Crestview Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Alabama State Baptist Convention, and the Autauga Baptist Association. We adopt the Baptist Faith and Message as our creed. Below is a brief summary of our core beliefs.
About the Scriptures
We believe the entire Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the inerrant, inspired Word of God. God moved men by his Spirit to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is the specific, direct revelation of God's nature, character, and attributes to man.
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is perfect in his being, without any fault or deficiency. Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. The Holy Spirit inspired the authorship of Scripture, illuminates individuals to the nature of God through Scripture, and testifies to the nature of Jesus Christ.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
We believe that the death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ provide the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Jesus' death provides the only means of atonement for our sin, and his resurrection verifies God's acceptance of his sacrifice as sufficient payment for our sins. God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in Jesus Christ.
About Christian Life
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
About the Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ and have aligned themselves with the local congregation through baptism. Baptism and Communion ("the Lord's Supper") are the ordinances of the church. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and making disciples of all nations.