Our Beliefs

We believe in and serve the risen Lord Jesus Christ.  Every member of The First Baptist Church of New Paris has committed himself (or herself) to the faithful service of Jesus.  The following is the very first article from our governing Articles of Faith:

(A) The First Baptist Church of New Paris, shall function and be governed in accordance with the Holy Bible.  We believe the Holy Bible is God-breathed, inerrant, infallible, authoritative and can never be usurped by any man-made law, document or authority.
(B) We believe that the two New Testament ordinances are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  The chief lesson in these two ordinances is symbolism.
(C)  We believe that New Testament baptism is the immersion in water of regenerated believers in the Lord Jesus.  
(D)  We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of our Lord’s death and is to be observed as such until He comes again.  
(E)  We believe that biblical evangelism is God’s plan for growing His church.
(F) We believe that biblical stewardship is the faithful offering of tithes and offerings by the body of Christ to God through the local church.

We place our faith and trust in the power and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God.  Jesus affirmed the validity of the Bible in the Gospels, and so we believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God.  As such, everything that we say and do at The First Baptist Church of New Paris is always subject to the authority of God's Word.  We stand firmly on the truths contained in the Bible, and are happy to provide a biblical defense for the faith that God has so graciously granted to us.