801 3rd Street   Silvis, IL 61282        (309)792-3595


Baptist Church

"...the preaching of the cross...is the power of God"

1 Corinthians 1:18

Crosstown Baptist Church
801 3rd Street Silvis, IL 61282


Our Message

We believe that you can know for certain that you are going to heaven. God tells us,

"These things have I written unto you...that you may know that you have eternal life..." (1 Jn 5"13).

Heaven is a free gift:

"For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Man is a sinner and cannot save himself:

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," (Romans 3:23a); "your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you," (Isaiah 59:2); "For the wages of sin is death," (Romans 6:23).

Forgiveness comes through Jesus Christ:

"In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace" (Ephesians 1:7); "In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins" (Colossians 1:14); "...to turn them from darkness to light, ... that they may receive forgiveness of sins ..." (Acts 26:18).

Eternal life is the gift of God:

"...but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23b); "it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8c).

God's gift of forgiveness eternal life is received by faith:

"Therefore it is of faith that it might be by grace" (Romans 4:16); "For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8).