First Free Will Baptist Church
Articles of Faith
1. The Bible.
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and are our infallible rule of faith
There is one living and true God, revealed in nature as the Creator, Preserver, and Righteous Governor of the
universe; and in the Scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; yet as one God, infinitely wise and good, whom all
intelligent creatures are supremely to love, adore, and obey.
Christ is God manifest in the flesh; in His divine nature truly God, in His human nature truly man. The mediator
between God and man, once crucified, He is now risen and glorified, and is our ever present Saviour and Lord.
4. The Holy Spirit.
The Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit all the attributes of God.
5. The Government of God.
God exercises a wise and benevolent providence over all beings and all things by maintaining the constitution and
laws of nature. He also performs special acts, not otherwise provided for, as the highest welfare of men requires.
6. The Sinfulness of Man.
Man was created innocent, but by disobedience fell into a state of sin and condemnation. His posterity, therefore,
inherit a fallen nature of such tendencies that all who come to years of accountability, sin and become guilty before
7. The Work of Christ.
The Son of God by His incarnation, life, sufferings, death, and resurrection effected for all a redemption from sin
that is full and free, and is the ground of salvation by faith.
8. The Terms of Salvation.
The conditions of salvation are:
(1) Repentance or sincere sorrow for sin and hearty renunciation of it.
(2) Faith or the unreserved committal of one’s self to Christ as Savior and Lord with purpose to love and obey Him
in all things. In the exercise of saving faith, the soul is renewed by the Holy Spirit, freed from the dominion of sin,
and becomes a child of God.
(3) Continuance of faith and obedience unto death.
God determined from the beginning to save all who should comply with the conditions of salvation. Hence, by faith
in Christ men become His elect.
10. Freedom of the Will.
The human will is free and self-controlled, having power to yield to the influence of the truth and the Spirit, or to
resist them and perish.
11. Salvation Free.
God desires the salvation of all, the Gospel invites all, the Holy Spirit strives with all, and whosoever will may come
and take of the water of life freely.
All believers in Christ, who through grace persevere in holiness to the end of life, have promise of eternal salvation.
13. Gospel Ordinances.
BAPTISM, or the immersion of believers in water, and the LORD’S SUPPER, are the ordinances to be
perpetuated under the Gospel. FEET WASHING, an ordinance teaching humility, is of universal obligation, and is
to be ministered to all true believers.
God commanded tithes and offerings in the Old Testament; Jesus Christ endorsed it in the Gospel (Matt. 23:23),
and the apostle Paul said, “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath
prospered him” (1 Cor. 16:2a).
15. The Christian Sabbath.
The divine law requires that one day in seven be set apart from secular employments and amusements, for rest,
worship, holy works, and activities, and for personal communion with God.
16. Resurrection, Judgment, and Final Retribution.
The Scriptures teach the resurrection of all men at the last day. Those who have done good will come forth to the
resurrection of life, and those who have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation; then the wicked will “go
away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Free Will Baptist Church Covenant
Having given ourselves to God by faith in Christ, and adopted the Word of God as our rule of faith and practice, we
now give ourselves to one another be the Will of God in this solemn Covenant. We promise, by His Grace, to love
and obey Him in all things, to avoid all appearance of evil, to abstain from all sinful amusements and unholy
conformities to the world, from all sale and sanction of intoxicating beverages, and to “provide all things honest in
the sign of all men.”
We agree to faithfully discharge our obligation in reference to the study of the Scriptures, family devotions, sector
prayer, social worship; and by self-denial, faith and good works, endeavor to “grow in grace and knowledge of our
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together for church and
conferences, public worship and all the observances of the ordinances of the Gospel; nor fail to pay according to our
ability for the support of the church, of its poorand all its benevolent work.
We agree to accept Christian admonition and reproof with meekness, and to watch over one another in love,
endeavoring to “keep the unity of the Spirit” in the bond of peace. To be careful of one another’s happiness and
reputation, and seek to strengthen the weak, encourage the afflicted, admonish the erring, and as far as we are
able, promote the success of the church and the Gospel.
We will everywhere hold Christian principle sacred and Christian obligations and enterprises supreme, counting it
our chief business in life to extend the influence of Christ in society, constantly praying and toiling that the
Kingdom of God may come, and His Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
To this end we agree to labor for the promotion of educational and denominational enterprises, support of missions,
the success of Sunday schools, and evangelistic efforts for the salvation of the world.
And may the God of peace sanctify us wholly and preserve us blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Fort Gibson, OK
"...Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for
they are white already to harvest." John 4:35
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Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
Morning Worship 10:30 A.M.
Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Bible Study 7:00 P.M.
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1487 E. Poplar
Ft. Gibson, OK 74434