We believe that the original manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired by the living God, and were written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Inspiration refers to the original manuscripts, the record of which we contend is the original autographs and not any particular translation or translations of them whatsoever; they are God’s complete and final Word of Truth and are the supreme, final and only infallible authority for doctrine, faith, and conduct. *
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
* In order to safeguard the integrity of our doctrinal statement and avoid confusion in an era when many unsuitable translations and paraphrases are being produced, the King James Version shall be the practical translation for ministering and teaching. Others may be used for comparison or reference.