We Believe

What we Believe, Teach, and Preach – Our Doctrinal Statement



Verbal Inspiration of Scriptures 

The King James Bible is the infallible, inerrant, and inspired Word of God preserved for us today. The Old and New Testament Scriptures were recorded by human writers as those men were moved and directed by the Holy Spirit of God.


The Textus Receptus manuscripts are the foundational material from which we derive the King James 1611, and the King James Version is the official and only translation used in the services of VVBC.  The Scripture is the final Authority in all matters of faith, doctrine, life, and practice. (Psalm 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:89; II Peter 1:20,21)


Genesis Account of Creation

We believe the Genesis account of creation, and that what one believes about his origin will determine his philosophy of life. We believe creation was a direct act of God, in six literal 24- hour days. We believe man was created in the image of God and all reproduction was “after their kind.” (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16-17; Job 26:7; Psalm 33:6,9; John 1:3)


The Holy Trinity

 We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.  (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 14:10, 26; II Corinthians 13:14)


The Son of God

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal and only begotten Son of God.  He became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.  He was tempted in all points like as we are yet without sin.   (Hebrews 4:14-15; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; II Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-8)


The Doctrine of Sin

 Man was created in the image and likeness of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death but also spiritual death and separation from God. All men are sinners by birth and by their own free will.  Now, due to the inherited sin nature, all men are totally depraved, and of themselves, utterly unable to remedy their lost condition.  Mankind is bent toward sinning in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19)



Blood Atonement 

The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. He was buried and arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified.  He ascended into Heaven in His glorified body, where He is seated at the right hand of God the Father as Head of the Church, making intercession for the saints as our High Priest. (Luke 24; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 5:8-10; Ephesians 1:20-23; I Peter 3:18; I John 2:1-2)


Salvation 

Man is lost and must be born again to be saved. Salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace, and received by repentance toward God and through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.  Salvation is not a process, but is instantaneous the moment a lost soul believes on Jesus for salvation.  (John 1:12; 3:3-7; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9; I Peter 1:18-19)


Eternal Security

All those who are saved are sealed by the Holy Spirit, kept by God’s power, and are secure in Jesus Christ forever.  God’s Word forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to fulfill carnal desires.  Instead, the Christian should use his liberty and security to serve the Lord.  (John 10:27-29; Romans 8:34-39; Galatians 5:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; 4:30; I John 5:13-15)


The Second Coming 

The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is coming again in the air at any moment to rapture up those that have received Him as their Personal Saviour, and He will reward their service. The unbelievers left behind will go through a 7-year period called the Tribulation, after which Christ shall visibly return with His saints to the earth to set up His Kingdom of one-thousand years of righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord. (Psalm 89:3-4; Daniel 2:31-45; Matthew 24:29-42; I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:16-18; Titus 2:13; Revelation 19:11 - 20:15)


Separation from the World unto God

All believers are called unto a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices, immodest and immoderate appearances, and unholy associations.   A person, once he has truly accepted Christ as Saviour, is a new creation in Christ and should live a holy, consecrated life in order to please his Lord.  He should separate himself from the world and all its lust in obedience to the command of God. (Romans 12:1-2; II Corinthians 5:17; 6:14-7:1; II Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15;  II Timothy 2:19; I Peter 2:9; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11)


The Local Church 

A Scriptural church is a visible assembly of baptized (immersed) believers, associated together by a covenant of faith which is based solely upon the Word of God.   The purpose of the church is to go and win the lost, baptize the saved, and teach them to be disciples of Jesus Christ.  The church is to be a self-governed, independent body having Christ as the Head, the Holy Spirit for its Guide, and the Bible as the only rule of faith and practice. The only Scriptural offices of the church are the bishop (Pastor) and deacons. The two ordinances of the local church are Baptism and Lord’s Supper. On all matters of membership, of policy, government, discipline, benevolence, etc. the will of the local church is final. (Matthew 18:15-20; 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42; 6:1-7; I Corinthians 11:20-34; Ephesians 1:22-23; 3:21; I Timothy 3; II Timothy 2:2)