What We Believe

A biblical Baptist is one who believes in a supernatural Bible, which tells of a supernatural Christ, Who had a supernatural birth, Who spoke supernatural words, Who performed supernatural miracles, Who lived a supernatural life, Who died a supernatural death, Who rose in supernatural splendor, Who intercedes as a supernatural priest and Who will one day return in supernatural glory to establish a supernatural kingdom on the earth.

I. Of the Scriptures – We believe that God has revealed His mind to us in the form of a Book called the Bible. The Old and New Testaments are the final authority for the faith and practice of the people of God. God preserved His Word both eloquently and completely in the King James Version.

II Tim. 3:16-16; II Pet. 1:19-21; Acts 1:16; Acts 28:25; Psa. 119:105; Psa. 119:130; Luke 24:25-27; John 17:17; Luke 24:44-45; Psa. 119:89; Prov. 30:5-6; Rom. 3:4 I Pet. 1:23; Rev. 22:19; John 12:48; Isa. 8:20; Eph. 6:17; Rom. 15:4; Luke 16:31; Psa. 19:7-11; John 5:45-47; John 5:39.

II. Of the True God – The Bible reveals the person of GOD in His creation. Those created have but to look to themselves and the creation to see without doubt that the God of the Bible lives and manifests His power over and in the affairs of all men.

Ex. 20:2-3; Gen. 17:1; I Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:6; John 4:24; Psa. 147:5; Psa. 90:2; Jer.10:10; Ex. 15:11; Rev. 4:11; I Tim. 1:17; Rom. 11:33; Mark 12:30; Matt. 28:19; John 15:26; I Cor. 12:4-6; I John 5:7; John 10:30; John 17:5; I Cor. 2:10-11; Phil. 2:5-6; Eph. 2:18; II Cor. 13:14.

III. Of Jesus Christ – We believe that God manifested Himself in the flesh in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ was born of a virgin, filled with the Holy Ghost, lived a perfect life, was seen of men who witnessed His death for our sins, His resurrection from the grave, ascension into Heaven and heard His promise to come again.

Gen. 3:15; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; Mark 1:1; John 1:4; Psa. 2:7; Gal. 4:4; I John 5:20; I Cor. 15:47.

IV. Of the Holy Spirit – As a part of the Godhead, He is the Person who fills and indwells the believer, was active in the creation of the world, is the author of the Bible, empowers the believer, holds back or restrains the wicked and teaches the believer the Word of God.

John 14:16-17; Matt. 28:19; Heb. 9:14; John 14:26; Luke 1:35; Gen. 1:1-3; II Thess. 2:7; John 16:8-11; John 15:26-27; Acts 5:30-32; John 3:5-6; Eph. 1:13-14; Matt. 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33; Acts 11:16; Luke 24:49; John 16:13; Rom. 8:16; II Thess. 2:13; I Pet. 1:2; Rom. 8:26-27.

V. Of Creation – During “the creation week” ( six literal days ) God spoke this world and all that is therein into existence. As part of the divine creation God created man in His image and He created woman as man’s help mate.

Gen. 1:1; Ex. 20:11; Acts 4:24; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 11:3; John 1:3; Rev. 10:6; Rom. 1:20; Acts 17:23-36; Jer. 10:12; Neh. 9:6; Gen. 1:26-27; Gen.21-23; Gen. 1:11; Gen. 1:24.

VI. Of the Fall of Man – Man named Adam and his wife Eve sinned against God by partaking of that which God had warned them not to. Through this voluntary act of disobedience the consequences of the curse of sin fell upon them and their posterity. Physical and Spiritual death fell upon all in that all sin by their own choices.

Gen. 3:1-6, 24; Rom. 5:12; Rom. 5:19; Rom. 3:19-19; Eph. 2:21,3; Rom. 1:18; Ezek. 18:19-20; Rom. 1:32; Rom. 1:20; Rom. 1:28; Gal. 3:22.

VII. Of Salvation – Man by nature sins or breaks the commandments of God willfully. God, Who is righteous and Holy, requires a punishment for such acts of disobedience. The punishment is eternal separation from God in a place called Hell.

Only through the sacrifice of the personal death of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ could a payment or restitution be made for our sin. Now, through being born again, we can obtain the forgiveness of God and the gift of eternal life.

Eph. 2:8; Acts 15:11; Rom. 3:24; John 3:16; Matt. 18:11; Phil. 2:7; Heb. 2:14; Isa. 53:4-7; Rom. 3:25; I John 4:10; I Cor. 15:3; II Cor. 5:21; John 10:18; Phil. 2:8; Gal. 1:4; I Pet. 3:18; Isa. 53:11; Heb. 12:2; I Cor. 15:20; Isa. 53:12; Heb. 9:12-15; I John 2:2; John 3:3; II Cor. 5:17; Luke 5:27; I John 5:1; John 3:6-7; Acts 2:41; II Pet. 1:4; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:1; II Cor. 5:19; Col. 2:13; John 1:12-23; Gal. 5:22; Eph. 5:9; I Thess. 1:4; Col. 3:12; I Pet. 1:2; Titus 1:1; Rom. 8:29-30; Matt. 11;28; Isa. 55:1; Rev. 22:17; Rom. 10:13; John 6:37; Isa. 55:6; John 3:15-16; I Tim. 1:15; I Cor. 15:10; Eph. 2:4-5; John 5:40; John 3:18; John 3:36; Act 13:39; Isa 53:11; Zech. 13:1; Rom. 8:1; Rom. 5:9; Rom 5:1; Tit. 3:5-7; Rom. 1:17; Hab. 2:4; Gal 3:11; Rom. 4:1-8; Heb. 10:38; Acts 20:21; Mark 1:15; Acts 2:37-38; Luke 18:13; Rom. 10:13; Psa. 51;1-4; Psa. 51:7, Isa. 55:6-7; Luke 12:8; Rom. 10:9-11.

VIII. Of the Church – Local assemblies began meeting from the beginning of the New Testament Times with Jesus Christ as their head, with the Bible as their authority, with the gospel and the preaching of it around the world as their goal.

Two ordinances were established to be carried out by the Local Church:

1. Baptism, which is required of someone who has been born again, showing their obedience and is necessary for Church membership.

2. The Lord’s Table, called the Lord’s Supper in which the believer partakes of the bread and of the juice as a memorial to the death of Christ for our sins. The ordinance is to be administered to and for the membership of the Local assembly.

Acts 2:41; Acts 2:42; I Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 4:11; I Cor. 12:4, 8:11; Acts 14:23; Acts 6:5-6; Acts 15:23; Acts 20:17-28; I Tim. 3:1-13; Matt. 28:19-20; Col. 1:18; Eph. 5:23-24; I Pet. 5:1-4; Acts 15:22; Jude 3-4; II Cor. 8:23-24; I Cor. 16:1; Mal. 3:10; Lev. 27:32; I Cor. 16:2; I Cor. 6:1-3; I Cor. 5:11-13; 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. 28:19-20; I Cor. 11:23-28.

IX. Of the Home – The first of all institutions established by God was the Family. Home would be more than a place, it would be the foundation of society – established with the man as its head and the wife and children as its crown. Marriage would be the union by which a man and a woman would be united in a relationship recognized by God.

Gen. 2:23-24; Gen. 3:16; Gen. 18:19;Deut.4:9-10; Esther 1:20; Esther 1:22; Psa. 128:3,6, 1 Cor. 7:10; 1 Cor. 11:3; 1 Cor. 11:7-9; 1 Cor. 16:19;  Eph. 5:22-24; Col. 3:18; 1 Tim. 3:2; 1 Tim. 3:4-5; 1 Peter 3:1; 1 Peter 3:6.

X. Of Civil Government – This is the second instruction established by God for the purpose of providing order, protection, and continuance for mankind. The laws, statues, and commands of government are meant to provide stability and peace to our country.

Rom. 13:7; II Sam. 22:21; Titus 3:1; I Pet. 2:13-14; I Pet. 2:17; Acts 4:19-20; Dan. 3:17-18; Matt. 10:28; Matt. 23:10; Phil. 2:10-11; Psa. 72:11.

XI. Of the Last Days – Prophecy is set forth in the Scriptures which speak of a coming day of reckoning. This involves The return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Church, and then with His Church to establish a 1000 year reign of righteousness, a time of judgment on the nations, eternal judgment in ‘the lake of fire’ of Satan and all who follow him in rejecting The Lord Jesus Christ.

A New Heaven and a New Earth beyond the imagination of any living creature with eternal blessings for the saved of all ages will be created by God.

Matt. 28:6-7; Luke 24:39; John 20:27; I Cor. 15:4; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:2-7; Acts 1:19, 11; Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Rev. 3:21; Heb. 8:1; Heb. 12:2; Heb. 8:6; I Tim2:5; I John 2:1; Heb. 2:17; Heb. 5:9-10; John 14:3; I Thess. 4:16; Matt. 24:27; Matt. 24:42; Heb. 9:28; I Cor. 15:42-44, 51-53; I Thess. 4:17; Phil. 3:20-21; Luke 1:32; I Cor.15:25; Isa. 11:4-5; Psa. 72:8; Rev. 20:1-4; Rev 20:6.