Our Church Character

One of the things that make Trinity Baptist Church different from other Baptist Churches is our acceptance of pastoral authority. We acknowledge that God has commissioned and equipped His men to make any or all decisions concerning the program of the local church (Amos 3:7; I Tim. 4:11; I Tim. 5:17). We acknowledge the command God gives us in (Hebrews 13:7, 17) to remember and obey the pastor and submit ourselves to him. This eliminates the politics, and unscriptural voting that takes place in most all churches. Our church family rejects majority rule or congregational rule in the house of God.

Distinctive of ours is stated in our motto, “having the everlasting Gospel to preach”. This is taken from Revelation 14:6. We believe that all mankind must come to God through His Son, Jesus Christ. This means that all men in all ages or dispensations must be saved by faith alone. That saving faith comes through hearing the Word of God. We believe that God is not a respecter of persons and that no one has ever been saved by their own merit. We believe that no one will ever be saved by their own merit (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5; Romans 4:5). We acknowledge that God has dealt with mankind differently over the course of history and in God’s equity He reveals His Gospel to each soul, never showing preference or special treatment to anyone. The message has always been the same, though stated in different ways throughout the Holy Bible. We reject the thought of other “gospels” or plans of salvation involving good works. We reject the notion of Old Testament saints being saved through the sacrifice of bulls and goats. Furthermore, we believe that when a man accepts Christ as his Saviour that he is eternally saved or sanctified by the power of God, not by his own holiness. The thought of losing one’s salvation implies that one must do something to keep himself saved, thus you have works salvation or legalism. We reject the thought of someone losing their salvation. Jesus has always been and always will be the answer for the sin problem of mankind. This is what is referred to as the “everlasting gospel” (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 10:43; Galatians 3:6-11).