WHAT WE BELIEVE

Crane First Baptist Church is a family of believers bonded together by the following core beliefs:

God's Word

We believe that the Bible is without error. With God as its author, the Bible is totally true and trustworthy. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ. 

God

We believe there is one, and only one, living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future. 

People

We believe that man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created male and female as the crowning work of His creation. It was through the sin of the first man, Adam, that mankind as a whole “fell” or became sinners in need of salvation. 

We believe that Christ died for all people and that very person possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Salvation

We believe there is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. One must believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and accept Him as leader of their life in order to receive the free gift of salvation. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. 

Assurance

We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ and shall never lose the salvation that he/she had willfully accepted. 

The Church

We believe a New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, of which Jesus Christ is the head. 

Evangelism and Missions

We believe it is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. Christians are commanded by God to share the Gospel that more people may know the perfect love of God and experience eternity with Him.