Mills Road Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist congregation. Doctrinally we heartily agree with five summary principles revived from obscurity by the protestant reformers. These include:
Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura), the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, is the ultimate authority for all that we believe and do as God's redeemed people. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
Christ Alone (Sola Christus) is the one mediator between God and man. He is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Him. There is salvation in no other name but His. To Him every knee will eventually bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord to the glory of God the Father. The entirety of His sinless life and work, His suffering on the cross, burial and resurrection from the dead, and ascension into heaven constitute the gospel (good news). (Mark 1:1)
Grace Alone (Sola Gratia) is the operational mode through which the Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, bestows all His goodness upon mankind, especially salvation from sin. This mode precludes any boasting on the part of any person to whom grace has been given. (Ephesians 1:6,12,14; 1Corinthians 1:29-31)
Faith Alone (Sola Fide) is the means God has ordained for receiving His grace-gift of salvation from sin. Faith itself is a gift from God. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Acts 18:27)
To God Alone be the Glory (Soli Deo Gloria) for it is from Him alone that every good and perfect gift comes and He alone is worthy of praise for His gifts. (James 1:17,18; Revelation 4:11; 5:12) Amen!
As Baptist in practice, we administer the ordinance of baptism to believers only. We remember the Lord's death on a weekly basis through the ordinance of the Lord's supper. A convenient summary of our beliefs may be found in the First London Baptist Confession of 1644 and 1646.
The steady, faithful exposition of that Word, verse by verse, chapter by chapter, is at the center of our worship. When God is exalted and men humble themselves before Him, real holiness in heart and life is promoted. Such holiness will appear in marriage, parenting and professional life. When God is exalted people find Him delightful, are passionate for Him and holy living becomes a delight. "Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalms 37:4, NKJV).
We stress the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of the believer to live for his glory. We believe God is the one who draws people to Jesus Christ, gives them new hearts, and grants them repentance; but we also believe that Christians must tell the good news of salvation to sinners both by word and deed. Men of all rank are to be evangelized including our families, our neighbors, and our world. We support and encourage missionaries at home and abroad, to the end that people might know Jesus as Lord and that God's glory might be magnified.
In summary: "We exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ."