Statement of Faith

  • The Scriptures- We believe that the Holy Bible, as originally written, was verbally inspired and the product of Spirit controlled men, and therefore, is truth without any error. We believe the sixty-six books of the Bible to be the true center of Christian unity and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions, shall be inspired (II Timothy 3:16-17, John 17:17, Jude 1:3).

  • The True Godhead- We believe that there is only one living and true God, infinite in every excellence. We believe that, in the unity of the Godhead, there are three persons -the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- yet one in substance and equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of creation and redemption (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, Genesis 1:1, John 3:16).

    • Father- We believe in God the Father, not as being the one God, but merely one distinction of the True God. He is the Father of Creation, Israel, Jesus Christ, and the believers. (Malachi 2:10, Exodus 4:22, John 20:17, Romans 8:15-16)

    • Son- We believe that Jesus Christ, is co-equal with God the Father, and all the attributes of God are manifest in Him. When the fullness of time was come, Christ became incarnate by a supernatural conception and virgin birth for the purpose of becoming "the sacrifice for sin." He made possible a reconciliation of man with a holy and just God. We further believe that He physically died and arose from the grave, He ascended on high where He is presently interceding for the believers, and shall subsequently return for the believers and set up His earthly kingdom (John 1:1, Isaiah 7:14, Hebrews 10:12, Hebrews 7:15, I Thessalonians 4:15-17, Luke 1:33).

    • Spirit- We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, equal with the Father and Son; that He convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment, bears witness to the truth, is the Agent of the New Birth, and that He seals, guides, teaches, witnesses to, sanctifies, and helps the believer, indwelling every true Child of God (John 16:13, II Corinthians 13:14, John 14:16, John 3:6, John 3:6, I Corinthians 12:7, Romans 8:14-27).

  • Angels- Angels are created, spirit-beings of various rank and order. This company of everlasting beings are super-human in intelligence and strength. They were created holy and good, but due to sin many fell from their holy state and are now confirmed in wickedness. Those who preserved their integrity are God's messengers, whereas the fallen angels execute Satan's desires in hindering God's work and afflicting God's people. (Colossians 1:16, Genesis 1:31, Isaiah 14, Hebrews 1:14) 

    We believe in the distinct personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age, author of all powers of darkness and sin, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire (Matthew 4:1-3, II Corinthians 4:4, Revelations 20:10).

  • The Creation- We believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, “each after its own kind," by direct act, and not by the process of evolution (Colossians 1:16-17, Genesis 1-2, Psalm 33:6).

  • Man- We believe that man was created in innocence but, by voluntary transgression, fell into sin. The consequence of which is that all men are born sinners and are directed by their sin natures to willful acts of sin. Thus having knowledge of their sin and the manifestation of the power of God, men are without excuse before God. Apart from God's work of grace, all men would be on their way to eternal torment. God enables men to receive the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ; they are then passed from death to eternal life forever secure in Heaven (Genesis 3, Romans 1:18-2:1, Revelation 20:15, John 10:28-29; Romans 8:29-39).

  • Salvation- We believe that the only escape from the condemnation of sin is through the redemption wrought by Jesus Christ when He voluntarily took upon Him a human body and nature, yet without sin, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement sufficient for all sin, that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place- the Just dying for the unjust (Hebrews 4:15, I John 2:2, I Peter 3:18).

    We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again, that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is indwelt by the Holy Spirit and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; and are eternally secure in Christ. The new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears (John 3:3, John 3:16; Romans 3:24, Matthew 16:18).

  • Ordinances: Baptist and the Lord's Supper- Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water and is properly called "Believer's Baptism." It sets forth, in a beautiful and solemn way, our faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with the effects of that faith in our lives as it produces death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Baptism is a prerequisite to the privileges of church relation (Acts 8:36-39, Romans 6:3-5, Acts 2:41). The Lord's Supper is the commemoration of our Lord's death until He comes and our continual fellowship with Him. It should be preceded by baptism and careful self-examination (I Corinthians 11:23-32).

  • Last Things- We believe in the bodily (Acts 1:4), personal (John 14:3), return of Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:11-20), to catch away His church, and that He will come with his church at the close of the tribulation to judge the living nations (Matthew 25:31-46) and to set up His kingdom on earth (Luke 1:33).

    We believe that believers who die in Jesus will be raised at the coming of Christ for His church and caught up with transformed living saints to meet the Lord in the air and that the wicked will be raised and stand in their bodies at the Great White Throne of judgment to receive their final doom. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 20:4-5, Revelation 20:11-15)