Articles of Faith

Being a New Testament church founded, established and organized by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for our salvation, having faith and belief in the teachings of what Baptists believe (teachings and practices of the Baptist) and in the upholding of the truths and principles for which it stands, namely:

a.    The Articles of Faith

b.    The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction:  that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will Judge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried, etc.

c.    There is only one, the only one, living and true God, an infinite intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and supreme Ruler of heaven and Earth. 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.

d.    The pre-eminence of Christ as our Savior and divine Lord and Master.

e.    The absolute separation of Church and State.

f.     A regenerate Church membership.

g.    The keeping of the symbolic ordinance of Christ;

1.  Baptism                      2.  The Lord’s Supper

h.    The Sovereignty and complete independence of the LOCAL CHURCH.  There is no higher AUTHORITY, not with any religious association, the state or National Baptist Convention, nor with the Baptist conference, the State or any subdivision of the State as pertaining procedures taken followed by this church or any matter of religious, moral or spiritual nature within in the keeping of Baptist Church POLICY.

i.      The church governed by our membership and the voting of qualified members attending a duly called church meeting constitutes our church action.  The solemn obligation of the majority rule, guaranteeing equal rights to all and special privileges to none.

j.      The spread of the Gospel through all nations, the responsibility of the spoken words and duties through Christian efforts through Home Mission and the Mission abroad, in keeping the commands of our master.

Therefore, we unite ourselves together as a body (the Church) of baptized (by immersion) believers in Jesus Christ and adopt for our government, duties, plan of worship and service.