Hold Fast Baptist Church – What We Believe
We believe in salvation by grace through faith. This means salvation is a free gift offered by God, and cannot be earned by any work (church attendance, baptism, repenting of your sins, etc.). Salvation is putting 100% of your faith and trust in Jesus Christ alone, and what He did for you, rather than in your own good works or actions. Jesus Christ payed the full penalty of our sin with His death on the cross, meaning there is no payment left to be made.
We believe in the eternal security of the believer (once saved always saved). Just as there is nothing you can do to earn salvation, there is nothing you can do to lose it. Salvation is an everlasting gift that begins the moment you believe. By taking it away, God would be breaking His promise of “eternal” life.
We believe that the King James Version of the Bible is the Word of God. We believe God inspired and preserved it.
We believe that Jesus is God in the flesh, and that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary. We also believe that Mary did not stay a virgin, but had other children that the Scripture mentions.
We believe in the autonomy of the local church. This means that we are independent of all denominations, conventions, and fellowships. We have Jesus Christ and the Bible as the head of our church, and not a pope, prophet, president, board of directors, etc. This also means we reject the teaching of the “universal church”.
We believe that church membership is a privilege, not a right. Church members are subject to be removed from membership, and not allowed to attend the services, if they violate the qualifications of church membership as set forth in the Holy Scriptures and by-laws of Hold Fast Baptist Church.
We believe that the unsaved will spend eternity tormented in a literal hell (and eventually the Lake of Fire).
We reject the teaching of Calvinism and believe that God wants everyone to be saved.
We believe that abortion is murder and oppose all forms of birth control that end life after conception (fertilization). We are also opposed on these same grounds to any medical research or vaccine creation using any product of the abortion process.
We are non-dispensational.
We oppose worldliness and believe in a holy separated life.
We take a stand against the Charismatic and Ecumenical movement of our day.
We believe that sodomy (homosexuality) is a sin and an abomination before God. No sodomite (homosexual or un-natural person) will be allowed to attend or join Hold Fast Baptist Church.
This is not an all inclusive list; we believe anything and everything found in the King James Version of the Bible.