Alton Baptist Church

     "The Church on the Hill"
What we believe:
God There is one and only one living and true God. God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He took the punishment for our sin. We believe that the only way to salvation is through a personal profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
The Bible We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God and is the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
The Church A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel.

Our Covenant with God and One Another
Having professed Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and having been baptized as a symbol of our obedience to Him, we enter into this covenant as the Body of Christ.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit we will endeavor to be a modern example of an “Acts 2 Church” whose sweet fellowship and powerful witness is described this way:
  • They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
  • Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.
  • All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.
  • Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.
  • And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42-47)
Aided by the Holy Spirit we will love, serve, and honor one another. We will actively support the mission of God’s church and make every appropriate sacrifice to ensure its well-being.
We will conduct ourselves within the body and within the community in a manner consistent with the faith we profess.
We will strive to “keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach.” (I Timothy 6:14)
(See also: Matthew 5:13-16; Galatians 5:13-26; Philippians 1:27-28)