What We Believe
As Baptists, we believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God. Our Creator gave
us the Bible as a guide for how we should live our lives. We understand that we
live in a corrupt world due to the Fall of Mankind (Genesis 3:17-19); however, Salvation has been offered to us by the mercy of our
Creator. (John 3:16)
How do we know that the Bible is the infallible Word of God? Show answer >>
The Bible is infallible because it is inspired by God.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: II Timothy 3:16
We also know that God is perfect.
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to
all those that trust in him. Psalm 18:30
Why are the 66 books of the Bible the only Scripture? Why not the Apocryphal, Book
of the Mormon, Jehovah Witness Bible, Koran, or even textbooks for that matter?
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Because God said so. Christ authenticates the 39 books of Old Testament in Luke
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet
with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses,
and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
In John 14:26, Christ authenticates the 27 books of the New Testament by sending
the Holy Spirit to the apostles.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name,
he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever
I have said unto you.
We should not expect more to be added to Scripture as the significance is already
And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should
be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the
books that should be written. Amen. John 21:25
Revelation 22:18-19 closes Scripture by saying,
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book,
If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that
are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book
of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out
of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Should we interpret the Bible literally?
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Interpreting the Bible is not rocket science. Interpretation of the Bible is known
as hermeneutics. We know the Bible consists of different literacies such as parables,
poetry, and literal texts. We, of course, interpret these according to their meaning.
For example, when we are talking about God’s creation we recognize that this is
a one-on-one conversation between Moses and God (Exodus 33:11) and therefore should
be taken literally.
There are so many versions of the Bible, how can anyone trust it? Show answer >>
Mainly since the 1970's there have been many revisions and paraphrases. Many of
these deviate far from the original Hebrew and Greek transcripts and therefore cannot
be trusted. However, one can always trust the King James Version (KJV). Most of
the KJV Bible was translated by William Tyndale who translated these books from
the original Hebrew and Greek transcripts. Although these transcripts burned in
a fire, about 400 years later the Dead Sea Scrolls (written shortly after the death
of Jesus Christ) were dicovered, authenticating the KJV's accuracy.
Doesn’t science disprove the Bible?
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We often hear people so confidently say that science disproves the Bible. You will
never read or hear people state “maybe” or “perhaps” millions of years ago. They
will state the THEORY as factual. However this is far from the truth. Actually,
science reconfirms the Bible as being accurate such as fossils all over the earth
being dispersed in a Great Flood. (Genesis 7-8) Although there is a historical account
of the Flood, one cannot prove that there was a Great Flood just the same a secular
scientist cannot prove their own date measuring theories. Why? Because one cannot
go back into the past and test the theory. This is called
unobservational science .
So now that we know why Baptists believe the Bible, where did Baptists come from?
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Baptists have been around since the day of Christ; however, there was no need to
distinguish between denominations because all were followers of Christ and his Word.
How do we know Baptists were around during the time of Christ? Because as Baptists
we are simply followers of the Word of God. We do not deviate from the Word nor
do we create our own book, add, or take away from God’s Word. A quote from Charles
Spurgeon in the 1800’s pretty much sums up the Baptist History.
"We believe that the Baptists are the original Christians. We did not commence our
existence at the reformation, we were reformers before Luther or Calvin were born;
we never came from the Church of Rome, for we were never in it, but we have an unbroken
line up to the apostles themselves. We have always existed from the very days of
Christ, and our principles, sometimes veiled and forgotten, like a river which may
travel underground for a little season, have always had honest and holy adherents.
Persecuted alike by Romanists and Protestants of almost every sect, yet there has
never existed a Government holding Baptist principles which persecuted others; nor
I believe any body of Baptists ever held it to be right to put the consciences of
others under the control of man. We have ever been ready to suffer, as our martyrologies
will prove, but we are not ready to accept any help from the State, to prostitute
the purity of the Bride of Christ to any alliance with the government, and we will
never make the Church, although the Queen, the despot over the consciences of men.”
— Charles Spurgeon (From The New Park Street Pulpit, Vol. VII, Page 225).