These are the things We Believe
1. We believe that
God is a plurality in unity; that he is a triune Deity; God the Father, God the
Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal in power and glory, and
they are all eternal and together make up to one God that we worship.2. We believe that
Jesus Christ is God; that he is the eternal Son of God, conceived of the Holy
Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary.
That he lived a sinless life and then died a vicarious and
substitutionary death on the cross of Calvary.
No man took his life, he laid down his
life to pay for the sins of every man and woman who have ever lived. All who would be saved must put their faith
in his atoning death on the cross. He is
the Saviour of the entire world. He
ascended up to Heaven and ever lives to make intercession for us who are saved.
3. We believe that
the Holy Spirit is God. He convicts the
world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. At the moment of salvation he indwells,
baptizes, and seals the new Christian.
He is the Devine teacher who guides those who are saved into all
truth. He illuminates the word of God
and always points men to Jesus Christ, that they might be saved. It is a choice and yet it is also the direct
command of scripture that every Christian must be filled with the Holy
Spirit. The direct proof of being filled
with the Holy Spirit is that a person will actively pursue the salvation of
4. We believe that
the Bible is verbally, fully, and completely inspired; that we have the Bible in our language and
that it is preserved in the King James Bible.
We believe that there is no further revelation of any other information
to be found in any books, not canonized in the 66 books of the early
church. All other books, purported to be
inspired are spurious.
5. We accept the
Genesis account of creation, at face value and wholly reject the Gap Theory and
the Day/Age Theory as utterly false, and without any Biblical standing
whatsoever. We reject any Macro
Evolutionary processes. Mankind is not
presently evolving, nor has he ever evolved.
We believe that
man was created in the image of God but that through Adam’s sin, mankind
fell. We believe that Adam suffered both
spiritual and physical death because of sin and that now death has been passed
on to all of mankind. Because of man’s
fall, he is totally incapable of saving himself and that his only hope of
Heaven and salvation is by placing all his trust in the substitutionary death
of Christ on the cross of Calvary.
7. We believe that
men are born spiritually dead, and that in order to have any hope of Heaven he
must be born again. No man can ever be
justified in the sight of God without exercising faith in the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. All of man’s works are as filthy
rags before God and it is only by being washed in the blood of Christ that any
person is accepted in God’s eyes.
8. We believe that
the Gospel includes the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus
Christ. We are not ashamed of the Gospel
We believe that
the local church is made up of a saved, baptized membership, and that it was
founded by Jesus Christ who has given to local churches alone the
responsibility of carrying out the Great Commission.
10. We accept no point of Calvinism as it is
expressed in “TULIP”.
11. We believe that
salvation is totally the work of God and that man can only accept what God has
accomplished on man’s behalf. Because
salvation is the work of God, no man can lose his salvation by any bad works
that he may commit or by any good works that he may omit.
12. We believe that we are saying something
particularly Baptist, in our world today, when we say that we completely
believe the Bible.
13. We believe that preaching is of critical
importance and that it is by preaching of the word of God that souls are saved.
14. We believe that God has set Pastors Teachers,
and Evangelists in the local church for the edification of believers, so that
they will be equipped and encouraged to go out and preach the Gospel to the
lost so that they might be saved.