What We Believe

About Church...

Where do you find real, true and lasting friends?  You know what I mean.  The kind that you can count on no matter what happens.  The answer is South End Baptist Church.  

We realize some people think of a Church as a building.  The truth is that South End Baptist Church is not a building.  Actually, we are people just like the people that you meet every day.  What makes us different is our relationship with Jesus Christ.  The same Jesus Christ, who is God, who came to this earth to die for our sins, and also, the same one who promises to come and live within all who commit their lives to Him.  Because He lives in us, and because He loves all people enough to die for them, therefore, we are totally committed to love all people.

Our Beliefs...

We believe the Bible is God’s inspired and infallible word of truth to mankind. In it He reveals Himself as the only true God made up of three distinct and equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that God created all things and in Him all things are held together. Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God, born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life, died on a cruel cross, and rose again on the third day as the ultimate sacrifice for the sin of all mankind. We believe that man is God’s prized creation but that he is sinful by nature and thus separated from God by his sin. The only way that man can be put in right relationship with God is by grace and through faith in Jesus Christ. Once a person has received salvation there is nothing that can be done to lose it. We believe the Holy Spirit resides in the heart of the believer convicting, guiding and enlightening. We believe that the local church is God’s means of spreading the Good News of the Gospel to the ends of the earth! (We adhere to the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message.)