The Scriptures tell us that salvation is only through the merits of Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins. While we adhere to historic Baptist principles, perhaps "biblicists" defines us better.
Here's what we affirm:
THE INSPIRATION AND INERRANCY OF THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible is the only rule of faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16).
THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE
Baptists maintain that there is no creed but the Bible. The Holy Scriptures are a revelation from God, given to every individual. The Scriptures are the reference point for our faith.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
The two basic qualifications in a New Testament church are regeneration (coming to Christ) and immersion (baptism), in that order. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41,47). We believe a church is composed of people who have accepted Christ as their personal Savior.
THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
We are a local, independent Baptist church following the rule of practice found in the New Testament with a pastor and deacons.
THE PRIESTHOOD OF THE BELIEVER
This is the right of the individual to have direct access to God. That means each individual has the right to pray directly to God, and the right to interpret Scripture, as the Holy Spirit guides him.
TWO CHURCH ORDINANCES
The Bible speaks of only two church ordinances: believer's baptism and the Lord's Supper.
THE CARDINAL DOCTRINES OF THE BIBLE
We hold to the fundamental tenets of the Word of God namely:
- the inspiration of the Bible
- the creation of man by God
- the incarnation and virgin birth of Jesus Christ
- His identification as the Son of God
- His atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on Calvary
- His bodily resurrection
- His power to save mankind from sin
- New birth through regeneration by the Holy Spirit