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Who We Are

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Our beliefs at Berea are distinct in at least three ways:

  • We are Evangelical. This basically means two things: (1) We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God and is therefore our final authority in all matters of life and doctrine, and (2) we believe that all people are born in sin and that man’s only hope for salvation is found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • We are Reformed. Specifically, this means that we embrace the “Five Solas” of the Reformation: Our final authority is Scripture Alone, which reveals to us that salvation is by Grace Alone, through Faith Alone, in Christ Alone, to the Glory of God Alone. We also affirm and rejoice in the sovereignty of God over all things, including the personal salvation of sinners.
  • We are Baptist. We believe that the church, rightly understood, is a body of regenerate, baptized believers. Baptism is the immersion in water of individuals who have repented of sin and trusted in Christ alone for salvation. We are congregational in our polity, meaning that the final authority in our church rests with the congregation itself, under the authority of Christ. We are voluntarily affiliated with the Kilpatrick Baptist Association, Georgia Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • For further detail about what we believe, please see our Confession of Faith under "church documents."

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