1) We believe the AV 1611 King James Bible to be the perfect and infallible word of God. We believe the word of God is inspired in its origination and preservation; hence divinely preserved throughout its various generations and languages until it reached us in its present form. By this we mean that the AV 1611 preserves the very words of God in the form in which He wished them to be represented in the universal language of these last days: English. Each word is therefore sacred and as such is, in our minds, exempted from the pilferage of presumptuous scholars, whether they be of the Alexandrian variety or of the «conservative,» Traditional (Byzantine) type.
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2) We believe in the right division of the word of truth, carefully noting doctrinal differences that exist between the various ages in which God has dealt with mankind differently and has given man different responsibilities. As such, we embrace a moderate dispensationalism, as dispensationalists, we are careful not to over divide and thereby reject scriptural doctrines such as water baptism (see statement 4 below), repentance or Godly sorrow, confession of sins to God, assembly at the local church with other saved people, which rejection has become the habit of some of the brethren of hyper-dispensationalistic persuasion.
We believe this moderate division of the word is the only legitimate solution to many of the supposed discrepancies in the scriptures. Not dividing the scriptures can lead to a mixture of truth and error, which so often leads to grave heresy.
3) We believe that salvation in this age (church age) is by grace through faith in the blood and finished atonement of Jesus Christ at Calvary as revealed to the Apostle Paul. In this age (church age) man’s responsibility before God is to believe the gospel in order for God to impute the righteousness of Christ to him at the moment of his belief. However, man’s responsibility in order for God to impute righteousness to him in other ages varies.
We are literal creationists and believe that Man was created in the image and likeness of God; but through the sin of Adam, man fell into sin and is, therefore, lost apart from Christ. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Salvation is the gift of God and includes the forgiveness of sins, the imputation of the Righteousness of Jesus Christ, and the gift of eternal life. Union with the triune God provides all blessings in this life and the life hereafter. Salvation is received by faith alone, apart from all good works and merit.
4) We believe that believers should be immersed in water after being saved. Such believers (water) baptism is one of the two ordinance but is not a means of grace and plays NO part in the salvation of one’s soul.
5) We believe the other ordinance to be the Lord’s Supper or Communion. This is a memorial and again, not a means of grace and plays NO part in the salvation of one’s soul.
6) We believe in a pre-millennial, pre-tribulation translation or rapture of the Church, the body of Christ.
Jesus Christ will come again to receive unto Himself those who believe in Him, that where He is, they may be also. He will come again personally and visibly to establish His kingdom.
7) We believe in the body of Christ (the Church) which is entered into by an individual at the moment of salvation. The agent of this transaction is the Holy Spirit who baptizes that believer spiritually into the Church: the Body of Christ. We believe that the Church is manifested visibly through the local churches. We believe that a local church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and the fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts and privileges invested in them by His word; that its only Scriptural officers are bishops (pastors) and deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are defined in the epistles to Timothy and to Titus. Said local church is an independent local autonomy, governed internally by the bishop and responsible to the Lord Jesus Christ. Its ministries include glorifying the Saviour, edifying the saints, and evangelizing the world for Christ. We reject the so-called Baptist Bride positions and their theories on the Church, Baptism, the nature of John Baptist’s work, etc.
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