FBC Holly Pond exists to bring glory to God by making disciples who make disciples in our homes, communities, and the nations.
Foundational Statement 1 – We believe in a high view of scripture.The Bible is the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God. It is fully sufficient for all things pertaining to life and godliness, and is the absolute and final authority on all matters.2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; 2 Pet. 1:3; Psalm 19:7-11; Isa. 40:8
Foundational Statement 2 – We believe in a high view of God.God is absolutely sovereign in all things. The church is established and exists for His glory alone. God is directing and working all things after the counsel of His own will.Ps. 22:28; Ps. 33:6-9; Ps. 115:3; Dan. 4:34-35; Isa. 40:17-18; Rom. 9:13-29; Eph. 3:21; Rev. 4:11
Foundational Statement 3 – We believe in the preaching of sound doctrine.A high view of God and a high view of scripture is achieved and maintained through the preaching, teaching, and applying of sound doctrine. Sound doctrine always precedes duty. 2 Tim. 4:1-5; Titus 2:1
Foundational Statement 4 – We believe in personal holiness.Though we are in the world, we are not of the world. We are accountable to God and to each other for what we do and how we live. We have been bought by Jesus Christ and are not our own. We belong to Jesus. Therefore, we strive for holiness in every aspect of our lives. Phil. 2:14-15; Matt. 18:15-17; Matt. 5:48; 1 Cor. 6:18-20; 2 Cor. 7:1; Hebrew 9:27; 1 Pet. 1:16-19; Eph. 5:3-12
Foundational Statement 5 – We believe in spiritual authority.God himself has established order in every area of our lives, and the church is no exception. The Bible reveals God’s structure for authority in the church.
Jesus is the head authority of the church.Col. 1:18; Eph. 5.23; Matt. 16:18
Jesus mediates His rule through godly pastors. These pastors, having a high view of scripture, are devoted to the preaching, teaching and practicing of sound doctrine all while being examples of personal holiness to the church.Titus 1:9; 1 Pet. 5:1-4
Pastors are the leaders of the church, but are accountable to God, subject to the will of the church and are not beyond the disciplinary authority of the congregation.1 Tim. 5:19; Matt. 18:15-18; 1 Cor. 4:4…
Each individual of the congregation is accountable to Christ’s authority, which is mediated through the pastors and other members of the church. 1 Thess. 5:12-13; Heb. 13:7, 17; Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:21; Gal. 6:1