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.