Doctrinal Statement

  1. We believe there is one God existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each possessing the divine nature.
  2. We believe that God through the Holy Spirit did so inspire, guide, and move the writers of Holy Scripture so that the original documents were free from all error.
  3. We believe that humanity was created in the image of God; sinned and thereby incurred physical death, separation from God, and that all humanity is born helplessly in sin.
  4. We believe that Jesus Christ was eternally begotten of the Father by the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly man.
  5. We believe that Jesus Christ died as a representative of sinners and that all who believe in his death and resurrection are justified before God.
  6. We believe that on the third day after his crucifixion, Jesus Christ rose again from the dead with the same body in which He suffered, with which He also ascended to the right hand of the Father where he makes intercession for the saints.
  7. We believe that Jesus Christ will in future history return bodily to this earth, to resurrect and judge the living and dead, and through Whom God will recreate the heavens and the earth.
  8. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two sacraments to the local church, baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two sacraments should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Somonauk Baptist Church

...the Bible as it is for people as they are...for the good of our city and the world.

About Somonauk Baptist Church


Somonauk Baptist Church is a family apprenticed to Jesus who: listen to the Word, follow the Spirit, and express love - for the good of our city and the world. 

In Pastor David's adult Sunday school class, we have begun a discussion-oriented series called What Do Baptists Believe?  As we prayerfully update our SBC doctrinal statement, this class will be a crucial step in that process.  Our entire SBC family is invited to participate, so grab a cup of coffee and join us at 9:00am Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall.