While we believe that strategies and methods can and do change, there are certain doctrines we believe that are non-negotiable. They are:
- The inspiration and infallibility of the Bible as it is embodied in the King James Version for today’s English speaking people.
- The Virgin Birth of Christ and the vicarious atonement of His death.
- The bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead, and His imminent return to the earth.
- The person and work of the Holy Spirit.
- That salvation is through grace alone, by faith alone, in Christ alone.
- The eternal security of every believer.
- The autonomy of the local church.
- The obligation of every church to support foreign missions.
- The reality of heaven and hell.
- That there are two valid church ordinances: baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.
Along with our basic doctrinal beliefs, there are certain values that we subscribe to and attempt to live by here at Saks Baptist Church. They are:
- We believe that Biblical preaching and teaching are the primary means of true life transformation.
- We believe that lost people matter to God, and therefore they ought to matter to us.
- We believe that all Christians should find a place of service in the church based on their spiritual gift, and that as we grow and mature, we must lay down our rights, and pick up our responsibilities.
- We believe that life change happens best in a small group environment such as a Sunday School class.
- We believe that the church should strive for excellence in all that it does in order to honor God and inspire others.
- We believe that Christians should be active in and agents of change in the popular culture without being absorbed into it.
- We believe the church should be active in strengthening the foundation of the family.
- We believe worship should be a daily part of the Christian’s life, and that it happens when we see God for who He is, and ourselves for who we are.
- We believe that Scripture, and not tradition, should be the final authority for all areas of our personal and church life.
- We believe the church should have a great commitment to the “Great Commission,” and seek to spread the Gospel worldwide through foreign missions.
- Finally, we believe in a traditional approach to church dress and worship.