The following are the core beliefs of Second Baptist Church of
Ypsilanti, based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of
our teaching and ministry are rooted in and flows out of these biblical
God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge,
wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the
same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who
is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and
through all of creation itself.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His
glory. The first humans, Adam, and Eve were created without sin and
appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what
they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This
caused them to fall out of fellowship with God and fractured all of
creation ever since that time.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without
sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our
transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace,
offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as
their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the
world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the
dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.