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Beliefs

We are a church that is passionate about proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Albany, GA and the surrounding communities.

We believe that humanity’s ultimate end is to glorify God through the appreciation and adoration of His Son Jesus Christ; in this we find both our satisfaction and our joy. To gain a better sense of who we are and what we believe, consider the following statements.

We Are Protestant...

We are a Protestant church in that we believe in the historic affirmations of the Protestant Reformation. These are summed up in what have come to be known as the "Five Solas" (from the Latin word for "alone"): faith alone, Christ alone, grace alone, Scripture alone and the glory of God alone.

We Are Reformed...

We are a reformed church in our understanding of salvation. We embrace the total depravity of humanity, the unconditional election of the believer, definite and particular atonement, the effectual calling of the sinner, and the preserving power of God to keep those who are His.

We Are Baptist...

We are a Baptist church in that we believe in the autonomy of the local church, two basic ordinances and the separation of church and state.

We Are Biblical...

We are a biblical church in that we esteem no tradition or theological system higher than Scripture itself. In all that we do we strive to submit ourselves to inspired Scripture. What goes beyond the scope of the Bible is to be seen as human preference and therefore fallible. Wisdom, love and humility should be our guide as we move into areas where Scripture is silent or unclear.

We Are Passionate about Evangelism...

Churches committed to historic Reformed Protestant theology are often suspected of downplaying the necessity of evangelism. Sometimes Calvinistic churches are even accused of being anti-evangelism. However, when Reformed theology is rightly understood it becomes clear that these accusations could not be further from the truth. Far from undermining the necessity of evangelism, at Flint Reformed Baptist Church we believe that Reformed theology actually fuels our desire and drive to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ here in Albany and to the ends of the earth. The Bible clearly teaches that the Gospel message of grace is to be shared and spread openly and freely with all people. The compatibility between Reformed theology and passionate evangelism can be seen in the reality that many of the church’s greatest evangelists – men like George Whitefield, William Carey and Charles Spurgeon – were also committed Calvinists! For more information on this important topic, we recommend J.I. Packer’s book Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God.