Loving God + One Another
Connecting To God + One Another
Serving God + One Another
The following are the core beliefs of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone. It is a gift from God, not something we could ever deserve or earn on our own.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Bible tells us God created everything including you and me, and He is in charge of everything. He is God, we are not.
We all choose to disobey God. the Bible calls this sin. Sin separates us from God and deserves God's punishment of death.
God sent Jesus, the perfect solution to our sin problem, to rescue us from the punishment we deserve. It's something we could never earn on our own. It's the best gift ever!
Believe in your heart that Jesus alone saves you through what He's already done on the cross. Turn your life from rebellion and sin to obedience and love. Tell God and others that your faith is in Jesus.