The Bible is our sole authority in all matters of faith and practice. The following is a summary of what we believe according to the Bible:
- We believe in the supernatural inspiration of the Bible. We believe the Authorized King James Version Old and New Testaments are the Word of God kept intact for English-speaking peoples by way of God’s divine providence and work of preservation. The 66 Books of the Bible are together the complete, preserved, inerrant Word of God.
- We believe there is one, and only one, living and true God; and that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: the Father (Jehovah), the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection, who execute distinct, but harmonious offices.
- We believe Jesus Christ, who was preexistent in the Godhead from eternity past, was made flesh and in a miraculous manner was born of a virgin. We believe that Jesus laid down his life in a vicarious death on the cross, for the atonement of man’s sins. He died, was buried, and by His power bodily rose from the dead three days later.
- We believe that salvation is offered freely by Jesus Christ to all people without reservation. This salvation is only by grace through faith, and a personal repentance from sin must be present for true salvation to be possible. Once an individual has been saved, he has received eternal life, and can never lose it.
- We believe in the pre-tribulational Rapture of all the redeemed. When the Tribulation Period culminates with the Battle of Armageddon, Jesus Christ will physically return to the earth and establish His Millennial Kingdom.
- We believe the New Testament church is a local, visible, autonomous assembly of baptized believers. It is an institution which Jesus Christ established during His earthly ministry, prior to the events of Acts 2 and the Day of Pentecost. The true mission of the church is found in the Great Commission.
- We believe the ordinance of baptism is the immersion in water of a believer. The authority to baptize lies in the local church, and identifies a believer with the doctrine of that church.
- We believe that in the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper, after solemn self-examination, and by the use of unleavened bread and the unfermented fruit of the vine, the members only of a given Baptist church are to commemorate together the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.