We are a brand new independent Baptist Church in Horizon City, TX.
Our meeting address is:
13913 Blooming Desert Dr., Horizon City.
Our service times are:
Sundays - 10 am Bible Class; 11 am Preaching;
6:30 pm Preaching. Thursdays - 7 pm
For more information, please contact:
Pastor Dave Warner at 509-429-8413
Our Adult Sunday School class
meets at 10 am
We have coffee, water, and
Sunday evening sermons are usually topical and are designed to help you mature as a Christian.
The services usually end at 7:30 pm.
He typically will summarize the main points of each section of the sermon using Spanish.
We believe in a Triune Godhead, consisting of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
We believe that the Bible (KJV) is the inspired and preserved Word of God (in English).
We believe that all people are sinners and need to be saved from an eternal Hell.
We believe that the only way to be saved from Hell and to have Heaven as one's eternal home is by putting one's faith for salvation solely in Jesus Christ's death, burial, and resurrection.
We believe in the eternal security of the true believer.
We believe that 'whosoever will' can be saved, and not just a so-called 'elect'.
We believe that the church, the body of Christ, is a local assembly of baptized believers called out to do the Lord's Work.
We believe in a generally literal approach to interpreting scripture.
We believe in a Pre-Tribulational Rapture of the saints, and a Pre-Millennial 2nd Coming of Christ.
We believe that the sign gifts are no longer in operation by God.
We believe that Israel was not replaced by the 'church' , but that it is still God's chosen people.
We believe in a literal six day (24 hr) creation.
We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Holy Bible, consisting of sixty-six books from Genesis to Revelation, is the divine revelation of God Almighty to man; that it is both verbally (each word) and plenarily (all the words) inspired by God; that these words are free from all error and from all omission; thus every word is true and altogether infallible and inerrant; that it shall remain the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man. The Holy Bible is our sole authority in all matters of faith and practice in our church and in our individual lives. Also, God has supernaturally preserved the very words penned by the human writers of the holy scriptures so that mankind would always have access to the Word of God. The King James Version of the Bible is the pure, preserved Word of God for English speaking people, without any error, and thus without any need for correction or re-translation.
THE TRUE GOD
We believe the Scriptures teach that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Maker and supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three distinct Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption and in the accomplishment of His eternal plan and purpose; all three of the Godhead having always been actively involved with mankind.
GOD THE FATHER
We believe the Scriptures teach that God the Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the events of human history according to the purposes of His grace; that He is unchangeable in holiness, love and truth; that He is Father in truth to those who are the children of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and fatherly in His attitude toward all men, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and receive His gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the only begotten Son of the Father; and, the Son of God existed eternally with the Father and is equal with the Father, and therefore, is in fact, God. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary. He is both perfect God and perfect man, and lived a sinless life while here on Earth. He died a substitutionary death on the cross securing redemption for man through His shed blood; and was buried and then physically rose again from the grave the third day with a glorified body. He was seen of many and then ascended into Heaven to be exalted and seated at the right hand of the Father where He is the Head over His churches, the Mediator and Advocate with God the Father for all believers. He has promised to return to “rapture” the saved, prior to the Tribulation, at the conclusion of which He will personally and visibly reign over the earth.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Scriptures teach that the Holy Spirit is indeed God, and is co-equal, co-essential, co-eternal, and co-active with God the Father and God the Son, and He is the present representative of the Godhead on this earth; that He was active in the creation of the universe; that He moved holy men of God to write the Bible; that He convicts men of sin, righteousness, and judgement; that He testifies only of Jesus Christ and not Himself; that He is the agent of the new birth; that He seals, indwells, guides, teaches us all truth, comforts, calls to service, sanctifies, and bestows spiritual gifts upon the believer; that the baptism with the Holy Ghost was essentially a one time event to empower the church at Pentecost; and that the fullness of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer is best shown in boldness to witness for our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Scriptures teach that God created man in His own image, distinct from all other forms of life, and not from previously existing forms of life; that man was created for the purpose of glorifying God Himself; that the Genesis account of creation is to be accepted literally and not allegorically or figuratively; and that the ‘theory’ of evolution is to be wholly rejected; that marriage is ordained by God and only involves a man marrying a woman; that “unnatural affection” is an abomination before the Lord (i.e. sodomy, ‘homosexuality’, ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ lifestyles); that man has an everlasting soul; and that man will physically die and then be judged.
The Scriptures teach that angels are created spirit beings; that one of these angels, Lucifer, fell through the sin of pride, taking with him a large company of now “fallen” angels (devils); that Satan is not a force or another name for evil, but is an actual created being; that Satan is not omnipotent or omnipresent but is limited as any other created angelic being is; and that Satan is the enemy of God, the imitator of God counterfeiting the works of God by fostering religious movements and systems of doctrine, and now rules as the "god of this world"; and that Satan is a defeated foe and will be bound and cast into the bottomless pit for a thousand years, and that after the thousand years, he will be loosed for a little season, and that he will then be "cast into the Lake of Fire and brimstone," where he "shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever"; and, that God’s holy angels are sent forth to minister to the saints, to protect children, to transport the souls of believers at death, and to execute God’s judgement upon the world. And, furthermore, that the angels are subordinate to Jesus Christ, are not to be worshiped, and someday will be judged by the saints.
The Scriptures teach that sin is the transgression of the Law, and that by one man (Adam) sin entered the world and was passed upon all others for all are indeed sinners; that the penalty of sin is death (separation), and this is seen in physical, spiritual, and eternal separation from God; and, that a saved person has two natures, the old nature (the flesh, sin), and the new nature (the indwelling Holy Spirit); that the flesh (sin nature), in this life, is never eradicated, that it is with us to the end of our earthly pilgrimage, and that it needs to be kept by the Spirit constantly in subjection to Christ, or it will surely manifest its presence in our lives to the dishonor of our Lord.
The Scriptures clearly teach that man is in need of salvation from his eternal destiny in the Lake of Fire, and that only Jesus Christ can save man; that Jesus Christ’s shed blood and death on the cross is the only payment acceptable unto God the Father for man’s earned sin penalty; that this sacrifice was a voluntary substitution of Jesus Christ in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that man’s hopeless attempt at keeping the Law can in no way save him and that salvation is only by God’s grace, totally unmerited and undeserved; that the glorious gospel message of salvation is that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures; that to receive God’s free gift of salvation man must repent of his sinful ways and put all his faith in Jesus Christ’s shed blood and death on the cross as full payment for his own sin penalty, and he must call out to the Lord for salvation from a sure eternal punishment in Hell; and, that it is the immediate duty of all to accept the free gift of salvation by a cordial, penitent, and obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth except his own voluntary refusal to repent and to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, which if refused will subject him to an aggravated eternal condemnation in Hell.
The false teachings of Calvinism (election, predestination, TULIP), Armenianism (universal salvation, falling from grace), sacramentalism (rites and ritual based), baptismal regeneration (baptism produces the new birth), and all other unscriptural methods of salvation are to be wholly rejected. The Scriptures teach that regeneration, or the “new birth,” is that immediate change wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit, by which a new nature and a spiritual life, not before possessed, are imparted, and the person becomes a new creature in Christ Jesus; that a holy disposition is given to the mind, the will subdued, the dominion of sin broken, and the affections changed from a love of sin and self, to a love of holiness and God. The Scriptures clearly teach that all who are truly born again are kept eternally saved through the work of God, and not by one’s self, and are not based upon one’s continuing in belief or in righteousness; and, thus, salvation, once received, can never be lost or forfeited.
The Scriptures teach that the “church” (aka ‘body of Christ’) is always a local, visible, assembly of born again, baptized believers to carry out the Lord’s work; that the widely accepted view that the church is “all the saved” (i.e. universal church) is to be wholly rejected; that the beginning of the church was with the baptism of Jesus Christ and the calling of His first disciples, and not at Pentecost; and that its mission is to evangelize the world, baptize believers into its membership, teach the whole counsel of God, sustain the Truth, provide Godly fellowship for its members, and, chiefly, to glorify God.
The Scriptures teach that Christian baptism involves the single immersion backwards in water of a born-again believer in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and that it is to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our identification with the crucified, buried and risen Savior; and that it pictures our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that baptism has no merit in salvation (baptismal regeneration); that it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership; that baptism is to be performed under the authority and approval of one of the Lord’s churches (i.e. unapostated Baptist churches); that those baptized differently than previously stated, should not be received into the membership, but instead should submit to scriptural baptism; and further, that “open” baptism (non-Baptist and apostated Baptist) are to be wholly rejected.
THE LORD’S SUPPER
The Scriptures teach that the Lord’s Supper involves a provision of unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine (non-alcoholic) as symbols of Christ’s body and shed blood partaken of by only the members of the observing church; that it should be preceded always by solemn self-examination; that the church is the final authority in all spiritual matters, including the administration of its ordinances; that it is to bring us in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice, and thus our duty to remain in fellowship with Jesus Christ through repentance of our sins; that its frequency is “as oft as” the church is lead to observe it; and that it has no merit in salvation.
We believe Biblical separation is an important Bible doctrine; that we should obey the Biblical commands to separate ourselves both individually and corporately wholly and completely unto God; that a sinful lifestyle, false doctrine, and spiritual compromise are all contagious; that separation from such evil is the only dependable Biblical safeguard to remain spiritually clean; that we should therefore separate ourselves from worldliness, modernism, ecumenicism, ecclesiastical apostasy, Neo-evangelicalism, the Charismatic Movement, and, thus, all churches and organizations holding to doctrinal compromise and error; that we should abstain from all appearance of evil; that we should not have close fellowship either with unbelievers or with "disorderly" brethren.
The Scriptures teach that civil government is of divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society; that all those in authority are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the revealed will of our Lord Jesus Christ; that civil rulers have no rights, control over, or interference with, religious matters; that churches and religious organizations should receive no help from the State, except protection and full freedom in the pursuit of spiritual ends.
We believe that the only scripturally supported marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between one man and one woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sexual intimacy. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery, chemically, or appearance.
THE END TIMES
The Scriptures teach that the Lord Jesus Christ’s return in the air to raise up the righteous dead and catch up (rapture) all living believers is eminent; that immediately following this there will be great tribulation upon the earth for seven years; that Jesus Christ will physically return at the end of these seven years to set up His earthly Millennial kingdom; that following this millennium of peace and righteousness, all the wicked will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment and will be cast into the Lake of Fire where they will be consciously tormented for eternity without end; and, that then a new Heavens and a new Earth will be created after the old is melted away with fervent heat; and that the saved of all time will then live there eternally with Jesus Christ.