ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible. We accept the Textus Receptus manuscripts from which came the King James Bible. The Scriptures reveal God, the fall of man, the way of salvation, and God's plan and purpose in all ages. The Scriptures are the final authority in all manners of faith and practice. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:19-21
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ is the second Person of the Triune God and therefore He has always been and was never created. Without giving up His deity He became man by the miracle of the virgin birth in that He was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, a virgin. As the perfect Lamb of God He gave Himself in death upon the cross, arose bodily and ascended into Heaven where He is our High Priest and advocate with the Father. John 1:1, 14; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:6-8; I Corinthians 15:3-7; Luke 24:2-8, 51; Hebrews 4:14-16
We believe that the doctrine of salvation deals with God saving man from the results of sin. God saves man from the power of sin, enabling a saved man to live a holy life; from the penalty of sin, giving a saved man a release from hell; and from the presence of sin one day when taken to heaven. We believe that our salvation is a free gift from God, not merited in any way, therefore is wholly by grace. Salvation is received by repentance of our sins and the placing of one's faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Luke 15; Romans 6; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:24-27; Ephesians 2:8-9
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that a church is an organized assembly of saved, baptized believers meeting for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching, to practice the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and to carry out the Great Commission; that this assembly is independent and free to govern itself without ecclesiastical interference; that this assembly is accountable directly to its Head, Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19, 20; I Corinthians 11:2; Acts 2:41, 42; Matthew 18:15-17; Acts 15; Colossians 1:18
WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH?
An Independent Baptist Church is one that is not a part of any convention, denomination, or national organization. Our local body is self-governing, and practices the principles and precepts of the word of God under the guidance and leadership of the Holy Spirit of God.
We believe that the local New Testament Church is a body of believers called-out for the purpose of loving God, growing together, and serving others.
* This not an exhaustive doctrinal statement, but a basic overview of our beliefs. For a more thorough doctrinal statement, please contact our office.