I. VERBAL INSPIRATION - We believe the Holy Scriptures, as
contained in the Old and New Testament, to be the verbally
inspired Word and revelation of God, inerrant, infallible, and
God breathed as given in the original manuscript. Psalm
19:7-11; II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:16-21; Luke 24:13-28;
John 16:12-16; Jonah 1:1.
II. DEITY AND VIRGIN BIRTH - We believe in the Deity of
Jesus Christ, His Virgin Birth, that He is the incarnate Son of
God, the second person in the blessed Trinity, Very God of
Very God, for Whom and by Whom all things were created.
( John 1:1-14; 14:9; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; John 10:36.)
Man is not an evolved beast, but a fallen creation. (Genesis
1:26, 27; 2:7.) He can only be re-created in righteousness in
Jesus Christ. (II Cor. 5:17; Titus 3:4; John 1:12, 13.)
III. THE TRINITY - We believe in the Triune God, Father, Son
and Holy Spirit--three persons (I John 5:1-8). The Holy Spirit
is the infallible interpreter of the infallible Scriptures (John
IV. BLOOD ATONEMENT - We believe in the substitutionary
atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ that He, by the grace of
God, tasted death for every man, and that all must be born
again or are forever lost. (Heb. 2:9; John 6:44-69; 3:1-18;
Romans 3:25; Rev. 1:5; Hebrews 9:22; I Peter 1:18, 19.)
V. RESURRECTION - We believe in the bodily resurrection of
our Lord Jesus Christ, and that He ascended bodily into the
heavens, and is now at the right hand of God as our
Mediator, Priest and Advocate. (Acts 3:12-26; John 20; Heb.
9:24; I Cor. 15:12-28.)
VI. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH - We believe that man is
justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of
our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. (Rom. 5:1.)
VII. ETERNAL SECURITY - We believe in the eternal security of
all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (John 10:27-29.)
VIII. KINGSHIP, SECOND COMING, AND JUDGMENT - We
believe in the Kingship of Jesus Christ. (Rev. 11:15; 19:11-21;
I Thess. 1:9, 10.)
A. In this blessed hope, the personal, pre-millennial and
imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
for all believers in Christ. (I Thess. 4:13-18; I Cor.
15:50-55; Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13.)
B. That He must come with His saints to execute
judgment upon the ungodly nations. (Jude 14, 15;
C. That He will cast Satan into the abyss and establish
His earthly kingdom and reign 1,000 years. (Rev.
IX. OF A GOSPEL CHURCH - We believe that a visible church
of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated
by faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the
ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising
the rights and privileges invested in them by His Word;
that its only Scriptural officers are Bishops, or Pastors, and
Deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are
defined in the epistles to Timothy and Titus.
PLACES IN BIBLE WHERE TAUGHT:
A. I Cor. 1:1-13; Matt. 18:17; Acts 5:11; 8:1; 11:21-23; I Cor. 4:17; 14:23; III John 9.
B. Acts 2:41, 42; II Cor. 8:5; Acts 2:47; I Cor. 5:12, 13.
C. I Cor. 11:2; II Thess. 3:6; Rom. 16:17-20; I Cor. 11:23-34; Matt. 18:15-20; II Cor. 2:17; I Cor 1:17.
D. Matt. 28:20; John 14:15; 15:12; I John 4:21; John 14:21; I Thess. 4:2; II John 6; Gal. 6:2; all the Epistles.
E. Eph. 4:7; I Cor. 14:12; Phil. 1:27.
F. Phil. 1:1; Acts 14:23; 15:22; I Tim. 3; Titus 1.
X. OF BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER - We believe that scriptural Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, and Son and Holy Ghost; to show forth, in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord's Supper; in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and juice are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.
PLACES IN BIBLE WHERE TAUGHT
A. Acts 8:36-39; Matt. 3:5; John 3:22, 23; 4:1, 2; Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 8:12; 16:32-34; 18:8.
B. Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48; Gal. 3:27, 28.
C. Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; I Peter 3:20, 21; Acts 22:16.
D. Acts 2:41, 42; Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts and Epistles.
E. I Cor. 11:26; Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:14-20.
F. I Cor. 11:28; I Cor. 5:1-8; I Cor. 10:3-32; I Cor. 11:17-32; John 6:26-71.
XI. OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT - We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; and that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ.
PLACES IN BIBLE WHERE TAUGHT
A. Rom. 13:1-7; Deut. 16:18; II Sam. 23:3; Exodus 18:21-23; Jer. 30:21.
B. Matt. 22:21; Titus 3:1; I Peter 2:13; I Tim. 2:1-3.
C. Acts 5:29; Matt. 10:28; Dan. 3:15-18; 6:7-10; Acts 4:18-20.