A STATEMENT OF BELIEFS OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE CHURCH
& AUSTRALIAN BIBLE MINITRIES



 A STUDY STATEMENT OF BELIEFS WITH REFERENCES.



This is not a theological exercise with scripture references, but a very brief summary of beliefs.
 THE SCRIPTURES
We believe The King James Authorized Bible to be the perfect, infallible, inerrant and inspired word of God, and consists of the sixty-six books as found preserved in the 1611 King James Authorized Bible.

Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost and their words were written down, and have been divinely preserved, throughout the ages, until reaching us in its present form. The King James Authorized Bible has preserved the very words of God in the form he wanted in the universal language of these last days - English. We believe that every word is God’s word and we totally reject all other bible versions. We believe that any Greek Textus Receptus has been corrected in several hundred places by the 1611 King James Authorized Bible. We believe that the scriptures are not open to private interpretation. 

 

GOD
We believe that there is only one God that eternally exists in three distinct persons – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. We believe that God is Almighty, and therefore, we reject the man given title of ‘sovereign’, being a word describing a god of lesser power and authority.

We believe that Jesus Christ was God manifest in the flesh, born of the virgin Mary, and is the image of God and the express image of God’s person. Furthermore, as the Holy Ghost comes not to speak of himself, but to glorify the Son, we have fellowship only with the Father and the Son, but communion with the Holy Ghost.

 
DISPENSATIONS
We believe that heresies are the result of not recognizing the dispensations, with their various doctrinal differences, in which God has dealt differently with man. We follow Paul with his doctrine and gospel, as he followed Christ.

 
CREATION
We believe that God created the heaven and earth, the angels, all creatures and man in six literal days, and therefore, we completely reject the theory of evolution. We believe the gap theory of creation is a false teaching based on Hindu beliefs. We believe that Adam and Eve were physical and historical, and the first parents on earth. We believe the age of the earth to be around six thousand years.

 
THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that the sin of Adam and Eve, resulted in all men being born sinners but this does not hinder man, in any way, from having a free will to either choose or reject God’s grace in his merciful provision of free salvation to all men, without exception, by belief in the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

 
 THE CHURCH
We believe that under Paul’s gospel, the church, Christ’s body, consists of the saints that have been baptised by the Holy Ghost into the death of Jesus Christ, at the moment of salvation. This baptism is not by water.

 
SATAN
We believe that Satan, the god of this world, is real, alive and active, and that he was created by God as the anointed cherub, Lucifer, but through pride and rebellion, was cast from heaven into the garden of Eden. After Armageddon, he will be cast into the bottomless pit for a thousand years, and then into the lake of fire, with all his fallen angels, the beast and the false prophet, together with the unsaved, to be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

 
HELL
We believe there is a literal hell in the middle of the earth with literal flames of fire that burn and is the place for the eternal, conscious and physical torment of all unsaved souls, who at death, shall descend immediately into hell. Hell is God’s destruction of the body and soul, for those who reject Jesus Christ as Saviour. Here they are kept under torment until the final day of judgment, at the which, all the unsaved dead will appear before the great white throne, their bodies being raised from the grave, and they are to be judged according to their works. After which, all shall be cast into the lake of fire for everlasting torment with the devil and his angels. Hell is not Satan’s kingdom, as he is the god of this world. We believe that after the millennial reign (Christ’s one thousand year rule on earth), hell and death will be cast into the lake of fire.

 
SALVATION
We believe that starting with Adam and Eve, and down to this present day, that blood is the only payment that God will receive to turn his wrath away from man’s sins. We believe that under the old testament, it was the ongoing sacrifices of animal blood that made an atonement for the soul, but these only provided temporary salvation. We believe that Jesus Christ, the final Passover lamb, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God, and that, for by one offering, he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified and there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins. We believe that with the shed blood of Christ, the believer has been washed from his sins and can have eternal security, never to be lost. We believe that all men without exception can be saved.

 
ETERNAL SECURITY
We believe in the eternal security of the saved, however, as the result of not judging themselves, many saints will be chastened and may become weak, sickly and die.

 

THE GREAT COMMISSION
We believe that Christ’s commission given to the apostles, has been delivered in its final form, to Paul, the apostle born out of due time. We believe that today’s Christian commission is the ministry of reconciliation to the unsaved.

 

 WATER BAPTISM, THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are not ordinances for the church today, but are options.

 
THE LAST DAYS, RAPTURE, TRIBULATION, ARMAGEDDON, MILLENNIAL REIGN AND THE NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH
We believe that we are in the last days of this dispensation, in the which, many Christians not enduring sound doctrine, are in apostasy and falling away. We believe the Lord will come quickly for the saved, who will be caught up (the rapture) to meet the Lord in the air. We believe that after this event, there will follow the seven year wrath of God that will be poured out on the earth (the tribulation). We believe that after this, Christ will then return to rescue Israel (the battle of Armageddon) from the attack from all nations, and that Israel will be restored to their own physical land here on earth. Christ will then rule from Jerusalem with a rod of iron for one thousand years, after which, the heavens shall melt and the earth be burned up, and after which, a new heaven and a new earth shall be seen.

 

 ISRAEL AND PREPLACEMENT THEOLOGY
We believe the church is not spiritual Israel and has not replaced Israel in any way or form. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return to sit on David’s throne at Jerusalem in the millennial reign.

 
WOMEN, DRESS, MINISTRY
We believe that women should dress in modest clothing with shamefacedness and sobriety. As we follow Pauline doctrine, women are forbidden the offices of pastor and preacher as these usurp the authority of the man. Women are not forbidden to teach children. We believe women are to teach other women how to love their husbands and guide the house. We believe that women singing in front of the congregation provides unnecessary distractions and is contrary to worshipping God.

 

 APOSTLES AND PROPHETS
We believe that the one foundation of the church has been laid by the apostles and prophets, and as there is no longer any need for these offices, with the only two for today being pastor and teacher, and evangelist.

 
APOSTOLIC SIGNS AND WONDERS
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth, being God himself manifest in the flesh, was shown to be a man approved of God, along with his apostles, by miracles, signs and wonders. We believe that the apostolic miracles, signs and wonders were only for Israel and not for today. We believe that the only miracle, sign or wonder for today is the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. We reject feminism, psychology, philosophy, memory healing and the casting out of devils as unscriptural.

 
TONGUES
We believe the practice of speaking in tongues, known and unknown, has ceased, as they were a sign only to the Jew that he was under judgment. God was no longer exclusively speaking to Israel through the Hebrew language, but to all nations. What is uttered today is a false concoction of vocal sounds, resulting from a misunderstanding of the scriptures.  

 
HEALTH, WEALTH
We believe a misunderstanding of the scriptures, has resulted in the emergence of false healers and false wealth preachers to a people who will not endure sound doctrine. We believe physical healing, according to God’s will, is available for all today, however, it is not a mandatory promise resulting from the atonement of the cross. We believe that today’s false practices of miracles, signs, wonders and ‘tongues’ are simply manufactured expressions of the flesh.

 
TITHING, CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
We believe tithing was a covenant made only with Israel, and is wrongly practiced by pastors of today. We believe that God loveth a cheerful giver. We believe that church membership and voting are contrary to Pauline doctrine.

 
CIVIL MATTERS

We believe that we are subject unto the higher   powers, as they are ministers of God to us for good, and therefore, for duty and conscience sake, we render them their dues.

     

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 A STUDY STATEMENT OF BELIEFS WITH REFERENCES.

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