Asheville Baptist Institute

1 Timothy 1:12

What We Believe

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God, providentially preserved in the English Authorized King James Version, and as such, is “the holy scriptures” and thereby “given by inspiration of God.” (Pro. 30:5; Psa. 12:6,7; II Tim. 3:15-17)

Jesus Christ

We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His vicarious atonement, His bodily resurrection, and His second coming. (John 1:1; Isa. 7:14; I John. 2:1-2)


We believe salvation is “by grace through faith” in the finished work of Jesus Christ (That Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again the third day according to the scriptures), and “not by works of righteousness which we have done.” Furthermore, we adhere to the Bible position and Baptist adherence that the believer’s soul is eternally secure after salvation. (Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 3:5; John 5:24)


We believe in two scriptural uses of the word “church” (the spiritual body of Christ, consisting of all believers, and each local assembly of believers). We believe that all people who have been born again are a part of “the church, which is his body,” and therefore should join an autonomous local church. Furthermore, we believe the Biblical church to be an Independent Bible believing (KJV) Baptist Church separate from religio-political bosses. We believe in two church ordinances: Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and two offices: Pastor and Deacon. (I Cor. 1:16, 11:23-27, 12:13; Eph. 1:22-23; I Tim. 3:1-13)


We are Baptist in doctrine, and traditional in views of music and worship. We subscribe to a moderate dispensationalism. We hold the Biblical position along with the Baptistic groups of ages past that the Roman Catholic Church is “the great whore” of Revelation 17, and are against the falsehoods taught in the major seminaries across the country: the lies of higher and lower criticism of the word of God. We also believe in a practical, Biblical Christianity: prayer, personal work, giving, ministering to the saints, and a daily walk with Jesus Christ.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: ~ 2 Timothy 3:16