God: We Believe…..
1.There is one God in three persons.
2.They are coexistent and coequal in every divine attribute.
3.The Bible teaches a completely sovereign God and that all things, INCLUDING SALVATION, are by His grace.
This is why I preach free Grace.
*John 17:3 / 1 Tim. 1:17 / Eph. 2:1-10 / John 6:37-44 / 1 Cor. 8:4 / Prov. 19:21
Satan: We Believe…..
1.Satan is real and literal.
2.That he operates today as the god of this world and the prince and the power of the air.
3.He is not yet bound and will not be bound until the millennial reign of Christ after which “he must be loosed for a little season.”
4.He is the originator of sin and death.
* Ezek. 28:12-18 / Isa. 14:12-17 / Gen. 3:1-16 / Eph. 6:12 / Rev. 20:1-10
The Bible: We Believe…..
1.The Holy Bible is a supernatural book.
2.That it is the very word of God.
3.That it is the full, the final and complete revelation of God’s will to man.
4.It is the standard by which man’s conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
5.It is the true center of Christian Union.
6.It reveals the principles by which God will judge man.
7.I interpret the Bible literally. However, some scripture clearly uses symbolic language. I do not spiritualize unless I have plain scriptural teaching for it.
I preach only from the King James Version.
* 2 Tim. 3:16 / 2 Peter 1:21 / 2 Peter 3:1-2, 15-16 / Acts 1:16 / Gal. 3:16
Creation: We Believe…..
1.Genesis is the record of creation.
2.It is literal and took place in 6 literal days.
* Gen 1:1-31
Man: We believe…..
1.Man was originally created in holiness and associated with God, in innocence, under his law.
2.Man voluntarily broke the Lord’s command and fell from innocence, is now alienated from God, is totally depraved, and damned to hell.
* Gen. 2 and 3 / Micah 7:2-6 / Rom. 3:23 / Eph. 2:1-5
Repentance and Faith: We believe…..
1.That repentance and faith are solemn and inseparable requirements for salvation.
2.They are worked in the heart by the quickening of the Holy Spirit.
* 2 Cor. 7:8-10 / Mark 1:15 / 2 Chron. 7:14
Salvation by Grace: We Believe…..
1.That salvation is by the election of God, which is to say He chose us before the foundation of the world, but man is still responsible to repent and believe the Gospel.
2.Good works cannot acquire or maintain salvation.
* Eph. 2:8-10 / Gal. 2:20-21 / Gal. 1:6-8 / Titus 3:5-7
Eternal Security: We Believe…..
1.That salvation is everlasting.
2.We are kept by God’s power.
* John 10:25-31 / John 6:37-40 / John 17:2 / 2 Tim. 1:12 / Heb. 6:1-6
Justification: We Believe…..
1.This is God declaring one to be righteous.
2.The difference between righteousness and unrighteousness is God’s forgiveness.
3.“Just as if I had never sinned.”
* Rom. 1:17 / Rom. 3:20-28 / Gen. 15:6 / Gal. 3:24
Sanctification: We Believe…..
1.It is the process in a Christian’s life by which God progressively conforms us “to the image of His son.”
* Rom. 8:28-30 / John 17:17 / 2 Tim. 2:21 / 1 Peter 1:2
Evangelism: We Believe…..
1.We are to preach the Gospel to all whom we come in contact with.
2.We are to preach the gospel to and seek to win souls of folks regardless of race, gender or station in life.
* Mark 16:15-16 / Matt. 28:16-20 / Acts 1:5-8 / Rom. 10:14:17/Proverbs 11:30
The Lord’s Return: We believe…..
1.Jesus is coming back to Earth for His saints.
2.His return shall be personal, audible, visible, and bodily.
I am Pre-Tribulation and Pre-Millennial.
* Rev. 19:11-16 / 1 Thess. 4:13-5:5 / 1 Cor. 15:29-58
New Testament Church: We Believe…..
1.The Lord’s churches are visible, local, organized assemblies of scripturally baptized believers coming together to carry out the Great Commission.
2.The Lord’s churches are autonomous, independent bodies.
3.The Lord’s churches have only two divinely established offices: Bishop (pastor) and Deacon.
4.In church discipline regarding unruly members.
5.Only sister churches should grant or receive letters of membership.
6.The church should be supported by tithes and offerings.
I believe Jesus started his church during his earthly ministry.
* Matt. 16:18 / Matt. 18:15-17 / Matt. 28:16-20 / Acts 1:21-26 / Acts 2:41 / 1 Cor. 1:2 / Eph 3:21
Ordinances: We Believe…..
1.Baptism and The Lord’s Supper are the only divinely established church ordinances.
2.Baptism is immersing a believer in water by the authority and instruction of the local Baptist Church.
3.The Lord’s Supper is a memorial supper, to be administered by the authority and instruction of the local Baptist Church.
4.In CLOSED Communion.
Matthew 26:17-30/ I Corinthians 5:7-13/I Corinthians 11:17-34