what we believe
WE BELIEVE… the entire Bible is inspired by God, without error and is the authority on which we base our faith, conduct and teachings.
WE BELIEVE… in one true God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE… Jesus Christ is the perfect Son of God who came to this earth as Savior of the world. Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins.
WE BELIEVE… salvation is found only by placing our faith in Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE… the purpose of salvation is to bring lost sinners into personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is done through repentance and faith. Repentance is turning from sin and turning to Christ. Faith is trusting Jesus Christ to save us from our sins.
WE BELIEVE… Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again.
WE BELIEVE… water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE… every believer should be in an active relationship with Jesus by obeying God’s Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ.
WE BELIEVE… in the New Testament command to be salt and light to the earth.
First Baptist Church Athens is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.