A. THE BIBLE We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed, preserved in the Greek language via the Textus Receptus and in the English via the King James Authorized Version
B. THE GODHEAD We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three person - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; co-eternal in being; co-identical in nature; co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.
C. THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST: (1) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. (2) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the Cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical bodily resurrection from the dead. (3) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven bodily, and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our high Priest, He fulfills the ministry of representative, intercessor and our Advocate. (4) We believe God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord. Isaiah 2:4; 11:9; Matthew 16:27; 18:8-9; 19:28; 24:27,30,36,44; 25:31-46; 26:64 Mark 8:38 9:43-48 Luke 12:40-48 16:19-26 17:22-37 21:27-28; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 17:31; Romans 14:10; I Corinthians 4:5; 15:24-28; 35-58; II Corinthians 5.10; Philippians 3:20-21, Colossians 1:5, 3:4; I Thessalonians 4:14-18; I Timothy 6:14; II Timothy 4:1,8: Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:27-28; James 5:8; II Peter 3:7; I John 2:28; 3:2; Jude 14; Revelation 1:18; 3:11; 20:1 to 22:13.
D. THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: (1) We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and, that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, leading all believers into the baptismal waters in Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (2) We believe that He is the divine person who guides believers into all truth and life; and, that it is the privilege and duty of all saved people to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
E. THE TOTAL DEPRAVITY OF MAN We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam's sin the race fell, thus man inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved, and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
F. SALVATION: (1) We believe that salvation is the free gift of God brought to man through grace and received by man through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; and, that it can in no wise be merited, or earned in part or whole, by human effort; that it was earned for us by the shed blood of Jesus Christ as a sacrifice and payment for our sins. (2) We believe that only those who truly repent of their sin can and will have true saving faith in Christ. That this repentance is a sacred duty brought in the heart by the Holy Spirit as He shows man his sinful and helpless condition, that it involves a genuine sorrow for sin and a determination to forsake sin; and, that it is a change of mind about God, sin and self in which the individual truly turns to Christ from his sin and believes wholly in Him.
G. THE ETERNAL SECURITY AND ASSURANCE OF BELIEVERS We believe that all of the redeemed, once having been saved, are kept saved by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever; and, that they are assured of such by the teachings of the Bible that salvation is eternal.
H. THE BELIEVER'S TWO NATURES We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy spirit; and, that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural and therefore false.
I. SEPARATION We believe that all of the saved should and will live a life in which there is manifested a measure of holiness which brings glory and honor to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; and, that separation unto the Lord from all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations, and from all religious apostasy is commanded of God.
J. SATAN, A PERSON We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall of man; and, that he is the open and declared enemy of God and of the souls of men, and, that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire.
K. THE ETERNAL STATE: (1) We believe in the bodily resurrection from the dead of all men; the saved to life eternal and happiness with God; and, the unsaved to judgment and eternal punishment. (2) We believe that the souls of the redeemed are at death, "absent from the body and present with the Lord", where in conscious bliss they await the resurrection of the just, where soul and body will be reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. (3) We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the resurrection of the unjust, when with soul and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the lake of fire, to suffer everlasting conscious punishment.
L. The Church (l) We believe the Church presently is a local, visible assembly of baptized (immersed), regenerate believers organized by the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Each assembly does metaphorically exist as the body of Christ and functions as an autonomous organization. Each member exercises his/her gifts as given by the Holy Spirit for the edification of the body. (2) We speak of such church as a New Testament Baptist Church whose founder and head is Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:18), having New Testament officers, perpetuating the ordinances, voluntarily banded together by the unity of the Holy Spirit for worship, ministry, and the worldwide propagation of the Gospel.
M.GIVING We believe that every Christian, as a steward of that portion of God's wealth entrusted to him, is obligated to support his local church financially. We believe that God has established the tithe as a basis for giving but that every Christian should also give other offerings sacrificially and cheerfully to the support of the Church, the relief of those in need, and the spread of the Gospel. We believe that a Christian relinquishes all rights to direct the use of the tithe or offering once the gift has been made (Genesis 14:20; Proverbs 3:9-10; Acts 4:34-37; I Corinthians 16:2; II Corinthians 9:6-7; Galatians 6:6; Ephesians 4:28; I Timothy 5:17-18; I John 3:17).
N. Church Covenant
Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ. We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spiritually, to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations. We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and the use of destructive drugs or intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to shun pornography; to abstain from gambling and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Saviour. We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Saviour to secure it without delay. We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other Church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and principles of God's Word .