Our Beliefs

What We Believe 

1.  We believe that the Holy Bible, written by men divinely inspired, and full of unmixed truth, is a perfect rule of faith and practice.  2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21

2.  We believe in one God-Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Ephesians 4:5, Matthew 28:19

3.  We believe that men, once holy, fell by voluntary transgression from that happy state, and is now utterly devoid of holiness.  Romans 3:10-12 & 23

4.  We believe that sinners are saved by grace alone.  Ephesians 2:8-9

5.  We believe that men are justified by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Galatians 2:16

6.  We believe that salvation is free to all who will accept the Gospel.  Romans 5:15-17

7.  We believe that, except as a man be renewed by the Holy Spirit, he is not qualified or prepared for the kingdom of Christ on earth, or to enjoy his glory hereafter.  John 3:3

8.  We believe that repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ are duties of everyone who hears the Gospel.  Acts 20:20-21

9.  We believe that election is the eternal purpose of God, by which he graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners.  1 Peter 1:2, Titus 1:1

10.  We believe that sanctification, begun in regeneration, and ever-progressive, is the process by which we are made to partake of God’s holiness.  John 17:17, Ephesians 5:25-26

11.  We believe in the preservation of the saints; that they are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.  1 Peter 1:3-5

12.  We believe that God’s law is the only, the eternal and unchangeable, rule of His church and moral government.  Colossians 1:18

13.  We believe that a Church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, united in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances and obeying the faith of Christ and that its officers are pastors and deacons.  1 Timothy 3:1-13

14.  We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer, in water, by a properly qualified administrator, into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  John 3:23, Matthew 3:16, Matthew 28:19

15.  We believe that only such as have been properly baptized and received into the fellowship of a regularly organized Baptist Church should partake of the Lord’s Supper.  1 Corinthians 5:11-13

16.  We believe that the Lord’s day or Christian Sabbath should be devoutly observed and sacredly devoted to religious services.  Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 16:2

17.  We believe that civil government is of divine appointment and that the governors of states and nations should be obeyed when the laws they seek to enforce are not in conflict with the Gospel.  1 Peter 2:13-15, Acts 5:29

18.  We believe in the future resurrection of the dead.  John 5:28-29

19.  We believe in the final judgment; and that, on that day, the righteous and wicked will be separated forever.  Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 20:11-13

20.  We believe that the righteous will be made happy forever in heaven, and the wicked miserable forever in hell.  Revelation 21:1-8

 

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