"Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy, at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
DOCTRINES OF BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
~ PSALM 16:11
Bible Baptist Church
of Lee's Summit-Raymore
3801 MO-291 Highway
Lee's Summit, MO 64082
We believe and teach the infallibility, inerrancy and absolute authority of the Holy Bible from cover-to-cover as it stands today without proven error; is given by the inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3:16) and preserved by God himself (Psalm 12:6-7) through the Textus Receptus Manuscript into the English language by the reformation Bible of the King James 1611 Authorized Version as prophesied in the book of Daniel.
We know Thy word is settled in heaven (Psalm 119:89) as it has always been (John 1:1) and will always be (Matthew 24:35). The Bible is God's means of communicating to his children during this time of the church period (2 Peter 1:19) and we believe God when he says "thy word is truth" (John 17:17) and take His command literal when He says to "keep my words" (Proverbs 7:1) ...every last one of them (Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:6, Revelation 22:18)
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
The Lord Jesus Christ is the Word (John 1:1), the true Light that lighteth every man's heart (John 1:9, 2 Corinthians 11:2), fully God (John 1:18), the Lamb of God (John 1:29), the final sacrifice once for all (Ephesians 5:2), the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2), our salvation (Titus 2:13) through his shed blood on Calvary's cross (1 Peter 1:19) and his resurrection from the dead by his own power and authority (Romans 1:4). He was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23), perfect in the flesh (Hebrews 4:15), manifest of God (1 Timothy 3:16), is the only begotten son (John 3:16), the express image of God (Hebrews 1:3), the one mediator between the believer and God (1 Timothy 2:5) who is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2) awaiting his return to meet his bride in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17) and his return should be the prayer of every believer (Revelation 22:20).
The New Testament Local Church, the body (1 Corinthians 12:27) and bride of Christ (John 3:29), is made up of believers beginning with the salvation of the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8:26-40) up through the rapture of the church (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18, 1 Corinthians 15:50-58). The body as a whole is broken down into local assemblies (1 Corinthians 1:1, Galatians 1:2, etc.) which meet within each local community to provide a place of fellowship among believers. The church is called to gather on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7), the day the Lord Jesus Christ walked out of the tomb (John 20:1) and has a three-fold function: 1) for the perfecting of the saints, 2) for the work of the ministry and 3) for the edifying of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12). Paul reminds us of the importance of gathering together in that we should not forsake the assembling of ourselves (Hebrews 10:25).
The Biblical plan for personal salvation is simply understanding that I am a sinner (Romans 3:23) and my payment for that sin is eternal death (Romans 6:23) apart from God in hell (Matthew 25:41, 46). The only way to satisfy that personal sin debt with God is to acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God (John 1:34, 2 Corinthians 1:19) and believe God raised him up out of the grave three days later (Romans 10:9-10). If I believe these two facts I then must ask the Lord Jesus Christ into my life, confess my sins before him and ask him to forgive me of those sins, to cleanse me from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9) and to apply his pure, perfect blood he shed on Calvary's cross to my heart. If I've called upon the name of the Lord in this way, I shall be saved (Romans 10:13).
The Bible teaches very clearly salvation is by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone and I cannot work or earn my way to heaven in any other form or fashion (Ephesians 2:8-9) and that Jesus Christ is the only way to have a salvation relationship with God the Father (John 14:6).
Believer's baptism is the outward profession of faith to the world of a person's decision of accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as his/her personal savior and the personal commitment to God to live a life that will both please and fulfill the calling God has for him/her. Baptism is only a picture of what happens to a person's soul by the Holy Spirit of God the moment salvation takes place (Ephesians 4:4-6) and is in no way a means of salvation but only a representation of salvation and in keeping a good conscience toward God in following His instructions (1 peter 3:21). Baptism is to be conducted by full immersion (Matthew 1:16, Mark 1:10, Acts 8:39) providing for us the perfect picture of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Believer's baptism should be administered as soon after salvation as possible (Acts 8:36-38) preparing the believer for the work of the ministry. Baptism is one of two ordinances given to the church as a remembrance and memorial of the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ
THE LORD'S SUPPER
The Lord's supper is the second ordinance given for the church to keep as a remembrance of the Lord Jesus Christ's sacrifice (1 Corinthians 11:2). This is a time for each believer to not only remember the sacrifice made for his/her salvation but to also examine his/her life to ensure there is no sin hindering his/her fellowship and relationship with God (1 Corinthians 11:20-34). This also provides a time for fellow believers to come together and mend any issues or problems within the church to allow the body of Christ to function in its proper form not allowing any stumbling blocks (1 Corinthians 8:9) or to give place to the devil (Ephesians 4:27).
The gospel to the New Testament Local Church is the same message Paul delivered to the church at Corinth found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. This gospel message is the message that provides for us our salvation and our standing in Christ. This message is simply "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"
The death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is the entire premise of the New Testament Local Church. We put our full faith and trust in this gospel along with the Holy Bible as the means to our salvation and eternal life.