What We Believe


At FBC Longview the Bible is not just another book on your shelf.  The Holy Bible is God's inerrant, inspired word to us.  That means we understand that God Himself authored the Bible by verbal expression to the writers He inspired.  As the Author, God never makes mistakes or errors.  Because of this we can depend on the truth we find in the pages of the Bible.

  • We hold to the doctrine of Scripture in the Baptist Faith & Message 2000 found HERE
  • Our leadership affirms the Chicago Statement as a helpful explanation about the Bible HERE
  • What does it mean to be "saved"?

    Being saved is another way of saying that Christ has rescued us from the sin in our lives that made us deserving of death and hell.  All people need saving because we, by default, want to do things our own way.  That means we behave and think in a way that puts us at odds with God.

    We therefore need to "Be saved."  We need salvation.

    Salvation is an act of God accessed by a willful act of faith on our part.  When we put faith in action to make a conscious outward expression of trust in Jesus, we accept His salvation.  Then He changes us from the inside out by His Holy Spirit.  This is what Jesus calls being "born again."

    • Read more details HERE
    • Learn how to be saved HERE
  • How do people fit into all of this?

    God made people in a way that was better than anything else He created on earth because He wanted to have a personal relationship with us.  We are created "in His own image" and made so "fearfully and wonderfully."

    Part of that special creation means our gender is meant to reflect His love for us.  Through marriage between one man and one woman, male and female, Christ's relationship with the Church is on display. 

    God set us on the earth with free will so essential to who we are as humans, that we might choose to love Him and to participate in His plan for mankind.  We are made to accomplish the cause of Christ and the purposes of God for good in this world.

    • Discover more HERE and HERE
    • Our leaders affirm these helpful explanations HERE and HERE
  • Who is God?

    We believe there is only one true God who created all things and still works in all things as the active Ruler over the universe.  God exists as Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - three Persons but also One.

    Jesus Christ is God in the flesh.  As the Son of God, there was never a time when Christ did not exist.  We like to say he was "Begotten, not made" as a reminder both of His divine nature and of His relatability.

    We also understand that Jesus Christ is the only way we can access God, and no other religion outside of Christ's gospel can save us.

    • Explore a cool visual HERE