"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God"
1 John 4:1-2
London Baptist Confessions of 1644 and 1689
While the First Baptist Church of Parker recognizes the splendid and scriptural content of both the First and Second London Confessions of Faith, we look to them as our guides, not as our lords. Christ alone is our King, the Holy Scripture His only Scepter. Only to the authority of this King and Scepter are our consciences bound. Moreover, as the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, our collective mind and will are supreme and sovereign over these confessions. Thus we exercise the liberty of loving disagreement in those areas where these magnificent confessions may differ, especially in relation to "the sabbath" and "the law."
We welcome both the sabbatarian and the non-sabbatarian to our membership, but we will admit neither to our fellowship who would attempt to engage us in "doubtful disputations" over the Sabbath or the Law. We take a moderating position on the Sabbath, that God's people should faithfully assemble themselves together on the Lord's day and that they should "regard the Day unto the Lord"; but we also assert that Christ is our typological Sabbath, and that the chronological sabbath "was made for man, not man for the sabbath," and therefore we "rejoice in the liberty wherewith Christ has set us free from the yoke of bondage."
We are unapologetically Calvinistic and Baptistic, but we are also tender-hearted, deferent, loving, and humble one before another, each esteeming the other better than himself. We worship and fellowship together in a mutual faith which affirms the following proverbs:
"Unity in things essential, liberty in things non-essential, and charity in all things"
"A Christian needs a good heart, well headed, and a good head, well hearted."