What We Believe

A. The Author and Authority of the Scriptures
The Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and is our only and final authority in all matters of faith, belief, and practice (Josh 1:8; II Tim 3:16). The author of the Scriptures is God himself who through the Holy Spirit used human instruments to pen the very “God-breathed” words that were recorded on the pages of the autographa (II Tim 3:16-17; II Pet 1:20-21). The canon of Scripture is perfect, pure and complete with the sixty-six books in our Bible today. The cannon of the inspired Word of God is closed; therefore, no more Scriptures through “continuing or progressive revelation” may be added to the Bible (Rev 22:18-19; Psa 119:89; I Cor 13:10)

B. The Inspiration, Inerrancy And Infallibility of the Scriptures
The Scriptures (autographa), both Old and New Testaments, in their original writings, were verbally, plenarily, and divinely inspired by God (II Tim 3:16-17; II Pet 1:20-21). The Bible is God’s Word and not man’s. The Scriptures do not simply “contain God’s Word” they ARE God’s Word (Psa 119:89, 160). Since God the Holy Spirit is the author of the Scriptures, they are absolute truth, inerrant, infallible, “God-breathed”, and without error or omission in whole or in part in the autographa (John 17:17; Titus 1:2; Psa 119:89; Matt 4:4; II Tim 3:16; II Pet 1:21)

C. The Preservation of the Scripture
The Holy Scriptures are eternal and will never pass away (Psa 119:89; Matt 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:32-33). I believe the providentially preserved text is the Textus Receptus for the New Testament and the Masoretic Text for the Old Testament. The Lord has preservedHis word in the King James (Authorized) Version (Isa 40:8; Matt 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33, 24:44; John 17:8, 17, 20:31; Heb 4:12). Therefore, the King James Bible is the only translation I will use or recommend.

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”~ Hebrews 4:12