Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE in the inspiration, infallibility, and inerrancy of the Holy Bible. We believe that this inspired, infallible, inerrant Bible has been preserved by God for English-speaking peoples in the Authorized King James Bible.  The Holy Bible is the final authority in all matters of doctrine, life and practice for the believer and unbeliever alike. [II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19-21: Psalm 12:6,7]

 

WE BELIEVE that there is only One true and living God, manifested in three Persons: God, the Father; God, the Son; God, the Holy Spirit.  These three are equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. [Exodus 20:2,3; I Corinthians 8;6; Revelation 4:11; I John 5:7]

 

WE BELIEVE in the personality of the Holy Spirit; that He is active in the work of creation and redemption, the He is the agent of the new birth, that He seals, endures, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer. [Genesis 1:1-3; John 3:5,6; 14:17,26; 16:8-11; Romans 8:14,16,26,27; Ephesians 1:13,14]

 

WE BELIEVE in the person of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this world, and is destined to the judgment of the Lake of Fire.  [Matthew 4:1-3; II Corinthians 4: 4; Revelation 20:10]

 

WE BELIEVE the Genesis account of creation and believe that man came by direct creation of God and not by human evolution.  [Genesis 1:1-2:7; Colossians 1:16,17; John 1:3]

 

WE BELIEVE that man was created in innocence, but voluntarily transgressed, and that all men are now sinners by nature inherited from the fall. [Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 5:10-19; 3:12,23]

 

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary, and that He is truly God and truly man. [Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25 ; John 1:14]

 

WE BELIEVE in the atonement of sin through the sacrificial and mediatory work of the Son of God upon the cross of Calvary; that He shed His literal blood for the remission of sins, that He took the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust. [Ephesians 2:8; Romans 3:24; I Corinthians 15:3,4; II Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 53:1-12;  Leviticus 17:11; I John 1:7; 2:1,2]

 

WE BELIEVE that in order to be saved, sinners must believe and must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation by and in Jesus Christ ; that in new birth a person becomes the partaker of the Divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God. [John 3:3-8; II Corinthians 5:17; Acts 16:30-33; II Peter. 1:4]

 

WE BELIEVE that God secures to those who believe in Jesus Christ the blessings of justification, entirely apart from the consideration of works of righteousness which we have done; that Christ’s righteousness is imputed to us solely on the basis of faith in His blood. [Acts 13:39; Romans 5:1, 9; 8:1]

 

WE BELIEVE that repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ are the only two conditions of salvation. [Acts 20:21]

 

WE BELIEVE that all who are born  again are members of the body of Jesus Christ; that a local church is a called out assembly of born again, baptized [by immersion] believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship in the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ , governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges given to them in the Word of God; that the only Scriptural offices are Pastor [Bishop, Shepherd, Elder] and Deacon, and its only Scriptural ordinances are baptism and communion, and that its only Scriptural function is the worship of Jesus Christ, the edification of the believer, and indigenous, free from any ecclesiastical or political control from without, totally self-governing under the Lordship of Jesus Christ alone; that membership, government, discipline, benevolence are the sovereign right of the local church assembly. [Acts 2:41,42; 8:26-39; 15:13-18; 20:17-28; Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:2,23-34]

 

WE BELIEVE in the eternal life of the believer; that all who are truly born again are kept by God through and unto the Lord Jesus Christ for now and all eternity. [John 10:28,29; Romans 8:35-39; Philippians 1:6; I John 5:11-13,20]

 

WE BELIEVE in the everlasting, conscious blessedness of the saved and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost. [Revelation 21:3,4,8]

 

WE BELIEVE that civil government is divinely appointed and is to be obeyed, except where they deny us the right to serve and worship the Lord Jesus Christ as the Scriptures teach. [Romans 13:1-7;  Acts 4:19,20]

 

WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection, ascension, personal and visible return, and reign of Jesus Christ for 1,000 years on this earth; that the rapture will be pre-tribulation and the visible return pre-millennial. [Matthew 28:6,7; Acts 1:9-11;  I Thessalonians 4:13-17; 5:9; Philippians 3:20,21; Acts 2:29,30; Revelation 20:6; Isaiah 11:4.5]