We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, inerrant word of God, providentially preserved in the English Authorized King James Version, and as such, is the holy scriptures and thereby given by inspiration of God (Pro.30:5; Psa. 12:6,7; II Tim. 3:15-17); that all other modern translations printed after the Authorized Version are mere Satanic perversions of the word of God.
We believe salvation is by grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, and not by works of righteousness which we have done. Furthermore, we adhere to the Bible position and Baptist adherence that the believers soul is eternally secure after salvation. (Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 3:5; John 5:24)
We believe in two scriptural uses of the word church (the spiritual body of believers in Christ, and the corporate local assembly of believers). We believe that all people who have been born again are a part of the church, which is his body, and therefore should join a local autonomous church; not forsaking the assembling of ourselves (Heb 10:25). Furthermore, we believe the Biblical church to be an Independent Bible-believing (KJV) Baptist Church separate from religion-political bosses.
We are Baptist in doctrine and traditional in views of music and worship. We subscribe to a moderate dispensationalism and are anti-Calvinistic in theology. We hold the Biblical position along with the Reformers that the Roman Catholic Church is the great whore of Revelation 17, and are against the falsehoods taught in the major seminaries across the country: the lies of higher and lower criticism of the word of God. We also believe in a practical, Biblical Christianity: prayer, personal work, giving, ministering to the saints, and a daily walk with Jesus Christ.
We believe the Second Coming is in two parts: a great summons we call the rapture which is when Jesus Christ returns as a thief in the night (I Thes 5:2; 2Pe 3:10) to harvest the church from the earth prior to the Great Tribulation (I Thes 4:13-18; I Cor 15:50-54). Believers who have already passed and are asleep in Christ will rise first and will put on anew glorified resurrected body, and believers who are still living will be changed instantly. All of us together will meet the Lord in the air. The latter part, the Second Advent where every eye shall see him (Rev 1:7) is when Jesus returns to defeat the Antichrist and his armies and to establish His millennial kingdom post the Great Tribulation. (Rev 19:11-16.) Afterward, God will create a perfect new heaven and earth where the old earth will melt away. (II Pet 3)
God’s Simple Plan Of Salvation
Did you know that there is a penalty for sin? That’s right, just as man demands punishment for crime, God demands punishment for sin. The Bible says: For the wages of sin is death… (Rom. 6:23) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Rev. 20:14,15) But God, in his mercy and through his grace, gave his son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross to pay the penalty for us. He now offers Salvation from hell as a free gift, without any works on our part, to anyone who will accept it. In order to accept this gift, you must:
Admit that you are a sinner: For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Rom. 3:23) Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (Rom. 5:12) As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. Rom. 3:10
Believe that Jesus Christ Died for your sin: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Rom. 5:8) This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;… (I Tim. 1:15) For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (I Cor. 15: 3,4)
Receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: (John 1:12) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Rom. 10:13) Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved. Right now, if you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, and you would like to, simply go to God in prayer.
If you’re not sure how to pray, you might pray something like this:
Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus Christ was my substitute when he died on the cross. I believe that his shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive him as my Savior. Thank you for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation, and everlasting life, because of your grace. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
These are not some magical words that you repeat to get to heaven, they’re just an example of what you might pray to God if you honestly believe it and want to be saved.