We believe the Holy Bible is the inerrant (Rom. 3:4) word of God (Prov. 30:5), written by inspiration of God (2 Tim. 3:16) and is preserved to stand forever (Isa. 40:8, 1 Peter 1:25) and forever settled in heaven (Psa. 119:89). We believe the King James Version is the final authority in English and accept its translation as the “very words of God.” We believe Paul’s revelation of the mystery completed the scriptures (Col. 1:25-26).
SIN, DEATH, and ETERNAL JUDGMENT
We believe all men have sinned (Rom. 3:23 and 5:12) and therefore are guilty before God (Rom. 3:19) and under the curse of death (Rom. 6:23) and punishment forever in the lake of fire (Rev. 20:14, Mark 9:43-48, Luke 16:19-24). We believe the saved will not experience the wrath of God (Rom. 5:9, 1 Thess. 1:10 and 5:9).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins (Rom. 5:5 and 8), was buried, and rose again (1 Cor. 15:3-4) for our justification (Rom. 5:9), and that by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9, Heb. 11:1, Rom. 10:17) in that gospel the soul is saved eternally (Rom. 6:23).
The Distinctive Apostleship of Paul
We believe the apostle Paul had a different ministry (Eph. 3:1-11) than that of the twelve disciples of Christ (Matt. 10:1-9, Mark 16:14-18, Acts 1:8). We believe that Paul had a particular message which was previously a mystery (Eph. 6:19, Col. 4:3) for the Gentiles (Rom. 11:13, 1 Tim. 2:7, 2 Tim. 1:11) and a dispensation of the gospel committed to him (1 Cor. 9:17, Eph. 3:2, Col. 1:25) by which we are saved (1 Cor. 15:2), stablished (Rom. 16:25), and will be judged (Rom. 2:16).
We believe there is one baptism for the dispensation of grace and that it is spiritual (Eph. 4:5, Rom. 6:3-4, Col. 2:12, Gal. 3:27) whereby all believers are placed into the body of Christ by the Spirit (1 Cor. 12:13) and that now there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles in Christ (Rom. 3:22 and 10:12). We do not believe in water baptism for this dispensation (1 Cor. 1:17), but do recognize its importance to Israel in the past. As members of the Body of Christ, we are complete in Christ (Col. 2:10).