Why does Liberty Baptist use only the Authorized Version (KJV) of the Bible?
We believe the Authorized Version (KJV) is the Holy Spirit’s preserved words of God for English speaking people. We do not believe the KJV was produced by inspiration but believe the Bible teaches that all God gave by inspiration, He supernaturally preserved through preservation.
Guided by the Scriptures and the Spirit of God Who guides us into all truth (John 16:13), we believe that the Lord Jesus declared that the word of God is truth (John 17:17), and therefore, the Holy Spirit will guide us to the version approved by God. We are told to study to show ourselves approved unto God (2 Timothy 2:15) and those who carefully look into this matter may expect the promise to be fulfilled which says, “seek and ye shall find…”
We are also told to try the spirits, to see if they be of God (1 John 4:1) and are also warned that there are seducing spirits which teach doctrines of devils and that these will be peculiarly active in the last days (1 Timothy 4:1-4). It is to be expected then that Satan will cleverly work to deceive Christians and dilute the authority of God’s words. With that in view, we are given specific criteria by which to evaluate the spirit behind any version (1 Timothy 4:1-4; 1 John 4:2-3; 2 John 7-10; Galatians 1:7-9; Deuteronomy 4:2 with Proverbs 30.6 and Revelation 22:19) and when the KJV is examined in light of these tests, it is clear that the Spirit of God testifies to us that the KJV is the preserved words of God.
What kind of worship service do you have?
We have gone to great lengths to model our worship services after the instructions given in Scripture. Worship is something that is very special to God (Exodus 20:1-3) and He is very specific with regard to how He is to be worshipped.
First and foremost, worship must be done in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). At Liberty Baptist Church you will find whole families gathered together (Ezra 8:3) and engaged in prayer, in scripture reading, in singing (psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs), and in the preaching and teaching of God’s word. We worship in a traditional and Biblical style, and are very concerned about avoiding the casual nature of worship found in churches today.
God is holy and worthy of our utmost reverence and should be worshipped in a manner that reflects His holiness.
What is a Baptist?
Liberty Baptist Church does not take the name Baptist or the heritage that comes with that name lightly. Though there are many today who use this label, there are also many who do not understand its significance. As a Baptist church, we believe first and foremost in the final authority of the word of God. That said, we derive our name from the literal approach that we take to the scriptures, namely, baptism by full immersion of individuals who have willfully given clear testimony to being born again by the Holy Spirit. We do not ascribe to any other mode (i.e. sprinkling or pouring of infants or adults) as this is contrary to the mode prescribed in the scripture (Acts 8).
Such a strong position on the doctrine of baptism leads to the distinct nature of our name with regard to our heritage. A true Baptist will always stand for the doctrines of individual soul liberty and the priesthood of the believer (Romans 14:10-12; 1 Peter 2:9). These two doctrines work together throughout scripture to demonstrate the responsibility each individual man has before God. As a Baptist Church, therefore, we stand firm in these convictions alongside those who’ve gone before us who share our name.