The KING JAMES VERSION is God’s perfect word in English.
First and foremost, is our belief in the perfect authority and innerancy of the KING JAMES VERSION. We do not teach that it is an “accurate translation” or that it “contains the words (or message) of God”, but that the text of the KING JAMES VERSION itself, are the actual written words of God to the English speaking people. We understand that the inspired Scriptures were originally given predominately in Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament). But these “original autographs” have been lost for many centuries, and to rely on them as an authority, would be erroneous and false. Also relying on Hebrew or Greek texts can also lead to error, because of the huge variety of contradicting editions and variations of text types. There are at least 40 different Greek texts, and many different Hebrew texts as well. Which one is the correct one?
We therefore hold to the perfection of the KING JAMES VERSION for 7 reasons.
Our belief in the perfect authority of the KING JAMES VERSION enables us to speak God’s truth to ANYONE at any time without being dishonest. (Matthew 7:28-29) It is a sad fact that MANY pastors and Christians call their bible “God’s word” and yet in their heart they do not believe that it is without error. ( 1 John 5:10-13) This leads to what Jesus referred to as a “hypocrite”. (Read Matthew 23) If you do not have a perfect Bible, then you do not have a perfect God and Saviour!!
Please note: ALL further references to “the Bible” will be speaking of the KJV.
We believe that the Godhead or “Trinity” consists of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The Bible teaches that these three beings are separate and yet equal in their power and authority. While they are separate in their functions, they are all part of ONE single body. In other words, we do NOT believe in three gods but in ONE God made up of three persons (Body, Soul, and Spirit). (1 John 5:7-8)
God the Father
We believe that God is the Soul of the Godhead. He executes wrath (Romans 1:18) and judgment (Romans 2:16), as well as love, mercy, and grace. (Romans 5:8) The Bible teaches that “no man hath seen God at any time.” (John 1:18) He resides in heaven and watches over the affairs of man. (Proverbs 15:3)
Jesus the Son
We believe that Jesus is the Body of the Godhead. The Bible says that Jesus was and is “God manifest in the flesh” (1 Timothy 3:16). It was Jesus who came to this earth in the likeness of sinful flesh. Jesus shed His blood on the cross to pay for the sins of mankind. (1 John 1:7) Today Jesus resides in heaven as the mediator between God and man. (1 Timothy 2:5-6) Soon Jesus will catch away his beloved church to be with him in heaven, so that they will be spared from the horrible outpouring of God’s wrath known as “the Great Tribulation”. (1 Corinthians 15:51-55 & 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18) After this 7 year period of tribulation, Jesus will return to this earth to judge the nations (Matthew 25). Then Jesus will rule and reign PHYSICALLY in Jerusalem for 1,000 years, after which He will judge Satan and ALL of the unsaved living and dead at the Great White Throne Judgment. (Revelation 20:11-15)
The Holy Ghost
We believe that the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of the Godhead. He is “omnipresent” meaning everywhere at ALL times. It is the Holy Ghost or “Spirit” that indwells the body of a believer in Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 6:19) Evidence of the Holy Spirit in a believer is an understanding of the truth of God’s word (John 15:26 & John 16:13) and a oneness of thought among saved individuals. (1 Corinthians 1:10) We do NOT believe in the Jewish sign gifts (1 Corinthians 1:22 & Hebrews 2:3-4) of speaking in tongues, prophesying, and healing for this time period. (Acts 2 & 1 Corinthians 14) We believe that those who manifest such “gifts” show their ignorance of the Scriptures, and make a mockery of Christianity.
Man as a “tripartite” being
We believe that sinful man can never become a god or God. The Bible does however teach that man is created in God’s image. (Genesis 1:26-27) In other words, man is made up of three aspects, Body, Soul, and Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:23) Our Body is the physical body of flesh that each of us is given at birth. This body is corruptible. It will grow old, die, rot, and return to the earth. (Isaiah 40:6) We believe that ALL true believers will one day be given an incorruptible body of eternally perfect flesh. This will happen at the resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15:35-50)
Our soul is eternal, but unlike God the Father, our soul was created and was NOT eternally existing. It is the soul that will live forever with God in heaven, or with Satan in Hell.
Finally our spirit is made alive or “quickened” when we are born again. (Ephesians 2:1-6) Before salvation, your spirit is dead in trespasses and sins. This is why understanding of scripture is impossible without being saved. “The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14) A saved man or woman is given the Holy Spirit as their guide and comforter. (John 15:26 & John 16:13)
Salvation through faith in the FINISHED work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
The Bible teaches that true Biblical salvation consists of repentance (2 Corinthians 7:10 & Romans 2:4), followed by an acceptance of Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour by an act of FREE WILL. (Romans 10:9-13) This type of salvation leads to a changed life. (2 Corinthians 5:17) The Bible says that Jesus died ONCE to pay for sins. (Hebrews 9:28) We therefore reject the Roman Catholic practice of the Eucharist (or re-sacrificing of Jesus on an altar) as a damnable heresy. (Hebrews 10:11)
Salvation in our present dispensation is NOT connected with works. (Ephesians 2:8-9) The Bible teaches that God saves us, we do not save ourselves by our own righteousness. (Titus 3:5) While we do NOT believe that works are necessary FOR salvation, we do believe that the Bible teaches that good works are evidence of a true convert. (Acts 26:20) In other words good works come AFTER salvation. Any good works done before salvation are merely a waste of time. (Proverbs 21:4)
The Bible teaches that every Christian will one day answer for their life at the judgment seat of Christ. (Romans 14:10-12 & 2 Corinthians 5:10) There will be 5 different crowns given out at this judgment. 1. Crown of rejoicing: Given to those who win souls. (1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 & Luke 15:7) 2. Incorruptible crown: Given to those who remain faithful and are temperate in all things. (1 Corin- thians 9:24-27, Hebrews 12:1-2, & 2 Timothy 4:7) 3. Crown of glory: Given to pastors, evangelists, teachers, missionaries, or anyone who “feed” people God’s word. (1 Peter 5:1-4 & John 21:15-17) 4. Crown of righteousness: Given to those who stand for truth and look forward to the appearing of Jesus Christ. (2 Timothy 4:1-8, Revelation 3:8 & 22:20) 5. Crown of life: Given to those who “endure temptation”. (James 1:12) Also given to a martyr. (Revelation 2:10) The Bible teaches that these crowns are only given to those who “strive lawfully”. (2 Timothy 2:5) In other words, God’s work must be done God’s way!
Eternal Security of a truly born-again Christian
We believe that once an individual receives the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit comes into them, that they can NOT lose their salvation. The first reason for this is because salvation comes from God (it is the “gift of God”). (Ephesians 2:8-9) It is NOT based on YOUR good works! (Titus 3:5) If you have been led to believe that you can lose your salvation, then you must also believe that YOU must work hard to keep your salvation! This warped way of thinking comes from self-righteousness. (Please read Romans 10:2-4) The Bible also says that a saved individual is “sealed unto the day of redemption” by the holy Spirit. (Ephesians 4:30 & 1:13)
A proper understanding of the Bible REQUIRES “rightly dividing the word of truth”. (2 Timothy 2:15) We believe in 7 major “dispensations”. (The word “dispensation” occurs in 1Corinthians 9:17, Ephesians 1:10, 3:2, & Colossians 1:25) These dispensations are;
1. The Garden of Eden. (Genesis 1:1-3:7)
2. The fall of Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:7-24) till the giving of the law to Moses.(Exodus 20)
3. The law and the prophets until John the Baptist. (Matthew 11:13 & Luke 16:16)
4. The “gospel of the kingdom” is preached between the time of John the Baptist and the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The two kingdoms presented to the Jews in this period, were the kingdom of heaven which is a physical, literal, earthly kingdom. (Matthew 11:12) The other kingdom preached was the kingdom of God. This is a SPIRITUAL kingdom. (Luke 17:20-21, Romans 14:17) This “gospel of the kingdom” was preached because the King of kings (The Lord Jesus Christ) was physically on the earth at that time.
5. The crucifixion, till the rapture of the body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:51-58 & 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) The book of Acts describes the formation of the Christian church and the development of our present gospel revealed to the apostle Paul. (Romans 2:16, 16:25-26, & 2 Timothy 2:8) The Bible teaches that the gospel was first preached to the Jews (Romans 1:16) and because the Jews require a sign (1 Corinthians 1:22) the early apostles were given special “sign gifts” to confirm the gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:9-20 & Acts 2). When Paul began to take the gospel to the Gentiles, the sign gifts were no longer necessary because the Bible says “....the Greeks seek after wisdom.” (1 Corinthians 1:22)
We do NOT believe in the heretical teachings of “hyper-dispensationalism”. (Stam, Bullinger, Moore, etc.) The Bible plainly teaches that Paul was part of the same body of believers that Peter, John, Matthew, Mark, and Luke were part of. The gospel we preach today was not fully revealed until Paul showed up, BUT that doesn’t mean that the other apostles weren’t part of the same body of Christ that we are part of today! Paul stated in Romans 16:7 that there were believers “in Christ” BEFORE he himself was saved. To say that there are two bodies of Christ (crucifixion to Paul, Paul to the rapture) shows a high degree of ignorance of the Scripture!
6. The rapture of the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:51-58 & 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) until the second coming of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 24:29-41 & Revelation 19:11-21) This period known as the “great tribulation” (Matthew 24:21) and also as the “time of Jacob’s trouble” ( Jeremiah 30:7) will last approximately 7 years. In this period salvation is based on faith AND works. (James 2:14-26 & Revelation 14:12) In the tribulation ANYONE who takes the mark of the beast and worships his image, will lose their salvation and can NEVER get it back. (Hebrews 3:14, 6:4-6, 10:26-27, & Revelation 14:9-11)
7. The millennial Kingdom of Jesus Christ on this earth (Revelation 20:4-6), will be the final dispensation. Salvation is accomplished through WORKS. (Matthew 5) No faith is connected with this dispensation because Jesus Christ will be visible to anyone on the earth! (Zechariah 12:10 & 13:1-6)
The extreme importance of clearly defining the above dispensations, cannot be overstated. Nearly ALL false doctrine taught today, is a direct result of NOT “rightly dividing the word of truth”. The huge variety of “Christians” stem mainly from not understanding the different dispensations.
Male authority in the Church and home
We do NOT believe in Female pastors because of the clear teaching against it in the Bible. 1 Timothy 2:1-2a says, “This is a true saying, If a MAN desire the office of a bishop, HE desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the HUSBAND of one wife....” 1 Timothy 2:4 also says “his” twice and verse 5 says “man”, “his”, and “he”. The bible also says in 1 Timothy 1:11-12, “Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 plainly states, “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”
We believe that God has ordained the man to be the head of the home, and NOT the woman. (1 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 5:33, & 1 Peter 3:1-7)
Modest apparel for women
We believe that women should dress in a way that they do not draw attention to themselves. As Christians, both men and women should seek to bring glory to God with our lives. The Bible tells women how they ought to dress. (1 Peter 3:3-4 & 1 Timothy 2:9-10) Dressing “modestly” is not only pleasing in God’s sight, but is also a way to gain more respect from men in the world. When women dress provocatively it says something about their character. It has been well said, “If you are not in business, then don’t advertize!” We believe that men should dress and act like men, and women should dress and act like women. There should be a clear distinction between the two.
Non-conformity and Biblical Separation from the world
The Bible says in Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” We believe that as Bible-believing Christians, we must NOT desire to be like the world around us. The bible says in 1 John 2:15-17, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” Also James 4:4 says, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” We do NOT believe in trying to be “like the world to win the world to Jesus”. That would be like jumping into quicksand to save someone who is sinking in that same quicksand! We believe in standing on the solid ground and pulling people OUT OF the quicksand.
The Bible not only teaches non-conformity to the world, but also separation from the world. (2 Corinthians 6:14-17, Romans 16:17, Ephesians 5:11, & 1 Timothy 6:3-11)
House Church, NOT a building or “temple”
In Acts 7:48 we read, “Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,”. (See also Acts 17:24-25) In the New Testament, Christians met in HOUSES. ( Acts 1:13-14, Romans 16:5, 1 Corinthians 16:19, Colossians 4:15, & Philemon 2) A Christian’s body is their temple (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 6:19, & 2 Corinthians 6:16). In 1 Peter 2:5 we read, “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” Every Christian is a living stone in the church of God!
The Bible says in Hebrews 10:25, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” The purpose of “church” is for the assembling of SAVED individuals. God never intended it to be a place where saved and lost can come together in one place. Doing this will create a “church” that eventually becomes worldly. You literally have people in these “churches” who are NOT REALLY “IN” GOD’S CHURCH!! Many unsaved people claim that they are going to heaven, because they “go to church”. It is sad that the vast majority of Christians have departed from the New Testament “House church” and have built temples with their hands, and are now compromising the true teaching of God’s word because they don’t want to offend the unsaved members of their “church”!
We believe that God wants us to take his gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ TO the world. (Mark 16:15) We will NOT build a building to lure the unsaved to us, as this is NOT scriptural. ALL of our members are required to do something to get out the gospel. (2 Corinthians 5:18-21) Whether it be street preaching, door to door visitation, (Acts 20:20) passing out gospel tracts, or even preparing the information that we distribute, ALL members must help with some aspect of the ministry.
A literal 6-day CREATION, approximately 6,000 years ago
We reject the theory of Evolution as an unscientific system of religious belief. (Romans 1:20-25) We believe that God “created all things by Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 3:9) We believe in the literal account of Genesis 1. We also reject the “Gap theory” as well as the “Day-age theory”. The Bible teaching of creation lines up perfectly with the known laws of science, (things were good in the beginning, and get worse with age) whereas the theory of evolution goes against this established FACT of science by teaching that everything gets BETTER with time. This is not true of the natural world, and it is not true of the spiritual world either! (1 Timothy 4:1-3, 2 Timothy 3:1-7, & 4:3-4)
Heaven and Hell
The Bible teaches that there is a resurrection of the saved (1 Corinthians 15:12-23) to eternal life WITH God in a place called heaven. (Revelation 21:1-3) There the saved will be rewarded for their service in this life, (Matthew 6:20) and will be given eternally perfect bodies that never grow old or get sick. (Revelation 21:4) Jesus said in John 14:2-3, “In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
The Bible also teaches that those who die WITHOUT Jesus Christ as the Saviour, will spend all of eternity in the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15) The current destination of the unsaved is in a place called Hell which is located in “the heart of the earth”. (Matthew 12:40 & Acts 2:27) Hell is described by Jesus as a “furnace of fire” in Matthew 13:42 & 50, where the “fire is not quenched” Mark 9:44-48. The inhabitants of Hell will one day be taken out of Hell for their final judgment (Revelation 20:11-15) before they are cast into the lake of fire for the rest of eternity.
We believe that Satan, or “the Devil” is a real being who can currently go before God in heaven. (Job 1:6-7 & 2:1-6) In the future tribulation period, he will be cast out of heaven (Revelation 12:7-12). We do NOT believe that he is the ruler of Hell as the world tries to portray him! The Bible says that Satan is the “god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4) and that he appears as “an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14) and his ministers appear as “the ministers of righteousness.” (2 Corinthians 11:15). The Bible teaches that Satan or “Lucifer” lost his position of power in heaven because he tried to become like God (Isaiah 14:12-15). The Bible says that the final destination for Satan will be the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10).
We reject ALL forms of Rock and Roll, Heavy Metal, and Rap music. The Bible says in Ephesians 5:19, “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” and in Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” The majority of Rock, Metal, and Rap music is centered around rhythm rather than MELODY. The beat in these three types of music is much faster than a normal heart rate, which leads someone who is listening to these types of music to be much more aggressive and violent. If you disagree with this, then I suggest that you visit a rock, metal, or rap concert sometime! The themes of these types of music are nearly always centered around the flesh. (Galatians 5:16-17) We also do NOT believe that these styles of music can be made “Christian”. (Ephesians 5:11)
The Bible very clearly states that Sodomy is a sin. Leviticus 19:22 says, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Deuteronomy 23:17 says, “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.” Romans 1:25-28 also condemns the sin of Sodomy. The bible also says in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” The Bible clearly states that “effeminate” men can get saved, but it requires a new life.
Abortion is murder
Jeremiah 1:5 states that God knew the prophet Jeremiah BEFORE he was formed in his mother’s womb. Psalm 127:3 says, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Babies are gifts from God, and ultimately belong to Him. We believe that the killing of a child in their mother’s womb for ANY reason is murder.
We Reject the following movements as unscriptural heresies:
4. Jehovah’s Witness, Seventh Day Adventists, and Mormons
5. Campbellites (Church of Christ)
6. Preterism or Amillenialism
8. The Ecumenical movement
9. Prosperity gospel
10. Charismatic faking of Jewish sign gifts
11. Contemporary “Christian” Music (Rock, Metal, Rap, etc.)