What We Believe

1. Scriptures  We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men inspired by God; that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man. By the Holy Bible we mean that collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which as originally written and providentially preserved does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but is the very Word of God. We believe that the King James Bible or Authorized Version of 1611 and its successor editions is the preserved word of God for the English speaking world.

2. God  We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; that in the unity of the Godhead, God eternally exists in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We believe in Jesus Christ, God the Son, pre-existent with the Father, begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin named Mary. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature.

3. Creation  We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God's own image and after His own likeness; that man's creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was made directly and God's established law was that they should bring forth only "after their kind."

4. Salvation  We believe that man was created in innocence, 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. We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, through the gospel of the Son of God, Who freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, and by His shed blood and His death, made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins, the Just for the unjust; that in rising from the dead He took that incorruptible shed blood and presented it in the very presence of God, where it is still speaking for us today. We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them through repentance and an obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own voluntary rejection of the gospel, which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.

5. The Church  We believe that a Baptist Church is a congregation of scripturally baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel. A Baptist church is local, not universal, visible, not invisible, organized, not unorganized, separated from the world and to God, separated from ecclesiastical ties and hierarchy. We are independent, fundamental and non-charismatic.