What We Believe

Doctrinal Statement

We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible as originally written, as the inerrant, infallible and authoritative Word of God. I Tim. 3:16; 1 Peter 1:21.

We believe in one God Who is the Creator and Sovereign Ruler of the universe Who exists in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that He is an infinite God of holiness and righteousness, as well as of love and grace. Gen. 1:1, Jn. 1:1, Col. 1:16-17, Matt, 28:18-20.

We believe in the doctrine of total depravity of all men born of Adam, and in the eternal condemnation and suffering of all such men who are not born again, through personal faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Pa. 51:5, Jer. 17:9, Isa. 53:6, Matt, 25:41, Rev. 21:8.

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is eternally very God of very God, and that He was made flesh through the virgin birth. Heb. 1:8, 1 Tim. 3:16, Jn. 20:28, Isa. 7:14, Isa. 9:6, Jn. 1:1, Phil. 2:5-11, 1 Jn.

We believe that Christ bore our sins- in His own body on the tree, and died, having voluntarily offered Himself unto God as a vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice for us. I Peter 2:24, II Cor. 5:21, Isa. 53:6.

We believe that His body was raised from the dead, and that He ascended to the right hand of the Father where He is the one and only Mediator between us and God, our all-sufficient High Priest, Advocate, and Intercessor, and that He is coming again in power and great glory. I Tim. 2:5, Rom. 1:4, Heb. 4:14-16, I Cor. 15:3-8, Acts 1:10-11, I Thess. 4:16-18.

We believe that the divine commission requires that we preach the gospel in all the world, and that we baptize those who believe, and establish New Testament Churches constituted only of born again persons, and teach them to be obedient to all the counsel of God. We believe that this can be accomplished only under the enablement of the Holy Spirit. Mk. 16:15-16, Matt. 28:18-20, Acts 2:41, Acts 8:36-37, 1 Cor. 1:17, 1 Cor. 4:15, Jn. 14:26, Jn. 15:26-27, Jn. 16:7, 13, 14.

We believe the other great distinctive Biblical doctrines historically held by Baptists, such as the separation of church and state, the priesthood of all believers, the purity of the church, the autonomy of the local church under the sovereign headship of Christ, the Biblical offices of pastors and deacons, baptism by immersion of believers in water, the symbolism of the ordinances which are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; the security of the believers.

We believe that the Word of God forbids us to have spiritual fellowship with unbelievers, and to participate in organizations that permit the presence of modernism and modernists, such as the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States, The Canadian Council of Churches of Christ, The World Council of Churches, the Baptist World Alliance, and other such groups which tolerate liberal theology.

We believe that the prophetic scriptures predict a great apostasy which will culminate in an anti-biblical one-world church. Therefore we are unalterably opposed to the present ecumenical movement which is building such a church and is fostered by both the World Council of Churches-including Eastern Orthodoxy—and the Vatican.

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Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and on the profession of our faith having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the presence of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinance discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment and dress, to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling, and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconcilliation, and mindful of the rules of our Saviour to secure it without delay.

We, moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.