Welcome to Central Baptist Church's "Beliefs" page. As a community rooted in faith and beliefs, Enid First Church of the Nazarene holds a strong commitment to promoting love, hope, and spiritual growth. We invite you to explore our core beliefs and values that shape our congregation and guide us in our mission to serve our community.
Our Faith and Beliefs
1. The Bible as Our Foundation
At Enid First Church of the Nazarene, we firmly believe in the power and authority of the Bible. We consider it as the inspired and infallible Word of God, serving as our guide for faith and practice. The Bible holds the ultimate truth and wisdom that we seek in our spiritual journey.
2. The Triune God
As followers of Christ, we believe in the existence of one God who eternally exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. We acknowledge the mystery and unity of this Triune nature, emphasizing their distinct roles in creation, salvation, and personal transformation.
3. Salvation through Jesus Christ
Central to our beliefs is the recognition that salvation is obtained through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe in the saving grace and sacrifice of Jesus, who died on the cross to redeem humanity from sin. Through accepting Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we are granted forgiveness, eternal life, and restored relationship with God.
4. Holy Spirit Empowerment
We emphasize the active and transformative work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. The Holy Spirit empowers us, equipping us with spiritual gifts for service and guiding us in our daily walk with God. We seek to be continually filled with the Spirit, enabling us to bear witness to the love and truth of Christ.
5. Holiness and Christian Living
Enid First Church of the Nazarene places great value on holy living. We believe in the call to be set apart from the ways of the world and to pursue a life characterized by love, integrity, and moral purity. Through God's transforming grace and the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit, we strive to embody Christ-like attitudes and behaviors.
6. The Church as the Body of Christ
We recognize the Church as the unified body of Christ, made up of all believers across different denominations and backgrounds. We value the importance of fellowship, worship, and accountability within the Church community. Our desire is to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance, unity, and mutual support as we journey together in faith.
7. The Second Coming of Christ
As followers of Jesus, we anticipate and eagerly await His second coming. We believe in the future fulfillment of God's redemptive plan, where Jesus will return to establish His eternal kingdom and judge the living and the dead. This hope influences our present actions, as we strive to live with an eternal perspective and share the Good News with others.
Thank you for taking the time to explore our beliefs at Enid First Church of the Nazarene. We hope this overview has provided you with a deeper understanding of our faith and what drives us as a community. We invite you to join us in worship, fellowship, and service as we seek to live out these beliefs together. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or would like to know more.