The following are the core beliefs of Albany First Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regenerations, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Albany First Baptist is a New Testament Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, a local body of baptized believers, who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, committed to His teachings, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.