Highpoint Baptist Church
Basic Doctrine of Highpoint
We believe that God inspired the original autographs of the Holy Scriptures (Masoretic Text (O.T.) and the Textus Receptus N.T.) The Bible is our soul authority in all faith and practice. Psalms 12:6-7 states that God will preserve his Words for all generations. He states that these are pure words that will be preserved; showing us that these are not mans words that are preserved but his own. We believe that the King James Bible of 1611 is Gods preserved Word for the English-speaking people, so we use it exclusively. Ps. 33:11, Ps 117:2, Rev 22:18-19. We believe that the modern versions do contain part of the Word of God and therefore one can be saved from one, but the problem here is that they contain only part of the Word of God and is not the pure Word of God. Some modern versions are better translated than others, but due to the contradictions in them (God is not the author of confusion), and translations from corrupt manuscripts we can’t say that they are Gods pure words.
The word Trinity is not a Biblical term (as far as the word Trinity) but the concept of the 3 in 1 is. We believe in a real living God, which exists in three persons. John 14:7-12, Acts 14:29, Col. 2:9, Matt. 28:19
1) God the Father who is the one and only God. 1 Cor. 8:4
2) God the Son who’s blood that was shed on Calvary made atonement for the worlds sins. He never stopped being God and came to this earth conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. John 3:16, Luke 1:34
3) God the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin. 1 Peter 3:18
The fact that satan exists is taught in the Old Testament and in every book of the New Testament. In Matt 13:39 Christ teaches himself that satan exists. God created satan as a beautiful creature, but his pride got the best of him and he was cast out of heaven. The Bible states that he is a liar (John 8:44), murderer (John 8:44), accuser (Rev 12:10), and the list goes on. According to James 4:7 he can be resisted by the Christians. We see that he is the God of this world in 2 Cor. 4:4, and that one day will be thrown into the lake of fire Rev 20:10.
Hell is not a state of mind but a real literal place that was prepared for the devil and his angels (Matt 25:41). God does not put anyone in hell; instead their sins put them there. Men go to hell because they reject God and His truth. Many people take hell out of the pulpits today, but you cant take it out of the Bible. Hell is a place of eternal destruction where there will be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth (Matt 5:22). Hell is everlasting (Matt 25:46).
We believe that the N.T. church that God established in the New Testament is Gods program for today. It is made up of saved believers who have been baptized the Bible way.
We reject and in no way endorse the Charismatic movement of today.
We believe that in the Scriptures clearly tells us that speaking tongues and supernatural gifts were done away with when the Bible was completed.