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Summary of Beliefs

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe God not only inspired every word, but has preserved them through the ages. We believe the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people (Psalm 12:6-7II Timothy 3:15-17I Peter 1:23-25II Peter 1:19-21).


We believe in one God, who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and immutable. We believe He has one nature, one essence, and one substance, yet manifests Himself to man in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4I Timothy 1:17James 1:17I John 4:4).


We believe Jesus Christ to be the one and only Saviour of mankind. We believe Jesus Christ to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was virgin born, that He was God incarnate, and that the purposes of the incarnation were to reveal God, to redeem men, and to rule over God's kingdom. We believe Jesus Christ never relinquished any attributes of His Deity, but merely veiled them. We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man's sin. This sacrifice was a just payment to God for the forgiveness of sin. It was activated by His death through the shedding of His blood on the Cross and was accepted by God upon His resurrection. We believe He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection to be seated at the right hand of the Father, waiting for the time of receiving His church at the Rapture, and returning seven years later to earth to rule and reign as King for 1,000 years (Psalm 2:7-9Isaiah 7:149:643:11Micah 5:2Matthew 1:25Luke 1:26-35John 1:11:3141829Romans 3:19-25Romans 5:6-15Philippians 2:5-11I Thessalonians 4:13-18I Timothy 2:5I Timothy 3:16Titus 2:10-15Hebrews 7:269:24-28I Peter 1:192:2I John 1:3Revelation 20:1-6).

The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit of God is a person who has personality and all the attributes of Deity. We believe the Holy Spirit has always been involved in the affairs of mankind. However, we believe He has a special ministry which began at Pentecost and will continue until the Rapture. This ministry includes convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, sanctify, seal, and fill all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:5-6John 14:16Acts 1:5Acts 11:15I Corinthians 3:16I Corinthians 6:19-20I Corinthians 12:13).

Sin and Salvation

We believe all men were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam. We believe that because of his nature, man is a sinner by choice, and he is totally incapable of reforming himself or ceasing from his sin by his own power. We believe the only hope of deliverance for man is a total change of mind concerning his sinful condition and inability to change it, and a turning to Jesus Christ as the only Saviour. We believe that only through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the Cross can a man be delivered from his sin. We believe that all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Saviour are already condemned to an eternity in the Lake of Fire (Genesis 5:1-5Acts 4:19Acts 16:31Romans 3:10-23Romans 5:6-12Romans 6:23Romans 10:9-10Ephesians 2:8-9Titus 3:5-6Revelation 20:11-14).

The New Testament Church

We believe the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ and was empowered on the day of Pentecost. We believe the local church is God's only institution to carry out His work today. We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and baptized according to the command of Christ, and have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worship, fellowship, service, and the Lord's Table. We believe all true believers will be taken up at the Rapture, just prior to the Tribulation (Matthew 16:16-18Acts 1:15Acts 2:41-43Acts 11:15Acts 20:28I Corinthians 15: 51-58Ephesians 1:12-14Ephesians 5:25-30I Thessalonians 4:13-18I Timothy 3:4-15).

The Last Days

We believe in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures in their grammatical and historical context. We believe in the pre-tribulational Rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year Tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of one thousand years. Following this one thousand years is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new Heaven and new earth (I Corinthians 15:51-58I Thessalonians 4:13-18I Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 19-22).

Our Doctrinal Beliefs

I.    Of the Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired; that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.

  1. By "The Holy Bible" we mean that collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which, as originally written does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but IS the very Word of God.

  2. By "inspiration" we mean that the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired.

Psalm 19:7-11119:89,105,130,160Proverbs 30:5-6Isaiah 8:20Luke 16:3124:25-27,44-45John 5:39,45-4712:4817:17Acts 1:1628:25Romans 3:415:4Ephesians 6:172Timothy 3:16-171Peter 1:232Peter 1:19-21Revelation 22:19 

II.     Of the True God

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

Genesis 17:1Exodus 20:2-315:11Psalm 83:1890:2147:5;7Jeremiah 10:10Matthew 28:19Mark 12:30John 4:2410:3015:2617:5;
Acts 5:3-4Romans 11:231Corinthians 12:10-118:612:4-62Corinthians 13:14Ephesians 2:184:6Philippians 2:5-61Timothy 1:171John 5:7Revelation 4:11 

III.    Of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation;; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God's purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of judgment and of righteousness; that He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer.

Genesis 1:12Matthew 3:1128:19Mark 1:8Luke 1:353:1624:49John 1:333:5-614:1-17,2615:26-2716:8-13Acts 5:30-3211:16Romans 8:14-1626-27Ephesians 1:13-142Thessalonians 2:7,13Hebrews 9:141Peter 1:2


IV.     Of the Devil (Satan)

We believe that Satan was once holy and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air and the unholy god of this world. We hold him to be man's greatest tempter, the enemy of God and Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of all false religions, the chief power back of the present apostasy; the lord of the antichrist, and the author of all the powers of darkness; destined however to final defeat at the hands of God's own Son and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell, a place prepared for him and his angels.

Isaiah 14:12-15Ezekiel 28:14-17Matthew 4:1-313:22525:4127:39Mark 13:21-22Luke 22:3-4John 14:30Ephesians 2:22Corinthians 11:13_15; 1Thessalonians 3:52Thessalonians 2:8-111Peter 5:82Peter 2:41John 2:223:84:32John 7Jude 6Revelation 12:7-1013:13-1419:11,16,2020:1-3,10

V.    Of the Creation

We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God's own image and after His own likeness; that man's creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was made directly and God's established law was that they should bring forth only "after their kind."

Genesis 1:1,11,24,26-272:21-23Exodus 20:11Nehemiah 9:6Jeremiah 10:12John 1:3Acts 4:2417:23-26Romans 1:20;  Colossians 1:16-17Hebrews 11:3Revelation 10:6


VI.    Of the Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, but of choice; and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse.

Genesis 3:1-6,24Ezekiel 18:19-20Galatians 3:22Ephesians 2:1,3Romans 1:18,20,28,323:10-195:12,19;


VII.   Of the Virgin Birth

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of a woman, and that He is both the Son of God, and God, the Son.

Genesis 3:15Psalm 2:7Isaiah 7:14; Matthews 1:18-25; Mark 1:1Luke 1:35John 1:14Galatians 4:41Corinthians 15:471John 5:20


VIIII.  Of the Atonement for Sin

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, Who by appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ, the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that, having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and an all sufficient Savior.

Isaiah 53:4-7,11-12Matthew 18:11John 3:1610:18Acts 15:11Romans 3:24-25Galatians 1:4Ephesians 2:8Philippians 2:7-8;
Hebrews 2:147:259:12-1512:2


IX.    Of Grace in the New Creation

We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, not by culture, not by character, nor by the will of man, but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.

Luke 5:27John 1:12-133:3,6-7Acts 2:41Romans 6:232Corinthians 5:17,19Galatians 5:22Ephesians 2:15:9Colossians 2:131John 5:1


X.     Of the Freeness of Salvation

We believe in God's electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial, penitent and obedient faith; and nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.

Isaiah 55:1Matthew 11:28John 3:15-18,365:406:37Acts 2:38Romans 8:29-3010:131Corinthians 15:10Ephesians 2:4-5Colossians 3:121Thessalonians 1:41Timothy 1:15Titus 1:11Peter 1:2Revelation 22:17


XI.    Of Justification

We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done; but solely through faith in the Redeemer's blood, His righteousness is imputed unto us.

Isaiah 53:11Habakkuk 2:4Zechariah 13:1Acts 13:39Romans 1:174:15:1-98:1Galatians 3:11Titus 3:5-7Hebrews 10:38


XII.   Of Repentance and Faith

We believe that Repentance and Faith are solemn obligations, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God; thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Savior.

Psalm 51:1-4,7Isaiah 55:6-7Mark 1:15Luke 12:818:13Acts 2:37-3820:21Romans 10:9-11,13


XIII.   Of the Church

We believe that a Baptist Church is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel, said church being understood to be the citadel and propagator of the Divine and Eternal Grace; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers of ordination are pastors or elders whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the scriptures; we believe the true mission of the church is found in the Great Commission: First, to make individual disciples; Second, to build up the church; Third, to teach and instruct as He has commanded. We do not believe in the reversal of this order; we hold that the local church has the absolute right of self government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the Gospel; that every church is the sole and only judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; on all matters of membership, of policy, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final.

 Leviticus 27:31Malachi 3:10Matthew 28:19-20Acts 2:41-426:5-614:2315:22-2320:17-281Corinthians 5:11-136:1-311:212:4,8-1116:1-2Ephesians 1:22-234:115:23-24Colossians 1:181Timothy 3:1-13


XIV.  Of Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, with the authority of the local church, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lord's supper, in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and the fruit of the vine are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.

     Matthew 3:63:1628:19-20John 3:23Acts 2:41-428:36-39Romans 6:3-51Corinthians 11:23-28Colossians 2:12


XV.  Of the Perseverance of the Saints

We believe that such only are real believers as endure unto the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and that they are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation.

Psalm 121:3Matthew 6:2013:19-21John 8:31-3210:28-2916:8Romans 8:28,35-39Philippians 1:6Colossians 1:21-23;
Hebrews 1:141Peter 1:51John 2:19


XVI.  Of the Righteous and the Wicked

We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked, and under the curse, and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.

Genesis 18:23Proverbs 11:3114:32Malachi 3:18Matthew 7:13-1425:34Luke 9:2616:25John 8:2112:25Acts 10:34-35Romans 1:176:16-18,237:61Corinthians 15:22Galatians 3:101Peter 4:181John 2:7,295:19


XVII. Of Civil Government

We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ; who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the kings of the earth.

Exodus 18:21-222Samuel 23:3Psalm 72:11Daniel 3:17-18Matthew 10:2822:2123:10Acts 4:19-2023:5Romans 13:7Philippians 2:10-11Titus 3:11Peter 2:13-14,17


XVIII.  Of the Resurrection and Return of Christ

We believe in and accept the sacred Scriptures upon these subjects at their face and full value. Of the Resurrection, we believe that Christ rose bodily "The third day according to the Scriptures"; that He ascended "to the right hand of the throne of God"; that He alone is our "merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God"; "that this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven," bodily, personally, and visibly; that the "dead in Christ shall rise first"; that the living saints "shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump"; "that the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David"; and that "Christ shall reign a thousand years in righteousness until He hath put all enemies under His feet."

Psalm 72:8Isaiah 11:4-5Matthew 24:27,42Matthew 28:6-7Mark 16:6,19Luke 1:32Luke 24:2,4-6,39,51John 14:3John 20:27;  Acts 1:9,111Corinthians 15:4Philippians 4:201Thessalonians 4:161Timothy 2:5Hebrews 2:175:98:19:2812:2


XIX.  Of Missions

The command to give the gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable and this Commission was given to the churches.

Matthew 28:18-20Mark 16:15John 20:21Acts 1:8Romans 10:13-15


XX.  Of the Grace of Giving

Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the Faith. We are commanded to bring our gifts into the storehouse (common treasury of the church) upon the first day of the week. Under Grace we give, and do not pay, the tithe. We are commanded to bring the tithe into the common treasury of the church. In the New Testament it was the common treasury of the church.

2Corinthians 8:71Corinthians 16:2Hebrews 7:2,4Matthew 23:23Leviticus 27:30Acts 4:34,35,37

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