So what exactly does BGM believe the Bible says about doctrine? First and foremost, we affirm the Baptist beliefs as expressed in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. We hold to the tenants of “The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy” published in 1978. This affirms the authority of Holy Scripture and sets the foundation for its application through correct hermeneutical study. We believe that The Bible is completely sufficient in all areas of life and application.
We believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ His son, and The Holy Spirit as three in one. A triune God complete in every sense of comprehension. Above all known creation, omnipotent, and without equal. (Mt. 28:19)
We believe the Church was created to bring Glory to God the Father through His only Son Jesus Christ. (2 Cor. 1:20)
We believe ALL have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. (Rm. 3:23)
We believe that ALL who acknowledge their sins, repent of them and turn away from them, placing their complete faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation will be saved by His atoning blood on the cross and not by any works they offer. (1Jn. 1:9, Rm. 3:21-31, Act 17:30)
We believe that salvation comes through faith alone in Christ alone. (Ep.2:8, Jn. 14:6)
We believe that those who are completely surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in their lives are made a “New Creation” in Christ. (2 Cor. 5:17)
We believe in baptism of the believer by full immersion just as was demonstrated by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Mt. 3:16-17)
We believe that Jesus Christ will one day return to this world to call His Church home to heaven where we will worship Him, God the Father and Holy Spirit for all eternity. (Act 1:10, Jn. 17:24, Rev. 22:12)
We believe that all followers of Jesus Christ are called to go and make disciples utilizing the gifts given them through the power of the Holy Spirit to give testimony of Christ’s redeeming work in their lives to the glory of the Father.