STATEMENT OF FAITH
We hold to the London Baptist Confession of 1689.
In adopting this confession, we acknowledge and utilize the work and the accomplishments of those who have gone before us in the faith. We believe that it is the best statement of Christian Faith that history has passed down to us.
HOW WE DIFFER FROM THE 1689
We use the London Baptist Confession of 1689 as our statement of faith because we believe it to be a most excellent summary of things most surely believed among us. We embrace it, not as infallible but, as an authoritative creed, an assistance to us in controversy, a confirmation in faith and a means of edification in righteousness. There are some things in the Confession that we are not of which we are not certain and some that we simply believe are in error. These matters constitute a very small portion of the overall Confession and for this reason we continue to utilize it as our statement of faith. We think that it would be foolish to throw out the treasures that are contained within it's pages simply because of a few minor disagreements. We as a local body differ from the Confession on the following points:
We do not believe that Sunday, also called the Lord's day, is a day of mandatory rest. Instead, we believe that the Sabbath was a type and a shadow which found its fulfillment in Christ.
POPE AS ANTI-CHRIST
We do not believe that the man who sits in the office of Pope is THE anti-christ. We believe that the office of Pope is one of the many anti-christs that have come into the world.
APPOINTMENT OF ELDERS
We do not believe that congregations are to appoint new pastors, but instead pastors are to appoint pastors. This has been the only method that Scripture has revealed.