The Shelby Family

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Our Beliefs
The following points outline where we stand in our convictions.

The Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God: that is was written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit so that their writings, in the original, were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be. They are the complete and final revelation of the will of God to man, and so are the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We further believe that the King James Bible is God's inerrant word divinely preserved for the English speaking of the world. We do not use, or recommend, the so called easy read modern Bibles of our day. We preach, and teach, only from the Authorized King James Bible.

The True God
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- God the Father We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, boundless in love, infinite in wisdom,             and measureless in power. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ, His son.
- God the Son We believe in Jesus Christ, God the Son, pre-existent with the Father, begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; sinless in His nature and life, infallible in His teaching, making atonement for the sins of the world by His substitution on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection , His ascension into Heaven, His perpetual intercession for His people, and His glorious second advent according to promise. We believe that the promise of His Second Coming includes: First, the “Blessed Hope” of the believer, namely the premillennial and pretribulation return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to rapture His church according to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, second, His return later to earth with His saints to set up His millennial reign.
- God the Holy Spirit We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit. We believe that He came to convince and convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement, and to regenerate, sanctify, indwell, comfort and empower those who believe in Jesus Christ.

We believe that man was created in the image of God: that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. We believe that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought and deed by choice.

We believe in the reality and personality of Satan.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitution sacrifice, and that all who by faith receive Him as their personal Savior are justified on the ground of His blood shed on Calvary and His resurrection from the dead, and are born again of the Holy Spirit, thereby becoming the children of God.

The Church
We believe in the visible church, which is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized by immersion on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, word and fellowship. We believe that to these visible churches were committed for perpetual observance two ordinances: the baptism of believers by immersion, and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that God has laid upon these churches the task of preaching the Gospel to every creature, and the edification of the individual members of the Body of Christ.

Last Things
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead; the saved to eternal life and blessedness in Heaven, and the unsaved to eternal conscious suffering and woe in Hell (John 5:29)

We believe in the eternal security of the believer. (John 10:27-29)

Church and State
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith: that each church is independent and autonomous, and must be free from any interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority: that, therefore the church and state must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling it’s duties free from the dictation or patronage of the other.

Christian Living
We believe that every saved person should manifest the Christian life in a consistent walk in the Holy Spirit fully and constantly yielding his members to the indwelling Christ, so that he may always in life and word show forth the praises of Him who has called him out of darkness into His marvelous light. We believe in a separated life for all believers as set forth in 2 Corinthians 6:14;7:1, including separation from unequally yoked marriages (believers with non-believers) and worldly alliances, pleasures, methods of work, worldly societies, etc.

We believe the command to give the Gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable and this Commission was given to the churches.

The Grace of Giving
We believe scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the faith. (2 Corinthians 8:7). We are commanded to bring our gifts into the storehouse (common treasury of the church) upon the first day of the week. (1 Corinthians 16:2) Under grace we give-and do not pay-the tithe. Abraham gave a tenth part of all, the tenth of the spoils. (Hebrews 7:2,4). This was four hundred years before the Law, and is confirmed in the New Testament. (Matthew 23:23).

Important Dates:

Our Anniversary:

July 15,1995


Luke: January 19, 1974

Tonya: June 20, 1975

Abigail: August 11, 1996

Breanne: August 20, 1997

Caleb November 25, 2000

Kay-Leigh: November 23, 2004