WE ARE INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
WE ARE NOT part of any convention or national organization. We do not support, nor are we sympathetic with: The National Council of Church, World Council of Churches, National Association of Evangelicals, The Charismatic movement (includes the tongues movement), Ecumenical evangelism, Calvinism, Liberalism, and Modernism.
(2 Corinthians 6:14)
Biblical Authority in All Matters of Faith and Practice
Autonomy of the Local Church
Priesthood of the Believers
Two Officers (Pastors and Deacons)
Individual Soul Liberty
Separation of Church and State
Two Ordinances (Baptism and Communion)
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible. The Old and New Testaments are definitely inspired word for word. We accept the Textus Receptus manuscripts from which came the King James Bible. The Scriptures reveal God, the fall of man, the way of salvation, and God's plan and purpose in all ages. The Scriptures are the final authority in all manners of faith and practice.
(II Timothy 3:16.)
We believe that there is one and only one living and true God; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, equal in divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 26:19, I Corinthians 8:6.)
ONE SOVEREIGN GOD
We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ. He, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God, who became a man, totally apart from sin, being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
(Luke 1:30-55, John 1:1-15; Philippians 2:5-8, Colossians 1:15.)
THE SON OF GOD
The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified; He ascended into Heaven in the glorified body where He is seated at the right hand of God the Father as Head of the Church, making intercession for the saints as our High Priest.
(Luke 24; Acts 1:9-11, Romans 5:8-10, Ephesians 1:20-23, I Peter 3:18.)
THE RESULT OF SIN
We believe that salvation is by grace plus nothing and minus nothing. The conditions to salvation are repentance and faith.
(John 3:16, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 10:13.)
The local church is a group of believers baptized by water, banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission; preaching the gospel to every creature.
(Mark 16:15, I Corinthians 12:12, Ephesians 1:22, 23.)
The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is coming again in the air at any moment to catch up His Church and to reward their service: the unbelievers left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which Christ shall return visibly to the earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of righteous rule; after this the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord.
(Matthew 24:29-42, I Thessalonians 4:16-18, Revelation 19:11-20:13.)
THE SECOND COMING
Is a called-out body of believers. The Church is not an organization but an organism in the body of Christ.