What We Believe

 

Some of the most important things we believe are listed here.  For a better idea of what our church is like, I would encourage you to listen to the sermons we have posted on the What We Preach page.

 

THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, inerrant word of God, providentially preserved in the English Authorized King James Version, and as such, is "the holy scriptures" and thereby "given by inspiration of God." (Proverbs 30:5; Psalm 12:6,7; II Timothy 3:15-17)

JESUS CHRIST

We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His vicarious atonement, His sacrificial death, His bodily resurrection, and His second coming. (St. John 1:1; Isaiah 7:14; I John 2:1,2; I Corinthians 15:1-4)

SALVATION

We believe salvation is "by grace through faith" in the finished work of Jesus Christ, and "not by works of righteousness which we have done." Furthermore, we adhere to the Bible position and Baptist adherence that the believer's soul is eternally secure after salvation. (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; St. John 5:24; II Timothy 2:13)

CHURCH

We believe in two scriptural uses of the word "church" (the spiritual body of Christ, consisting of all believers, and each local assembly of believers). We believe that all people who have been born again are a part of "the church, which is his body," and therefore should join an autonomous local church. Furthermore, we believe the Biblical church to be an Independent Bible believing (KJV) Baptist Church separate from religio-political bosses. We believe in two church ordinances: Water baptism and the Lord's Supper, and two offices: Pastor and Deacon. (I Corinthians 1:16, 11:23-27, 12:13; Ephesians 1:22,23; 4:11,12; I Timothy 3:1-13)

DOCTRINE

We are Baptist in doctrine, and traditional in views of music and worship. We subscribe to a moderate dispensationalism, and are anti-Calvinistic in theology. We hold the Biblical position along with the Reformers that the Roman Catholic Church is "the great whore" of Revelation 17, and are against the falsehoods taught in the major seminaries across the country: the lies of higher and lower criticism of the word of God. We also believe in a practical, Biblical Christianity: prayer, personal work, giving, ministering to the saints, and a daily walk with Jesus Christ. (II Timothy 2:15; John 12:32; Ephesians 4:25; Titus 1:9-16; 3:8; Ephesians 2:10)

 

THE MAN WHO REFUSED A PARDON

Read the incredible story from 1829 here.

 

GOD'S SIMPLE PLAN OF SALVATION

Did you know that there is a penalty for sin? That’s right, just as man demands punishment for crime, God demands a punishment for sin. The Bible says: “For the wages of sin is death…” Romans 6:23 “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:14,15

But God, in his mercy and through his grace, gave his son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to pay the penalty for us. He now offers Salvation from hell as a free gift, without any works on our part, to anyone who will accept it. In order to accept this gift, you must:

Admit that you are a sinner: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” Romans 5:12 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10

Believe that Jesus Christ Died for your sin: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;…” I Timothy 1:15 “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” I Corinthians 15: 3,4

Receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” St. John 1:12 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13

Whosoever includes you. "Shall be saved," does not mean "maybe," nor "can," but "shall be saved." Right now, if you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, and you would like to, simply go to God in prayer. If you’re not sure how to pray, you might pray something like this:

"Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that because of my sins I deserve hell. I believe that Jesus Christ was my substitute when He died on the cross. I believe that His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour. Thank you for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation, and everlasting life, because of Your grace. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen."

These are not some magical words that you repeat to get to heaven, they’re just an example of what you might pray to God if you honestly believe it in your heart and want to be saved.

If you have received Christ as a result of this message, please feel free to contact us to let us know, and we’ll be glad to pray for you and answer any questions you might have.