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THE BIBLE – THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES

Bible Baptist Church believes the Holy Scriptures of the Old and the New Testaments to be the Bible. "as it is in truth, the Word of God..." (1 Thessalonians 2:13) We believe in verbal, plenary inspiration in the original writings, and God's preservation of His pure words to every generation (II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 12:6-8)

The Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Received Text of the New Testament (Textus Receptus) are those texts of the original languages we accept and use; the King James Version of the Bible is the English translation we use and believe to be completely accurate.  The Bible is divinely intended for personal study and interpretation under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

THE GODHEAD

Bible Baptist Church believes that there is but one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons –Father, Son, and Holy Ghost - co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfection. (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 10:30, 14:16, 26; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 5:7)

THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

Bible Baptist Church believes in the absolute Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; His virgin birth; His perfect humanity "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin"; His vicarious death through the shedding of His blood for the forgiveness of sins; His bodily resurrection and ascension; His present high priestly ministry. We believe in the imminence of His literal personal, pre-tribulation and pre-millennial return for His church.

Bible Baptist Church believes in the subsequent return of the Lord Jesus Christ to Earth, with His saints, to establish His millennial kingdom. (Isaiah 9:6-7, 53:4-6; Matthew 1:23, 28:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 12, 14; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 3:24-25, 8:34; I Corinthians 15:3-4, 17; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:1-29; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; I Timothy 2:5; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:1-3, 8, 4:14-15 , 7:22-28, 9:24-28; I Peter 1:3-5, 2:21-24; 1 John 2:1-2)

THE PERSON AND WORK OF SATAN

Bible Baptist Church believes that Satan is a person. He is the author of sin and the cause of the fall; the enemy of God and man, whose destruction is foretold, and whose destination is the Lake of Fire. Satan is the accuser of the brethren and believers are instructed to resist him. (Job1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:1-11, 25:41; James 4:7, I Peter 5:8-9; Revelation 12:9-10, 20:10)

SALVATION

Bible Baptist Church believes Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice. Eternal life is the free gift of God to “whosoever will” through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ – plus nothing. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:18, John 3:16, Colossians 1:14) Jesus Christ is the one and only way of salvation. (John 14:6, Acts 4:12) All true believers, having been born into the family of God, are possessors of everlasting life, shall never perish, and are eternally secure. (I Pet 1:3-5; John 10:28-29)

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THE RETURN OF CHRIST

Bible Baptist Church believes the “Blessed Hope” of our Lord’s return is literal, personal, visible, imminent, premillennial, and pretribulational. Believers will be caught up to be with the Lord prior to seven years of tribulation and at the end of the tribulation Christ will return with His saints to establish His thousand-year reign on the earth (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-6; Psalms 89:3-4).

THE LOCAL CHURCH

Bible Baptist Church believes the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ and was empowered on the day of Pentecost. As an Independent Baptist Church, we are governed by God and His Word. We believe the local church is God's only institution to carry out His work today. We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and baptized according to the command of Christ. (Mat 16:16-18; Acts 1:15; Acts 2:41-43)

THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH

Bible Baptist Church believes the two ordinances which accompany the Gospel are believers baptism and the Lords Supper. Immersion is the only scriptural mode of baptism and is for believers only. (Rom 6:3-4; Acts 8:36-38) The Lord's Supper is a commemoration of His death until He comes, and is to be celebrated periodically. (Luke 22:17-20; I Cor 11:23-30)

DESTINY OF THE SAVED

Bible Baptist Church believes that the souls of those who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ are at death absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection. When spirit, soul, and body are reunited to appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ after which we will be glorified forever with the Lord. (Luke 23:43; John 3:16; II Corinthians 5:8-10; Philippians 1:23, 3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; I Peter 1:7-9; Revelation 20:4-6, 21:1-7)

DESTINY OF THE LOST

Bible Baptist Church believes that the souls of unbelievers remain after death, in conscious misery in Hell until the second resurrection, when, with soul and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment. (Matthew 13:41-42, 49-50, 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 1:6-7; Revelation 14:11, 20:11-15)

BIBLICAL SEPERATION

Bible Baptist Church believes that all the saved should strive to live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Lord and Savior, and that separation from all religious apostasy, and from worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God. We believe that every human being has direct relations with God and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith. (Romans 12:1-2, 14:10-12; II Corinthians 6:14, 7:1; II Timothy 3:1-14; I John 2:15-17; II John 1:7-11)

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ORDER OF MARRIAGE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY

Bible Baptist Church believes that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex. (Genesis 2:24, 19:1-25, 26:6-11; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:21-32; 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:9, 16; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4) The only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. We believe that homosexuality is an abomination in Gods eye. (Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:26, 27, 7:2; Ephesians 5:22-33)

ABORTION

Bible Baptist Church believes that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, or the mental well-being of the mother are acceptable. (Job 3:16; Psalm 51:5, 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24, 49:1,5; Jeremiah 1:5; Luke 1:44)

CREATION

Bible Baptist Church believes that God created the universe in six literal, 24-hour periods. We reject evolution, the Gap Theory, the Day-Age Theory, and Theistic Evolution as unscriptural theories of origin. (Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11)