9 The Lord . . . . is . . . not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
The Bible is the rule for faith and practice.
The New Testament is our law book.
No church is bound by any Articles of Faith
Each church can set its own Articles of Faith
and specifically, that the Bible is the Word of God
and does not merely contain the Word of God.
We reject any and all modern translations and or versions
which are not substantially in keeping with the 1611 Authorized Version of the Bible.
We believe in the Trinity of the Godhead,
and is worthy of all reverence, adoration, and worship of all His creation.
God the Son is the fullness of the Godhead bodily
God the Holy Spirit is the manifestation of God who convicts every lost individual of sin John 16.7-14,
and not only bears witness with and indwells the spirit of every saved individual Romans 8.14-17,
During the apostolic era the Holy Spirit endowed true believers with special gifts,
Upon the completion of the cannon of the New Testament,
these special gifts were no longer needed.
Gifts which remain are Faith, Hope, and Charity 1 Corinthians 13.1-13; especially 1 Corinthians 13.9-13.
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and that man is the direct creation of God from the dust of the earth and not by evolution.
We believe this was a specific act of God by which he signaled the advent of our Saviour.
We believe Jesus suffered and died for all mankind;
securing full and complete salvation for every believer Colossians 2.10.
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and the resurrection of the wicked dead after the millennium Revelation 20.4-6.
We do not believe that any who have trusted Jesus will be omitted from the first resurrection
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We believe that Jesus Christ will return to this earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords
and shall establish His Kingdom over this present earth.
He shall rule for one thousand years at the end of which,
We believe that all who reject God's gift of salvation
shall be turned into the lake of fire, which is the second death, forever.
We believe the only reason for being finally lost
We believe the Great Commission, as given to the churches,
places the authority in the local, autonomous, visible churches to make disciples,
baptize them by immersion only,
We recognize these commands to include two ordinances for the church:
and the Lord's Supper which can only be Scriptural
We believe that associated bodies, committees, etc.,
are instruments of the churches and never, under any circumstances,
are to become tribunals or in any way dominate the Lord's churches.
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We believe that local, autonomous, visible Missionary Baptist Churches are true churches of Christ Ephesians 3.21.
True New Testament Churches have existed in the world in all times without exception
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We believe that God has sent Missionary Baptist Churches
We believe that social integrating of races is not a means to better carry out the Commission but,
to the contrary, would have the simple effect of hindering the perseverance of God's people in this work Acts 17.29.
Therefore, we believe that any form of social integration of black and white races
is contrary to the total theme of God's Word
We believe that efforts to assist black races in organizing and maintaining true New Testament Churches
should be made by all of our churches as often as opportunity is available.
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We believe that God made man (the male of the species) to be head of his family Ephesians 5.22-31.
We further believe that God made woman to be a helpmeet to man in the family role Genesis 2.18-24.
We believe that the Bible teaches that no woman should ever hold the office of deacon or pastor in a church,