About Us

The following is a brief summary of our beliefs. For the complete text and extensive biblical references on these and other beliefs, follow the Baptist Faith & Message link to the right.

History

Libby Baptist Church (LBC) was established in 1965 as a cooperative effort between Easthaven Baptist Church (Kalispell, Montana) and other Baptists from around the country with a heart for reaching Montana with the Good News of Jesus. LBC is affiliated with, and cooperates with, the Southern Baptist Convention and the Montana Southern Baptist Convention to accomplish the Lord’s directive as found in Matthew 28:19-20

What we Believe

Select a topic below for a brief statement of our beliefs.

We believe the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man.

We believe there is one, and only one, living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being; He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe…The eternal, triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (follow the link below to read more)

  • The Father: We believe God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. (follow the link below to read more)
  • The Son: We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.We believe He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission.
  • The Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. (follow the link below to read more)
We believe man is the special creation of God, made in His own image... By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race.
We believe salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.
We believe a New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel.
We believe Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
We believe it is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations.

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