What We Believe

The following is a statement composed of, but not limited to, the basic doctrines that our church adheres to, and that make us fundamentally Baptist.

We believe that the SCRIPTURES, composed of the Old & New testaments, are God’s inspired inerrant infallible Word, and are the supreme standard & final authority for all conduct, faith, & doctrine. We believe that the King James AV 1611 is the preserved Word of God for the English speaking world without error or mistake. (Ps. 119:160; Pro. 30:5-6; II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21)

We believe in one GOD, eternally existent as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, commonly referred to as the Trinity. (Ex. 15:11; Ps. 83:18; Jn. 10:30; 15:26)

We believe in the deity of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His death, burial, & resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His premillenial, personal return in power & glory. (Jn. 1:1,14; 3:16; Ph. 2:6-10; I Jn. 2:1-2)

We believe in the HOLY SPIRIT administered to the church and then revealed on the Day of Pentecost. His purpose is to reveal Christ to men, to convict of sin, to regenerate repentant sinners, to illuminate the Bible to Christians and, by His presence & power, sanctify the lives of the redeemed. (Jn. 14:16-17; 20:21; Rom. 8:9; I Cor. 2:14; I Jn. 2:20)

We believe that MAN was created in the image of God, but willfully sinned and is justly under the condemnation and wrath of Almighty God. (Gen. 1:27; 3:6; Ps. 51:5; Rom. 3:10,23)

We believe that the only SALVATION from this guilt & condemnation is through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. This salvation is a free gift of God’s mercy & grace and can only be received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. (Mark 1:15; Acts 20:21; Eph, 2:8-9; Tit. 3:5; Rev. 1:5)

We believe that the local NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH is the body of Christ, established when Jesus called out the 12 apostles, composed of born again believers, baptized by immersion, associated for worship, service, & the spread of the Gospel of the grace of God to all the world. (Matt. 10:1-2; 16:18; 28:18-20; Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:13-16; Acts 1:8; 2:41-47; I Cor. 12:13,28)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted two Church ORDINANCES, which are Baptism & the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is only to be administered upon profession of faith in Christ by a scriptural (Church) authority, by immersion, thereby declaring one’s faith in a crucified, buried, & risen Saviour. Baptism is the door to Church membership. The Lord’s Supper is only for believers who are members of that assembly observing the ordinance, & is to be preceded by faithful self-examination. Its elements are unleavened bread & (non-alcoholic) fruit of the vine. It is to be held as a memorial of the Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:41,47; I Cor.10:16; 11:23-29; 12:12-14)

We believe that Christians should live a HOLY & SEPERATED LIFE from the things of this world unto the things of God. (Rom 1:1; II Cor. 6:14-17; I Peter 1:15-16)

We believe that there will be a RESURRECTION of the just and the unjust. The just are those redeemed by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and at the rapture of the saints will be with Him throughout eternity in glory. The just, or Christians, will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ not for their sin, but for their works. The unjust, having died impenitent & unreconciled to God, will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment, and sentenced to eternal condemnation in Hell. (II Cor. 5:8-10; Luke 16:19-23; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:4-15)