What We Believe

A Bible Believing Christian

A Bible-believing Christian is one who believes in a supernatural Bible, which tells of a supernatural Christ, who had a supernatural birth, who spoke supernatural words, who performed supernatural miracles, who lived a supernatural life, who died a supernatural death, who rose in supernatural splendor, and who will one day return in supernatural glory to establish a supernatural kingdom on earth.

The Scriptures

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible, as it is in truth, the Word of God (I Thessalonians 2:13).  We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration in the original writings, and God’s preservation of His pure Words to every generation

(II Timothy 3:16; Psalm 12:6-8). 

We use only the King James Version of the Bible.  We hold that God has given and preserved for us that which was originally written in the King James Authorized Version and we hold the KJAV to be without error.  This statement of faith can in no way abrogate or amplify our true authority, which is the King James Bible itself.  The KJAV to which we refer contains 66 books that were supernaturally written and we do not refer to any other version or book.  It is, therefore, necessary that no other book be preached or taught.  The King James Bible which we hold in our hand is God’s perfect word (the Holy Scripture) and is our final and absolute authority in all matters of faith and practice.  The doctrine of inspiration and preservation cannot be separated: they are just as divinely linked as Grace and Faith. 

(II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21; Acts 1:16; Acts 28:15; Psalm 119:89, 105, 130, 160; Luke 24:25-27; Luke 24:44-45; Proverbs 30:5-6; Romans 3:4; I Peter 1:23; Romans 15:4; Luke 15:31; Psalm 19:7-11; John 5:45-47; John 5:29)  

Salvation is a free gift

We believe in God´s electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial, penitent and an obedient faith; and nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.

(I Thessalonians 1:4; I Peter 1:2; Titus 1:1; Romans 8:29-30; Matthew 11:28; Isaiah 55:1; Revelation 22:17; Romans 10:13; John 6:37; Isaiah 55:6; Acts 2:38; Isaiah 55:7, John 3:15-16; I Timothy 1:15; I Corinthians 15:10; Ephesians 2:4; John 5:40, John 3:18; John 3:36)

The Godhead

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.

(Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14)

The Atonement for Sin

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial office of the Son of God, who by appointment of the Father, freely took upon Himself our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner´s place, the just dying for the unjust, Christ, the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that, having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven and uniting in His wonderful person the most tender sympathies with divine perfection. He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior.

Ephesians 2:8; Acts 15:11; Romans 8:24; John 3:16; Matthew 18:11; Philippians 2:7; Hebrews 2:14; Isaiah 53:4-7; Romans 3:25; I John 4:10; I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21; John 10:18; Philippians 2:8; Galatians 1:4; I Peter 2:24; I Peter 3:18; Isaiah 53:11; Hebrews 12:2; I Corinthians 15:20; Isaiah 53:12; Hebrews 9:12-15; Hebrews 7:25; I John 2:2

The Church

We believe that the New Testament church is a local assembly of baptized believers who have voluntarily joined themselves together to carry out the Great Commission.  The Lord is doing His work in this world though local churches.  We believe in the autonomy of the local church, free of any external authority or control.  Christ is the only Head of the church. 

(Acts 13:1-4, 15:19-31; Romans 16:1, 4; I Corinthians 3:9, 16)

The Return of Christ

We believe the “Blessed Hope” of our Lord’s return is literal, personal, visible, imminent, premillenial, and pretribulational.  He will rapture His saints prior to the seven years of tribulation, and at the end of the tribulation, Christ will return with His saints to establish His thousand year reign on the earth.

(I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-15, 20:1-6; Psalm 89:3-4)