I accept and affirm the statements made in the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.
I believe in the theology taught by the Heidelberg Catechism.
I believe that Jesus is the Christ, Son of the Living God.
I believe that Jesus is “the way and the truth and the life”, according to John 14:6. “No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
I believe that Jesus was crucified on a cross about 2000 years. He was dead and buried for 3 days. On the 3rd day, He was physically resurrected and arose from the grave.
I believe that Jesus died on the cross as a redemptive act for all those who believe in Him. Only through the belief that Jesus is our Mediator to the Father and that we are not worthy to enter into the presence of God except through the power of His grace can we be saved. (1 Timothy 2:5)
I believe that the earth along with the entire universe was created about 6000 years ago when God spoke all of Creation into existence through the Word of His Power. I believe the process took 6 days and He rested on the 7th. This is in accordance with the straight-forward reading of the Genesis account.
I believe according to Colossians 1:16-17 – “For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.”
I believe that God made mankind in His image in accordance with Genesis 1:26.
I believe that God destroyed the entire world with a global flood about 4400 years ago. Only Noah, his family, and 2 of every Biblical Kind of animal survived this event. This is in accordance with the Genesis 6:9 account of Noah’s Ark.
I believe in Pre-Millennialism and a Pre-Tribulation Rapture.
I believe that Baptism is by immersion, and is performed as an act of obedience following a public confession of faith. I believe that it is a command given to all Christians and is absolutely necessary as it identifies the believer with Christ. However, this is not a salvific act. To indicate otherwise would be adding works to salvation.
I believe in the Inerrancy of the Bible in its original manuscripts. Though a small amount of human error is present in our modern translations, these errors do not change the theology or redemptive message taught by the Bible.
I believe that the Bible is correct in all things when examined in the context that the passages were written.
I completely reject the idea of the Big Bang Theory and the concept of Macro-Evolution. Though we do observe small changes within the individual “Biblical Kinds”, these small changes (sometimes called micro-evolution) are not evidence for the large scale molecule to man theories proposed by secular science. Macro-Evolution is unproved, unprovable, and a hindrance to real science.