We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired;
that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore
is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation
of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and the supreme
standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tried.
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite,
intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth;
inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence
and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father,
the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection,and executing
distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
That the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God
the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in
His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God's
purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of judgement and of righteousness;
that He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony;
that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches,
witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer.
We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted
literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in
God's own image and after His own likeness; that man's creation was not a
matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through
interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and
vegetable life was made directly from God's established law was that they
should bring forth only "after their kind."
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost, in a miraculous
manner; born of Mary; a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be
born of woman, and that He is both the Son of God, and God the Son.
We believe that a Baptist church is a congregation of baptized believers
associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, said church
being understood to be the citadel and propagator of the divine and eternal
grace; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws;exercising
the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; we believe the
true mission of the church is found in the Great Commissions; first, to make
individual disciples; second, to build up the church; third, to teach and instruct
as He has commanded.