Bible Baptist Church
Independent, Pre-millennial, Evangelistic
We believe the Holy Bible as found in the Authorized Version consisting of Old and New Testaments is the pure word of God. We believe that the scriptures were inspired of God and written by holy men. We believe that God supernaturally preserved the scriptures in the English language as found in the King James Bible and that it is without error. We believe that it is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
II Tim. 3:15,16; II Pet. 1:21; Ps. 12:6,7; I Thes. 2:13
2.The True God
We believe that the true God is revealed in the scriptures. We believe that He is a Spirit. We believe that He is the Creator and sustainer of life and that there are no other gods before Him or like unto Him. We believe that He is a triune Godhead consisting of the Eternal Father, Son and Holy Ghost. We believe that they are equal in all authority and essence, yet exercised different offices. No one part of the Godhead is before the other.
Mt. 28:19; I John 5:7; I Pet. 1:2; Isa. 43:10; I John 5:20.
We believe that the Savior Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God that He was from everlasting and will be through eternity. We believe that before the foundation of the world He was ordained to be the Redeemer of mankind. We believe that He took on a human body through a virgin birth and became the Son of man. We believe that He was and is without sin. We believe that He was the true God in the flesh.
I Tim.3:16; Mt.l:23; Micah 5:2; Isa. 9:6
4.The Holy Spirit
We believe that He is the Comforter and Spirit of the living God. We believe that He also is co-equal with the Father and the Son. We believe He is the One that seals the believer. We believe that He is received at the moment a person receives Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. We believe that He is the anointing that teaches us all things. We believe that in the days of the Apostles He was the One who gave the sign gifts as a temporary measure for the early days of church. We do not accept the modern charismatic movement to be an outpouring of the Holy Ghost with its supposed gifts of healing and tongues.
Eph.1:13; Jn.14:26; I John 2:27; Rom.8:9;
We believe that salvation is God's work for mankind in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ made a full atonement for the sins of the world when He shed His blood as a sacrifice for our sins. We believe that He died according to the scriptures and that He was buried and that He rose again the third day. We believe that He appeared to many and that He ascended up bodily into heaven. We believe that He is the believer's advocate seated at the right hand of God the Father. That death has no more dominion over Him and He is alive forever more.
I Cor. 15:1-5; I John 2: 1-3; Romans 5:11; Hebrews 12:2; I Tim. 2:5.
6. Eternal Security
We believe that the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. We believe that God will present us before the throne of His glory faultless through the merits of Jesus Christ. We believe that we did not do anything to get saved (other than accept the free gift of God by a penitent and obedient faith) and therefore we do not need to do anything to stay saved. We are eternally secure in Christ. We are part of His body.
Rom. 6:23; Eph. 5:27-30; Eph. 4:30; Jude 1:24; II Tim. 1:12; Rom. 8:35-39.
We believe that man is justified without the deeds of the law. We believe that faith is the means of justification. Justification includes a full pardon and the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ to the believer's account. We believe that we have peace with God and that Jesus Christ has secured it for us.
Rom. 8:33; Rom. 5:1; I Cor. 6:11; Gal.2:16.
We believe that God will perfect that which He has redeemed. We believe that sanctification is a progressive work and that the believer will be brought into the likeness of Jesus Christ by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the believer by the continued use of the Holy Bible and self-judgment and prayer will grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I Cor. 1:30; John 17:17; Eph. 5:26,27; I Cor. 11:31; Jude 1:20.
9. Separation-Personal and Ecclesiastical
We believe that the Christian should keep himself unspotted from this world and abstain from all appearance of evil. We believe that he should work out his salvation with fear and trembling so as to show the world that Jesus Christ is alive in his heart.
We believe that the church should be also without blemish and should shun all forms of apostasy, modernism. ecumenism and other movements that deviate from sound doctrine.
We believe that it should carry on the work of the Lord without compromise.
James 1:27; II Tim. 4:1-3; II Cor. 6:14-18; I Thess. 5:22; Titus 1:9-11; Titus 2:10-15;
10.The Return of the Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that He will return in the clouds to gather His believers to Himself and this will precede the great tribulation period. We believe His return is imminent and personal and is given us as a blessed hope.
Titus 2:11-13; I Thess. 4:16-18; Phil. 3:20.
11. Millenial Reign of Jesus Christ
We believe that the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe that He will sit upon the throne of His father David in Jerusalem and will have an autocratic monarchy. We believe that He will reign for 1000 years and He will set up His kingdom after the great tribulation period spoken of in Revelation and Daniel and Matthew.
Rev. 11:15; Rev. 20: 2-6; Dan. 12:1: Dan. 9:24-27.
12. Local Church
We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers. associated by covenant in the faith and the fellowship of the gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by the law of Christ and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His word: that its only scriptual officers are bishops or pastors and deacons. Whose qualifications. claims. and duties are defined in the epistles to Timothy and Titus. This church is an independent local autonomy, governed internally and responsible only to the Lord Jesus Christ. Its ministries are designed to glorify God, edify the saint and evangelize the world to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:23; Acts 14:23; Matt. 28:19,20; Rom. 16:5; I Thess. 1:1