Statement of Faith

Through the past several years I have been asked what we believe. The following is provided that you might understand the doctrinal principles we adhere to. Scripture references from the King James Bible are included for your examination.


     1.  We believe the Bible is the infallible, inspired Word of God (II

          Timothy 3:16).  We accept the authorized version of 1611

          (commonly called the King James Version) as the Word of

          God, preserved in accordance with Psalm 12:6,7 and Matthew

          24:35 and as the official Bible of this church, required and provided for  all

          functions.

     2. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:

         Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, 20).

     3.  We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (I John 5:20), His virgin

          birth (Luke 1:34, 35), His shed blood for atonement (Hebrews

          9:13, 14), His bodily resurrection (Luke 24:39), His ascension

         (Acts 1:11), and His personal, pretribulation rapture and

         Premillennial return to establish His kingdom on earth

        (Revelation 20:5, 6).

     4.  We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin (John 16:7-14),

      makes believers children of God through the new birth,      

      assuring them of heaven (John 3:3-6), and by His indwelling,

      empowers Christians to live godly lives (Romans 8:1, 2).

5.  We believe in the eternal life of the believer (Jude 24;

          Ephesians 1:13, 14; 4:30).

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    6.  We believe in two resurrections: the resurrection of the saved,

          and the resurrection of the lost--the saved unto the

          resurrection of life, and the lost unto the resurrection of

          damnation (Revelation 20:5-6).   

     7.  We believe that a New Testament Church is an organized body

          of baptized believers, who recognize two scriptural offices:

          Pastor and Deacons; we believe that only men (males) are

          scripturally qualified to hold these offices (I Timothy 3:1-13);

          and we believe the members are to practice the scriptural

          ordinances and be actively engaged in fulfilling the great

     commission (Acts 2:41-47).

8.  We believe that baptism is a scriptural ordinance requiring

           immersion of believers only, to be administered by a New

      Testament Baptist Church (Acts 2:41, 8:38, 39).

9.  We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a scriptural ordinance of

           the church to be partaken of by obedient Church Members in

           particular.  And we believe the Lord’s Supper is to be observed as a memorial

           and not a sacrament. (I Corinthians 11:23-34).

   10.  We believe that Satan is a person and that The Lake of Fire is an

          actual place of eternal punishment of all unsaved (Matthew 4:1-11;

          Revelation 21:8).

  1. We believe that by it’s very nature the doctrine of man is sinful and corrupt and is in direct opposition to the will of God.(Romans 3:23)

  1. We believe in the Biblical account of Creation as is contained in Genesis Chapter 1.

  1. We believe that Heaven is an actual place created by God, (Gen 1:8) and is His holy habitation. (Deut 26:15)

  1. We believe that Hell is an actual place of punishment where the wicked are cast. (Matt. 5:29)

15. We believe that all men are by nature, sinful and lost (Romans

          3:23), and that for salvation, repentance and Holy Spirit regeneration is

          absolutely essential (Ephesians 2:1-5).

   16. We believe that men are justified on the single ground of faith

          in the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:25 – Romans 5:1).

    17. We believe that a born again believer has a Biblical responsibility to the Lord to be

          different in their manner of life and therefore separate from the world in their

          attitude, actions, and appearance. While we are not to present ourselves as

          pharisaical in dealing with those who do not know or understand, we are to present

          ourselves as a holy and peculiar people before the eyes of The God who saved us

          from the penalty of the sin in which we used to live. (Romans 12:2; Romans 8:29; I

          Cor. 6:19-20; II Cor. 6:14-17).

    18. We believe that as a New Testament Church we must not join in with organizations

           of this world or with churches that do not hold true to New Testament Doctrine as

           was once given to the saints. (Romans 16:17-18; I Tim 1:3-6; II Tim 4:2-4; II John   

           10-11; Jude 3-4; Acts 2:42).

  1. We believe that there are only two offices in the New Testament Church; The Pastor to minister of Christ and to dispense the provisions of the gospel and to preach it’s doctrine and administer it’s ordinances and;

   

  1. Deacons to be appointed, in accordance with Acts Chapter 6, to the service of the church body. Furthermore we believe that only men (males) are scripturally qualified to hold these offices (I Timothy 3:1-13)

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