1. Bibliology – The Doctrine of the Word of God-King James Version
    1. Definitions
      1. Quantitative: The Bible consists of sixty-six books, including thirty­ Nine books in the Old Testament and twenty-seven books in the New
      2. Qualitative: The Bible is a miraculous revelation from God which has been sought after by millions, and it should serve as the rule for faith and practice by every born again believer.
  1. Key Terms
    1. Inspiration-Literally means God breathed. It is the supernatural ability used by God the Holy Spirit, to guide the authors in the words, which they would use, keeping them from error and omission, regardless of the background and personality of the individual II Timothy 3:15, 16
      1. Verbal-The very words of the Scripture were divinely Inspired. Matt.  4:4, 5:18, 19
      2. Plenary – There is complete and equal inspiration of all Scripture. II Tim. 3:16
    2. Inerrancy-By divine ability the Holy Spirit was able to allow for

personality and variety among the writers, yet completely keeping them from error. II Peter 1:19-21

  1. Infallibility – The Scripture has absolute and eternal authority from Is. 40:8; II Tim. 3:16
  2. Illumination – The process by which God’s Holy Spirit gives

wisdom and understanding to the human mind in light of revealed truth. I Cor.2:12; II Tim. 2:15

  1. Revelation – The means by which God communicates truth about Himself to man. John 5:39; Romans 1:18-20

 

 

  1. Theology Proper The Doctrine of God
  1. Definition of God: “God is the infinite and perfect Spirit in whom   all

things have their source, support, and end.” – AH. Strong  (Romans 11:36)

  1. Nature of God
    1. God is Spirit because He is both invisible and omnipresent. John 4:24; Col.1:15; I Tim. 1:17; Heb. 11:27
    2. God is one. Deut. 6:4; Is. 44:6; John 17:3; I Cor.8:4; I Tim. 1:17
    3. God is triune and He displays Himself in three personalities – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All three are eternal in being and equal is essence and attributes.
  2. Attributes of God: I believe the essence of God is in His attributes,  and they enable individuals to have a  better  understanding  of who God
    1. The Non-moral Attributes:
      1. God is Omnipotent. (All powerful) Gen.17:1; Job 42:2; 19:26
      2. God is Omnipresent. (Everywhere) 139:7-10; Acts 17:24,27
      3. God is Omniscient. (All knowing) Ps.139:1-5; 11:33
      4. God is Immutable (Unchanging) Ps.102:27; Malachi 3:6; Heb.1:12
    2. The Moral Attributes:
      1. God is Is.6:3; James 1:13; Rev.4:8
      2. God is John 17:24; I John 3:16, 4:8
      3. God is truth. John 8:26; Titus 1:2; I John 5:20
      4. God is righteous and just. Js.41::10; Acts 17:31; I John 1:9
    3. Christology – The Doctrine of Jesus Christ
      1. The Person of Jesus Christ
        1. We believe Jesus Christ is the second person  of the trinity,  otherwise known as the virgin born Son of God. Matt.1:23, 17:5; John 17:5
        2. We believe that He is co-equal with God the Father, having two natures and sharing the same divine essence. John 1:1, 2:1; Tim.2:5; 1:8
      2. The Deity of Jesus Christ
        1. He is called God. John 1:1, 18, 20:28
        2. He understood His own John 3:13
        3. He possesses the attributes of God. Matt.28:20; John 1:1, 4; John 14:6
        4. He does the works of God. John 1:3, 5:27-29; Col. 1:17
        5. He is considered equal with God. John 1:3; 2:6
        6. He is honored and worshipped as John 5:23; Heb.1:6
      3. The Humanity of Jesus Christ
        1. Jesus was born with a human body that experienced human Maturation. Luke 2:52
        2. Jesus exhibited human characteristics including hunger (Matt.4:2), thirst (John19:28), weariness (John4:6) compassion (Matt.9:36), and sorrow (John 11:35)
        3. He referred to Himself as the Son of Man. 8:20
        4. Although sinless, He was tempted as man. 4:15
      4. The Work of Jesus Christ: It is rooted in His death, burial, and resurrection. John 10:17; I  15:3, 4
        1. As a Prophet
          1. He was the fulfillment of Moses proclamation. 18:15; Acts 3:22-24
          2. The people acknowledged him as a Matt.21:11, 46
          3. Jesus claimed to be a Mark 6:4
          4. His teaching and preaching was greatly revealed in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt.5-7), the message on the Mount  of Olives (Matt.24-25), and the discourse in the Upper Room (John 13-16)
        2. As a Priest
          1. He is the Redeemer. Gal.3:13; 1:3
          2. He helps those who are tested. 2: 18
          3. He gives mercy to the needy. Heb.4: 16
        3. As a King
          1. He was promised. 9:7
          2. He was Luke 1:32-33
          3. His kingship was offered to Israel. Matt.2:2, 27:11; John 12:13
          4. He was rejected among Matt.9:3; John 1:11
          5. He will rule the Earth in righteousness at His second  Zech.14:9; Rev.19:11-16, 20:4-6
          6. His kingdom will be realized. Matt.25:31; 19:15,20
        4. As the Perfect Sacrifice
          1. He became the substitution for Rom.5:6-8, 8:32
          2. He became the propitiation for mans sin. I John 2;2, 4:10
          3. He reconciled man to Rom.5:10, 11; JI Cor.5:19, 20
  • Pneumatology Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
    1. The person of the Holy Spirit: I believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity, sharing the same divine essence with God the Father and God the Son. 28:19
      1. He exhibits the attributes of a
        1. Rom.8:10, 11
        2. Eph.4:30
        3. I Cor.2:10, 11
        4. A will. Acts 16:6-11
      2. He receives responses as a person
        1. He can be lied to. Acts 5:3
        2. He can be Acts 7:51
        3. He can be Acts 10:19-21
        4. He can be Matt.12:31
        5. He can be insulted. 10:29
        6. He can be grieved. 4:30
      3. The Deity of the Holy Spirit:
        1. He is Is.40:13
        2. He is Ps.139:7
        3. He is omnipotent. Job 33:4; 104:30
      4. The Work of the Holy Spirit:
        1. His work includes –
          1. John 3:3-8
          2. John 14:16, 17; Rom.8:9; I Cor.6:19
          3. II Cor.1:22; Eph.1:13, 4:30
          4. Luke 4:18; Acts 4:27, 10:38
          5. Acts 4:31, 13:9; Eph.5:18
          6. Rom.8:14; Gal.5:16, 25
          7. Zech.4:6; Rom.8:13
          8. John 14:26, 16:13; I Cor. 2:13
          9. Sovereignly distributes spiritual gifts to all Rom.12:6-8
          10. Convicts or convinces of sin. John 8:7-8; Rom 2:15-16; 1 Tim 3:5

 

 

  1. AngelologyThe Doctrine of Angels
    1. The Existence of Angels (incorporeal spirits), both good and evil, of which originally all were good and created by Ps.148:2-5
    2. The Creation of Angels
      1. Angels are a part of God’s creation. John 1:3; 1:16
      2. Originally, all angels were created holy. Gen.1:31; Jude 6
      3. Angels are creatures, who experience limitations in knowledge, and activity. I Peter 1:11, 12; 7:1
      4. Angels will face judgment. I 6:3
    3. The Nature of Angels
      1. Angels are incorporeal (spirits). 104:4
      2. Angels exhibit intelligence (Matt.8:29; II Cor.11:3; I Peter 1:12), Emotion (Luke2:13; James 2:19; Rev.12:17), and a will (Luke 8:28-31; II 2:26)
      3. Angels neither marry nor bear children. 22:30
      4. Angels are not subject to death in the earthy sense. Luke 20:36
      5. Angels are wise, but they are not omniscient. II 14:20 Matt.24:36
      6. Angels are strong, but they are not omnipotent. II Peter 2:11;

Jude 9; Job 1:12

  1. Angels are mobile but they are not omnipresent.  Daniel9:21-23;  I Peter 5:8
  1. The Ministry of Angels
    1. In essence, all good angels are servants who function as Heb.1:14
    2. Good angels have a primary ministry, which involves assigning Praise and worship to Ps.148:1, 2; Heb.1:6
    3. Historically, good angels have been functional throughout the Ages. Matt.1:20; Actsl0:3, 7; 3:19
    4. Good angels ministered throughout the life of Christ, and shall minister again at His second coming. Matt.4:11, 25:31, 28:1; Luke 1:26-28; II 1:7
  2. The Fall of Angels
    1. Scripture distinguishes between good and evil angels. 25:41; Ps.78:49
    2. Due to their sin, doom was prepared for the evil

II Peter 2:4; Jude 6

  1. The fall of angels must have occurred prior to the fall of Gen.3:1
  2. One third of the angels followed Satan in the fall. Rev.16:13-16
  1. The most notable fallen angelSatan
    1. He is a person, not merely a personification of Matt.4:1-12 Job 1:7-12
    2. He is the highest created angel of the order called “cherubim”

Eze.28:12-15

  1. Several names are ascribed to
    1. Matt.4:10; Zech.3:1
    2. Matt.4:1; Eph.4:27
    3. Evil John 17:15; 1 John 5:18, 19
    4. Gen.3:1; II Cor.11:3
    5. Great Red Dragon. Rev 12:3, 7, 9
    6. The Tempter. Matt.4:3; 13:5
    7. The Ruler of this John12:31
    8. The god of this John 12:31
    9. The Prince and Power of the Eph.2:2
    10. Luke 11:15
  2. The fall of Satan was a result of his arrogance and his conceit. Eze.28:15; I 3:6
  3. Satan tried to disrupt the earthly ministry of Matt.2:16, 4:1-11, 16:21-23; John 13:27
  4. Satan seeks to blind the minds of unbelievers so they will not accept the II Cor.4:4
  5. As the tempter, Satan seeks for believers to conform to the Pressures and structures of society (I 3:5), to cover up selfishness (Acts 5:1-11), and to seek involvement in immorality (I Cor.7:5).
  6. As the adversary, Satan seeks to abolish the believers testimony by accusing him of sin (Rev.12:10) and by bringing pressure upon him which he is unable to bear (I   5:14-15).
  7. The ultimate future for Satan and all of his evil angels is that they will be cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity. 20:7-10
  1. Anthropology – The Doctrine of Man
    1. The Creation of Man: I believe in the immediate creation of man by God on the sixth solar day of creation. Gen.1:27, 31
      1. Man’s creation involved the deliberate counsel of God. Gen.1:26
      2. Man’s creation was an immediate act of God. Gen.1:22-23, 27
    2. The Original Condition of Man
      1. God created man in his image and Gen.1:26, 5:1, 9:6;

James 3:9

  1. Mental Gen.2:15, 19
  2. Moral likeness. Gen.1:31; 7:29
  3. Social likeness. Gen.2:18, 24, 3:8
  1. He had original holiness of which when given a moral choice, he forsook that holiness for an evil choice. 5:12
  1. The Constitution of Man
    1. Man’s psychological constitution- God created man both as a equal and immaterial The material aspects of man are the body. The immaterial aspect involves his soul, spirit. Gen.2:7; James 2:26
    2. Man’s moral constitution
      1. Rom.1:19, 28
      2. Heart 6:5
      3. I Cor.8:7; Heb.9:14
      4. Joshua 24:15; Rom. 7:15-25
      5. The entire human race descended from Adam and Eve. Gen.2:7 Gen.5:2; Rom.5:12, 19
    3. Harmartiology The Doctrine of Sin
      1. The Definition of Sin: Sin can be defined generally as anything which is against the holy character of God. (Ps.51:4; Rom.8:7) Sin can be defined specifically as “missing the mark”. 3:23
      2. The Origin of Sin
        1. God can neither be considered author nor creator of sin. It has Its roots in the unholy nature of Satan, who was the first to disobey God. 28:16-18
        2. Satan was instrumental in tempting man to disobey God. Gen.2:1-7; I 2:13,14
        3. Adam’s disobedience plunged the entire human race into sin. Rom.5:12-19; I 5:21,22
      3. The Universality of Sin
        1. By virtue of the fact that the entire human race was in Adam (Gen.2:7, 5:2), the ramifications of his fall were
        2. All mankind has inherited the sin nature which is transmitted Immediately by natural generation. Gen.2:1-3;  51:5, 58:3
        3. All mankind is declared sinful by deed and by nature. Ecc.7:20 Luke 11:3; 3:22; Eph.2:3; I John 1:8
      4. The Consequences of Sin
        1. Proven by the depravity of man
          1. Man is depraved from head to foot. 1:5,6
          2. Man is depraved from Ps.51:5, 58:3
          3. Man is alienated from God. 4:18
          4. Man is by nature spiritually Rom.5:12; Eph.2:1
          5. Man cannot turn from sin to God in repentance and faith Until he is quickened by the Spirit of God. John 6:44, 45, 12:39, 40; 2:15
        2. Penalty for the depravity of man
          1. Man’s body physically deteriorates until the day he Gen.2:17, 3:19
          2. Man faces spiritual death involving separation from

Gen.2:17; Rom.5:21; Eph.2:1, 5

  1. All men who reject Christ by faith will inherit eternal Death. Matt.25:41; II Thes.1:9; 20:10-15
  • Soteriology The Doctrine of Salvation
    1. The parameters of salvation: The meaning of the word salvation in The original language carries with it the idea of being “safe from danger”. (Matt.9:22; Acts 27:31) In the Christian context, salvation means saving from eternal death and providing a person with eternal Rom.5:9; Heb.7:25
      1. The three-fold meaning of salvation (Or, its meaning in the past, present and future tense)
        1. When a person trusts the Lord as their Savior, they are Saved from the penalty of their Luke 7:50; Eph.2:8
        2. With each new day believers are being saved from the Power of I Cor.1:18
        3. There is a time to come when the believer will be saved From the presence of sin forever. (Heaven) Rom.S:9, 10
      2. The key terminology surrounding salvation
        1. Repentance: This multi-faceted term means to have a change of a mind regarding a matter. It not only involves a turning from sin, but also a turning to God. lsa.55:7; I 1:9
        2. Justification: This is the divine act whereby God declares the sinner righteous before Him based on his faith in Rom.3:21-26
        3. Conversion: This can be viewed as the fruit of repentance whereby the sinner due to a change of heart, actually turns from sin to Luke 22:32; Acts 3:19
        4. Regeneration: It is the act whereby the Lord imparts new life to the sinner, and that person is born

John 3:3; Titus 3:5

  1. Faith: It is the means whereby the believer puts their complete confidence and trust in Christ for salvation and guidance in their Christian John 5:24; Eph.2:8,9 Heb.11:1
  2. Election: This is the sovereign act of God’s grace where

in eternity past, He foreknew who would accept Him by faith. Rom.8:29; Eph.1:5, 11

  1. Sanctification: This involves the believer being set apart from sin for service to God. There are three aspects of
    • Past Sanctification· When a person is born again

They are positionally sanctified and delivered from the penalty of sin. Acts26:18; I Cor.1:2

  • Present Sanctification – As the believer yields

Himself to God and his Word, the Holy Spirit separates the believer from sin, thereby transforming, strengthening, and making the believer more fruitful. John 17:17, 19; Rom.6:19-22; Rom.15:16

  • Future Sanctification – At the coming of Christ the

Believers sanctification will deliver him from the presence of sin. Phil.3:21; I John 3:2

  1. Procedure of Salvation
    1. Believe you are a sinner. 3:10,23
    2. Believe there is a penalty for your
      1. Physical death. 6:23a
      2. Eternal death. 21:8
    3. Believe Jesus paid for your sin. Rom.6:23b, 5:8
    4. Receive Jesus Christ by faith into your heart. Rom.10:9,  10, 13
  • Ecclesiology The Doctrine of the Church
    1. The basis for  position
      1. Terminology defined: The English word “church” is the word ecclesia in the Greek New Testament. In the strictest sense, the ecclesia is “called out assembly”.
      2. Terminology applied: The New Testament church is an

organized autonomous assembly of immersed believers having New Testament officers, practicing New Testament ordinances and actively engaged in carrying out the Great Commission.

  1. The purpose and distinctive of the church
    1. The essence of the Great Commission, as given by Christ to The Church, is Matt.28:19, 20
    2. The evangelism by believers in the church is to be done

Locally, nationally, and internationally. Acts 1:8

  1. The teaching and preaching of the Word of God are of Utmost Acts 20:28
  2. The distinctives of a New Testament Baptist Church:
    1. The Bible is the rule for faith and II Tim.3:15-17
    2. Regeneration and immersion are required for church membership. Acts 2:41, 42, 47
    3. Autonomy of the local church. 18:16-20
    4. Priesthood of the believer. I Peter 2:5, 9; 1:6
    5. Soul liberty. 5:13
    6. Only two
      • Baptism by Matt.28:19, 20
      • Lords supper. I 11:23-34
    7. Separation
      • Personally from sin and worldly influence Rom.12:1, 2; II 6:17
      • Ecclesiastically, from liberal and new evangelical Influence. 16:17, 18; Phil.3:17-19
    8. The Organization of the Church: Composed  of two Scriptural offices
      1. The Pastor, whose functions include:
        1. Serving as a bishop, or I Tim.3:1; Titus 1:7
        2. Serving as an elder. I Tim.5:17; Titus 1:5
        3. Serving as a preacher. Acts 21:28;  10:14
        4. Serving as a teacher. Acts 21:21; 4:11
        5. Serving as a shepherd. John 10:11; I Peter 5:2-5
      2. The Deacon, functioning as a Acts 6:1-6
      3. The qualifications for both pastor and deacon
        1. Pastor – I 3:1-7
        2. Deacon – I 3:8-13
      4. The ordinances of the Church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

*** Both of these ordinances are acts of obedience and cannot be   means by which to obtain grace from God. Eph2:8, 9

  1. Baptism involves the immersing of a saved individual in Water as a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. (Rom.6:4) It serves as an identification of the believer with Christ and the local Acts 2:41
  2. The Lord’s Supper serves as a memorial for Jesus Christ’s Accomplishment at Calvary by His crucified body and shed blood. There is a challenge for the believer to examine his heart for unconfessed sin and to keep in mind Christ is coming again. I 11:23-34
  1. Eschatology The Doctrine of  Last Things
    1. Philosophy: Due to a desire to derive one consistent view from Scripture, I believe in the literal interpretation of both the Old and New Testament. This provides for the grammatical-historical principle of interpretation. As a result,  I hold  a dispensational view of the  Scripture, and  I contend  for the Pre-tribulation, Pre­ millennial  Rapture of the  I Thes.1:9-10  II Thes.2:1-12
    2. Future Events
      1. The Rapture – Before the seventieth week of Daniel 9:24-27, Other-wise known as the Tribulation, there will be a great “catching away” of living believers and resurrection of the  dead  believers in Christ to meet the Lord in the air. John   14:3; I Cor.15:50-58;  I 4:13-18
        1. It commences with Christ descending from Heaven to Appear in the I Thes.4:16
        2. Living believers will have their bodies changed from Mortal to immortal. I Cor.15:51-55; I 4:17
        3. Only believers who are dead in Christ will be I Thes.4:16
        4. These believers will not go through the Rev.3:10
        5. The return of Jesus Christ is imminent. l 15:51,52
      2. The Judgment Seat of Christ – After the Rapture the same group of believers in Christ will be assembled in Heaven before the Bema Seat of Christ. These believers will be judged and rewarded for their works on earth. I Cor.3:13- 15; l 4:17
      3. The Marriage Supper of the Lamb -This is that great feast when Christ is joined with his bride, which is composed of New Testament believers who were saved during the dispensation of Grace up until the rapture took place. Rev.19:7-10
      4. The Tribulation will affect the whole earth and last for Seven
        1. The last 3 ½ years are known as the Great

Daniel 9:27; Matt.24:21; Rev.12:6

  1. During the tribulation God will pour out His wrath upon the earth and mankind because of its

Matt.24:3-14;  Rev.6:1-17, 8:1-9, 21, 11:15-19

  1. Antichrist will come and establish his reign and religion in order that he might be universally Daniel 9:27; Rev.6:4, 13:3
  2. Most people will perish during the Tribulation, believing the Antichrist (II Thes.2:10-12), but many Jews and Gentiles will be Rev.7:1-17
  1. The Second Coming of Christ – This second phase of the Second Coming involves Jesus Christ return to earth. (Zech.14:4) The Lord will return in His glory accompanied by His Saints. (Jude14) The work of the Lord will be to defeat the armies of the world at Armageddon and bind Satan for 1,000 years. 19:11-20
  2. The Millennium -This will involve a literal 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ upon earth. The Lord will have a theocratic kingdom in which He is King (Rev.19:6, 20:3) The reign will exhibit peace, righteousness, and glory. (lsa.11:2-16) Throughout the entire period Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit until he is loosed for his final judgment.
  3. Satan’s Final Judgment – At the end of the Millennium Satan will be loosed, he will seek to cause great rebellion and deceive the nations, but all of his efforts will be squelched when God sends fire from Heaven. The Lord will cast Satan into the Lake of Fire where the Beast and False prophet are. Rev.20:7-10
  4. The Great White Throne Judgment – This judgment will be for all the unsaved who rejected faith in Jesus Christ. They will be judged for their works. If their names are not found written in the Lambs Book of Life, they, likewise, will be cast into the Lake of Fire. 20:11-15
  5. The New Heaven and New Earth – the Lord will create a New Jerusalem where saved Jews and Gentiles will live in the presence of God (Rev.22:1-5) The old world will be destroyed, and a New Heaven and Earth will be created without sin for the righteous to abide in forever. Jsa.65:17; II Peter 3:10, 12
  1. Practical Theology
    1. We believe in separation from all forms of apostasy and deviations from The Word of God. The reason is because Christians are taught  to separate from deeds of darkness  (II Cor.6:15-17;  l John  2:15-  17), from false teachers (I Tim.6:20, 21; II John 9-11), and from believers  who  practice  disobedience  (Matt.18:15-18; II Thes.3:6, 14, 15). Examples  of groups  from  which  to separate include:
      1. Modernism: Because this position rejects any, or all of the Bible as the absolute Word of
      2. New-Evangelicals: Because they are a group which support  fellowship with apostates and propose infiltration into apostate institutions. The basis for such a position is an emphasis of love over
      3. Ecumenical Movement: Because it is a worldwide movement dedicated  to uniting all religions.
      4. Charismatic Movement: Because they believe God is still revealing truth outside of the Bible through speaking in tongues. They also place undue emphasis upon experience over Biblical Truth.
    2. “Faith Healing” Movement: Because they believe the healing power and ability stem from the person doing the “healing”. Acts 3:12; James 5:14-16
    3. New Age Movement: Because it is an effort to detour people from the Bible with a mix-up of Mysticism, Eastern Religion and positive thinking. 2:8
      1. We believe in establishing a clear position on the moral issues of the day.
        1. We are opposed to divorce and remarriage. Malachi 2:14-16; Matt.19:3-10; 7:1-3
        2. We are opposed the practice of homosexuality. 1:21
        3. We are opposed to Ex.20:13; Job 31:15; Ps.139:13-16
        4. We are opposed to the smoking of tobacco, and the drinking of alcoholic beverages, and the taking of illegal

I Cor.6:19,20; Pro.20:1, 23:29-35

  1. We are opposed to music that is not God honoring. Col. 3:16
  2. We believe men and women should dress modestly. I Tim. 2:9
  1. We believe there is at present a greater need for worldwide Evangelization than ever before in history. Mark 16:15
    1. We believe the essence of missions is evangelism. Acts 1:8
    2. We believe the burden of responsibility for this evangelism rests upon the local church. I Tim. 3:15