What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

  • The God of the Holy Bible is the only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver and Ruler of the universe.
  • God has revealed Himself to mankind as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Savior of the world.
  • Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. We believe that salvation is found by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. We believe Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again.
  • The Holy Bible is God’s revelation to mankind, inspired by God, without error, it is an accurate record of history and future of mankind, and it depicts the birth, life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, it’s the sole basis of our faith. We accept the scriptures of the Holy Bible as authoritative in all matters of faith, practice, and principle.
  • The ordinances of the church are (1) water baptism by emersion as a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and (2) the Lord’s Supper as a reminder of what the Lord Jesus did for us on the cross.

Our Affiliations

The First Baptist Church of Hazel Green is an autonomous local body of believers. We recognize the benefit of cooperating with like-minded Christian churches to share the good news of Jesus Christ around the world. Therefore we voluntarily support the work of the Madison Baptist Association, the Alabama Baptist State Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention, as well as other mission partnerships. 
First Baptist Hazel Green agrees with the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.

Who Is Jesus

The Bible teaches us that Jesus is God's one and only Son. He was born to a woman and he lived life as a man, facing similar difficulties/issues that we face today.  Yet he lived life perfectly, never falling short of the standards for mankind set by a holy God. In spite of his innocence, Jesus was sentenced to death and crucified on a Roman cross.  Jesus, being God, could have resisted this injustice but he chose to die as a sacrifice for all human beings, as punishment for each of our sinful lives. On the third day, Jesus conquered death and arose from the grave. His death gives us the hope of an eternal life with God in heaven.

Jesus desires to have a relationship with each of us. He offers an abundant life now and an eternal life later to all who will place their trust in him.  Because he died for us, we must be willing to live for him and make him the Lord of our lives.

The Good News

Everything we do as a church, and the reason we exist in the first place, is because of God's gift of forgiveness through his son Jesus.
More than anything else, we want you to know that God loves you and has a plan for your life!

Many spend their lives trying to earn God's approval by following rules, attending religious services, or being a good person;
the truth is that the only way to a fulfilling life and an eternal future in heaven is through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Because of God's love for all persons, He desires that you have unbroken fellowship with Him.
(John 3:16; Ephesians 2:4-5)

All persons are "sinners" in that they disobey God. Sin is choosing to go our own way
and do your own thing as opposed to being obedient to God.
(Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:10

Sin forms a barrier that prevents you from entering into unbroken fellowship with God, who is holy. As an unholy sinner, you can't have
fellowship with God. You are headed for a Christ-less eternity that the Bible calls Hell.
(Isaiah 59:2; Romans 3:23)

People often think that through their efforts they can overcome the sin barrier between themselves and God. That isn't true.
There is nothing you can do to restore the broken relationship with God. You can't earn God's salvation.
(Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 4:4-5)

What you cannot do for yourself, Jesus Christ has done for you! Your sin is a barrier between you and God. But the Good News (Gospel) is that Jesus
died on the cross for you and then rose from the dead to demonstrate that His payment was acceptable to God. By taking your punishment on Himself,
Jesus made a way for relationship with God.
(1 Peter 2:23; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 10:9)

Faith is trusting what God has done for you rather that trusting your own efforts to restore fellowship with God. Faith is reliance on Christ to put you in right
relationship with God, allowing Him to live His life through you. Faith also involves repentance or genuine sorrow for sin and willingness to turn away from sin.
(John 14:6; Acts16:31; Romans 10:9-10)

Admit to God that you are a sinner. Express sorrow or repentance for your sinfulness. Ask Him to forgive your sins. Invite Jesus into
your life as Savior and Lord. Commit yourself to live for Him.

If you just prayed to receive Christ for the first time, please give us a call 256-828-4479, or email us at info@hazelgreenfbc.org and let us know!
We would love to help you grow, because accepting Christ is just the beginning of an awesome life-long journey!

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