A Sovereign Grace Baptist Church With Loving People

 

WE ARE A SOVEREIGN GRACE

INDEPENDENTBAPTIST CHURCH

 

 

WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS STARTED HIS CHURCH WHILE HERE

He promised that church that even "the gates of hell" would not overcome her.

That church was the beginning of all churches

The Catholics broke off from that church

All Protestant churches broke off from the Catholic Church

Other denominations began with men

The only true church today is the Baptist Church

And many of the so called Baptists of today are not Baptist.

Some never were Baptist

Some have lost their "candlestick"

We believe that their may be truly saved people in any denomination

We believe the more Bible they learn, the more they will want to become Baptist

We believe the more Baptists learn the Bible, the stronger Baptists they will be.

We believe a local, Baptist Church is the only institution that has the authority to preach God's Word

We believe the Church has a duty to discipline it's members

 

 

WE BELIEVE OUR LORD GAVE HIS CHURCH TWO ORDINANCES.

BAPTISM & LORD'S SUPPER

These ordinances are not tools to produce salvation

They are evidences of that salvation

They are similar to the Old Testament sacrifices,

in that they demonstrate salvation

They were given only to the one, church that Jesus established on earth

So they are not to be shared with others not of that church

We practice closed communion

A baptism that is not Baptist Baptism is not truly baptism.

Baptism = is the ordinance that protects the Church from Un-saved members

Lord's Supper = the ordinance that protects the Church member from sin in his life.

 

 

THE LORD ONLY GAVE TWO OFFICES TO THE CHURCH

The Pastor = His duty is to pray, study, preach and teach God's Word

He is to lead the Church in all things.

The Deacons = Their duty is to encourage the Pastor in his work

And to take care of the physical necessities of the Church

Neither the Deacons, nor the Pastor, run the church

We believe the Lord established His Church as a Democracy

Every member has a voice.

We do not believe a church can hire, nor fire a Pastor.

The church may chase him off

But God's man can not be hired.

God's man is led by God in going where God wants him

The best way to improve your pastor is to pray mightily for him

We believe it is every church member's duty to visit the sick and pray for each other

It is our duty to help those less fortunate than ourselves

 

 

WE BELIEVE THE GREAT COMMISSION IS THE COMMANDMENT OFGOD TO HIS CHURCH

It is the duty of every born again believer to spread the Good News of Salvation

It is the duty of the Church to educate, equip, and support God's people in evangelism

The exorcise of proper evangelism is the only tool for building a sound church

 

 

WE BELIEVE THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US A DIVINE ORDER BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN

Men are to be leaders and women to be followers

This is true in Home and Church capacity.

It is not necessarily true in business capacity

We do not believe a man is better than a woman

We believe that most things in life can be done by men or women

We believe God has given talents and abilities to both

We believe God has written definite rules that we should abide by

Women must not pastor churches

Women should not speak in a mixed congregation when the church is assembled.

The symbol of these beliefs are in a head covering for the woman. Our women also follow God's admonition in Deut. 22:5 & Exo 28:42-43

 

 

WE BELIEVE IN THE TOTAL SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD

The God of the Bible never changes

We believe that sovereignty is stated in what we today call the T.U.L.I.P. Doctrines

T = Total Depravity

U = Unconditional Election

L = Limited Atonement

I  =    Irristable Grace

P = Preservation or Perseverance of true believers

 

 

WE BELIEVE THE OBSERVANCE OF XMAS AND EASTER ARE FROM SATAN

History or any encyclopedia will show this to be true

 

 

WE BELIEVE OUR BIBLE IS THE PERFECT WILL OF GOD

 REVEALEDTO HIS PEOPLE

The King James Bible is the best translation we have

God's Bible has no errors, nor contradictions in it.

It is our life long duty to prayerfully study and practice it.

 

 

IN ESCHATOLOGY,  WE ARE  PRE-TRIBULATION AND  PRE-MILLENNIAL

The next event on our spiritual horizon will be the Rapture

At that time the Church will be taken home to be with the Lord

That will begin a time of Seven Years of Tribulation

The Anti-Christ will appear on the scene then as a world leader

The end of that seven years will be the Battle of Armageddon

Then the Lord will establish His Kingdom for 1,000 years.

His Throne will be in Jerusalem

His people will rule the earth with Him

His Church will be beside him as His Bride

Then will come the Battle of Gog and Magog

Then will be the Great White Throne Judgment of the lost

The Bema Judgment of believers has already happened earlier

Then begins a New Heaven and a New Earth

It will last forever.

 

 

WE DO NOT PUBLISH NOR PREACH THESE GREAT TRUTHS TO OFFEND.

WE DO BELIEVE GOD HAS GIVEN US THE COMMAND

TO PREACH THE WHOLE BIBLE

AND WE WOULD BE IN ERROR

IF WE DID NOT!