© 2019 By Temple Baptist Church Kokomo, Indiana

Located: 1700 S. Goyer Rd., Kokomo, IN 46902  l  Tel: 765-452-8463  l  Mail: tbckokomo@usa.net

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What We Believe

Verbal Inspiration of Scriptures

 

We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the entire Bible, both Old and New Testaments. We further accept the Textus Receptus manuscripts from which came the King James Bible and accept the King James Bible as the divinely preserved Word of God in the English language.

Genesis Account of Creation

We believe the Genesis account of creation, and that what one believes about his origin will determine his philosophy in life.  We believe in the creation of the universe and all things by a direct act of God, apart from any so-called evolutionary processes. 

The Holy Trinity

We believe that God is a Person, eternally existing as a Trinity, manifesting Himself in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We further believe that these three are one God, but separate in personality and work.

The Son of God

 

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, eternally existing yet born of a virgin. Being God, He lived a sinless life whose death on the cross was both sufficient and substitutionary for the sins of the whole world. He is both true God and true man, the Savior of the world.

The Doctrine of Sin
 
We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing upon mankind both physical and spiritual death. Mankind is now totally depraved, incapable of personal salvation and good works before God and therefore in need of a Savior.
Blood Atonement
 
The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.  He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified.  He ascended into Heaven in the glorified body, where He is seated at the right hand of God the Father as Head of the Church, making intercession for the saints as our High Priest.
Salvation
 
We believe that man is lost and must be born again by the Holy Spirit to enter heaven. Man is justified by faith alone and is accounted righteous before God ONLY through the merit of the Lord Jesus Christ. Salvation is by grace through faith, minus nothing and plus nothing.
The Second Coming
 
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming again in the air at any moment to rapture his church and to reward its service. The unbelievers will be left behind and will go through a seven year period called the Tribulation, after which Christ will return visibly to the earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of perfect government and righteous 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 have their works judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ and will spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord. 
Separation From the World
 
We believe that all the saved are called unto a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices.  A person, once he has truly accepted Christ as Savior, is a new creation in Christ and should live a holy, consecrated life.  He should separate himself from the world and all its lust in obedience to the command of God.  
The Local Church
 
We believe that Jesus Christ founded the local church and it consists of a group of believers baptized by immersion who have assembled together for the purpose of edification, exhortation and evangelism as commanded by Christ in his Great Commission. 
Citizenship
 
We believe in the loyalty to country and government and the separation of church and state.