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We are bringing hope for this life and the life to come to a world in desperate need of genuine hope. This hope is found in Jesus Christ and through the proclomation of the truth of God's word.
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What Do We Believe as a Church?

 

1.      We believe that the Holy Bible (King James Version) is the inspired, inerrant, infallable Word of God

 

2.      We believe that the Godhead is made up of three persons: that these three persons are referred to in the Bible as God, the Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit.

 

3.      We believe that Jesus Christ was both Divine and Human; that in order to accomplish this the Virgin Mary, by the Power of the Holy Ghost, conceived , and brought forth a son, and that this son was, in fact, the Son of God; that, in this manner, the Word became flesh and dwelt among men.

 

4.      We believe that Jesus Christ came into the world to redeem men from their sins; that, in order to do this, He, the Perfect and Sinless One, had to pay the penalty of man’s sin, death; that His blood is the only atonement for man’s sin; that man is reconciled to God by Jesus Christ’s shed blood, offered as a Divine Sacrifice for sin; that through His death on the cross, redemption from sin and its consequence was provided for all men. 

5.      We believe that man was originally created in the Image of God, and perfect in every respect; that through man’s willful disobedience to the command of God, man fell from this perfect state and became a sinner, or transgressor, in the sight of God; that, as a consequence of this, the whole human race, by birth and choice, are sinners before God and are in need of a Savior. 

6.      We believe that fallen man is saved only by the merits, or righteousness, of Jesus Christ, provided in His death, burial and resurrection; that we become recipients of the salvation provided in Jesus Christ when we repent of our sins, and personally, by faith believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth. 7.      We believe that a person must be “born again” to become a child of God. When a person is saved through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, he/she is born of God into the family of God forever; and he/she is eternally safe, or secure, in his/her relationship with God. 

8.      We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Baptism shows forth our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, our death to sin, and resurrection to a new life in Christ. 

9.      We believe that the Lord’s Supper proclaims Jesus’ death for our sins, His resurrection from the dead, and His second coming; this ordinance of the Lord’s Supper should be observed by all believers of the Church after careful and prayerful  self-examination; the elements used in this Supper should be unleavened bread and juice from the fruit of the vine. 

10.  We believe that the Church is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in Faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its only scriptural officers are Pastors and Deacons whose qualifications, claims and duties are defined in the Epistles of Timothy and Titus. 

11.  We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day and that it is to be used as a day to assemble together for fellowship and worship of God; that, according to the New Testament record this was the day the early Church observed. 12.  We believe the Civil Government is of Divine appointment. All members are expected to obey the civil government except when such laws conflict with the Word of God. 

13.  We believe that when Christians die, they immediately go to Heaven into the presence of Christ. The body is buried or disposed of in some manner, but the spirit and soul go into the presence of Christ to remain until the resurrection of the just. 

14.  We believe that when the unsaved die, their body is buried or disposed of in some other manner but the soul and spirit go to a place of torment and agony called Hell. Here they await the Resurrection, at which time they shall be judged and cast bodily into the Lake of Fire and Brimstone, which is the second death. 

15.  We believe that Jesus Christ was bodily raised from the dead on the third day, and He ascended into Heaven where He now sits at the right hand of God making intercession for the Saints. The resurrection of Christ guarantees the resurrection of every person in their own order. There are two resurrections: the Resurrection of the Just and the Resurrection of the Unjust. These two resurrections are separated by a space of time of one thousand years. The first resurrection is unto life and the second is unto death. 

16.  We believe that the coming of Christ for the Church is imminent. When He appears, the saved dead shall be raised, and the living Christians shall be “changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye”. All who are saved shall be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air. This is the first phase of His second coming. Approximately seven years later, Christ will come to this earth with His Saints to put down all authority and power and to reign and rule this earth for one thousand years as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. His first coming is for His Saints, and the second coming is with His Saints. 

17.  We believe in the autonomy (independency) of each Baptist Church. Each Church is self-governing and is not responsible to any other Church or group of Churches for its actions or policies. A Baptist Church may associate itself with other churches in a group, or association, or convention, or any other way it wishes, but this is voluntarily done on the part of the individual Church. 

18.  We believe that the “State” should not interfere with the operation of the Church. This is the only way freedom of worship can be fully implemented and guaranteed. Baptists should be individually loyal to the State and fully support it, but as free men who have the right of opinion and power of ballot, they permit no dictation from the State in matters of faith and practice. We stand unqualifiedly for religious liberty, and insist that our members be outstanding citizens.

 19.  We believe that every Christian should be personally involved in the spread of the Gospel locally and should financially support those whom God calls to carry it elsewhere in the world. Every Christian should be involved in a worldwide Christian ministry. 

20.  We believe that God calls every Christian to tithe and give an offering. The tithe (tenth) is the minimum any Christian should give, but that every Christian should purpose in his own heart as to what he/she will give as an offering (above the tithe). We believe that the tithe and offering should be given cheerfully and that our giving should be done in the light of the admonition of the Lord. Our tithes and offerings are only one aspect of our total stewardship as a Christian.