"Putting Christ in the Center of the Yampa Valley"
Central Baptist Church is an independent, fundamental Baptist church. At Central Baptist, you will find friendly people and a family atmosphere. We are a Bible-centered church with old-fashioned values.
Since 2008, the church has ministered to the Hayden and surrounding communities. Bible preaching, evangelistic outreach, traditional sacred music, discipleship, and righteous living are important elements.
With a love for people and a heart for the Lord, we want to glorify God.
Come worship the Lord with us.
-- Pastor Bill Ditges
Summary of Doctrine
BIBLIOLOGY (Doctrine of the Bible)
We believe the writings of the Old and New Testaments contain the very mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the future for believers. Its doctrine is holy, its precepts are binding. The Bible consists of sixty-six books, thirty-nine in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New Testament completing Gods Canon of Divine Revelation for His will and purpose for all mankind is complete and closed. The scripture is infallible and inerrant in all matters upon which it speaks.
The King James Version of the Bible is the official translation used from the pulpit.
THEOLOGY PROPER (Doctrine of God)
We believe there is only one true and living God and by Him all things were created and exist. He is self-existent and self-revealing in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, which maintains the same prominence and power but does perform different tasks as a member of the Godhead.
CHRISTOLOGY (Doctrine of Jesus Christ)
We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Triune God; He is the only begotten Son, born of a virgin and continues to be both God and man in one person. Tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin; as the perfect Lamb of God He gave Himself in death upon the cross and arose bodily from the grave and ascended into Heaven where He is our intercessor between God and man.
PNEUMATOLOGY (Doctrine of the Holy Spirit)
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of Trinity, and is equal to the Father and the Son. He is the divine agent in nature, revelation, and redemption; that convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment. At salvation He regenerates, indwells, baptizes, seals, and anoints all who become children of God through Christ; that He further empowers, guides, teaches, sanctifies, and fills believers who daily surrender to Him.
ANGELOLOGY (Doctrine of Angels)
We believe that angels are Godís creation and His messengers. They are spirit beings, but can appear in human form. Angels are to glorify, worship, and praise God as well as minister in the lives of man. Even though all angels were created for this purpose some chose to follow Satan and in doing so changed forever their estate and future.
ANTHROPOLOGY (Doctrine of Man)
We believe mankind was created in the image of God in innocence with a free will, man also is a trinity in that he has a body, soul, and spirit. Adam was in a perfect environment where he and his help meet walked with God. After the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, all mankind is born in to this world with a sin nature that can only be eradicated by Jesus Christ. Man has no possible means of salvation but through Christ.
HAMARTOLOGY (Doctrine of Sin)
We believe that all men are guilty of sin and that sin separates man from God. Sin is the attitude that contradicts Godís divine law and His revealed character.
SOTERIOLOGY (Doctrine of Salvation)
We believe salvation is a free gift of Godís grace, which Jesus Christ provided through His virgin birth, death and resurrection. The only way to receive this free gift of everlasting life is through faith and believe that Jesus Christ did this for you personally and that there is no other way to receive everlasting life.
ECCLESIOLOGY (Doctrine of the Church)
We believe when one accepts Jesus Christ as their personal savior they become a believer, and part of the body of Christ. We believe that the Body of Christ is made up of all the believing saints, and it is all inclusive regardless of time, culture, and location. The local church is an independent and autonomous assembly made up exclusively of believers.
ESCHATAOLOGY (Doctrine of Last Things)
We believe that there is nothing further to be completed before Jesus Christ comes back for His bride, which is the church and will take place in the air. His return will be personal, visible and glorious, in which we should be constantly looking for. He will first resurrect the dead then translate the living, removing them from the earth (Pre-tribulation wrath). After pouring out the righteous judgments of God upon the unbelieving world, He will descend with His church and establish His kingdom over all nations for a thousand years (Pre-Millennial return).
We believe that all Christians will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ to give account for their works. We believe that all of the unbelieving will stand before the Great White Throne of Judgment where they will be condemned to eternity in the Lake of Fire. We believe that the soul is eternal and will spend eternity in Heaven if the person has accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior or in Hell if the person has rejected the finished work of salvation through Jesus Christ. We believe in a literal Hell and do not believe in annihilation of the soul, nor soul sleep.