Statement of Faith
II Timothy 2:2 "And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses,
the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be ableto teach others also."
Liberty is an independent Baptist church and as such, we are a local self-governing and self-supporting congregation. The head of the church is the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice.
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We also believe that God has preserved His Word. In all teaching and preaching, we use the King James Version of the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21
God the Father:
God is a Person, eternally existing, as a Trinity in unity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three Persons and yet one God. Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 26:19, I Corinthians 8:6
God the Son:
Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God, who became a sinless man to redeem us. He was born of a virgin and was completely God and completely man. He died and shed his blood for our sin and rose victoriously from the dead, to give us hope in this life and for eternity. Luke 1:30-55, John 1:1-15, Philippians 2:5-8
The local church is a group of believers baptized by water, banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission. We are to preach the Gospel to every creature, while building Christians on our Lord’s strength and directions. Mark 16:15, I Corinthians 12:12, Ephesians 1:22-23
Man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death, but also spiritual death and separation from God. Now all of mankind exists as a fallen race with an inherited sinful nature. Genesis 2:16, Genesis 3:16-19, Romans 3:10-23, Romans 6:23
The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary payment for the sins of the whole world. He physically arose from the dead and then ascended into Heaven. Simple faith in and acceptance of His sacrifice is the only way of salvation for mankind. Luke 24, Acts 1:9-11, Romans 5:8-10, I Peter 3:18
Jesus Christ Himself will soon come again in the air to catch up His people to reward their service. The unbelievers left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which Christ will return to the Earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of perfect rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord. Matthew 24:29-42, I Thessalonians 4:16-18, Revelation 19:11-20:13