Antioch Baptist Church Statement of Faith

Learn the Bible Web is sponsored by Antioch Baptist Church of Knoxville. We are a conservative King James Bible believing  Independent Baptist Church located in Knoxville Tennessee (TN).

  • We are Bible-believers. We believe that the King James Bible of 1611 is God’s perfectly preserved Bible for the English-speaking people of today. Every word is exactly what God wants it to be and needs no correction by man.
  • We are Baptists. We hold to the historic Baptist precepts without apology. Briefly, these are independent churches, saved church membership, believer’s baptism, baptism by immersion and soul liberty.
  • We are independent Baptists. We are not part of any denominational headquarters. We generally hold to the stronger and more conservative stands common among the independent Baptists.
  • We are premillennial and pretribulation-rapture. In other words, we believe that Jesus will come to set up His kingdom and that the rapture will occur before the tribulation.
  • We believe in salvation by grace offered freely to all men through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by means of His death, burial and resurrection. We are saved by the blood and kept eternally by the power of God. We believe in the eternal security of the believer.
  • We reject the tenants of Calvinism, especially those called limited atonement and irresistible grace. Christ died for all men (2Corinthians 5:14-15; 1Timothy 2:6). God is not willing that any should perish (2Peter 3:9).
  • We reject Charismatic doctrine, especially faith healing through power given to men and speaking in tongues. These practices ceased with the other apostolic signs with the completion of the New Testament. Their practice today is unscriptural and full of error.
  • We oppose neo-evangelicalism and ecumenicalism. We are to come out from among them and be separate; not join in with all despite doctrinal error and worldliness.
  • We believe in all the basic doctrines that should be clear to any Bible-believer: a literal heaven, a literal hell, a literal devil, the recorded events of Genesis as real, the direct creation of all things by God, the virgin birth, the trinity, the coming of Jesus Christ as both God and man, the blood atonement, the resurrection of Christ, the bodily resurrection of all men, the judgment seat of Christ and the great white throne judgment, and many other things.
  • We believe that the local, New Testament church is the only institution established by God to fulfill the great commission and that each local church is to be headquarters for world missions. The work of the church is to preach and teach the word, seek lost souls, assemble together for mutual profit, give to the cause of Christ, pray as a church, send missionaries, serve God faithfully and let the light of Christ shine through us to the world.
  • We believe that believers ought to live holy, separated lives in this world. They should avoid ungodly entertainment, ungodly apparel and ungodly practices.
  • We believe that we are called to evangelize the world and take the gospel to each and every man, woman and child. We are to do this both in public ministry and in private homes; in fact, at every possible opportunity. We are to seek souls, baptize believers, disciple them, enable them in service, plant churches and send missionaries to the far ends of the earth.
Daily Proverb

Proverbs 21:6

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.