The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe. Southern Baptists have prepared a statement of generally held convictions called The Baptist Faith and Message. It serves as a guide to understanding who they are. Though the Baptist Faith and Message does not exhaust the extent of our faith, we at First Baptist Church believe that it accurately represents the teaching of the Bible. The topics here provide only a brief, partial summary. Copies of the full text are available in our church pews.