I. God's Word - We believe the Bible has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error for its matter. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation. 


II. God - There is one and only one living and true God. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit make up what is known as the Trinity, One God in three persons. 


III. Man - Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. By free choice man sinned against God bringing sin into the world. Only the grace of God can bring man into his holy fellowship. 


IV. Salvation - Salvation is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained redemption for the believer. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. 


V. The Church - A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in faith and fellowship of the gospel. The Scriptural offices of the church are pastors and deacons. 


VI. Baptism and the Lord's Supper - Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. 
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming. 


The Baptist Faith and Message 2000

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

19479 N IL Hwy 37

Mount Vernon, IL 62864

618.266.7247