Our Mission

In an age when the pressures of society are threatening to destroy the family unit, we are growing programs to make families a matter of commitment. Ours is a church that strives to meet family needs and enrich the lives of each member.

When life gets strenuous, the home must get stronger. First Baptist Church of Ruskin desires each family to be confident, grounded in the Word, and full of love. To achieve this goal we must help each family member grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”            – II Peter 3:18

What We Believe

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenary verbal inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical- historical meaning. The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used by the church.                      (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)

We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, coequal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.                      (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; John 14:10, 26)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. (Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; 2 Cor. 5:19-21; Gal. 4:4-5; Phil. 2:5-8)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Acts 2:18-36; Rom. 3:24-25;         1 Pet. 2:24; Eph. 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10; Heb. 9:24; 7:25; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2)

 

 

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