him
is assured by His literal, physical resurrection
from the dead (Acts 2:21-36; Rom. 3:24-25; 4:25;
Eph. 1:7; I Tim. 4:10; Heb. 2:9; 1 Pet. 1:3-5;
2:24; Phil. 2:5-8).
believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to
Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God,
where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry
of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts
1:9-10; Heb. 9:24; 7:25; Rom. 8:34; I John 2:1-2).
Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who
convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of
judgment; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in
regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body
of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day
of redemption (John 16:8-11; II Cor. 3:6; I Cor.
12:12-14; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30).
believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides
believers into all truth; and, that it is the
privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled
with the Spirit (John 16:13; I John 2:20, 27; Eph.
Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in
Adamís sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature,
and became alienated from God; and, that man is
totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to
remedy his lost condition (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom.
3:22-23; 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3, 12; Rom. 6:23).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and
received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,
whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the
forgiveness of our sins (Eph. 2:8-10; John 1:12;
Eph. 1:7; I Peter 1:18-19).
Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers
believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept
by Godís power and are thus secure in Christ forever
(John 6: 37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1, 38-39; I Cor. 1:
4-8; I Peter 1:4-5).
believe that the Church, which is the body and the
espoused Bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism
made up of all born again persons of this present
age (Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:25-27; I Cor. 12:12-14; II
believe that the establishment and continuance of
local churches is clearly taught and defined in the
New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32;
I Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).
believe in the autonomy of the local church free of
any external authority or control (Acts 13:1-4;
15:19-31; 20:28; Rom. 16: 1-4; I Cor. 5:4-7, 13; I
Peter 5: 1-4).
believe in the ordinances of believerís baptism and
the Lordís Supper as Scriptural means of testimony
for the church age and as means of obedience to the
head of the Church, Jesus Christ. (Matt. 26:26-29;
Matt. 28: 19-20; Acts 2:41, 42; 18:8; 1 Cor.
The Rapture of the
We believe in that ďBlessed Hope,Ē the personal,
imminent, pretribulational and premillennial coming
of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones (I
Thess. 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:9).
We believe that after the rapture of the Church the
earth will experience a time of great suffering and
sorrow known as the Tribulation, the Seventieth week
of Daniel, the Day of the Lord and the time of
Jacobís trouble. (Daniel 9:20-27; Joel 1:15; Matt.
24:9; II Thess. 2:2).
Second Coming of Christ
believe in His subsequent return to earth, with His
saints, to establish His Millennial Kingdom (Zech.
14:4-11; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-6; Ps. 89:3-4).
believe that God created the universe in six
literal, 24-hour periods. We reject all theories of
evolution, including the Gap Theory, the Day-Age
Theory, and Theistic Evolution as unscriptural
theories of origin (Gen. 1-2; Ex. 20:11).