Kinnelon Baptist Church

What We Believe


Salvation by grace through faith alone without works with a repentant heart and confession to God for our sins/sinful nature  (Eph. 2:8,9; Rom. 10:9,13; I John 1:9)

Baptism by immersion after an individual has been born again.  Baptism is a picture of the gospel  (I Cor. 15:1-4); it is the first act of obedience by the believer and it associates them with the body of Christ unashamedly and allows that person to then mature as a Christian.  Qualifies them for church membership.

Eternal Security of the Believer  (I John 5:13; John 6:37; 10:27-29; Rom. 8:38,39)

Pre-Millennial Return of the Lord Jesus Christ – there can be no 1000 year period of peace on this planet without the Lord Jesus Christ being here to rule it.  (Rev. 2:27; 12:5; 19:15; Dan. 7:22)

Pre-Trib Rapture of the Church  (I Thes. 1:10; 5:9; Rom. 5:9,10;)

Separation of Church and State – The local church should be self governing under the leadership of the pastor​

​The Church is the saved body of Jewish and Gentile believers called the body of Christ.  The church will one day be raptured, judged and presented to the Lord Jesus Christ as His bride.  (I Cor. 12:13,27; Eph. 2:10-22)


Man’s nature is sinful and wicked  (Jer. 17:9; Eph. 2; Col. 3:6; Rom. 3:9; 5:6; 6:20)

Man’s depravity comes as a result of Adam’s fall   (I Cor. 15:22; Rom. 5:12)

Man’s depraved nature condemns us to an eternal punishment  (John 3:18,36; Rom. 3:19; 5:10; 8:8; Eph. 4:18) 

Jesus Christ is the only hope for all of mankind to be delivered from their depraved nature  (Rom. 10:13; Acts 2:21; Rev. 22:17)


Elect = Jesus Christ  (Is. 42:1; I Pe. 2:6)

Elect = Nation of Israel  (Is. 45:4; 65:9,22; Matt. 24:22,24,31) 

Elect = Body of Christ  (Col. 3:12; II Tim. 2:10; I Pe. 1:2)

Elect doesn’t = individuals that God chose before the foundation of the world to be saved/damned


Through Jesus Christ alone  (John 14:6; I Tim. 2:5) 

Through His shed blood   (Heb. 9:22)

Through the Gospel  (I Cor. 15:1-8)

Christ is the substitute for mankind’s sin debt  (Is. 53:5; Eph. 5:2; Heb. 10:10-14) 

Its universal  (Rom. 10:13; Acts 2:21; Rev. 22:17)


God’s grace is the reason salvation became 

available  (Rom. 5:15-21; Eph. 2:8,9)

God’s grace is a gift available to all of mankind and 

tragically refused by some against the Lord’s will 

(II Pe. 3:9; Rom. 2:4; I Tim. 2:4; Rev. 2:21) 

God allows mankind to make a free will choice to 

accept his gracious gift of Christ or to refuse it willfully.

Eternal Security

The believer can know it  (I John 5:11-13)

The believer cannot lose their salvation because:

Christ cannot deny himself  (II Tim. 2:13)

It’s not the believers to lose (we don’t hold our salvation God does – John 10:28,29)

The believer is sealed with a seal that cannot be broken  (Eph. 4:30)

The sins of a believer to not affect their glorious eternal destination  (Col. 2:11; Rom. 8:10)

The believer becomes a heavenly citizen, we have citizenship  (Eph. 2:19)

We are justified  (Acts 13:39; Rom. 5:1)

It’s promised by God  (I John 2:25; Num. 23:19)

We are part of Christ’s spiritual body  (Rom. 12:4,5; Eph. 5:30; I Cor. 12:12-31)

Our eternal security rests completely in the hands of Christ.  There’s nothing the believer can do, not do, say, or think that can change the fact that they are eternally secure.

Bible Preservation

Matt. 24:35– “Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away.”

Psalm 12:6,7– “The words of the Lord are pure words as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.  Thou shalt keep them O Lord thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” 

Isaiah 40:8– “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth:  but the word of our God shall stand forever.”

I Peter 1:25– “But the word of the Lord endureth forever.  And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”

Inspiration - Plenary

Proverbs 30:5– “Every word of God is pure…”

II Timothy 3:16– “All scripture is given by inspiration of God…”

I’m personally convicted to study, preach, teach and counsel from the KJV.- Pastor Bill Kapr