One of the most often asked questions of our church is, “What Bible do you use?” We answer unapologetically, “the King James Bible.” More and more individual Christians and unfortunately Bible-believing churches are forsaking the King James Bible in favor of the more modern translations. A desire exists to forsake the King James Bible (KJB) for the more “modern” translations such as the New American Standard Bible (NASB), the New International Version (NIV), or even the New King James Version (NKJV). The argument is put forward that the more modern translations are easier to read because the translations update the language and leave out all those “thee’s” and “thou’s.” Another argument tries to say that the new translations are more accurate than the KJB. Lighthouse Baptist Church whole-heartedly disagrees with these and any arguments that claim that these translations are more accurate than the KJB. It is the position of Lighthouse Baptist Church to reject these arguments and these translations, and to confidently say that we use the King James Bible exclusively in all services, ministries, or activities associated with our ministry. Before we can accurately state what we believe about the Bible, we must first establish some definitions of the terminology that we intend to use. These definitions will aid the reader in a clearer understanding of the position that will be explained.

  • Inspiration – is that process by which “God breathed” or wrote the books of the Bible by holy men of God, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter1:19-21)
  • PLENARY INSPIRATION – is the view that the entire Bible is inspired.
  • VERBAL INSPIRATION – is the view that “God-breathed” extends to the choice of the Words of Scripture. It asserts that the God-breathed truth was grasped by God-appointed men who were guided by the Holy Spirit in their selection of Words.
  • PRESERVATION – is the view that God will, and has, preserved His Word in pure form, including the most minute details (the jots and tittles), and that this would include the whole Scriptures, Old and New Testaments. The Biblical doctrine of preservation is verbal, plenary preservation, which is the only reasonable view in light of the Biblical doctrine of the verbal, plenary, inspiration of the Writings.
  • INERRANCY – is the view that the Bible is without error; that the Bible is correct in every statement it makes. The Bible reports and identifies errors accurately, of course, but it does not perpetrate them.
  • INFALLIBILITY – is the view that the Bible is effective in everything it does. When the Bible is used, it always works. It never fails us. The Bible is incapable of error.

Addenda to Article XVIII

We believe in the imminent, personal, bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ to this earth. We believe that His coming will be pre-millennial; that is He will return and by His return will establish a supernatural righteous Kingdom on the earth over which He will reign for a thousand years.


Wars, famines, pestilences, earthquakes — Matt. 24:1-14
Many running to and fro; knowledge increased — Dan. 12:4; Nahum 2:3-4 Rev. 9:9
Perilous Times — II Tim. 3:1-7; Tim. 4:1; II Thess. 2:3
Accumulation of Riches — James 5:1-3; Rev. 17:17
Zionism: Return of Jews to Palestine — Gen. 15:18; Deut. 28:63-66; Deut. 30:3-5; Jer. 30:11; Luke 21:20-28
Church Escapes the Great Tribulation – Luke 21:36; II Pet. 2:9; Rev. 3:10


The resurrection of the Righteous Dead, and the Translation of Living
Believers – John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16-17; I Cor. 15: 15:42-44, 51-57; Matt. 25:13; Jam. 5:8; Matt. 24:42
Judgement of the Believer’s Works – I Cor. 3:13-15; II Cor. 5:10; II Tim. 4:8; Rev. 22:12


The Meeting of Christ and His Bride – I Thess. 4:17; Eph. 5:21-32; II Cor. 11:2
This is Our Gathering Together Unto Him – II Thess. 2:1
The Marriage of the Lamb – Matt. 22:2-10; Matt 25:10; Luke 14:15-24; Rev. 19:7-8


A Period of Unequaled Tribulation to the World – Dan. 12:1; Matt. 24:21; Luke 21:25-26
Antichrist Will Be Revealed – II Thess. 2:1-12
The Vials of God’s Wrath Will Be Poured Out – Ps. 2:1-5; Rev. 6:16-17; Rev. 14:10-16
Men Blaspheme God – Rev. 16:11-21


The Coming of the Lord to the Earth as King – Zech. 14:4; Matt. 24:29-30; Mark 14:62; Rev. 1:7; Zech. 12:10; Is. 26:21; Is. 59:20; Zech. 2:10


Israel Accepts Christ – Zech. 12:10-14; Zech 13:6
Israel Brought Through the Fire – Zech.13:9
They Pass Not Away – Matt. 24:24; Ps. 22:30


The Final Battle of the Ages – Rev. 16:12-16; Rev. 19:11-21; Matt. 24:29-30; Joel 2:1-3; Zeph. 1:14-17; Ez. 38:8-9; Zech. 12:1-4


Christ’s Millennium Reign – Dan. 2:44; Jer. 23:5; I Cor. 15:25; Rev. 11:15; Ps. 2:6; Luke 1:32
Israel and Judah United Under One King – Ez. 37:21-22; Zech. 8:13; Zech. 9:1-10; Zech. 10:6-9
The Saved Reign with Christ – Matt. 25:34; II Tim. 2:12; Rev. 3:21; I Cor. 6:2; Zech. 14:16; Rom. 8:17; Rev. 5:9-10
The Millennium Reign of Christ Preceded by Judgment of the Unsaved Living – Matt. 13:41; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 20:3, 7-9
The Millennium: a Righteous Kingdom – Is. 32:1; Zech. 14:17,19; Ps. 66:3; 81:15
The Millennium: a Peaceful Kingdom – Is. 11:9; Jer. 31:34; Is. 2:4; Is. 9:6-7
The Millennium: a Prosperous Kingdom – Is. 35:1-2; Is. 51:3; Amos 9:13
The Millennium: a Universal Kingdom – Zech. 14:9; Zech. 3:9; Phil. 2:10; Ps. 72:8
Second Resurrection and White Throne Judgement – Rev. 20:11-15