“Shine a Light in a Darkened World”


Shinning a Light.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so thatb they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5: 14-16.

In a world often shrouded in darkness, we, as a group of believers, aspire to be unwavering beacons of light. United by faith and compassion, we strive to illuminate the paths of those around us, dispelling shadows with kindness, understanding, and love. Together, we embrace the responsibility to radiate positivity, hope, and the transformative power of our shared beliefs, contributing to the collective journey towards a brighter and more harmonious existence.

What we Believe

Those who make up the Christian body of MRF have basic Baptist beliefs. MRF
members also hold to certain beliefs and traditions that have been true for the majority of Baptists in all times and places.
These are:
   1. The belief that there is only one Living God, who is the creator and ruler of the
universe, infinite in holiness and intelligence, spiritual, personal, and reveals Himself to
us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
   2. The belief that Salvation is by faith and the belief that Jesus Christ died for our sins
and that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We affirm that He is the only way to the
   3. The belief that Baptism is for believers. We hold that becoming a Christian is a
conscious decision. We baptize only those who have made the decision to accept Christ
as personal Savior. Baptism is by immersion and a symbolic act.
   4. The belief that the inerrancy and authority of the Scriptures is absolute. All
authority in matters of faith and practice comes directly from the Bible. The Bible is
God’s Word without any mixture of error and is the ultimate authority in shaping a
person’s life on this earth and for all eternity. Those who make up MRF believe that
every Christian is competent to understand Scripture as led by Christ, through the Holy
  5. The belief that all believers are a priesthood. One stands directly before God with no
intermediary accept Jesus Christ, the Great High Priest.
  6. The belief that religious freedom is total. No agency or government may dictate to
anyone what must be believed or practiced in one’s religion.
  7. The belief that local churches are independent. The center of Baptist life is the local
congregation. Conventions and associations exist at the pleasure of the churches. 
  8. The belief that symbolic ordinances be observed. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are
outward and visible signs of inward and invisible grace. Symbols are, nonetheless,
powerful and never to be thought of as merely symbolic.
  9. The belief in the Total Lordship Jesus Christ. The profession of the earliest
Christians was “Jesus is Lord.” We look to Jesus to know God. 
  10.The belief that Every Christian is responsible for carrying out the Great Commission
in their lives. 

  1. For more details see the Baptist Faith and Message.