What We Believe|
"Metea Baptist Church is a community of believers in Jesus Christ who are committed to living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ through meaningful worship, Biblical education, worldwide outreach, and embracing unity in a spirit of love." - Metea Baptist Church Constitution, Article II, Section 1.
Baptists have always recognized the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as our final authority, interpreted within the community of faith under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Baptists have traditionally been hesitant to develop creeds or statements of faith because we do not believe such documents have the same authority as Scripture. Additionally, there have always been disagreements among Baptists regarding matters of opinion, so it has always been difficult to speak on behalf of all Baptists, or even a smaller group of Baptists. Nevertheless, many Baptist bodies, including the American Baptist Churches, USA, have found it prudent to set forth basic descriptions of what the majority of our members believe about the major issues. The following link will direct you to the document, "We Are American Baptists," which sets forth to do just that.
We Are American Baptists