What We Believe
We believe that God originally gave the Scriptures to man by divine inspiration; that Holy men of God were moved by the Holy Ghost to speak and write.
We believe that, not only did God give His Word by inspiration, but that He took steps to preserve His Word, just as He promised.
It is obvious that the many different Bible versions contradict each other, proving that they can’t all be the Word of the Lord.
Our church believes that the Authorized, or the King James Version of the Bible, coming from manuscripts divinely preserved by God, is the Bible.
Visitors to our church may, once in a while, hear references to the original Greek and Hebrew languages, but the only English Bible used in our services is the King James Version.
Of Salvation and Sovereign Grace
Our church believes that “whosoever will to the Lord may come.” However we see that the Bible declares that by nature all mankind is spiritually dead and alien to God. In other words, sinners do not come to Christ of their own accord. It is not until God first gives the sinner a willing heart that he will repent, believe and come to Christ.
We believe that this gift of grace is sovereignly given by God to whomsoever He wills.
Our church is evangelical, and we invite sinners to come to Christ, but we know that only those whom the Lord first touches will turn to Him.
Victory Baptist Church believes that the Lord Jesus started the first church – during His earthly ministry. We do not believe that the church started on the Day of Pentecost, but at least three years earlier, and we further believe that Jesus promised His church a continued existence – ie. perpetuity.
In our study of the Word of God we have become convinced that the kind of church that the Lord started was Baptistic, and history shows that Baptistic churches have existed from the time of Christ to the present day. Those churches have borne many different names in various places. One such name was “Anabaptist,” referring to those people’s practice of “re-baptizing” folk who wished to join them, coming from other organizations.
A Pre-tribulation Rapture
Based upon our understanding of Scripture, Victory Baptist Church is living in the expectation of the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ. That is, we believe that He could appear at any moment.
Furthermore, we believe that when Christ returns, it will be in two stages, with the first aspect being to call His saints to Himself, delivering them from the judgment soon to be out-poured upon earth.
We do not believe that we are currently in the Tribulation. Nor do we believe that this church will have to endure any portion of the Tribulation.
Our church approaches the worship of God with dignity and reverence. We do not use drums, or dance bands. While in Sunday School we may use children’s choruses, but in our preaching services, we sing the old songs of the faith from traditional song books. Our primary purpose is not to entertain, but to sing doctrinally sound songs in a way that brings glory to our God and King.
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
~John 17: 17 – 19 (KJV)
But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
~I Timothy 3:16 (KJV)
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
~ John 17: 20 & 21 (KJV)