Beliefs

SCRIPTURES

  • We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. For reasons of textual reliability, we believe that God has preserved His Word for the English speaking people in the King James Version of the Bible.
    (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

God

  • We believe in one God, eternally existing as a Trinity in unity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit – three persons and yet one God.
    (Genesis 1:1; John 10:30; Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4)

 JESUS CHRIST

  • We believe that Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God, who became a sinless man to redeem us. He was born of a virgin and is true God and true man.
    (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-35; Luke 1:30-55; John 1:1-15; Galatians 4:4-5; Colossians 2:9)
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord, His bodily ascension into heaven, and His bodily presence there for us as High Priest and Advocate.
    (1Corinthians 15:1-4, 20-25; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1-2)

SATAN

  • We believe that Satan is literal and personal, the agent of the fall of man and that he is the prince and power of this world, and that he shall be judged and eternally punished by God.(Revelation 10:1-10; Ephesians 2:1-4; Job 1:9-12; Genesis 2:13-14)

SIN

  • We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God – and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are now sinners by birth and by choice, positively inclined to evil, and are therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin and hell without defense or excuse.
    (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:17; Romans 1:20, 5:12-21; Psalm 51:5; 1 Corinthians 2:14)

SALVATION

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that His shed blood justifies all who believe in Him.
    (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 1:18-19, 2:24; Romans 5:9)
  • We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Word through the ministry of the Holy Spirit and are thereby children of God and are eternally saved.
    (John 3:3, 10:27-29; Galatians 3:24-26; 1 John 5:13; Romans 8:35-39, 10:17; Hebrews 6:3-6, 1 Peter 1:23)

BAPTISM

  • We believe that immersion is the only form of baptism revealed and commanded in the Scriptures; that the new birth, which comes through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, is the Scriptural prerequisite to baptism; that baptism has no saving power but is the answer of a good conscience toward God.
    (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-5; Ephesians 4:15; Matthew 3:13-16; 1 Peter 3:21)

THE CHURCH

  • We believe that the local church is a congregation of baptized believers associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges vested in them by His Word; that its offices are pastor and deacon whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures; we believe the true Mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government, free from the inheritance of any hierarchy or individuals or organizations; and that the one and only superintendent is Christ, through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in teaching the faith and for furtherance of the Gospel; that each local church is the sole judge of the measure and methods of its cooperation; that on all matters of membership, policy, government, discipline and benevolence, the will of the local church is final.
    (Acts 2:1-8; Matthew 28:19-20,16:15-18)

END TIMES

  • We believe in the “Blessed Hope”; the personal, bodily, pre-tribulation, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    (2 Thessalonians 2; John 14:1-3; Matthew 24:44; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58)