We believe that the Scriptures of both the Old Testament and New Testament are all (plenary) verbally (each word) inspired (God-breathed) by God and are inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:19-21).  We furthermore believe that Scripture “cannot be broken” (John 10:35).  The King James Version is my final authority in matters of doctrine, faith, and practice.  We believe that the Word of God in this writing is God’s preserved Word (KJV 1611).

We believe that there is only one living and true God—the Maker and Creator and Supreme Ruler of Heaven, earth, and all creation.  We further believe He is righteous, holy, worthy of all possible honor, and that the Godhead is three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—and that these three are one in Deity.
Genesis 17:1; Exodus 15:11; 20:2, 3; Jeremiah 10:10; Psalm 83:18; 90:2; 147:5; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:30; John 4:24; 10:30; 15:26; 17:5; Acts 5:3, 4; Romans 11:33; I Corinthians 2:10, 11; 8:6; 12:4-6; II Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:18; 4:6; Philippians 2:5, 6; I Timothy 1:17; I John 5:7; Revelation 4:11

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person—equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature.  He was active in the creation.  In His relation to the unbelieving world, He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled.  He convicts of sin, of judgment, and of righteousness; He bears witness to the Truth of the gospel in preaching and testimony.  He is the agent in the new birth.  He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer.
Genesis 1:1-3; Matthew 3:11; 28:19; Mark 1:8; Luke 1:35; 3:16; 24:29; John 1:33; 3:5, 6; 14:16, 17: 15:26, 27; 16:8-11, 13; Acts 5:30-32; 11:16; Romans 8:26, 27; Ephesians 1:13, 14; II Thessalonians 2:7, 13; Hebrews 9:14; I Peter 1:2

We believe that Satan was once holy and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to the Almighty, he fell and drew after him a host of the angels.  He is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world.  We hold him to be man’s great tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the Saints, the author of all false religions, and the chief power behind the present apostasy.  He is the lord of the antichrist, and the author of all the powers of darkness; but he is destined, however, to final defeat at the hands of God’s own Son and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell—a place prepared for him and his angels.
Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:14-17; Matthew 13:25, 37, 29; 25:41; Mark 13:21, 22; Luke 22:3, 4; John 14:30; II Corinthians 11:13-15; Ephesians 2:2; I Thessalonians 3:5; II Thessalonians 2:8-11; II Peter 2:4; I John 2:22; 4:3; II John 1:7; Jude 6; Revelation 12:7-9; 13:13, 14; 19:11, 16-20; 20:1-3

We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally and not allegorically or figuratively.  Man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness.  Man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, nor was it a development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms.  All animal and vegetable life was made directly; and God’s established law was that they should bring forth only “after their kind”.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 2:21-23; Exodus 20:11; Nehemiah 9:6; Jeremiah 10:12; John 1:3; Acts 4:24; 17:23-26; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16, 17; Hebrews 11:3; Revelation 10:6

We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy estate.  The result is that death passed upon all man because all mankind after Adam (having his nature) are sinners by birth.
Genesis 3:1-6, 24; Ezekiel 18:19, 20; Romans 1:18, 20, 28, 32; 3:10-19; 5:12; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1-3

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the mediatorial office of the Son of God, who by appointment of the Father freely took upon Him our nature; and by His death, he made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins.  He was the Just dying for the unjust—a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place.  He bore our sins in His own body on the tree; He rose from the dead; and He now sits on the right hand of God the Father ever making intercession for us.  He is the only Mediator between God and man.  He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate, and sufficient Saviour.
Isaiah 53:4-7, 11, 12; Matthew 18:11; John 3:16; 10:18; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:23, 25; I Corinthians 15:3, 20; II Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 2:8; Philippians 2:7, 8; Hebrews 2:14; 7:25; 9:12-15; I Peter 2:24; I John 2:2; 4:10

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner.  He was born of Mary; a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of woman.  He is both the Son of God and the God the Son.
Genesis 3:15; Psalm 2:7; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Mark 1:1; Luke 1:35; John 1:14; 5:20; Galatians 4:4; I Corinthians 15:47

We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus.  It is not a process, but instantaneous.  Through new birth, the one dead in trespasses and in sin is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God.  The new birth is brought about in a manner above our comprehension—not by culture, not by character, nor by the will of man; but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth.  The free gift of salvation is available unto whosoever shall place their faith and trust in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Luke 5:27; John 3:3; Acts 2:41; 16:30-33; Romans 6:23; 10:9-13; II Corinthians 5:17, 21; Ephesians 2:1; II Thessalonians 2:12; I Timothy 2:4-6; 4:10; II Peter 1:4; I John 3:6, 7; 5:1

We believe that the great Gospel blessing, which Christ secures to such as believe in Him, is justification.  It is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness we have done, but solely through the faith in the Redeemer’s blood; His righteousness is imputed unto us.
Isaiah 55:1; 6, 7; Matthew 11:28; John 3:15, 16, 18, 36: 5:40; 6:37; Acts 2:38; Romans 8:29, 30; 10:13; I Corinthians 15:10; Ephesians 1:1-14; 2:4, 5; Colossians 3:12; I Thessalonians 1:4; I Timothy 1:15; Titus 1:1; I Peter 1:2; Revelation 22:17

We believe that repentance and faith are solemn obligations as well as inseparable graces, which our wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God--thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger, and helplessness, and the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God.  At the same time, we heartily receive the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confess Him as our only and all-sufficient Saviour.
Isaiah 53:11; Habakkuk 2:4; Zechariah 13:1; Acts 13:39; Romans 1:17; 4:1-8; 5:1, 9; Galatians 3:11; Titus 3:5-7; Hebrews 2:4; 10:38

We believe that a church of Christ is a congregation of born again, baptized believers, associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ.  It is governed by His laws and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word.  Its officers of ordination are pastors and deacons whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures.  We believe the true mission of the Church is found in the Great Commission—first, to make individual disciples; second, to build up the church; and third, to teach and instruct as He has commanded.  We do not believe in the reversal of this order; we hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations.  The one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the Gospel.  Every church is the sole and only judge of the measure and method of its cooperation on all matters of membership.  Of policy, of discipline, of benevolence—the will of the local church is final.
Psalm 51:1-4, 7; Isaiah 55:6, 7; Mark 1:15; Luke 12:8; 18:13; Acts 2:37, 38; 20:21; Romans 10:9-11; 10:13

We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of the believer in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  With the authority of the local church, it shows forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life.  It is a prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lord’s Supper, in which the members of the church by the sacred use of bread and fruit of the vine, are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ—preceded always by solemn self-examination.
Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; 6:5, 6; 14:23; 15:22, 23; 20:17-28; I Corinthians 5:11-13; 6:1-3; 11:2; 12:4, 8-11; II Corinthians 8:23; Ephesians 1:22, 23; 4:11; 5:23, 24; Colossians 1:18; I Timothy 3:1-13; I Peter 5:1; Jude 3, 4

We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society.   Magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed.  The only exception being in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience and coming Prince of the kings of the earth.
Genesis 18:23; Proverbs 11:31; 14:32; Malachi 3:18; Matthew 7:13, 14; 25:34, 41; Luke 9:26; 16:25; John 8:21; 12:25; Acts 10:34, 35; Romans 1:17; 6:16-18, 23; 7:6; I Corinthians 15:22; Galatians 3:10; I Peter 4:18; I John 2:29; 3:7; 5:19

We believe in and accept the sacred Scriptures upon these subjects at their face and full value.  Of the resurrection, we believe that Christ rose bodily  “the third day according to the Scriptures”.  He then ascended “to the right hand of the throne of God”.  He alone is our “merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God”.  Also, “that this same Jesus which is taken up from you into Heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into Heaven”.  The dead in Christ will rise first, and then the trump will call up the saints who are alive.  This occurs prior to the seven years of tribulation.  Then after the seven years of tribulation “Christ shall reign a thousand years in righteousness until He hath put all enemies under His feet.”
Exodus 18:21; II Samuel 23:3; Psalm 72:11; Daniel 3:17, 18; Matthew 10:28; 22:21; 23:10; Acts 4:19, 20; 5:29; 23:5; Romans 13:7; Philippians 2:10-11; Titus 3:1; I Peter 2:13, 14, 17; Revelation 10:6

We believe the command to preach the Gospel in all the world is given to the local church (Matthew 28:18-20).  We further believe that a church should only support Fundamental Bible Believing Baptist Missionaries and mission projects; the church should have complete control over said support and may at any time change, withhold, or increase that support as the Lord leads.  No mission work should be supported that does not coincide with Bible truths and doctrine.
Psalm 72:8; Isaiah 11:4, 5; 32:1; Matthew 24:27; 28:6, 7; mark 16:6, 29; Luke 24:2-6, 39, 51; John 14:3; 20:27; Acts 1:9, 11; I Corinthians 15:4; I Thessalonians 4:16; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 2:17; 5:9, 10; 8:1, 6; 12:2; I John 2:1; Revelation 3:21; 20:1-6

Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the faith (II Corinthians 8:7).  We are commanded by God to bring gifts into the storehouse (common treasury of the church) upon the first day of the week (Malachi 3:10; I Corinthians 16:2).
Leviticus 27:30; Malachi 3:10; Matthew 23:23; Acts 3:34, 35, 37



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