of the New Testament Bible Church - September 8, 2011
of the church: 1255 Rehwinkel Rd., Wakulla County, Florida.
2. The teacher/pastor
of the church is Charles (Rick) Creech.
church is a non-profit corporation and meets for the purpose of:
Glorify the name of Jesus Christ
and worship of Christ in song
doctrines of the church are as follows:
believe that God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. John
1:1. Genesis 1:1-2. First Peter 1:2. John 15:26.
believe in the deity of Christ: Jesus is God who became flesh by means of the
virgin birth and dwelt among men. Because He is God, Jesus saves souls and
answers prayer. Luke 1:26-35. John 1:1. Colossians 1:15-19.
believe that Jesus died for our sins, that He rose from the dead on the third
day, and that He will come again to rapture the church just before the seven
year period of the Great Tribulation, and then shall we ever be with the Lord.
First Corinthians 15:3-4.
believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ, not of works.
Ephesians 2:8-9. Titus 3:5-6.
believe that Jesus gives every person a free choice to accept Him or to reject
Him. John 3:18-21.
believe that every person who claims to be saved should manifest a changed life
in order to be a testimony for Jesus. Second Corinthians 5:17.
believe that the saved will live forever with Jesus in heaven, and that the
lost will be punished forever in a literal hell. Luke 16:19-21. Revelation
believe that once a person has been saved by Christ, that Christ will keep
their soul forever. This is called the eternal security of the believer. John
believe in a supernatural Savior who answers prayer. John 16:23-24.
believe that water baptism takes place by immersion after a person is saved,
and that water baptism is symbolic of the spiritual baptism that already took
place at the time of salvation. Luke 3:3-8.
believe that the modern charismatic movement misunderstands the doctrine of the
Holy Spirit. Acts 2:1-11.
· We believe
that the Holy Spirit is given to every believer at the moment that they are
saved, and that the Holy Spirit gives to every believer one or more spiritual
gifts to be used in service to Christ. Romans 8:9. First Corinthians 12:4-11.
believe that an individual local church congregation has full authority from
Christ to rule their own affairs under the leadership of the pastor, and
believe that Jesus Christ is the head of the church, and therefore we will seek
His leadership through prayer in all activities and in all plans. Ephesians
believe that the entire Bible is the Word of God without error. The Bible was
given to men by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is true and reliable
and the only source for faith and practice. Nothing should ever be added to or
taken away from the Bible. Second Timothy 3:16-17. Revelation 22:18-19.
believe that the King James Version of
the Bible is the best English translation, and that the King James version does
the best job of being faithful to the truth that God has not only Inspired the
writing of His Word, but that He has also
preserved His Word. The KJV does so because it was translated from the
best Hebrew and Greek texts, and because the translators attempted to translate
the original words, not just the ideas. God gave the words in the original
languages, and therefore it is very important to have a translation method of
word-by-word translation wherever possible, as is the case with the King James
translation of 1611. Matthew 24:35.
believe in the literal creation by God as described in the book of Genesis. Genesis
chapter 1. John 1:1-3.
believe that nothing is more important than love, and our prayer will always be
that God will teach us to love everyone unconditionally. First Corinthians
believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. Genesis 2:22.
believe that a Christian should honor all of those who are in positions of
authority, and that every Christian should be an honest taxpayer. Romans
13:1-2. Luke 20:22-25.
· We believe that the return of the Lord Jesus to
rapture the believers can occur at any moment according to First Thessalonians
4:14-18. Seven years after the rapture at the end of the
Tribulation Jesus will return to the earth to win the Battle of Armageddon
as described in Revelation chapter 19.
members of the church will be accepted after they have made a genuine
profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, after they have demonstrated a
desire to follow Jesus in their life and walk, and after they have demonstrated
a desire to abide by the teachings of the Word of God. After several weeks of
faithful attendance, a Christian can be made a part of the congregation.
disputes, complaints, or disagreements will be resolved by following the
Biblical teaching given by Jesus and found in Matthew 18:15-18, "Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go
and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou
hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one
or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be
established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but
if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a
publican. Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be
bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
7. If the need for deacons, or an assistant pastor, or any other
worker in the church should arise, the pastor will nominate such individuals
who will then be voted on by the congregation, needing a majority to assume
their duties. Any such individuals will report to the Pastor for their duties
and responsibilities. Deacons will have the duties as generally described in
the Bible in Acts 6:1-4. The pastor has the authority to remove anyone from any
of these positions because none of the positions are permanent positions.
Individuals will be replaced from time to time in order to give others an
opportunity to serve. There are no salaried positions in this church. Every
position is on a voluntary basis only.
8. Any offerings given will be properly accounted
for and this accounting will be available upon request to any church member.
This church will record the total offerings given in a single week. All
expenses of the church will also be accounted for in detail.
9. The pastor serves at the discretion of the
officers of the New Testament Bible Church of Wakulla County Inc. By a majority
vote the officers can remove a pastor from his position. In case a new pastor
needs to be chosen, the officers of the New Testament Bible Church will do the
following: 1. Pray. 2. Choose a candidate by majority vote to present to the
congregation. 3. Once the officers of the church set up a meeting for the
congregation to discuss and vote on a candidate for pastor, one of the officers
will determine by a voice vote if this candidate is chosen or not. The officers
of the church are so indicated in the Sunbiz non-profit registration.
Copyright; 2011 by Charles
F. (Rick) Creech
All Rights Reserved