What our Church believes

  1. We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired. It has truth without any admixture of error for its matter. Therefore it is and shall remain, to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man. It is the true center of Christian unity and the supreme standard by which all belief, human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
  2. By “The Holy Bible” we mean the collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which as originally written and providentially preserved for us today does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but IS the very Word of God.
  3. By “inspiration” we mean that the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old. They were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a definite way that those writings are as certainly the words of God as they would be if God had penned them Himself. No other writings can claim to be inspired as the Bible is inspired.
  4. As God inspired His Word, we believe that God preserved His Word in the form of the Authorized Version of the Bible  or King James Version. We believe the King James Version is the preserved, infallible and inerrant Word of God for the English speaking people.
  5. We believe that the Bible should be taken literally unless the context of a passage is obvious that it is to be taken otherwise.
  6. The Godhead. We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, coequal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.  (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 14:10, 26; 2 Cor. 13:14)
  7. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.    Isa. 7:149:6Luke 1:35John 1:1-214II Cor. 5:19-21Gal. 4:4-5Phil. 2:5-8
  8. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice. Our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.  Acts 2:18-36Rom. 3:24-25I Pet. 2:24Eph. 1:7I Peter 1:3-5
  9. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.  Acts 1:9-10Heb.9:247:25Rom. 8:34I John 2:1-2
  10. Of The Holy Spirit. We believe these things of the Holy Spirit. 1) He is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son, and of the same nature. 2) He was active in the creation in that His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the Evil One until God´s purpose is fulfilled. 3) He convicts of sin, of judgment, and of righteousness. 4) He bears witness to the truth of the gospel in preaching and testimony. 5) He is the agent in the New Birth. 6) He seals, endures, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the Believer.  John 14:16-17Matt. 28:19Heb. 9:14John 14:26Luke 1:35Gen. 1:1-3II Thess. 2:7John 16:8-11John 15:26-27Acts 5:30-32John 3:5-6John 1:33Acts 11:16Luke 24:49John 16:13John 14:26Rom. 8:14Rom. 8:16II Thess. 2:13I Pet. 1:2Rom. 8:26-27
  11.  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 an 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.  I Thess. 1:4I Pet. 1:2Titus 1:1Rom. 8:29-30Matt. 11:28Isa. 55:1Rev. 22:17Rom. 10:13John 6:37Isa. 55:6Acts 2:38Isa. 55:7John 3:15-16I Tim. 1:15I Cor. 15:10Eph. 2:4John 5:40John 3:18John 3:36
  12. We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace.  Through the mediatory office of the Son of God, who by appointment of the Father, freely took upon Himself our nature. Yet without sin, He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins. 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 most tender  sympathies with divine perfection. He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate, and all-sufficient Savior. Eph. 2:8Acts 15:11Rom. 8:24John 3:16Matt. 18:11Phil. 2:7Heb. 2:14Isa. 53:4-7Rom. 3:25I John 4:10I Cor. 15:3II Cor. 5:21John 10:18Phil. 2:8Gal. 1:4I Pet. 2:24I Pet. 3:18Isa. 53:11Heb. 12:2I Cor. 15:20Isa. 53:12Heb. 9:12-15Heb. 7:25I John 2:2
  13.  Grace in the New Creation. We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again. The new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus. It is instantaneous and not a process. 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. 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 the divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel. Its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.John 3:3II Cor. 5:17I John 5:1John 3:6-7Acts 2:41II Pet. 1:4Rom. 6:23Eph. 2:1II Cor. 5:19Col. 2:13John 1:12-13Gal. 5:22Eph. 5:9
  14. We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to those that believe in Him is justification. Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness. It is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer´s blood is His righteousness imputed to us. Acts 13:39; Isa; 53:11; Zech. 13:1Rom. 8:1Rom. 5:9Rom. 5:1Titus 3:5-7Rom. 1:17Hab. 2:4Gal. 3:11Rom. 4:1-8Heb. 10:38
  15. The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God´s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.  We believe that it is the privilege of Believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God´s Word. This assurance clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh.   John 6:37-4010:27-30Rom. 8:1; 38-39; I Cor. 1:4-8I Pet. 1:4-5Rom. 13:13-14Gal. 5:13Titus 2:11-1
  16. We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively. Man was created directly in God´s own image and after His own likeness. 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. All animal and vegetable life was made directly and God´s established law was that they should bring forth only “after their kind.
  17. We believe that all mankind because of sin is dead in trespasses and sins and is in need of a Saviour who is the Lord Jesus Christ.
  18. We believe all are lost unless born again by the Spirit of God.
  19. We believe that we are saved by grace alone through faith and without any works on the part of man for salvation.
  20. 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, 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 we heartily receive the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confess Him as our only and all-sufficient Savior. Acts 20:39Mark 1:15Acts 2:37-39Luke 18:13Rom. 10:13Ps. 51:1-4Ps. 51:7Isa. 55:6-7Luke 12:8Rom. 10:9-11
  21. We believe in the eternal security of the believer.
  22. We believe faith without works is dead that our faith in Christ is shown to the world by the change salvation has made in us.
  23. We believe all who have repented and believed should confess the Lord and follow Him in biblical baptism and begin to seek to do His will.
  24. We believe that scriptural 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. This is shown forth as a solemn and beautiful emblem of our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior. This symbolizes our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. It is a 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. Acts 8:36-39; Matt. 3:6; John 3:23; Rom. 6:4-5; Matt. 3:16; Matt 28:19; Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12; Acts 2:41-42; Matt. 28:1; Matt. 28:9-20; I Cor 11:23-28
  25. We believe that a local Baptist church is a congregation of baptized believers associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel. That church is understood to be the stronghold and propagator of divine and eternal grace. It observes the ordinances of Christ and is governed by His laws. It exercises the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word. Its officers of ordination are pastors or elders, and deacons, 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; and third, to reach and instruct as He has commanded. We do not believe in the reversal of this order.We hold that the local church has the right of self-government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations. The one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit. It is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel. Every church is the sole and only judge of the measure and method of its cooperation. On all matters of membership, policy, government, discipline, and benevolence, the will of the local church is final. Acts 2:41-42I Cor. 11:2Eph. 4:11I Cor. 12:4I Cor. 12:8-11Acts 14:23Acts 6:5-6Acts 20:17-28I Tim. 3:1-13Matt. 28:19-20Col. 1:18Eph. 5:23-24I Pet. 5:1-4Acts 15:22Jude 3:4Lev. 27:32II Cor. 8:23-24I Cor. 16:1Mal. 3:10I Cor. 16:2I Cor. 6:1-3I Cor. 5:11-13
  26. We believe that the way to finance the Lord’s work is by free-will offerings of God’s people who give as the Lord directs in His word.
  27. We believe in the pretirbulational, and premillenial,  second coming of Christ for his own before the tribulation period (Rapture) and with His own at the end of the tribulation to rule and reign on earth(Revelation). We believe that the Scriptures interpreted in their natural, literal sense reveal divinely determined dispensations or rules of life which define man´s responsibilities in successive ages. These dispensations are divinely ordered stewardships by which God directs man according to His purpose. Among these dispensations, three of them—the law, the church, and the kingdom—are the subjects of detailed revelation in Scripture. Gen. 1:28I Cor. 9:172 Cor. 3:9-18Gal. 3:13-25Eph. 1:103:2-10Col. 1:24-2527Rev. 20:2-6
  28. We also  believe and assert what are known as The Five Solas:
    1. Sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”): The Bible alone is our highest authority.
    2. Sola Fide (“faith alone”): We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
    3. Sola Gratia (“grace alone”): We are saved by the grace of God alone.
    4. Solus Christus (“Christ alone”): Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King.
    5. Soli Deo Gloria (“to the glory of God alone”): We live for the glory of God alone.