Concerning the Scripture: We believe that the Holy Bible (consisting of 66 books) is the verbal and plenary inspired Word of God, inerrant in its original manuscripts, and is a perfectly preserved treasure of heavenly instruction (II Timothy 3:16,17); that it has God for its author, salvation for its end (II Timothy 3:15), and truth without any mixture of error for its matter (Proverbs 30:5, 6); that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us (Romans 2:12); and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the true basis of Christian unity (Philippians 3:16), and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried (I John 4:1). We believe the King James Version to be the preserved Word of God in the English language.
Concerning the True God: We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent, perfect Spirit and personal Being, the Creator, Preserver and Supreme Ruler of the Universe (John 4:24), inexpressibly glorious in holiness (Exodus 15:11) and all other perfection’s, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love (Mark 12:30); that in the unity of the Godhead, there are three persons: the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19); and that these three are equal in every Divine perfection (John 10:30), and executing distinct, but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption (Ephesians 2:18).
Concerning the Fall of Man: We believe that man was created by the special act of God (Genesis 2:7). We believe that man was created in a state of holiness, under the law of his Maker (Genesis 1:27), but through the temptation of Satan, he voluntarily transgressed and fell from this holy state (Genesis 3:6-24) in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners (Romans 5:19), not by constraint, but choice (Isaiah 53:6), being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil, and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin (Ephesians 2:13) without defense or excuse (Ezekiel 18:19-20).
Concerning the Way of Salvation: We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace (Ephesians 2:8), through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God (John 3:16), Who pre-existed (John 8:58), and Who, by the appointment of the Father, and Who, by the Holy Spirit was conceived, and born of the virgin Mary, freely took upon Him man’s nature, yet without sin (Philippians 2:6, 7); honored the Divine law by His perfect obedience (Hebrews 5:8, 9), and after a miraculous ministry, by His death made a full atonement for our sins (Isaiah 53:4, 5); that having risen from the dead bodily, He is now enthroned in heaven (Hebrews 1:8), to reign in eternal sovereignty and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with Divine perfections, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate and all-sufficient Saviour and Lord (Hebrews 7:25).
Concerning Justification: We believe that the great Gospel blessing which Christ (John 1:16) secures to such as believe in Him is justification (Acts 13:39), that justification includes the pardon of sin (Romans 5:9), and the promise of eternal life on the principles of righteousness (Romans 5:17); that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood (Romans 4:4, 5); by virtue of which faith His perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us of God (Romans 5:19); that it brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God, and secures every other blessing needful for time and eternity (Romans 5:1, 2).
Concerning the Freeness of Salvation
We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel (Isaiah55:1); that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial, penitent, and obedient faith (Romans 16:25, 26); and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth (John 5:41) but his own inherent depravity and voluntary aggravated condemnation (John 3:19).
Concerning Grace in Regeneration
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated or born again (John3:3); that regeneration consists of giving a holy disposition to the soul (II Corinthians 5:17); that it is effected, in a manner above our comprehension, by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with Divine truth (John 3:8), so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel (I Peter 1:22-25); and that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life (Ephesians 5:9).
Concerning Repentance and Faith
We believe that repentance and faith are sacred duties, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God (Mark 1:15); whereby, being deeply convinced of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ (John 16:8), we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy (Luke 18:13); at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as the only and all sufficient Saviour (Romans 10:9-11).
We exist to bring glory to God through knowing Jesus Christ and making Him known.
Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and on the profession of our faith having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, to the expense of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our actions.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense and always ready for reconciliation guided by Bible principles.
We further engage that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other Baptist church where we can carry out the spirit of this Covenant and the principles of the Word of God.
Our worship services at CCBC are intended to lead each person in attendance to a deeper and more intimate knowledge of Christ. Our desire is that from the moment you walk in you enjoy the fellowship of the body of Christ. Our music is intended to lead each person’s heart to a genuine and Christ-magnifying worship experience. Truth matters at CCBC and the highlight of each service is the preaching of God’s Word.
We hold multiple services on Sunday mornings, due to space constraints. Services are at 9:00AM and 11:30AM.
Lifegroups meet at 10:30AM.
We hold small group Bible Studies (Faith Family, we call it) on Wednesday evenings at various locations across the city.
For help with Transportation, call +675-7009-9009 to speak with someone about getting a ride to church.
Pastor Matt Allen