What Baptists Believe

Fairmont is a Baptist church by conviction and principle, not by affiliation. This means that we believe the basic Bible teachings for which Baptists have historically stood. As Baptists, we believe the following: 

  • the Bible is our sole authority for all matters of faith and practice.

  • the church should be autonomous or self-governing. 

  • the believer does not need a priest, other than Jesus Christ, to come boldly to God. 

  • every Christian has equal access to God personally.

  • God's Word gives us two ordinances for the church-baptism and the Lord's Table. 

  • each person is individually responsible for his decision to accept Christ. 

  • the separation of church and state is biblical. 

  • the believer is eternally secure and cannot lose salvation.

  • there are two biblical offices in the church—pastors and deacons.

If you have specific questions or want to discuss more we will happily speak with you.