Statement of Faith

Teaching children in the ways of the Lord

As a ministry of First Baptist Church of Longwood, we follow the doctrines of the Southern Baptist Convention, while maintaining an interdenominational position as a school. At least one custodial parent must be a Christian and be in agreement with Southern Baptist doctrines and “What we believe...”. These doctrines and matters of Faith are taught to our students on an age-appropriate basis, and we encourage parents to continue these lessons at home.

We Believe:

1. We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of both the Old and New Testaments, i.e., that the very words of the original Scriptures are infallible and inerrant, and that they are our final and absolute authority in every area of life and knowledge. (I Timothy 3:16; Peter 1:21)

2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three co-equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (John 4:24; Romans 8:14-15)

3. We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is both undiminished Deity and genuine humanity in one person forever. (Isaiah7:14; Matthew 1:8-25; Colossians 1:15; John 1:14; Philippians 2:6-9)

4. We believe that God the Holy Spirit is a personal Being who convicts the world of sin and who regenerates, indwells, empowers, guides, and bestows spiritual gifts on believers, and who seals them eternally for God. (John 6:37; John 16; Romans 8; Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30)

5. We believe that man was created by a direct act of God in His image, not from previously existing life, that all men sinned in Adam (the historical father of the entire human race) and thus incurred both physical and spiritual death; and that all men have inherited a sinful nature. (Genesis 1:1-3; Ephesians 2:1; Romans 1 & 5; Romans 3:23)

6. We believe that Jesus Christ died as a substitute sacrifice for our sins and that through faith in Him as Lord and Savior, we are declared righteous by God. (II Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 7:24-27)

7. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, totally apart from human merit, and that the experience of regeneration produces a new creature in Christ. (II Corinthians 5:17; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:8-9)

8. We believe that Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead and that He ascended in like form into Heaven, where He continually ministers as our Great High Priest and Advocate. (Luke 24:1-6; Hebrews 10:12; I John 2:1-2; Hebrews 7:25)

9. We believe in the literal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ with His saints to establish His Kingdom. (Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 19; John 14:2)

10. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. (Revelation 20, 21; I Corinthians 15)

11. We believe that all believers are under the mandate of Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel to all the world. (Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 5:16)

12. We believe that the term "marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Genesis 2:18-25)

13. We believe that marriage between one man and one woman for life uniquely reflects Christ's relationship with His church. (Ephesians 5:21-33)

14. We believe that marriage serves as the foundational unit of stable society. (1 Corinthians 7:2)

18. We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and these distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26-27)

15. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4)

16. We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

17. We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

Contact Information

891 State Road 434 East
Longwood, Fl 32750

P 407-767-8823
F 407-767-9725

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