Doctrinal Statement of ABC
- …in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Old and New Testaments.
- …in the preservation of God’s Word through the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Textus Receptus.
- …that the King James Version is the best English translation of the Bible.
- …in God in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- …that God created the world in six literal twenty-four hour days.
- …that all mankind is sinful, in need of salvation, and unable to save himself.
- …that Christ died for the sins of all mankind and that salvation is by grace, through faith alone, based upon the finished work of Christ on the cross.
- …in the bodily resurrection of Christ and His bodily ascension into heaven, where He now intercedes for believers.
- …in the reality of Heaven and Hell.
- …that man was created as a responsible being and as such, he may choose to accept or resist the grace of God.
- …in the eternal security of the believer.
- …that the local church is God’s institution to carry out the Great Commission.
- …that the two ordinances of the local church are baptism by immersion for believers only and the Lord’s Supper as a memorial.
- …in the pretribulational rapture of all believers.
- …in the premillennial return and millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- …in the judgment of believers at the Judgment Seat of Christ and the judgment of unbelievers at the Great White Throne.
- …in the obligation of every believer to live a holy life and to witness to the lost of the saving power of Christ.
- …that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts, and that the gifts of evangelists and pastor-teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints for today.
- …that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established.
- …that the extremes of Calvinism and Arminianism are both unbiblical.
- …that all forms of compromise with liberalism, ecumenicism, neo-evangelicalism, or the charismatic movement should be avoided by those who wish to live in obedience to God.
Read about our textual position here.