“If you believe what the Bible teaches, attend a church that teaches the Bible.”
“Acts 28:1 ...they knew that the island was called Melita.”
15. We believe that the local church is the agency through which God has chosen to accomplish His work in the world. A New Testament Baptist church is an organized body of baptized believers; immersed upon a credible confession of faith in Jesus Christ; having two offices (pastor and deacon); congregational in polity; autonomous in nature; and banded together for work, worship, edification, the observance of the ordinances, and the worldwide fulfillment of the Great Commission. We believe that the local church, under Christ's headship, is to be free from any external hierarchy and should not associate itself with any ecumenical endeavor, neo-orthodoxy, new-evangelicalism, or any such efforts to compromise the Truth. (Acts 2:41-47, Ephesians 3:10, Matthew 28:18-20, I Timothy 3:1-11, I Timothy 3:12-13,I Peter 5:1-3, Ephesians 1:22, Romans 16:17, II Corinthians 6:14-17, I Timothy 6:3-5)16. We believe that the scriptural ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord's supper and are to be administered by the local church; that baptism, by immersion, should be administered to believers only as a symbol of their belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and as a testimony to the world of that belief and of their death, burial, and resurrection with Him; and that the Lord's supper should be partaken of by baptized believers to show forth His death "till He come". (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:41-47, 8:26-39, I Corinthians 11:23-28, Colossians 2:12)
We are a Bible believing, evangelical, independent Christian Church that believes the fundamental doctrines of the historic Christian faith.