Our Doctrine

 

The Bible:

     We believe the Bible,  as originally written, to be divinely inspired , the totality of the  sixty-six books being the result of the movement of the Spirit of God  upon sovereignly selected men, with direction resulting in verbal  inerrancy.

     We further believe that the corporate volume of  Scripture is divinely preserved against the inclusion of erroristic  matter, and is intended to be the center of Christian union, and the  supreme authority and standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and  opinions shall be tried. 

     We believe that God has preserved  His Word in the King James Version of the bible.  Therefore, all  ministries of Bible Baptist Church will use the King James Version of  the Bible for all preaching, teaching, and bible  memorization. (Psalm 12:6-7; Matthew 5:18, 24:35, John 10:35;  2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21)

God:

      We believe that there is only one living true God, as infinite and  intelligent Spirit who is Creator and sovereign ruler of heaven and  earth.  He is inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all  possible honor, confidence and love.

     We further believe  that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: the Father,  the Son, and  the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection, and  executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of  ansredemption. (Exodus 20:2,3; Matthew 28:19; John 16:7-15,  17:5;  Ephesians 2:18; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Romans 11:33; 1 Timothy 1:17;  Revelation 4:11) 

God the Father:

      We believe in God the Father, not as being the one God, but merely  one distinction of the True God.  (The Son has voluntarily elected to do   the will of the Father in dependence upon the Spirit.) He is the  Father of creation, Israel, Jesus Christ (not derivation or inferiority)  and the believers. (Exodus 4:22; Malachi 2:10; John 20:17;  Romans 8:15, 16)

Jesus Christ:

      We believe in the absolute deity, and humanity of Jesus Christ, His  supernatural conception and virgin birth, His incapability to sin, His  shed blood upon the cross for the remission of our sins, His vicarious  death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the  Father where he lives to make intercession for believers, and His  visible return in the air for believers and bodily return to the earth  to set up His earthly kingdom. (Matthew 4:1-11; Hebrews 4:15; 2  Corinthians 5:21; John 20; Acts 1:1-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18;  Revelation 19, 20)

Holy Spirit:

      We believe that the Holy Spirit is divine person, equal with the  Father and the Son and of the same substance and nature.  That He  convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement, bears witness to the  truth, is the agent of the new birth, and that He seals, endues, guides,  teaches, sanctifies and helps the believer, indwelling every true child  of God. (Genesis 1:2; Matthew 28:19; John 3:5,6; 14:16; 16:7-11, 13;   Acts 5:3,4; 1 Corinthians 12:7; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Romans 8:14-27;  Ephesians 1:13, 14; 2 Thessalonians 2:7; Titus 3:5)

Angels:

      We believe that angels are created, spirit-being of various ranks  and orders. This company of everlasting beings are superhuman in  intellienge and strength. They were created holy and good but due to sin  many fell from the holy state and are now confirmed in wickedness.  Those who preserved their integrity are God's messengers whereas the  fallen angels execute Satan's desires in hindering God's work and  afflicting God's people. (Psalm 148:2, 5; Colossians 1:16; Isaiah 14;  Ezekiel 28; Hebrews 1:14)

     We believe in the distinct  personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age, author of  all powers of darkness and sin, and is destined to the judgement of an  eternal justice in the lake of fire (Matthew 4:1-3; 2 Corinthians 4:4;  Revelation 20:2-10)

Creation:

      We accept the biblical account of the origin of the heavens and the  earth in 6 literal 24 hour days, together with all forms of life.  We  believe that man came by direct creative act of God who made man in His  own image on the sixth day.  We therefore reject the idea of evolution  in all its forms. (Genesis 1, 2; Exodus 20:11; Colossians 1:16, 17; John  1:3; Isaiah 43: 1, 7)

Man and Sin:

      We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his  maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy  state in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners totally  depraved, not only by constraint, but by choice. Mankind is, therefore,  under just condemnation without excuse or defense.

     We believe  that man naturally is at enmity with God; that man naturally is  spiritually dead in trespasses and sins; that man is wholly unrighteous;  that man is totally incapable of saving himself. (Genesis 2:16-17, 3;  Isaiah 53:6; Romans 1:18-32, 3:9-19, 5:12, 19; John 3:18, 36; Ephesians  2:1-9; Titus 3:4-5)

Salvation:

      We believe that the only escape from the condemnation of sin is  through the redemption wrought by Jesus Christ, when He voluntarily took  upon Himself a human body and nature, yet without sin, and by His death  made a full and vicarious atonement sufficient for all sinners and all  sin; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example of His  death as a martyr, but was a voluntary substitution of Himself in the  sinner's place, the just dying of the unjust. (Philippians 2:5-8;  Hebrews 4:15; 1 John 2:2; 1 Peter 3:18)

     We believe that in  order to be saved, sinners must possess faith in the finished work of  the Lord Jesus Christ, this constituting the only condition of  salvation. This faith is not worked for, or obtained by human effort,  but by the inworking of the Holy Spirit revealing to man his lost  condition and inability to save himself apart from Gods free grace.  (Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 16:7, 8; Romans 11:6; Titus 3:3-7)

      We believe that faith in Christ makes possible the new birth without  which no man can  enter God's Kingdom; that the new birth is a new  creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous; that in the new  birth the one dead in trespasses and sins is indwelt by the Holy Spirit  and receives eternal life, the free gift of God, and is eternally secure  in Christ. The new creation is brought about in a manner above our  comprehension, solely by the power of Holy Spirit in connection with  divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel;  that is proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance, faith  and newness of life. (John 3:3, 16; Romans 3:24, 8:33-39; 1 John 5:13; 2  Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:8-10)

Christian Deportment:

     We believe that the child of God, in order to be judged of God as  obedient to His Word, must govern his life, both private and public,  with the aid of the Holy Spirit, by means of clear biblical  principles. Whereas the bible does not list all of the present-day  evils, it does specify that the Child of God should align all that he  does with the glory of Jesus Christ and His testimony.  Therefore, we  believe, that the Child of God must abstain even form the mere  appearance of evil, and that he is to be transformed into the instrument  of the will of God, rather than to be conformed to the course of the  world in any form. (2 Timothy 2:15; Colossians 3; 1 Thessalonians  5:15-24; Romans 12:1-2; 2  Corinthians 6)

The Church:

      We believe that the true spiritual church is a new testament  institution, unknown to the old testament prophets, established by Jesus  Christ who is its sole head; empowered and perpetuated by the Holy  Spirit; it is His "body" for service, and His "bride" for glory. It  began with Pentecost following the ascension of Christ, and will be  completed at the coming of Christ in the air to receive the church into  glory. (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22-23; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians  12:12-28; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

      We believe that a local  church is a congregation of immersed believers visible, illustrating the  mystical and "invisible" world-wide spiritual  church. The congregation  is associated by covenant of faith and fellowship in the gospel.  Observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising  the gifts, rights and privileges vested in them by God's Word. Its  officers are pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, authority and  duties are clearly  defined in the scriptures.

     We believe  that he true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ  to all men.  We hold that that local church has the absolute right under  Christ through the Holy Spirit.  The local church is the only judge on  all matters of tis membership, policy, discipline, benevolence, and  fellowship.  We believe that it is scriptural of new testament local  churches to fellowship and cooperate one with another, and regarding  this matter will of the local church is final. (Acts 2:41-42; Acts 15; 1  Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:11; Acts 20:17-28; 2 Timothy 3;  Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 5:23-24)

     We believe that Christ  left two ordinances for His church to practice, namely, baptism and the  Lord's Supper.  Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water and is  only to be administered to the believer in Christ.  It sets forth in a  solemn way our union by faith with Christ in His death, burial, and  resurrection to a new life.  The Lord's Supper is the symbolic memorial  feast by which we remember our Lord's death and the cleansing blood of  the atonement, and with which we mark our continual fellowship with Him  ever looking for His promised return.  The Lord's Supper should be  observed by baptized believers, and should always be preceded by careful  self-examination. (Matthew 26:26-29, 28:19-20; Acts 2:38-42; 1  Corinthians 11:23-28)

Last Things:

      We believe in the bodily, personal, and premillennial return of  Jesus Christ; that He will appear in the air before the tribulation to  transport His church to be with Himself.  The He will come with His  church at the close of the tribulation to judge the living nations and  to set up His reign upon earth to last one thousand years. (Matthew  25:31-46; Luke 21:31-32; John 14:3; Acts 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:9;  Revelation 3:10, 19:11-20:10)

     We believe in the resurrection  of the body; that believers who die in Jesus will be raised at the  coming of Christ for His church and caught up with transformed living  saints to meet the Lord in the air.  And that the wicked dead will be  raised at the close of the Millennial Kingdom and stand in their bodies  at the Great White Throne of judgement to receive their final doom. (1  Corinthians 15:12-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:4-5, 11-15)

Civil Government:

      We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the  interests and good order of human society, and the guarantee of liberty  of conscience.  This guarantee consists of absolute limitation of the  government to the civil realm, not interfering with or influencing in  the spiritual realm of the church.  Believers are to pray for, honor,  and obey civil government except in thing contrary to the will of our  Lord Jesus Christ, the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming  Prince of the Kings of the earth. (Matthew 22:21; Acts 4:19-20, 5:29,  Romans 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-4) 

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