Scriptures

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the VERBALLY inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God breathed as no other writings, have ever been or ever will be.

II Tim. 3:15-16; II Peter 1:19-21.


God

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost-equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices. 

I John 5:7; Exodus20:2, 3; I Cor. 8:6; Deut. 6:4


Satan

We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age, the author of all the powers of darkness, and is destined to the judgement of an eternal justice in the Lake of Fire.

Matt. 4:1-3; II Cor. 4:4; Rev. 20:10

                                   

Man

We accept the Genesis account of creation and thereby believe man was created by the Godhead in a state of innocence. That by his voluntary transgression, fell, thus corrupting the stream of humanity at its fountainhead. We believe the whole of mankind is totally depraved and is in dire need of redemption from an outside source.

Jer. 17:9; Gen. I:27; Gen. 3:1-9; Gen. 6:5; Rom. 3:23


Redemption

We believe Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin as no other. That He was both the Son of God, and God the Son. That He was crucified, buried, and risen from the grave the third day and is now seated at the right hand of the Father; thus becoming the Author and Finisher of man’s salvation. We believe He is qualified in every way to be a suitable, compassionate, and all-sufficient Savior. We believe that salvation of sinners is wholly of God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We recognize and affirm that His death on the cross was to be substitutionary.  

Gen. 3:15; Isa.7:14; Phil. 2:7; Isa. 53:4-7; Rom. 5:1; Acts 4:12; Acts 13:39; Rom. 8:1, 2


Believer’s Two Natures

We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; and, that all claims to eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural.

Rom. 6:13; 8:12-13; Gal. 5:16, 25; Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 3:10; I Peter I:14-16; I John 3:5-9


Believer’s Security

We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by the power of God and are thus secure in Christ forever. John 6:37-40; John 10:27-30;Rom. 8:1, 38, 39; I Cor. I:4-8; I Peter 1-5; I John 2:19. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word; which, however clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty, as an occasion to the flesh.

Rom. 13:13; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-15; II Tim. 2:19.


Christian Conduct

We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded by God.


II Tim. 3:1-5; Rom. 12:1-2; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11; II Cor. 6:14-7:1.

                                   

We believe that all the saved should be faithful stewards of their possessions and that they should seek to realize for themselves the stature of maturity in Christ through personal prayer and Bible study. Malachi 3:7-10;

ll Corinthians 9:6-7; Acts 17:11; ll Timothy 3:16-17.


We believe that the sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image and in that Christ died for all mankind; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love from the moment of conception until natural death.

Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 139:13-16; Romans 12:9-21.


We further believe that alternative relationships other than that taught in the scriptures as between one man and one woman is contrary to the teachings of the Bible, and therefore not acceptable behavior within the Christian life and this church body. Therefore, we adhere to the Biblical teaching that God ordained marriage from the beginning to always be only between a man and a woman.

Genesis 1:26-27; 2:21-24; Romans 1:26-32; Malachi 2:14-15; Matthew 19:4-6; l Corinthians 7:1-3


Church

We believe the local church is a congregation of immersed believers associated by 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 by Him.

                                         

We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government, free from interference from outside organizations or individuals and recognizing Christ as the one and only Superintendent. We believe it is scriptural for local churches to cooperate with one another in contending for the faith, but that each church is the sole judge in its method and measure of cooperation.

Acts 14:27; 20:17.


Ordinances

We believe in Christian baptism by immersion. We hold that this baptism is a testimony to the world, showing in a solemn and beautiful way an emblem of the believer’s faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior. We also hold that the believer’s life should demonstrate His being dead to sin and alive to god.

Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-5; Col.2:12.

We believe the Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the death of Christ till He returns, and should be preceeded always by self-examination.

1 Cor.11:28; Luke 22:19-22.


Eternal State

We believe there is a vast difference in the terms “righteous” and “wicked”. That only those who have been regenerated by the Spirit of God through faith in the Son of God are deemed righteous by Him. We believe those who continue in their unbelieving and unrepentant state are held as wicked in God’s esteem. We believe also this distinction will be and will remain unchanged after death and continue for the everlasting ages to come; the righteous dwelling in the presence of God their Savior and the wicked in conscious everlasting suffering in the Lake of Fire.

Mal. 3:18; Gen. 18:23; Rom. 6:17-18, 23; Proverbs 14:32; Matt. 25:34-46; John 8:21; Rev. 22:11


Believer’s Rapture

We believe in the “Blessed Hope”, the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones.

1Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-57; Heb. 9:28; John 14:13; James 5:8.


Second Advent

We believe in Christ’s subsequent return to earth with His saints, to establish His Millennial Kingdom. 

Zech. 14:4-11; Matt. 24:29-30; Acts 1:11; Rev. 19:11-16.