Our Doctrine

  1. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to man and that it is the only sufficient authority as the rule of doctrine and practice.
  2. We believe in a regenerated church membership and that the conversion experience is a prerequisite to church membership.

  3. We believe in Baptism by immersion of believers as the only mode corresponding both to the language and practice of the New Testament, as well as being a symbol and pictorial representation of the experience of regeneration as set forth in Romans 6.

  4. We believe in the New Testament order of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

  5. We believe that a Baptist church is a true theocracy at work under the leadership of Christ. 

  6. We believe that the “Baptism in the Holy Spirit” happens at salvation to every converted sinner.  This baptism identifies the new believer and empowers the new Christian to live in obedience to the Word of God.  We also believe that the gift of tongues is simply a gift to be used according to 1 Cor. 14:22-28, and we believe that the Bible does not teach or support a “prayer language” or “praying in tongues.”

  7. Church and Israel: Jesus is the One and only Saviour of the Jewish people.  The Church, the Body of Christ, and the entire world, one person at a time is grafted into God’s chosen people by the blood of Jesus.  Israel, as a people, has always been God’s chosen people.  God Himself gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people.  Salvation for Jewish people today is only through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour.  The Church needs to honor Israel and pray for the peace in Jerusalem. While it’s interesting to learn about and celebrate the Old Testament Feasts, the Church is not obligated to do so.

  8. We believe that anyone wanting membership in our church would prayerfully agree with our above doctrine.  We allow for freedom to believe differently, but we request that no member teach or counsel any other member from a doctrinal basis contrary to the above. 

  9. We believe that the prevailing interpretation of the phrase “separation of church and state” as it applies to the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States is in error when it prohibits biblical instruction in the classroom.  

  10. A more thorough doctrinal statement is available in the church office.