What We Believe...
Section One - The Scriptures:
We Believe that the Bible was given by the Inspiration of God. It consists of 66 books in the Old and New Testaments. This plenary, verbally inspired Word of God is inerrant and infallible in its original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority for life and faith (II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:20,21; Hebrews 4:12: John 17:17).
Section Two - The Godhead:
We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three distinct persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, and co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Titus 3:4-6).
Section Three - The Person and Work of Christ:
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order to reveal God and redeem man (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35; John 1:1, 2).
We believe that Christ purchased our redemption fully by His sinless life, His vicarious atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on Calvary, and His resurrection from among the dead in the body in which He was crucified (Romans 5:9; Hebrews 9:11-22; 10:10, 14; I Peter 1:18, 19).
He ascended to heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding for believers as their Great High Priest (Hebrews 1:3; 4:14-16; 9:24; I John 2:1, 2).
Section Four - Salvation:
Salvation is totally by grace through faith alone in the finished work of Christ- His death, burial, and resurrection (Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
We believe that all of the redeemed are kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever (I Peter 1:4, 5; Ephesians 1:13, 14; John 10:27-29; I John 5:10-13).
Section Five - The Holy Spirit:
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity, who is the divine interpreter of the infallible Word, who convicts the world, regenerates and indwells every true believer, testifies of Christ, energizes, enlightens, and constrains in the way of holiness (John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7-10; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9-16).
The sign gifts such as healings and tongues ceased with the ministry of the apostles and the completion of the written Word of God (I Corinthians 12-14).
Section Six - Man:
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-5).
Section Seven - Creation:
We believe that God created the universe in six literal 24 hour periods. We reject evolution, the day-age theory, and theistic evolution as unscriptural theories of origin (Genesis 1, 2: Exodus 20:11).
Section Eight - The Church:
We believe that the church is composed of all those who have true faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and have simultaneously been baptized by the Spirit into the Body of Christ. We further believe that the visible church or assembly is a congregation of believers. It is the local church’s responsibility to carry out the great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 12:13; Matthew 28:18-20).
Section Nine - Eschatology:
We believe in the imminent return of Christ for his saints in the clouds. We believe in the sure return of the Lord Jesus Christ; that the second coming will be a literal, bodily, personal return. We believe that His coming for His Bride, the church constitutes the “blessed hope” set before us for which we should constantly be looking. We believe that His return will be Pre-millennial (I Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; Titus 2:11-13).
Section Ten - Eternity:
We believe in the literal physical resurrection of all people. Believers will enjoy eternal bliss with the Lord. Unbelievers will suffer eternal damnation in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10-15; 21:1-22:21; II Corinthians 5:8).
Section Eleven - Separation:
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord. God commands his people to separate from all religious apostasy and worldliness (II Corinthian 6:14-18; I John 2:15-17).