- Helping people follow Jesus in our church, our neighborhoods, and the world.
- Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
At FBC Bagdad we believe that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) and that “the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23). “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
In these few short verses are a summary of God’s great plan to bring salvation to us. Because of the great, free gift that He has given to us, we gather together for the purpose of worshiping Him and taking his Word to all who will hear it.
- Ecclesia Reformata, Semper Reformanda
(the church reformed, always reforming)
Semper reformanda (“always reforming”) is one of the enduring slogans often associated with the Protestant Reformation. The origins of the phrase are murky and probably date from the late 1600s. But the kernel of the idea is true enough: Until we are glorified—until we are fully, finally, perfectly conformed to the exact likeness of Christ—we as saints individually, and the whole church collectively, must always be reforming. (more here)
What does it mean to be always reforming?
The church is to be always moving, but moving in the right direction—back to Scripture. The church is not called to be ever changing or seeking to become culturally relevant. Cultural relevance makes the church biblically irrelevant. The call of the Christian and the church of Jesus is to be consistently reforming from the deforming effects of the culture.