The Absolute Authority of the Inspired Scriptures
“We believe the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instructions, 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 basis of all Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tried.”
The True God
“We believe that there is one, and only one living and true God, an infinite, intelligent spirit, whose name is JEHOVAH, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth, inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love, 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.”
Baptist believe in the atonement made by Christ as the only basis of salvation, the only means of reconciliation, the only ground of justification. Man is by nature a sinner, guilty, condemned, lost and but for the atonement made by Christ, helpless and hopeless.
Baptist believe that the most important thing to every individual is the personal salvation of the soul. The most important work for Christians is the salvation of others. For this bring the greatest joy to them, the greatest of all blessings to those saved, and they glorify God in bearing fruit.
We believe every responsible soul, which is the unregenerate, impenitent, unbelieving is lost no matter how much we love them, or how lovable they may be. They are lost now, and not in just in danger of being lost after awhile. “He that believe not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18).
We believe the Holy scriptures teach that the blessing of salvation are made free to all by the gospel: that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a Cordial and Obedient Faith: and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth, except his own voluntary refusal to submit to the Lord Jesus Christ, which refusal will subject him to an aggravated condemnation.