The Allegre Missionary Baptist
Church Believes, Preaches, And Practices: The Teachings Of The Word
We are convinced that God richly rewards those who learn His
teachings, believe and practice them. also, those who do not learn,
believe, or practice them suffer untold loss. We have placed the
scriptures here for you to read as ponder these teachings...
Here are some of the doctrines from God's Holy Word:
What that King James Bible teaches and we believe:
believe in God as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy
1 John 5:7
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the
Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."
believe that Jesus Christ was and is God from all eternity as the
2, 14 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. (2.) The same was in the beginning with God.
(14.) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we
beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth."
believe that the Holy Spirit, the third person in the Trinity, is
15:13 "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in
believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy
Ghost." - Acts 1:2 "Until the day in which he was taken up,
after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the
apostles whom he had chosen" - I John 5:7 "For there are
three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy
Ghost: and these three are one."
believe that God created all things, including man.
"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that
are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by
him, and for him:" Gen. 1:1 "In the beginning God created the
heaven and the earth." Gen. 2:7 "And the LORD God formed man
of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
believe in the sovereignty of God, in the salvation of men and in
all things and that nothing can come to pass contrary to his divine
40:12-31 "Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the
earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the
hills in a balance? (13.) Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD,
or being his counsellor hath taught him? (14.) With whom took he
counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of
judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of
understanding? (15.) Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket,
and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh
up the isles as a very little thing. (16.) And Lebanon is not
sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt
offering. (17.) All nations before him are as nothing; and they are
counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. (18.) To whom then
will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? (19.)
The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it
over with gold, and casteth silver chains. (20.) He that is so
impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not
rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven
image, that shall not be moved. (21.) Have ye not known? have ye not
heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not
understood from the foundations of the earth? (22.) It is he that
sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof
are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain,
and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: (23.) That bringeth
the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
(24.) Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown:
yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also
blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take
them away as stubble. (25.) To whom then will ye liken me, or shall
I be equal? saith the Holy One. (26.) Lift up your eyes on high, and
behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host
by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his
might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. (27.) Why
sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the
LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God? (28.) Hast thou
not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is
weary? there is no searching of his understanding. (29.) He giveth
power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth
strength. (30.) Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the
young men shall utterly fall: (31.) But they that wait upon the LORD
shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as
eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and
1:4-12 "According as he hath chosen us in him before the
foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame
before him in love: (5.) Having predestinated us unto the
adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the
good pleasure of his will, (6.) To the praise of the glory of
his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (7.)
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
sins, according to the riches of his grace; (8.) Wherein he
hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; (9.)
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his
good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: (10.) That
in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together
in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are
on earth; even in him: (11.) In whom also we have obtained an
inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who
worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: (12.)
That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in
9:15-16 "For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will
have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have
compassion. (16.) So then it is not of him that willeth, nor
of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy."
believe there is a heaven and a hell and that they are real places.
"After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven:
and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet
talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee
things which must be hereafter. (2.) And immediately I was in
the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on
Rev. 20:10-15 "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the
lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet
are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
(11.) And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it,
from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was
found no place for them. (12.) And I saw the dead, small and
great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book
was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out
of those things which were written in the books, according to their
works. (13.) And the sea gave up the dead which were in it;
and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and
they were judged every man according to their works. (14.)
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the
second death. (15.) And whosoever was not found written in
the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
believe in the total depravity of man. There is nothing good in him
until God gives him a new heart, until God makes him a new creation
1:5-6 "Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more
and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
(6.) From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no
soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they
have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with
Ps. 58:3 "The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray
as soon as they be born, speaking lies."
Jer. 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and
desperately wicked: who can know it?"
Rom. 3:9, 20 "What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise:
for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all
under sin;" (20)
Therefore by the
deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for
by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Ps. 51:5 "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my
mother conceive me."
believe that salvation of men is altogether of grace - Godís grace -
and not by any good works of man.
Eph. 2:8-10 "For
by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of God: (9.) Not of works, lest any man should
boast. (10.) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ
Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should
walk in them."
Titus 3:5 "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but
according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration,
and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"
salvation comes as the result of Godís choosing.
"According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of
the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in
love: (5.) Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by
Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his
this choosing and salvation to become effective, it was necessary
for Christ to die for our sins and rise from the dead the third day.
"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
sins, according to the riches of his grace;"
Acts 3:18 "But those things, which God before had shewed by the
mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so
Acts 17:3 "Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have
suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I
preach unto you, is Christ."
1st Cor. 15:17-20 "And if Christ be not raised, your faith is
vain; ye are yet in your sins. 18 Then they also which are fallen
asleep in Christ are perished. (19.) If in this life only we
have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. (20.)
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of
them that slept."
also believe it is necessary for man to hear the gospel of Christ,
to come to REPENTANCE and FAITH in Christ before salvation is
2:13 "But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you,
brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning
chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and
belief of the truth:"
John 3:14-18, 36 "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: (15.)
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal
life. (16.) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but
have everlasting life. (17.) For God sent not his Son into
the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might
be saved. (18.) He that believeth on him is not condemned:
but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not
believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (36.)
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that
believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God
abideth on him."
"Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance
toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ."
believe in Evangelism ó the simple, scriptural proclamation of the
gospel of Christ.
28:19-20 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
(20.) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of
the world. Amen."
15:1-4 "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I
preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye
stand; (2.) By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I
preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. (3.) For I
delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that
Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; (4.) And that
he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the
believe in the security of the believer. After he is born again he
is a child of God and can never cease to be a child of God.
14:10, 11 "Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the
Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself:
but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. (11.)
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else
believe me for the very works' sake.
John 6:37 "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and
him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."
John 10:27-30 "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they
follow me: (28.) And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall
never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (29.)
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is
able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. (30.) I and my Father
"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of
this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of
believe that Jesus founded the Church while He was yet on earth and
ADDED to the Church on the day of Pentecost.
16:18 "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon
this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not
prevail against it."
Matt: 18:17 "And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto
the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto
thee as an heathen man and a publican."
Heb. 2:12 "Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in
the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
Acts 2:41,47 "Then they that gladly received his word were
baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three
thousand souls. (47.) Praising God, and having favour with all the
people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be
believe that only a local Church founded on the same principles as
the Church Jesus founded while He was yet on earth can be called a
true Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, that it is a self-governing
body and that it must ever be free from all outside human control or
5:2, 3 " Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the
oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy
lucre, but of a ready mind; (3.) Neither as being lords over God's
heritage, but being ensamples to the flock."
Acts 11:22 "Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of
the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas,
that he should go as far as Antioch."
Acts 16:4, 5 "And as they went through the cities, they delivered
them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and
were at Jerusalem. (5.) And so were the churches established in the
faith, and increased in number daily."
15:22-28 "Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole
church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul
and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men
among the brethren: (23.) And they wrote letters by them after this
manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the
brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia:
(24.) Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from
us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye
must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such
commandment: (25.) It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one
accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and
Paul, (26.) Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ. (27.) We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who
shall also tell you the same things by mouth. (28.) For it seemed
good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden
than these necessary things;"
believe that baptism is immersion. It is to show forth the death,
burial and resurrection of our Lord. It also shows our own death to
sin and resurrection to a new life.
"And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down
both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized
Col. 2:12 "Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen
with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised
him from the dead."
Rom. 6:3, 4 "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized
into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (4.) Therefore we
are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was
raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also
should walk in newness of life.
Baptism is not for salvation, but is a work of righteousness.
"And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for
thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered
believe that one must be scripturally baptized (immersed) to first
enter a New Testament Church.
12:13 "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body,
whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have
been all made to drink into one Spirit."
Eph. 4:5 "One Lord, one faith, one baptism,"
Col. 1:24 "Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up
that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for
his body's sake, which is the church:"
believe that the Lordís supper is a local Church ordinance;
11:2 "Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all
things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you."
and can only be observed in the Church;
11:18, 20 "For first of all, when ye come together in the church,
I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
(20.) When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to
eat the Lord's supper.
and that it is restricted to the members of the Church observing
it; we also believe that it is threefold in nature: a supper of
commemoration or a memorial supper, a supper of proclamation, and a
supper of anticipation.
11:25, 26 "After the same manner also he took the cup, when he
had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this
do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. (26.) For as
often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the
Lord's death till he come.
believe members may move from one church to another of like faith
and order by letter or perhaps in some rare cases be received by
16:1-2 "I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant
of the church which is at Cenchrea: (2.) That ye receive her in the
Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever
business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of
many, and of myself also.
believe in both home and foreign missions. To be an obedient church,
every church must have a part in sending out missionaries. God
requires that missionaries be sent directly by a local New Testament
28:19, 20 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
(20.) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of
the world. Amen."
Acts 1:8 "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost
is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in
Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost
part of the earth."
Acts 13:2, 3 "As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the
Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work
whereunto I have called them. 3 And when they had fasted and prayed,
and laid their hands on them, they sent them away."
believe in tithing. The Old Testament commanded it. The Lord Jesus
"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be
meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of
hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you
out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."
Luke 11:42 "But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and
rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of
God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other
believe in the Premillenial return of our Lord, first, to catch away
his own to be forever with Him; and then to return to rule the world
in person for one thousand years.
4:14-18 "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even
so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. (15.) For
this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are
alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them
which are asleep. (16.) For the Lord himself shall descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the
trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (17.) Then we
which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in
the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be
with the Lord. (18.) Wherefore comfort one another with these
Rev. 20:4 "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and
judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were
beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and
which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had
received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they
lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."
"He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:
and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father
Zech. 14:4, 9 "And his feet shall stand in that day upon the
mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the
mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east
and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and
half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it
toward the south." (9.) And the LORD shall be king over all the
earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one."
believe in the judgment of rewards for Godís children.
3:11-15 "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid,
which is Jesus Christ. (12.) Now if any man build upon this
foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; (13.)
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try
every man's work of what sort it is. (14.) If any man's work abide
which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. (15.) If
any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself
shall be saved; yet so as by fire."
believe in the judgment of damnation for those who will not believe
in the Lord Jesus Christ.
11-15 "But the rest of the dead lived not again until the
thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. (11.)
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose
face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no
place for them. (12.) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand
before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened,
which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those
things which were written in the books, according to their works.
(13.) And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and
hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged
every man according to their works. (14.) And death and hell were
cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (15.) And
whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into
the lake of fire.
how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in