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Articles Of Faith

Pre-Millennial “Independent Fundamental Missionary BAPTIST”
Articles of Faith For: Circuit-Rider CDs & DVDs Ministry Bible Basket Outreach Inc.


WHAT WE BELIEVE

– THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible is the verbal and plenary inspired Word of God We use “ONLY” the Authorized King James Bible. The Bible is the supreme and final authority for faith and practice and reserved in the King James Bible for the English speaking people, all others are a perverted version (II Timothy 3:16, I Peter 1:23)


– THE PERSON OF GOD 
We believe in God, the supreme eternal being, the source and beginning of all things, absolute in His attributes existing in Trinity: “God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Ghost” Triune Godhead
We believe in only one God existing in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are co-equal in power and glory as well as co-eternal.(Genesis 1:1,2,Psalms 53:1)


– THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST 
We believe in the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His deity, Incarnation
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe in the Eternal Sonship of Christ, meaning that He always was – eternity past, and always will be the Son of God.His sinless life and vicarious death and resurrection. We believe in Jesus Christ His pre-millennial return. As our Lord and Savior to those being born again through his blood, Imminent (Revelation 22:20, Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:5-11)


– THE HOLY SPIRIT 
We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgement.. We believe that He indwells the believers and empowers them for service, immediately upon point of salvation (John 16:7-13, Acts 5:3,4)


– MAN 
We believe that man was created by God in His image and for God and by his own personal choice fell into sin and is under condemnation thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature. Every born again believer possesses two natures (the old man and the new man). All claims as to the eradication of the old nature are heretical. We will never lose the sin nature until we go to be with Christ.(I Corinthians 3:9, Romans 12:3, Genesis 1:26,27, Romans 3:10-23)


-SALVATION 
We believe that salvation is wholly by grace and that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. That ye must be born again & the Blood of the perfect Lamb must be applied.
Salvation.
We believe that salvation is by the grace of God, received as a free gift by a repentant sinner who in faith trusts Christ as Lord and Saviour. Salvation was accomplished by Christ’s death and most importantly through His sinless shed blood upon the cross. Without His shed blood salvation could never be possible. Salvation is solely upon the merit of what Christ has done for us, including His resurrection from the dead on the third day.(John 3:16, Acts 16:30,31)-“Atonement”We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our Sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified by, His blood.


– ResurrectionWe believe in the literal resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into Heaven and His present life there as High Priest and Advocate for us at the right hand of the Father now.


– THE SECURITY OF BELIEVERS 
We believe that those who received the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior are eternally saved and the security of the believers rests upon the finished work of Christ on the Cross of Calvary, Once redeemed we are kept by the power and grace of God, eternally secure in Christ. We can never lose our salvation under any condition. This is NOT a license to sin, but liberty to please the Lord Jesus Christ who has saved us FROM sin and not IN sin. (I John 5:11-13, John 10:28)


– Last Days
We believe in that blessed hope, the personal pre-tribulation, pre-millennial and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Future StateAll men shall receive a bodily resurrection; the saved to eternal life and unsaved to eternal damnation. Prior to the resurrection death holds the presence of God for the believer in soul and spirit, with the body resuming to the grave, asleep, and awaiting the future resurrection. For the unbeliever, death means the departure of the soul and spirit into hell-fire, with the body also awaiting a future resurrection, at which time death and hell shall be cast into the Lake of Fire.
Satan-We believe in a personal devil, Satan, the old deceiver, a liar from the beginning; who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men, and that he will be cast, with all his angels and all who will not receive Christ as Saviour and Lord, in to the Lake of Fire, to be eternally tormented.


-Biblical Separation
We believe in the believer’s separation from the world and in his striving for the holiness unto which God has called His children. The believer should “abstain from all appearance of evil.” The Bible teaches us to separate from all apostasy and heresy, and all other movements not in agreement with the holy word of God. Ordinances In obedience to the Lord, only born again believers should be baptized (immersed in water) to demonstrate his faith in Christ and to typify the death,burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord’s supper should be done often as a memorial of what Christ has done for the believer. As clearly taught in the Bible, the wine is unfermented and therefore new, and the bread is unleavened symbolic of the pure and spotless life of Christ.


-Creation
We believe that the Genesis account of creation is to be accepted literally and not allegorically or figuratively (Genesis 1:1-5, 8,13,19,23,31;2:2; Exodus. 20:11); that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness (Gen 1:26,27); that man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life were made directly by God, and God’s established law was that they should bring forth only “after their kind”. We reject evolution, and deny any form of atheistic or theistic evolution (Rom. 1:19,20).


-Dispensationalism
We believe that the Scriptures interpreted in their natural, literal sense reveal divinely determined seven dispensations or rules of life, which define man’s responsibilities in successive ages. These dispensations are not ways of salvation, but rather are divinely ordered stewardships by which God directs man according to his purpose. (Genesis 1:28, I Corinthians 9:17, II Corinthians 3:9-18, Galatians 3:13-25, Ephesians 1:10, 3:2-10, Colossians 1:24-25,27, Revelation 20:2-6)


-Civil Government
We believe that God has ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic institutions: 1) the Home, 2) the Church, and 3) the State. Every person is subject to these authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God and are to be governed by His Word. God has given each institution specific Biblical responsibilities and balanced those responsibilities with the understanding that no institution has the right to infringe upon the other. If in the case where the Bible contradicts the government or the laws of the land, the Bible will always prevail, therefore we must always obey God and His word rather than man and his governance. (Romans 13:1-7, Ephesians 5:22-24, 6:1-2, Hebrews 13:17, I Peter 2:13-14; Acts 5:29)


-HEAVEN AND HELL   
We believe in the eternal blessedness of the saved in Heaven and the eternal punishment of the lost in Hell of eternal fire. (Revelation 21:4, Luke 16:19-31)


-THE CHURCH
We believe that the New Testament Church is a congregation of baptized believers by immersion, practicing New Testament principles, holding forth its doctrines, observing its ordinances, exercising its autonomy and proclaiming Christ’s Gospel. (Matthew 16:16-18)


-SEPARATION 
We believe in personal separation and ecclesiastical separation. We take a stand against any trends in doctrine and practice which leads to discrediting the Bible and undermining the Word of God.(2 Corinthians 6:17, 1 John 2:15-17, Ephesians 5:11)


-NEO-ORTHODOXY
This theological persuasion is a futile attempt to reconcile the higher scientific criticism with the true Biblical interpretation. Such an appeal to Biblical revelation is based in half-truths and as such is false and deceptive. We utterly reject this method and position.(John 17:17, 1 John 5:13)


-NEO-EVANGELICALISM
This movement, while claiming to be fundamental in theology has actually compromised the underlying principles of the Christian Faith. It questions inspiration, literal interpretation, accepts liberals as Christians, takes a new attitude toward the ecumenical movement, promotes ecumenical evangelism, denies both ethical and ecclesiastical separation, restructures eschatology and over stress the social aspects of the Gospel. We hold this stand to be un-scriptural and contrary to the fundamentals of the Christian faith. ( 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-1)


-ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT
This movement which attempts to unite the different faiths today on the basis of the least common denominator of doctrine is a betrayal of the unity of believers based upon sound doctrine of the historic Christian Faith. Its dialogue with other religions is dialectical. Its method of operation is subversive and shows a tendency to totalitarianism. Its concept of an ecclesiastical kingdom is not supported by Scripture. We reject all cooperation with this movement. (1 Timothy 1:3, Jude 3, Romans 16:17)


-TONGUES MOVEMENT
We believe that the gift of tongues was given as a sign to Israel and like the gifts to the apostles and prophecy, which were for the founding of the Church, are therefore not being given today. Circuit-Rider CDs & DVDs Ministry Outreach Bible Basket Inc. will not be accepted nor tolerated by anyone who practices or encourages the practice of speaking in tongues on Audio/video media of any sort to promote this charismatic movement ( 1 Corinthians 13:9-10) We BELIEVE firmly “that” Is NOT our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ for He is NOT a “that” We Stand Firm “that” is the Holy Bible. 1st Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Jesus said He was the Word But “That” is NOT referring to Him His self or at the return of Christ; for “that” is the Word of God and it is “PERFECT”as so is Jesus Christ BUT; He’s NOT a “that”


-Marriage
We believe that marriage is a divine institution whereby God joins a man and a woman together in the bonds of Holy Matrimony, thus making the two become one. The marriage of a man and a woman originated in the heart of God with God Himself joining together the first man (Adam) and the first woman (Eve) in the Garden of Eden. We believe that marriage is the foundation of home life and social order and must remain so until the end of this present world. Since the marriage of a man and a woman is the only type of marriage taught in the Scriptures, we reject any and all same-sex marriage. Polygamy is never acceptable. (Genesis 2:18-24, Matthew 19:4-6, John 2:1-10, Ephesians 5:25-33, Revelation 19:7-9 Rom2:22)


-HOMOSEXUALITY
Will NOT in any form be associated with or be tolerated by this ministry in any manner. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, gender change, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversion of God’s gift of sex and must be totally abstained from. (Genesis 2:24, Genesis 19:5, 13, Genesis 26:8-9, Leviticus 18:1-30, Romans 1:26-29, I Corinthians 5:1, 6:9, I Thessalonians 4:1-8, Hebrews 13:4) It is an abomination unto God and is completely sinful in Gods eyes. (Romans 1:27-28,
1 Timothy 1:9-10)


-Hyper Calvinism
Will not be accepted in any form because it denies the ability of a man to reject God (Revelation 3:20, Hebrews 12:25-6)


-Abortion
We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, or the mental well being of the mother are acceptable. There is never justification for Abortion. (Job 3:16, Psalms 51:5, Psalms 139:14-16, Isaiah 44:24 Isaiah 49:1, 5, Jeremiah 1:5, 20:15-18, Luke 1:44)


-Hyper Arminianism (Easy Believism)
Will not be accepted in any form because it denies the work of the The Holy Ghost convicting drawing power of The Father in His beckoning of calling men to Salvation in His Son. (John 6:44)


-SEX
We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged in, outside of marriage between a man and a woman the Bible is clear on Fornication Ezekiel-16:26,Matthew-5:32,Matthew-19:9, John-8:41,Acts-15:29, Romans-1:29, 1 Corinthians-6:13,
1 Corinthians-7:2 Thessalonians-4:3, Rev_2:14,Rev_2:20, Rev_2:21



-FREEDOM OF SPEECH
“We BELIEVE In Our God Given Right To Our FREEDOM of SPEECH as written in our CONSTITUTION and BELIEVE Firmly In Our BAPTIST “Judeo” Christian Heritage”


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