WHAT WE BELIEVE

Hiland Park Baptist Church is a cooperating church of the Northwest Coast Florida Baptist Association, The Florida Baptist Convention, and The Southern Baptist Convention. 

GOD

There is one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; who subsists in unity and also in three separate distinct persons.

JESUS

Jesus Christ is God's Son. He was born of a virgin as both God and man, lived a sinless life, died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven and will literally return to earth.

HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the divine helper, assistant, counselor, and instructor and His work is to reveal Christ, convict of sin, lead to repentance, guide believers, comfort, strengthen, and sanctify the soul.

HUMANITY

Human beings are the special creations of God, made in His image. They fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and all human beings are sinners in need of salvation.

SALVATION

Salvation is a gift through repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ and will spend eternity in heaven, while those who die in their sins will spend eternity in hell.

BAPTISM

Baptism is by immersion after salvation and is done in obedience to Jesus Christ's command.

THE CHURCH

The church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.

ACCESS TO GOD

Each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.