We believe that the Holy Bible was penned by men and supernaturally inspired by God. It has truth without any admixture of error for its matter. It is the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man. The true center of Christian union and supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tried.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Acts 28:25; Psalm 119:160; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119:130
There is one and only one living God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence,and obediance. God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14; Leviticus 22:2; Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Psalm 19:1-3
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In his incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God. He took upon Himself the demands and necessities of human nature and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin.
Genesis 18:1; Psalm 2:7; Isiaiah 7:14; Mathew 1:18-23; Mark 1:1; Luke 1:35
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He inspired holy me of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savious and effects regeneration. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the dya of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the assurance of God to bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service. We do believe the Holy Spirit supernaturally indwells and empowers the true believer to do the work of God. We in no way believe in the "Charasmatic Movement" or in the false "tongues" movement as an evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit. On the contrary, we believe it is of the devil and a gross misinterpretation of Scripture.
Genesis 1:2; Judges 14:6; Job 26; Pslam 51:11; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, but of choice; and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse.
Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 5:12; Romans 5:19; Romans 3:10-19; Ephesians 2:1,3; Romans 1:18
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by his death made a full vicarious atonement for our sins. His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place, the just dying for the unjust, Christ the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree. Christ having risen bodily from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven and uniting in His wonderful person the most tender sympathies with divine perfection. He is every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate, and an all-sufficient Saviour.
Ephesians 2:8; Acts 15:1; Romans 3:24; John 3:16; Mathew 18:11; Philippians 2:7
We believe that a Baptist church is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, said church being understood to bve founded by Christ as the true church and the citadel and propagator of the Divine and Eternal Grace; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invesetd 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:
1. Make individual disciples
2. Baptize those disciples
3. Teach and instruct as Christ has commanded.
We do NOT believe 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; and that 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; that every church is the sole and only judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; that on all matters of membership, of policy, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final.
Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:4; Acts 14:23