|Frequently Asked Questions
- What do Baptists believe?
Beyond reading our doctrinal statement a good way to explain baptist is by using an acronym b-a-p-t-i-s-t!
B is for Biblical Authority. The Bible is our only authority for a life of faith and practice.
A is for the Autonomy of the local church. That means no outside person or office can dictate to us what we can or cannot do.
P is for the Priesthood of all believers. We need no human person to intercede for us with God outside of the Lord Jesus Christ. Also we can go directly to God in prayer. We do not need any man or woman as a mediator between us and the Lord.
T is for Two Offices within the local church. We have Pastors and Deacons.
I is for Individual soul liberty. Each believer will answer to God for his or her actions recognizing that there can be matters of practice upon which believers can differ and that each believer should be gracious towards other believers with whom they differ in these matters.
S is for Saved Church Membership. For a person to join our church they must give a credible testimony of having trusted Christ as Savior.
T stands for Two Ordinances of baptism and the Lord's table. These are the only ordinances commanded by our Lord Jesus.
- Which Bible do you use?
Pastor Kramer teaches and preaches from the King James Version, however, we do not believe that the KJV is the only legitimate English translation. Many people of the church use and bring other translations. Pastor Kramer will occasionally refer to other translations in his messages. Other good translations would include the NKJV and the NASB. Pastor Kramer does not recommend the NIV. For a more complete explanation of our views on this issue, you are encouraged to speak directly with Pastor Kramer.