What We Believe

  1. We believe in the Scriptures (the collection of sixty-six books from Genesis to Revelation contained in the Old and New Testaments), as the verbally inspired revelation of God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the revealed will of God, the supreme and final authority in al matters of faith and life. II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter .1:19-21
  2. We believe in one God, as revealed in the Scriptures, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are equal in being but distinct in office. Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1; 10:30; Acts 5:3,4; I Corinthians 13:14
  3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and that He was true God and true man. Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26-45; 2:1-20
  4. We believe the Genesis account of creation and believe that man and the universe came by direct creation of God in six literal twenty-four hour days. Genesis 1-2; Colossians 1:16-17; John 1:3
  5. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that by the exercise of free will, as sovereignly granted by God, he chose to sin, thereby incurring 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 therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin without defense or excuse. Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; Psalm 51:5; Romans 1:20; 5:12-21
  6. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him, receiving Him by faith, are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. I Corinthians 15:1-4; II Corinthians 5:21; Romans 5:9; I Peter 1:18-19; 2:24
  7. 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. I Corinthians 15:1-4; 20-25; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:25
  8. We believe that at the end of this present age at a time known only to God, the Lord Jesus Christ will bodily return to this earth. This return will be imminent, pre-tribulational, and pre-millennial, to judge the nations, and to fill the earth with His glory and power. I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-21
  9. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus are born again of the Holy Spirit and are thereby children of God and are eternally saved. John 3:3; Ephesians 2:5-9; I John 5:13
  10. We believe that Satan is literal and personal, the agent of the fall, the prince and power of this world, and that he shall be judged and eternally punished in Hell. Ephesians 2:1-4; Revelation 20:1-10
  11. We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ as clearly revealed in Scripture. Romans 13:1-7; Acts 5:29; I Peter 2:13-17
  12. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; both of the just and unjust. We believe in a literal heaven and a literal hell; that the spirits of the saved ascend immediately into heaven (II Corinthians 5:8) and that the spirits of the unsaved at death descend immediately into hades where they are kept under punishment until the final day of judgment (Luke 16:19-31; II Peter 2:9), at which time their bodies shall be raised from the grave, they shall be judged according to their works, and cast into the place of final and everlasting punishment. Mark 9:43-48; I Thessalonians 4:16-18; Jude 13; Revelation 20:11-15, 21:8
  13. We believe that immersion is the only form of baptism revealed and commanded in the Scriptures, that it has no saving power, but is only for those who are already saved; and that the new birth, which comes through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, is the Scriptural prerequisite to baptism; therefore, only those who are old enough to believe for themselves should be baptized. Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-5
  14. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of the death of Christ and that only those who have been saved through faith in His atoning blood and are walking in obedient fellowship with Him ought to partake of it. I Corinthians 11:23-32
  15. We believe that the Bible teaches that the offices of Pastor and Deacon should be held by men only. I Timothy 2:12; Acts 15
  16. We believe that a New Testament Church is a body of baptized believers, assembled for worship, service, and the spread of the Gospel in all the world. Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20
  17. We believe that all believers are called into a life of separation. This separation is in at least three areas: moral, personal, and ecclesiastical.
    • MORAL: The Biblical commandments are God’s perfect standard for a perfect man. We are commanded to perfect holiness (II Corinthians 7:1) in the fear of God. The believer is never to suffer as an evil doer (I Peter 4:15), but is commanded to be clean in body and mind. II Corinthians 10:5
    • PERSONAL:     Each believer has the responsibility to practice before God a personal separation from the evils of this -world (II Corinthians 6:14-7:1). Romans 14 explains that there are areas where believers are going to disagree in matters which they call sin. In matters of eating, holy days, etc., every man should be fully persuaded in his own mind and be careful not to judge his brothers. Romans 14:5,6; I Corinthians 8:9, 10:23,31
    • ECCLESIASTICAL: While recognizing the need of unity of all true believers, it is also evident that unbelief and error in many organized fellowships has developed to the point where recognized and indisputable apostasy exists. We, therefore, disavow the position of the World Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches, the National Association of Evangelicals, and any other association or fellowship that would be in sympathy with them. We stand in opposition’ to the Ecumenical Movement, Neo-Orthodoxy, New-Evangelicalism, and cooperative evangelistic programs between churches and people not of like faith and practice. II Corinthians 6:14-18; Ephesians 5:11-12; Luke 12:51
  18. We believe that Christ has called all true believers to be regularly involved in a local church. As a body, we are called of God to maintain a testimony of being separated to holiness; therefore, as a church we encourage all members to commit themselves and their families to maintain a genuine and growing relationship with God. We encourage each member to demonstrate Christ-like love toward one another; to remember each other in prayer; to be slow to take offence and always be ready to forgive; to be faithful to God and his commands; to demonstrate a spirit of humility and submission to the will of the body when matters of disagreement arise in the conduct of church business; to tolerate no gossip or backbiting; and to faithfully exercise their spiritual gifts in the work of the ministry. Colossians 3:8-14, Ephesians, 4:12, 22-32, Romans 12:1-2
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