What We Believe

The Bible

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God and are our infallible rule of faith and practice.

God

There is one living and true God revealed in nature as the Creator, Preserver, and Righteous Governor of the universe. He is revealed in Scripture as the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; yet as one God, infinitely wise and good, whom all intelligent creatures are supremely to love, adore, and obey.

Jesus Christ

Christ is God manifest in the flesh-in His divine nature truly God, in His human nature truly man. He is the mediator between God and man. Once crucified, He is now risen and glorified and is our ever-present Savior and Lord.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the God-head figure who indwells all believers and brings comfort, clarity, and conviction to their lives as they submit themselves to His leading.

The Sinfulness of Man

Man was created innocent, but by disobedience fell into a state of sin and condemnation. Because of the sin of Adam, every person is born a sinner in need of a Savior.

The Work of Christ

The Son of God by His incarnation, life, sufferings, death, and resurrection effected for all a redemption from sin that is the ground of salvation by faith.

Election

God determined from the beginning to save all who would comply with the conditions of salvation. Hence by faith in Christ men become His elect.

Freedom of the Will

The human will is free and self-controlled, having power to yield to the influence of the truth and the Spirit, or to resist them and perish.

Perseverance

All believers in Christ, who through grace persevere in holiness and faith to the end of life, have promise of eternal salvation.

Ordinances

Baptism, or the immersion of believers in water, and the Lord’s Supper are the ordinances to be perpetuated under the Gospel. We as Free Will Baptists also practice the ordinance of he washing of the Saints’ feet, which mimics the example of Jesus to His disciples, teaching humility.

Our Denominational Affiliation

Heritage is a cooperating Free Will Baptist Church affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, the Kentucky State Association of Free Will Baptists, and the Blue Grass Conference of Free Will Baptists.