That every word of the original autographs (consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments with no Apocrypha) was given to the prophets and apostles by inspiration of the Holy Ghost in such a manner that every word might be said to have come from the mouth of God. At the same time, God’s choice of words reflected the personalities of the prophets and apostles in literary style, vocabulary, etc. Exodus 20:1; Isaiah 59:21; Jeremiah 30:2; John 17:8; Acts 28:25; Galatians 1:12; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:1; II Peter 11:21; 3:2; Revelation 1:1
That the doctrine of inspiration is of little value apart from the doctrine of the preservation of God’s “words”. Exodus 24:3; Deuteronomy 6:6,7; 18:18; 27:3,8; 29:29; Joshua 3:9; 8:32-35; Job 22:22; 23:12; Psalms 12:6, 7; 78:1; 119:89, 103, 130, 140; Proverbs 22:21; 30:5, 6; Matthew 4:4; John 6:63; 17:8; I Corinthians 2:13; I Thessalonians 2:13; Revelation 22:18, 19) Since no one living today holds (or has ever seen) the original autographs, the Bible we believe in is one that is available to man today. We believe God has preserved the holy word of God “the scriptures”) for the last period of the Church Age in the King James 1611 Authorized Version. Every word therein is inerrant and infallible with no need of correction. Not only is the Authorized Version superior to all other versions and translations, but it is superior to any Greek text in existence.The King James 1611 Authorized Version will be the final authority in all matters of faith and practice above the opinions of man, tradition or any other source. (Mark 7:9,13; IThessalonians 2:13; II Timothy 3:16-17)
That the word of God is eternally existent. (Psalms 119:89; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Hebrews 11:3; I Peter 1:23-25). Though given to men at a point in time, the word of God has and always will exist incorruptible.
That only those foreign translations made from the King James 1611 Authorized Version or from the Textus Receptus Greek Text shall be considered reliable. All others should be used with caution and compared with the King James Version.
That other versions and paraphrases that change the words of the King James Version are considered to be the work of Satan to undermine the believer’s confidence in the authority of God’s Holy Word. (Deuteronomy 4:2;12:32; Proverbs 30:6; Jeremiah 8:8,9; Revelation 22:19)
That understanding of the scriptures comes only to the born-again child of God. While one may obtain knowledge of the Bible through study at a Bible school or seminary, understanding comes only by the illumination of the Holy Spirit. (Psalms 119:130; Luke 24:45; John 16:13; I Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 1:17,18)
That unsaved men, not possessing the gift of the Holy Spirit, can have no understanding of the word of God except the understanding of the plan of salvation which is a work of the Holy Spirit outside of man. (Matthew 22:29; John 8:43,47; 16:13; II Corinthians 2:17; II Peter 3:16)
That having authority and power over all things, the word of God is also the only way to salvation. (Matthew 22:29; John 1:12; 5:24; 6:63,68; Romans 10:14,17; Ephesians 6:17; Philippians 2:16; I Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 4:12,13; I Peter 1:23)
That a Bible-believer is one who subjects himself to the pure word of God (the King James 1611 Authorized Version)
The Bible-believer is exhorted to: Study the word of God (II Timothy 2:15), Memorize it (Psalms 119:11), Obey it (Psalms 119:9), Cleanse himself with it (Psalms 119:9), Love it.
Regarding authority: The Bible-believing Christian puts the word of God above everything. All others put some thing above the Bible.
The Lord Jesus Christ
That He is fully God. (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1,14; 20:28; Philippians 2:6; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:8; I John 5:20
That He is the second person of the Trinity and not a lesser Deity. (Matthew 3:16,17; 28:19; Philippians 2:6; Colossians 2:9; I John 5:7)
That without any essential change in His divine Person: He became man by the miracle of the virgin birth: (Matthew 1:23; John 1:14; I Timothy 3:16) Thus to continue forever as both true God and true man. (Philippians 2:6,7; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; Revelation 22:16)
That as man, He was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin (John 8:46; Hebrews 4:15), that as the perfect Lamb of God, He gave Himself in death upon the cross, bearing the sin of the world and suffering its full penalty of divine wrath in our stead. (Isaiah 53:5-7; Matthew 20:28; John 1:29; Galatians 3:13)
That He was buried and rose again the third day according to the scriptures. (Luke 24:46; I Corinthians 15:4) His resurrected and glorified body was a physical one of flesh and bone. (Luke 24:36-43; John 20:25-28) As our great High Priest, He ascended into heaven, there to appear before the face of God as our Advocate and Intercessor. (Hebrews 5:1-10; 9:24; I John 2:1)
The Creation and Fall of Man
That he was the direct creation of God, spirit, soul and body, not in any sense the product of evolutionary development, but made in the image of God. (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7, 18-24; Matthew 19:4; I Thessalonians 5:23)
That by personal disobedience to the revealed will of God: Man became a sinful creature and the progenitor of a fallen race (Genesis 3:1-24; 5:3; Romans 5:12) Who are universally sinful both in nature and practice (Romans 3:23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:3) Who are alienated from the life and family of God (John 8:42-44; Ephesians 4:18) Who are under the righteous judgment and wrath of God (Romans 1:18; 3:19,20; John 3:36) Who have within themselves no possible means of recovery or salvation (Matthew 19:25,26; Mark 7:21-23; Romans 7:18)
That it is by grace: (John 1:17; Acts 15:11; Romans 4:16; 5:15-17; Ephesians 2:8,9; and therefore is a free gift of God. Romans 5:15-18; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8)
It is by faith: (Romans 3:22; 4:5; 10:8; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:8,9) and merited neither in part nor the whole by any virtue or work of man. (Romans 4:4,5; 10:3; Titus 3:5)
It is by the blood: (Matthew 26:28; Acts 20:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; I Peter 1:18,19; I John 1:7; 2:2; Revelation 1:5)
The believer is washed from his sins by the precious, incorruptible blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, by which he is forgiven, cleansed, purchased, justified, redeemed, sanctified and washed. And by the word of God. (Luke 8:11; Romans 10:13-15, 17). All that men know about salvation comes from this one source (John 5:24). It is itself alive (Hebrews 4:12) and able to impart life (James 1:18) to those who hear the preaching of the gospel (I Corinthians 1:18, 21; I Peter 1:23-25; James 1:21). We believe that God (in His absolute sovereignty), gave man a free will to accept or reject the salvation He has provided. Still, God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (II Peter 3:9; Ezekiel 33:11; Acts 10:34, 35; I Timothy 2:4)
That salvation is a threefold process that begins with: Justification, being the instant and complete deliverance from the penalty of sin forever (John 5:24; Romans 4:5-9). Sanctification, being a progressive deliverance from the power of sin daily (I Corinthians 10:13; Ephesians 4:7, 12, 13; I Thessalonians 4:3; I John 1:9). Glorification, our final deliverance from the presence of sin forever (II Corinthians 1:10; 5:8; I Thessalonians 4:17; I John 3:2).
That all born-again believers are eternally secure. The Bible teaches that: True believers never perish (John 3:15,16). Neither shall any man pluck them out of the Father’s hand (John 10:28,29). They are “kept by the power of God” (I Peter 1:5), sealed until the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13; 4:30), delivered from all condemnation (John 3:18; 5:24) Simply stated, we believe that “repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ “are the only conditions for salvation”. How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? (Hebrews 2:3; Acts 20:20,21). That while in no sense having anything to do with obtaining or retaining salvation, (Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16; Titus 3:5), righteous living and good works are the proper evidence and fruit of salvation. (Matthew 5:16; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 2:14; I Peter 2:12)