Our Beliefs

First Baptist Church of Midway is an Independent Baptist Church.

Pastor Ben Robinson fellowships with the Baptist Bible Fellowship International (BBFI)


Statement of Faith of First Baptist Church of Midway 




I.   The Scriptures: We believe that the Holy Bible, as originally written, was verbally inspired and the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore has truth without any admixture of error for its matter. We believe the Bible to be the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried - II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21. 

II.  The True God: We believe that there is one, and only one living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and Earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption - Exodus 20:2-3; I Corinthians 8:6; I John 5:7; Revelation 4:11. 

A.  God the Father. God the Father is identical to the two other members of the godhead in nature and attributes, but is distinguished from them by His work. Within the activities of the triune God, the Father is the architect. He is credited with planning what is to take place in the universe, so the work of the other two members of the trinity is always consistent with the will of the Father. Although His will seemingly takes precedence over the will of the other members of the trinity. His will is not in conflict with their wills. They agree completely with the will of the Father and actively carry it out. Nor does His will make Him superior in position to the other two. The three are equal in position, but each have distinct roles which they perform willingly. I Corinthians 15:23-28

B.  God the Son. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God; that He possesses two natures: human and Divine. Thus, He is at the same time totally and completely man, and totally and completely God - John 1:1-2; 8:58; Matthew 26:12; Luke 23:46. He is the head of the church - Ephesians 5:23, and is currently seated at the right hand of the Father acting as mediator on behalf of all believers - Hebrews 7:23-25. As our mediator, He intercedes upon the believer's behalf to secure all of the blessings pertaining to His sacrifice - Romans 8:34. This includes our security - I John 2:1, our access to the throne of grace – John 14:13-24; Hebrews 4:15-16, our protection - Luke 22:31-32, and the offering of spiritual sacrifices - I Peter 2:5. 

C.  God the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person; equal with God the Father and God the Son, and of the same nature; that He was active in creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God's purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; and that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer – John 1:33; 3:5-6; 14:16-17,26; 16:8-11; Matthew 26:19; Hebrews 9:14; Luke 1:35; 24:49; Genesis 1:1-3; Acts 5:30-32; 11:16; Ephesians l:13-14; Mark 1:8; Romans 8:14, 16,26-27.

III. The Devil (Satan). We believe in the personality of Satan; that he is the unholy god of this age and the author of all the powers of darkness, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the Lake of Fire - Matthew 4:1-3; II Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10. 

IV. Creation We accept the Genesis account of creation in six solar days, and believe that man came by direct creation of God and not by evolution. 

V.  The Fall of Man. We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not only by constraint, but of choice and therefore under just condemnation without defense of excuse - Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 1:18, 32; 3:10-19; 5:12, 19. 

VI. The Virgin Birth. We believe that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of woman; and that He is both the Son of God, and God the Son - Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; John 1:14. 

VII. The Reconciliation for Sin. We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature (yet without sin), honored the Divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by death as a martyr, but was a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place, the Just dying for the unjust; Christ the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in Heaven, and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection. He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate, and all-sufficient Savior - Ephesians 2:8; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:24; John 3:16; Matthew 18:11; Philippians 2:7; Hebrews 2:14; Isaiah 53:4-7; I John 4:10; I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21. 

VIII.Grace. We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and sins is made a partaker of the Divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with Divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life - John 3:3, 6-8; II Corinthians 5:17, 19; I John 5:1; Acts 16:30-31; II Peter 1:4; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-8; Colossians 2:13. 

IX. Justification. We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is justification. - Acts 13:39; Isaiah 53:11; Zechariah 13:1; Romans 5:1, 9; 8:1; II Corinthians 5:21. 

A.  That Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness. 

B.  That it is bestowed not in consideration of any good works which we have done; but solely through faith in the Redeemer's blood, His righteousness is imputed to us. 

X.  Faith and Salvation. We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation - Acts 16:31. 

XI. The Local Church. We believe that a local church is a congregation of immersed believers, associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invented in them by His Word; that the officers are pastor and deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly outlined in the Scriptures. We believe the true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only superintendent is Christ, through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that each local church is the sole judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; on all matters of membership, of policy, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final - Acts 2:41-42; 15:13-18; 20:17-28; I Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23-24; I Timothy 3:1-7; Colossians 1:18. 

XII. Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation. We believe that the Lord's Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes, and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination - Acts 8:36-39; John 3:23; Matthew 3:16; Colossians 2:12; I Corinthians 11:23-28. 

XIII. The Security of the Saints. We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by God the Father for Jesus Christ - Philippians 1:6; John 10:28-29; Romans 8:35-39. 

XIV. The Righteous and the Wicked. We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and sanctified by the Spirit of God, are truly righteous in His esteem; that all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked, and under the curse; and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the save and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost - Malachi 3:18; Genesis 18:23; Romans 6:17-18; I John 5:19; Romans 6:23, 7:6; I John 5:19; Proverbs 14:32; Luke 6:25; Matthew 25:34:41; John. 8:21. 

XV. Civil Government. We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ; who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the kings of the earth - Romans 13:1-7; II Samuel 23:3; Exodus 18:21-22; Acts 4:19-20; 5:20; 23:5; Matthew 22:21; Daniel 3:17-18. 

XVI. The Resurrection, The Personal, Imminent, Pre-tribulational Return of Christ and Related Events.  We believe in: 

     A.  The Bodily resurrection - Matthew 28:6-7; Luke 24:39; John 20:27; I Corinthians 15:4; 

     B.  The Ascension - Acts 1:9-11; Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Revelation 3:21; Hebrews 12:2; 

     C.  The High Priesthood – I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 2:17; 5:9-10; 8:6; I John 2:1;

     D.  Pre-tribulational Rapture - Revelation 3:10:-4:1; 

     E.  The Second Coming - John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16; James 5:8; Hebrews 9:28; 

     F.   The Resurrection of the Righteous and the dead - I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:42-44, 52;

     G.  The Change of the Living in Christ - I Corinthians 15:51-53; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Philippians 3:20-21;

     H.  The Throne of David - Luke 1:32; Isaiah 9:6-7; Acts 2:29-30; 

     I.    The Millennial Reign of Christ – I Corinthians 15:25; Isaiah 11:4-5, 32:1; Psalm 72:8; Revelation 14:14, 20:6.


If you have any questions regarding our Statement of Faith, please feel free to contact Pastor Ben Robinson at 724-796-3381 or 724-255-1695


Our mission is to glorify God by winning the lost and

raising God’s people to spiritual maturity.