Sardis Baptist Church is a local, autonomous, Bible believing congregation preaching, teaching and practicing the Biblical principles of a New Testament church as taught in the Word of God.


We Believe . . .

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. 

He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Man is made in the image of God, to be like Him in character.

He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude and action of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates man from God.

Man was created to exist forever. 

He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally In union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father.

Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.

Salvation is a gift from God to man.

Man can never make up for his sin by self improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure In the salvation for eternity.

Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.