Doctrinal Statement

God’s Word and His Creation

  • The Holy Bible is inspired by God and completely without error.—2 Timothy 3:16–17
  • There is one, and only one, living and true God.—Exodus 20:2–3
  • God is manifest in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.—John 14:16–17, 26
  • The devil, or Satan, is man’s great tempter, and the enemy of God.—Isaiah 14:12–15
  • The Genesis account of creation is to be accepted literally, not allegorically or figuratively.—Genesis 1:1
  • Man was created directly in God’s own image and after His likeness.—Genesis 1:27
  • Man was created in innocence, but fell from his sinless state. As a result, all mankind are born in sin, under just condemnation without defense or excuse.—Romans 5:12

Salvation by grace through faith

  • Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, begotten of the Holy Ghost, having no earthly father.—Matthew 1:18–25
  • Salvation of sinners is completely by God’s grace.—Ephesians 2:8–9
  • Salvation is only through Jesus Christ, Who voluntarily took our sin upon Himself on the cross to make a full atonement for our sins.—2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Salvation is free to all who accept the Gospel invitation in repentance and faith.—Revelation 3:20
  • Those who respond to the Gospel are justified; they receive pardon of sin and the gift of eternal life.—Romans 5:1
  • Repentance and faith are solemn obligations and inseparable graces, wrought in us by the quickening Spirit of God.—Acts 20:21
  • Believers are kept by the power of God through faith until eternal life.—Jude 1:24–25

The resurrection and return of Christ

  • Christ rose bodily the third day according to the scriptures.—1 Corinthians 15:3–4
  • Christ will in like manner come again; the dead in Christ shall rise first, the living saints will be changed, and the Lord Jesus will reign one thousand years in righteousness upon the earth.—1 Thessalonians 4:16–17

The Church

  • A Baptist church is a local congregation of baptized believers, self–governed by the laws of Christ.—Acts 2:41–47
  • The ordinances of the church, as given by Christ, are two: baptism of believers by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.—Acts 2:41–42 and 1 Corinthians 11:23–26
  • The offices of the church are pastor and deacons.—1 Timothy 3:1–13
  • The mission of the church is the Great Commission: making disciples, baptizing, and teaching them to observe all things.—Matthew 28:19–20
  • The command to give the gospel to the world is clear; this commission was given to the church.—Matthew 28:19–20
  • Scriptural giving of tithes and offerings is one of the fundamentals of the faith.—Malachi 3:10 and 1 Corinthians 16:2