Scriptures

We believe in the verbal, inspiration of the Old and the New Testament, that they compose the whole of the Word of God. The scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed.  They are our final authority.  The Bible is our complete and divine revelation of God to Man. The scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning.  The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only English-language translation used by Parkway Baptist Church. (II Timothy 3:16-1 7; II Peter 1:20-21)

Sovereign God

God is a Person, eternally existing, as a Trinity in unity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – three Persons and yet one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6)

The Son

Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God, who became a sinless man to redeem us. He was born of a virgin and is true God and true man. (Luke 1:30-55; John 1:1-15; Philippians 2:5-8)

Service

The local church is a group of believers baptized by immersion in water, banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission; preaching the Gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15; I Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:22-23)

Sin

Man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death, but also spiritual death or eternal separation from God. Now all of mankind exists as a fallen race with an inherited sinful nature. (Genesis 2:16; Genesis 3:16-19; Romans 3:10-23; Romans 6:23)

Sacrifice of Christ

We believe that salvation is the gift of God, brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, (whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins). In order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus, that it is instantaneous and not a process. (John 1: 12; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-10; I Peter 1: 18-19)

End Times

Jesus Christ Himself will soon come again in the air to catch up His Church to reward their service. The unbelievers left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which Christ will return 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. (Matthew 24:29-42; I Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 19:11-20:13)