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Desert Ridge Baptist Church exists ultimately for the glory of God! We are committed to exalting God in worship, evangelizing the lost through the ministry of the gospel of grace, and edifying the body of Christ through fellowship and discipleship.
Our highest concern in the means and styles of what we do, for example in our music, is that biblical principles be applied so that God is specifically praised for Who He is and what He has done. We generally adhere to the Regulative Principle regarding the theory of means for worship.
Regarding faith and practice, DRBC is committed to historic Baptist distinctives, especially the authority, inerrancy, infallibility, and sufficiency of the Bible and the baptism of believers alone as well as related doctrines: soul competency, priesthood of all believers, regenerate church membership, the practice of church discipline, and congregational church government under the leadership of biblically qualified pastors/elders.
This faith and practice has been generally displayed within Baptist history and heritage by the following: English Particular Baptists as they articulated Baptist doctrine beginning in the 17th Century (see the 1644 and 1689 London Baptist Confessions); the Baptist leaders of the Modern Missionary Movement at the turn of the 19th Century such as William Carey and Andrew Fuller, with their clear evangelistic, Calvinistic approach to theology and doctrine; Charles Spurgeon, who epitomized this doctrinal approach within pastoral ministry; and the founders and early leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention such as P. H. Mell, J. P. Boyce, John Broadus, Basil Manly Sr., Basil Manly Jr., and B. H. Carroll.
In cooperation with sister Southern Baptist churches, DRBC recognizes the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as the statement of doctrinal standards to which cooperative missions and ministry should be held.
DRBC holds that the essential emphases of the 16th Century Protestant Reformation are consistent with biblical doctrine: Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone is our source of propositional truth); Sola Gratia (We are saved by the grace of God alone); Sola Fide (The means of receiving this grace is faith alone); Solus Christus (Christ alone has accomplished our salvation and is the only Savior in whom saving faith can be placed); and Soli Deo Gloria (To God Alone Be The Glory!).
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