• We believe in one God, eternally existent, and manifested in three equal parts:  Father Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the deity, virgin birth, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  • We believe that man was created in the image of God but, as a result of sin, is lost and powerless to save himself.

  • We believe that the only hope for man is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son of God, who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind, and who rose from the dead, so that by receiving him as Savior and Lord, man is redeemed by His blood.

  • We believe that salvation is “by grace” plus nothing and minus nothing.  The conditions to salvation are repentance and faith.

  • We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

  • We believe justification is an eternal relationship that can never be broken.

  • We believe the Holy Spirit indwells those who receive Christ for the purpose of enabling them to live righteous and holy lives.

  • We believe in the visible, personal, pre-tribulation, and pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ.

  • We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired, infallible, and single authoritative source of doctrine and precept.

  • We believe the Bible is comprised of 66 inerrant writings, which holy men of God penned as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

  • We believe God chose to record His words in the original writings commonly referred to by the early churches as the Received Text (Textus Receptus) and to preserve His Word to all generations forever.

  • We believe that God has preserved His Word for the English-speaking peoples exclusively in the King James Version of the Bible.

  • We believe the mission of the church is not to be a political, economic, or social aid to a state, city, community, or group, but is to nurture and disciple Believers as well as propagate and promote worldwide evangelization.

  • We believe the two ordinances of the church are baptism of believers by immersion, and the memorial of the Lord’s supper until He returns.  Neither ordinance is required for salvation – both are done as acts of obedience.

  • We believe that God created the universe in six literal, 24-your periods.

  • We believe that human life is precious in God’s sight, that life begins at conception, and that all unborn children are living human beings.  We do not condone the unjustified, inexcusable taking of unborn human life (murder).

  • We believe God’s method of financing His earthly work of spreading the Gospel to all, the care of the church, and the support of ministry is by the tithe and offerings of God’s people given to the Lord through His local church to be distributed as directed by the leadership of the Spirit.

  • We believe everyone is accountable to the Lord for a minimum standard of giving one-tenth of their  income and that offerings are to be given above he tithe as God has prospered each individual.

  • We believe it is a command of God that all believers separate from all forms of godlessness, apostasy, compromise and worldliness.  Believers should obey the Word of our Lord, seek the things which are above, walk as He walks, and accept as our solemn responsibility the duty and privileges of bearing the gospel to a lost world.  Consequently, believers should live their lives in such a way that unbelievers call them “Christians.”

  • In summary, we are unapologetically independent, fundamental, separated, evangelistic, conservative, and use only the King James Version of the Bible.

 

What We Believe

Lighthouse Baptist Church is:

  • Independent

 

We are a truly independent church, as were all the churches of the New Testament.  We are not affiliated with any man-made external organization be it a Convention, Association, Fellowship or Mission Board.  Our only Head is the Lord Jesus Christ and our only headquarters is heaven.  We fellowship with sister churches of like precious faith and practice, and support missionaries sent forth by the authority of such churches.

  • Fundamental

 

We affirm without apology the doctrines frequently identified as the “Fundamentals of the Faith,” which include the deity, virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, and immanent return of Jesus Christ.

  • Separated

 

We believe that Christians should bring forth the fruits of salvation in their lives and that their relationships with Christ should affect every aspect of their lives:  the language they use, the activities they participate in, the places they frequent, and even the jobs they hold.  Christians should seek to separate themselves from evil of every sort.

  • King James Bible Believing (Textus Receptus)

 

We believe in the verbal plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures.  We believe that God has preserved His very words in the transmission of His Word as found in the Greek Textus Receptus.  We believe that the Bible as we have it today in the King James Version is the Word of God in the English language and in a sense that cannot be said of any other translation.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

170 Becnel Lane

Shepherdsville, KY, 40165