The Church accepts the Holy Scriptures as its authority in matters of faith and practice. The Primary doctrines are:
1. God: That there is only one true and eternal God consisting of three co-equal persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We attribute the same adoration, worship, confidence, and titles to each one.
(John 1:27-33; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 14:16; Ephesians 2:18; 1 Peter 1:22).
2. Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only Savior of man (Acts 4:12). He was born of the Virgin Mary without agency of a human father (Luke 1:31-35); that He was sinless in His life (Hebrews 4:15); that He died for our sins according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3); that, for all who believe, the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from all sin (1 John 1:7). We believe that He rose bodily from the grave; that He ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for His own; and that He will personally and visibly return to this earth in power and glory (Luke 24:6-7; Acts 1:11; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28)
3. Holy Spirit: We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement (John 16:7-8); to regenerate, sanctify, and seal forever all who have been “born again” through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:13-13).
4. The Bible: That the Bible, The Word of God, is our final authority and is trustworthy for faith and practice when interpreted responsibly under the guidance of God’s Holy Spirit within the community of faith. We believe that “holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21), that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is beneficial for doctrine, for admonition, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). We believe the Bible is the final and absolute authority in matters of faith and practice.
5. Salvation: We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice (Ephesians 2:3; Romans 3:23) and have thereby earned both physical and spiritual death (Genesis 2:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 6:21). We believe that all who trust, who put their faith in, the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, and who accept His atoning work upon the cross, will be saved forever (John 3:36); will be given glorified bodies (1 John 3:2); and will live with their Savior forever (1 Thessalonians 4:17). We believe that all who reject the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior will be eternally lost, separated forever from the God of glory (Revelation 20:15).
6. The Church: We believe “the Church” to be a company of people called out from the old creation into the new, being gathered by the Holy Spirit into one body of which Christ is the Head (Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 5:25-27; Colossians 1:18). We believe the local church to be composed of members of “the Church”, members who, having publicly professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior, and having been immersed in accord with the command of their Savior, voluntarily united together for the purposes of worship, fellowship, and the proclamation of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world; of such local churches we read in Acts 8:1, 12:1, 13:1, 1 Corinthians 16:19, Galatians 1:2, Romans 16:16 & numerous other scriptural passages.
8. Baptist Distinctive: We believe in certain historic Baptist distinctive taught in the Scriptures (a) in the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, (b) in the competency of the individual soul before God, (Ephesians 2:18) (c) in the priesthood of all believers, (Matthew 6:6 and 1 Peter 2:5), (d) in a regenerate church membership, (Acts 2:47), (e) in the symbolic ordinances of believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper,(Acts 2:38 & 1 Corinthians 11:24-36), (f) in the autonomy of the local church and its voluntary fellowship and cooperation with other churches of like faith and order, (Matthew 18:15-17), (g) in the separation of church and state, (Romans 14:4& 14:10-12), (h) in the majority rule within the church, as defined in the local church constitution, with each member having a voice and a vote, with equal rights to all and special privileges to non, (Matthew 18: 17 and Acts 6:26), (i) and in the solemn obligation to obey the great commission of our Lord to take the good news of the Gospel into all the world, (Matthew 28:19-20).
9. Our Obligation: We believe that based upon our Spiritual beliefs we as individual Christians must jointly and solemnly accept the following obligations:
• To strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge and holiness and to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and beliefs, (Hebrews 10:24; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-24; Matthew 16:13-18).
• To contribute regularly and cheerfully to the support of the ministry, mission activities and the expenses of the Church, (1 Corinthians 16:1-2).
• To maintain family and secret devotions, to religiously educate our children, (2 Timothy 3:14-17).
• To walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary on our deportment, (2 Timothy 2:14-19).
• To watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; and be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation (1 John 4:19-20)