Liberty Baptist Tabernacle Core Beliefs
This statement of faith does not exhaust the full extent of our faith. The Bible is our sole and final authority of all that we believe.
The basic doctrines of this Local Church are stated as:
The Holy Bible
The Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and is the final authority for faith and practice. The Bible reveals the Godhead, man’s creation and fall, God’s plan of redemption for fallen man, and God’s total plan for the ages. We believe the King James Bible is God’s preserved Word for English speaking peoples and shall be the official and only translation used by this church.
One God Who is manifested as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the only true God.
Jesus Christ is the Only begotten virgin born Son of God, making substitutionary atonement for sinners by His blood, and was bodily resurrected from the dead by the power of God, and ascended to the Father.
Salvation of sinners is the work of God, with man being required to repent to God and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ alone Who finished the work of salvation.
Jesus Christ is reigning in power in heaven at the Father’s right hand until His personal, premillennial return for and with His Church, the Bride. Christ will return to earth to reign in power from Jerusalem for 1,000 years of glory and honor.
The Eternal State
All mankind in Christ Jesus shall experience the First Resurrection with eternal conscious blessedness, and mankind who rejected Christ Jesus shall experience the Second Death with eternal conscious damnation in the Lake of Fire.
The Great Commission
The Great Commission was given by Christ to the Church, and includes authority from Christ Jesus to evangelize, baptize believers, teach all ages God’s truth, and to fellowship together at the Lord’s table.
The Local Church
A Local Church as described in the New Testament is made up of baptized believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, and has God-called and qualified Undershepherds to oversee, lead, direct, feed, supervise, and shepherd the believers for Christ’s sake. It also has Biblically qualified Deacons to help the Undershepherds in the work God has called them to do. The Local Church is ordained of God, founded by the Lord Jesus Christ Who alone is its head, and can never be in the will of God being a creation of the State or a Government body. The Local Church must win souls, baptize believers, teach God’s Truth, fellowship with other like Local Churches, and observe the Lord’s Memorial Supper.
Government on earth is ordained of God to govern relationships among mankind in the Home, the Church, Business, and Nation. State government was given for the purpose of protecting life, liberty, and property from all evil men and women. State government, to be of God, must punish the wicked who violate God’s Holy Law relating to life, liberty, and property.