THE SCRIPTURES

We believe the King James Bible (Hebrews 4:12a with Ecclesiastes 8:4 with Romans 13:1 and Revelation 17:14, Mark 3:14,17-18, Romans 3:1-2 with Matthew 13:55 and James 1:1) is the inspired, infallible word of God providentially preserved and translated without error in the English language (Psalms 12:6-7, 119:160, Colossians 1:18, 1 John 4:2, Acts 24:14) to be our self-sufficient final authority in all matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16, Psalms 138:2, Colossians 2:8, Matthew 15:1-14, Romans 3:4, Acts 17:11) and hence, no part of it can be improved upon (Exodus 20:25), “corrected” (Genesis 3:1, Mark 4:15, Proverbs 24:21), or conclusively defined (Genesis 40:8, 1 Corinthians 2:13) with supposed knowledge of Hebrew and Greek. (Acts 2:6, Matthew 1:23, Mark 5:41, 15:34, Mark 15:22 with John 19:17, John 1:38,41-42, 9:7, Acts 4:36, Hebrews 7:1-2)

We believe that all the English versions produced after the KJV are corrupt (2 Corinthians 2:17), lifeless (1 Peter 1:23) perversions of the word of God (Jeremiah 23:28-36, Proverbs 30:5-6, Revelation 22:18-19, 1 Timothy 4:1, Mark 4:15, Matthew 7:15-18, Romans 1:25) that teach heresies (2 Peter 2:1, Romans 16:17), weaken doctrine (Philippians 3:1, 2 Timothy 3:16), distort and hide the gospel (Galatians 1:6-9, 2 Corinthians 11:3-4, 2 Timothy 3:15), weaken Christians’ faith (1 John 5:13), hinder soul-winning (Titus 1:9, James 1:21, Romans 10:17, Acts 18:28), cause confusion (Proverbs 20:10, Acts 19:32, James 1:8), cause apathy (Mark 1:22, 1 Timothy 4:2, Hebrews 4:12), weaken churches (1 Corinthians 1:10, Matthew 6:24, Mark 12:24, Romans 15:4), make Christians vulnerable (Ephesians 6:13,17, Luke 4:8, 2 Corinthians 2:11, Psalms 11:3, 119:10-11,105, Acts 17:11), hinder spiritual growth (Acts 20:32, Psalms 119:9, 2 Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17, 1 John 2:1), insult God (1 Thessalonians 2:13, Titus 1:2), and distort God’s character. (Malachi 3:6, 1 Corinthians 14:33, 2 Corinthians 11:4)

THE CREATION

We believe in the Genesis account of a literal six-day creation (Exodus 20:11) roughly 6000 years ago, and that the theory of evolution is a satanic deception (Genesis 3:4, 1 Timothy 6:20) with no scientific evidence to support it, and anyone’s attempt to reconcile belief in evolution with the belief in the Bible is an ignorant and cowardly compromise (John 12:43, Romans 12:2) representing a distortion or rejection of the clear teachings of Genesis which nullifies the authority of the rest of scripture (John 5:46-47) in the minds of them and their audiences.

We believe human life begins at conception (2 Samuel 11:5, Isaiah 7:14 with Matthew 1:23), and hence, abortion is murder. (Psalms 106:38, 139:13-16, Proverbs 6:16-17, Exodus 21:22-23, 2 Kings 8:12-13, Isaiah 48:8, 49:1,5, Jeremiah 1:4-5, 20:14-18, Amos 1:13, Luke 1:41-44 with 6:20a,23a)

THE CREATOR

We believe God (Jehovah) is a Trinity – the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Ghost (the holy Spirit) (1 John 5:7, John 1:1,14, 10:30,38, 14:9, 2 John 1:3,7, Genesis 1:26-27, 11:6-9, Hosea 12:4-5, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Luke 20:42) and therefore, though the Lord Jesus Christ is “the only begotten Son of God” He is also God Himself. (Matthew 1:23, Luke 2:33, 8:39, John 1:1-14, 14:9, 20:26-28, Hebrews 1:8, Acts 20:28 with Hebrews 9:11-12 and 13:12 and Revelation 1:5, Romans 8:9, 9:5, 1 Corinthians 15:47, 1 Timothy 3:16 with 1 John 4:2, Philippians 2:6, Isaiah 44:6 with Revelation 1:11-18, 1 John 3:16, Romans 1:19-20 with Colossians 2:8-9, Psalms 107:19,23-29 with Matthew 8:23-27, Hosea 13:4 with Matthew 1:21 and Luke 2:11 and John 4:42, 1 John 1:5 with Acts 26:13-15, Exodus 3:14 with John 8:58)

THE GOSPEL

We believe that all men sin (Romans 3:23) and therefore are destined to be punished forever in a literal, fiery hell (Mark 9:43, Luke 16:22-24, Romans 6:23, Revelation 21:8) unless they receive the gift of salvation, which is only (Matthew 7:14, John 14:6) by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 2:16, 1 Peter 1:5,9, Acts 10:43-45 with 15:7-11) in the finished (John 19:30) blood atonement (Romans 3:22-25, Hebrews 9:22-28, 1 John 1:5-8, Ephesians 1:7, Revelation 1:5) of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31, 1 Corinthians 5:7, 1 Peter 3:18) who came to earth in a man’s body (John 1:14, 1 Timothy 3:16), lived a sinless life (1 John 3:5, 1 Peter 2:21-22, Hebrews 4:14-15), died to pay for our sins (Romans 5:8-9, 1 Peter 2:24), was buried, and rose from the dead. (Matthew 28:7, Mark 16:6, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

We believe that Jesus died for everyone (John 3:17, 4:42, 12:47b, Romans 5:6, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15, 1 Timothy 2:3-6, 4:10, Hebrews 2:9, 2 Peter 2:1 with 1 Peter 1:18-19 and Acts 20:28, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 John 2:1-2, Ezekiel 33:11a) so anyone can be saved. (John 3:15-16, Acts 17:30, Romans 10:12-13, Titus 2:11)

We believe that though man is depraved in general and very prone to sin (Jeremiah 17:9, Matthew 15:19, James 1:14-15), he does have the capacity (and therefore the responsibility) to choose good over evil (Deuteronomy 30:19, Joshua 24:15, 1 Kings 8:18, 2 Chronicles 1:10-12, 6:30, 19:3, Ezra 7:10, Proverbs 3:31, 23:26, Isaiah 56:4, 65:12, Jeremiah 17:10) and has free will to accept or reject Christ. (Exodus 25:2, Leviticus 1:3, 22:29, Ezra 7:13, Proverbs 1:24,29, Matthew 23:37, John 1:11-12, 12:48, Acts 7:51, Romans 10:9-13,16,21, 2 Corinthians 5:20, 2 Timothy 3:8 with John 14:6, Revelation 22:17 with John 4:14 and 6:35, 1 Peter 1:2)

We believe in the eternal security of the believer – once you are saved, you cannot lose your salvation. (John 5:24, 6:37, 10:28-29, Romans 5:11, 8:38-39, 1 Corinthians 1:7-8, 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, Ephesians 1:13-14, 2:9, 4:30, Hebrews 7:22-27, 9:11-12, 1 John 5:13, Titus 3:5, Jude 1:24-25)

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe that Christians should be baptized (immersed – Matthew 3:6,16, John 3:23, Acts 8:38-39, 16:13-15) in water (Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:48, 16:10-15,30-34, 1 Corinthians 1:11-16) after being saved (Acts 8:35-38, 10:47, Romans 1:16 with 1 Corinthians 1:17a), as a symbol and a testimony to others. (Colossians 2:12, Matthew 5:16)

We believe Christians should be obviously separate from the world in character, behavior, and choice of friends. (Colossians 3, Romans 12:2, Psalms 101:4-7, Jeremiah 10:2, 1 Corinthians 5:9, 15:33, 2 Corinthians 6:14-17, 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 2 John 1:9-11, James 4:4, Titus 3:8, Proverbs 13:20, 23:21, 29:27)

We believe soul-winning (Proverbs 11:30, 2 Peter 3:9, Mark 5:18-19, 16:15, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 9:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:16) and Bible reading (Psalms 19:7-8, 119:9-11,105, 2 Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17, Mark 12:24, Acts 17:11, 18:28, John 14:23, Ephesians 6:17, Luke 4:4) should be high priorities for every Christian.

THE CHURCH

We believe the local church congregation should be autonomous (independent, self-governing), not subject to the decisions of any outside organization (Matthew 18:15-17, 1 Corinthians 6:1, Acts 14:23, 1 Peter 5:1-2, Acts 15:1 with 1 Timothy 3:2, Revelation 1-3), Christ being head of the church (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:23, Colossians 1:18) and His Holy Bible being our only infallible written authority by which to determine His will for the church (2 Timothy 3:16), and every individual is free to expound and apply the scriptures at the liberty of his own conscience. (2 Peter 1:20, Romans 14:5-12)

We believe in the priesthood of all believers (1 Peter 2:5-9), and two offices of the church – Pastor/Bishop and deacon. (Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1)

THE FUTURE

We believe in the pretribulational rapture of the Saints (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18, 1 Corinthians 15:49-55, 1 Thessalonians 1:10 and 5:9 with Luke 21:22-23 and Revelation 6:16-17, 16:1) and the post-tribulational, premillennial return of Christ. (Matthew 24:1-30, Mark 13:24-26, Revelation 19:11 – 20:4)