Our Beliefs

Of Scriptures: We believe in the supreme authority and the sufficiency of the Holy Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, as originally written; that it was verbally and plenarily inspired and, as the product of Spirit-controlled men, is infallible and inerrant in all matters of which it speaks; that it shall remain to the end of age, the only complete and final revelation of God’s will to man.      2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Matthew 24:35

Of the True God: We believe there is one and only one living and true GOD. 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 office in the great work of redemption.  Exodus 20:2-3; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Revelation 4:11; 1 John 5:7

 

Of Jesus Christ: We believe in the absolute Deity of the Son, The Lord Jesus Christ; that He was divine as no other man can be, being very God of very God, existing from all eternity, coequal with the Father and the Spirit; that He never ceased to be God for one instant and that His humiliation did not consist in laying aside His deity; that as a man He was miraculously begotten of the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin Mary.              John 1:1, 2; I John 5:20; Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:26-38

 

Of the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; that He convicts of sin, or righteousness, and of judgment; that He witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer.  John 14:16-17; Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 1:13-14; John 3:5-6; I Corinthians 13:8

 

Of the Devil or Satan: We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age. Matthew 4:1-3; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10

Of Creation: We accept the Genesis account of creation literally, that God created the world and all that is in it out of nothing in six 24-hour days. Genesis 1 - 2

Of the Fall of Man: We believe that man, by voluntary transgressions, fell; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners.  Genesis 3:1-6; Genesis 24; Romans 5:10-19

Of the Virgin Birth: We believe in the virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20

Of Atonement for Sin: We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, through faith in the finished work of Christ.      Ephesians 2:8; Romans 3:24; 2 Corinthians 5:21

Of Grace of the New Creation: We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that salvation is instantaneous and not a process.  John 3:3, 8; Romans 10:17; 1 John 5:11-12

Of Faith and Salvation:  We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation. Acts 16:31

Of the Local Church: We believe that the local church to be an organized and autonomous congregation of baptized believers and that it is the only entity ordained by Jesus Christ for the completion of His work on the earth. We believe the organization of the church should recognize: Christ as Lord, A Congregational government, Pastoral leadership, and be Deacon served. We believe that the ordinances of Baptism & the Lord’s Supper have been given to the local church to be exercised within the local church. Acts 2:41-42; I Corinthians 11:12

Of the Security of the Saints: We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by God the Father for Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6; John 10:28, 29; Romans 8:35-39; Jude 1

Of the Righteous and the Wicked: We believe in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.  Romans 2:7-10; Revelation 21:8

Of Future Events: We believe in a pre-tribulation and pre-millennial rapture of the church, an event which can occur at any moment, and that at that moment the dead in Christ shall be raised in glorified bodies, and the living in Christ shall be given glorified bodies without experiencing death, and all shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air before the seven years of the Tribulation.  We believe that the Tribulation, which follows the Rapture of the church, will be culminated by the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth to sit upon the throne of David and to establish a 1000 year kingdom.  We believe that after the 1000 year reign of Christ that the heavens and all the earth will be destroyed by fire only to be remade by God as the eternal habitation of all who believe. I Thess. 4:16-5:10; I Corinthians 15:4, 42-44, 51-53; Acts 1:9-11; John 14:3; Revelation 3:10; 20:6

Of Family and Gender: We believe that God instituted the family in the Garden of Eden. That God created and designed marriage to be the only legitimate cornerstone of the family; that marriage is exclusively between one man and one woman; that He designed all sexual activity to be within the only legitimate marriage of one man and one woman; that all sexuality, physical and lustful, outside of legitimate marriage (as defined in this section) is a sin against God. We believe that God created mankind with two genders, male and female, and these genders are set at birth through biology and is not an individual’s choice to be made. Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:23-25; Exodus 20:14; Matthew 5:28; Romans 1:18-27; Ephesians 5:3; Ephesians 5:22-31; Colossians 3:18-20