1. The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God breathed, and therefore are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning. The King James Bible is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21).
2. The Godhead
We believe in one Triune God, eternally, existing in three persons- Father, Son, Holy Ghost, each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections, (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 1 John 5:7)
3. The Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin that human race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and, of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23, 5:12, 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3, 4:17-19).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (John 1:12; Rev. 1:5, Eph. 2:8-10).
5. The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers
1. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 3:36, 6:37-40,10:27-30; 1 Peter 1:4-5).
2. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh (Romans 13:13-14; 1 John 2:15-17; Titus 2:12-15).
6. The Church
1. We believe that a Biblical Baptist Church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is solely made of born-again, baptized believers (Acts 2:41; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Eph. 5:25-27).
2. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local Baptist churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures ( Acts 20:17-28; 1 Timothy 3:13-16; Titus 1:5).
3. We believe in the autonomy of the local Baptist church free of any external authority or control ( 1 Cor. 3:9; Acts 13:1-4, 1 Peter 5:1-4).
4. We recognize water baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the Scriptural ordinances of obedience for the Baptist church in this age ( Matt. 28:19-21; Acts 2:21, 8:35-39; 1 Cor. 11:23-36). We do not accept alien baptism, and re-baptize people that have been saved, but were not baptized in a baptist church. Closed communion is the only form of communion we practice.
We believe that God has given the local Baptist church a Great Commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude from every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. AS ambassadors of Christ we must use all scriptural means available to go to foreign nations and our own nation and not wait for them to come to us, (Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; Acts 1:8; II Cor. 5:20).
We believe that every Christian, as a steward of that portion of God’s wealth entrusted to him, is obligated to support his local church financially. We believe that God has established the tithe as a basis for giving; but, that every Christian should also give other freewill offerings sacrificially and cheerfully to the support of the church, the relief of those in need, and the spread of the Gospel. We believe that a Christian relinquishes all rights to direct the use of the tithe or offering once the gift has been made, (Prov. 3:9-10; Acts 4:34-37; 1 Cor. 16:2; 1 John 3:17).