STATEMENT OF FAITH

The Bible-- We believe the Holy Scriptures, composed of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament and the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, are the verbally inspired Word and Revelation of God. The Bible is inerrant,infallible, God-breathed. We have the very Word of God in the King James Version preserved through the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Textus Receptus. We stand firmly as a King James only church. Scripture References: Psalm 19:7-11; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:16-21; Luke 24:13-28; John 16:12-16; Isaiah 40:8

TRINITY-- We believe that there is one and only one living and true God. An infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love. In the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Each of the three entities are equal in power, diety, and authority. Scripture References: Exodus 20:2-3; 15:11; Psalm 83:18; Psalm 90:2; Psalm147:5; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 16:16; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:1; Mark 12:30; John 4:24; John 15:26; John 17:5; Acts 5:3-4

SINLESS HUMANITY OF CHRIST-- We believe that the entire life of Jesus Christ was spent free from sin, and defilement. He was not only sinless in nature but also sinless in deed, thought and performance, which qualify him to be the only savior of all mankind, as no other person has ever or will ever meet the just demand of God for a sinless substitute. Scripture References: John 8:46; John 18:38; Matthew 17:5

ATONING DEATH OF CHRIST-- We believe that when Jesus gave His life on Calvary that he did it for all mankind and declared that those who trust Him as Savior will be righteous in the sight of God. Only through his precious blood can come the remission of all sins. Scripture References: John 3:16, John 10:17-18, Romans 5:1, Hebrews 9:22-28

ASCENSION OF CHRIST-- We believe in the personal, bodily ascension of Jesus Christ to heaven after the resurrection. Christ sits in heaven at Gods right hand as our Intercessor and Great High Priest. Christ’s sitting declares the finished work of redemption. Scripture References: Mark 16:19-20; Luke 24:49-53; Acts 1:8-11

SIN NATURE AND DEPRAVITY-- We believe man was created in the image of God that he voluntarily sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death. Man’s sin nature separates him from God and sentences him to an everlasting abode in hell. All human beings are born with a sinful nature and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners by choice and practice, in thought, word, and deed. Sin creates a debt in which no man can pay for himself. Scripture References: Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Genesis 1:26-27; I Corinthians 11:7; Psalm 51:5

POINT OF SALVATION-- We believe salvation is received when a person freely, honestly, sincerely, consciously and deliberately repents (changes their mind about God) and places their faith (trust) in the Lord Jesus Christ as savior. Scripture References: Acts 20:21; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12
BAPTISM-- We believe each person trusting in Christ as savior should promptly make public his/her profession. Each new believer should follow the Lords command for believer’s baptism. Such scriptural baptism is always by immersion under the authority of a Local New Testament Church. Baptism does not save, but is the Lord’s prescribed way for us to identify ourselves with him in open confession. Baptism is a symbolic representation, a picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Scripture References: Matthew 10:32-33; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 9:23; Acts 16:30-34; Romans 10:9-10

RAPTURE AND SECOND COMING-- We believe the “Blessed Hope” of our Lord’s return is literal, personal, visible, imminent, pre-millennial, and pre-tribulational. He will rapture the dead in Christ first, and then the living saints will be called up together to meet the Lord in the air prior to the seven years of tribulation. At the end of the tribulation, Christ will return with His saints to establish His thousand-year reign on the earth. Scripture References: I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Revelation 3:10; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16; Revelation 20:1-6

For more info on what we at Landmark Baptist Church believe feel free to ask Pastor Stephen Hollar for a complete copy of our statement of faith

All scripture references given above are taken from the King James Bible