What We Believe

 

OF THE SCRIPTURES 

  • We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration and the infallible, unlimited inerrancy of the Bible.  (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21)

OF THE TRUE GOD

  • We believe there is one, and only one, living and true God, and infinite Spirit.  (Exodus 20:2-3, I Corinthians 8:6, I John 5:7, and Revelation 4:11)

OF JESUS CHRIST

  • We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the second person of the Triune God, the Eternal Word, and only Begotten Son.  (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, John 1:1-4, Colossian 2:9, Hebrews 4:15, I John 2:1-2)

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature.  (Genesis 1:1-3, Matthew 28:19, Mark 1:8, Luke 24:49, John 3:5-6, John 14:16-17,26, John 16:8-11, Acts 11:16, Acts 5:30-32, Romans 8:14,16,26-27, Ephesians 1:13-14, and Hebrews 9:14)

OF SATAN OR THE DEVIL

  • We believe that Satan is a real being, the fallen angel, the unholy one of this age, the prince and power of this world.  (Matthew 4:1-3, II Corinthians 4:4, Revelation 20:1-3,7-10)

OF CREATION

  • We accept the Genesis account of creation and believe that man and the universe came by direct creation of God.  (Genesis 1 and 2, Colossians 1:16-17, John 1:3) 

OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

  • We believe that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner, born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is both the Son of God and God the Son.  (Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:35, John 1:4)

OF THE ATONEMENT FOR SIN

  • We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly by grace through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  (Isaiah 53:4-7; Matthew 18:11; John 3:16; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:14,25; I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:12; Ephesians 2:8; Hebrews 2:14; Philippians 2:7: I John 4:10)

OF THE LOCAL CHURCH

  • We believe that a local church is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by the covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel.  (Colossians 1:18; Acts 2:42; Acts 15:13-18; Acts 20:17-28; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 4:11; Ephesians 5:23; I Corinthians 11:22; I Timothy 3:1-7)

BAPTIST DISTINCTIVES

  • This church believes in the Baptist Distinctives that are based upon Bible doctrines that have historically been held by Baptist throughout the ages.  These Baptist Distinctives are:

A.  Separation of church and state
 

B.  Priesthood of all believers
 

C.  Sole authority of the Scriptures in matters of faith and practice
 

D.  Church consists of a regenerated membership
 

E.  Only two ordinances of the church, baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper
 

F.  The autonomy and sovereignty of the local church