Here’s a small segment from our Statement of Faith. This is part of a larger series. This little slice of it involves…Dispensationalism.
We believe that the Scriptures interpreted in their natural and literal sense reveal divinely determined 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 methods of stewardship by which God directs man according to His purpose. Three of these dispensations- the Law, the Church, and the Kingdom- are the subjects of detailed revelation in Scripture. (Gen. 1:28; I Cor. 9:17; II Cor. 3:9-18; Gal. 3:13-25; Eph. 1:10, 3:2-10; Col. 1:24-25, 27; Rev. 20:2-6)
Here’s a small section from our Statement of Faith. This one’s regarding The Holy Scriptures.
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed, and therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning, and all issues of interpretation and meaning shall be determined by the Pastor.
By “The Holy Scriptures” we mean the collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which, as originally written does not only contain and convey the word of God, but is the very Word of God.
By “Inspiration” we mean that the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired. (II Tim. 3:16)
We believe that the texts which are closest to the original autographs of the Bible are the Masoretic Hebrew text for the Old Testament and the Textus Receptus Text for the New Testament.
The Church will not be a “King James Only” place of worship, but the King James Version of the Bible (hereafter referred to as “KJV”) will be the official Bible of the Church. We also believe that the KJV is the most true and faithful translation of the two providentially preserved texts referred to in the previous notation. The theological and philosophical bias and academic qualifications of the translators of other versions holds no comparison to the translators of other versions. The method of translation is above par in comparison to other translations and paraphrases. The KJV translators sought the outcome of “formal equivalence” in their translation as opposed to “dynamic equivalence” as is found in most other versions, thus resulting in a pure translation rather than an interpretation. The KJV has played an important and unique role in the development of American culture. Utilizing one primary source for the purposes of Scripture memorization eliminates confusion. We feel that having an official version used in all corporate and public communications imparts a higher sense of unity for all parties involved.