What We Believe

Our Doctrinal Statement

  1. THE BIBLE consists of both the Old and New Testament, is God’s infallible, inerrant word, written by men who were uniquely moved by the Holy Spirit, and that it is our supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and life. We affirm our faith in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Scriptures in their original writings. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21; Romans 15:4)

  2. WE BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, Creator of heaven and earth, eternally existing in three Persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 6:27; John 1:1-2; Acts 5:3-4)
    a) GOD THE FATHER is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and eternal separation from God, all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Psalm 99:1-5; 147:5; Hebrews 4:16; Jude 24-25; John 3:16)
    b) GOD THE SON - Jesus Christ is the pre-existent Son of God, begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary so that He is truly God and truly man. He was sinless in life and atoned for the sins of the world by His substitutionary death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, His high priestly intercession for His people, His Lordship, and His personal, visible, premillennial return to the world according to His promise. (John 1:1-4, 14; I Corinthians 15:3-5; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; Philippians 2:8-11; Revelation 19:11-16)
    c) GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. His works in the believer include but are not limited to: regeneration, baptizing into the body of Christ, indwelling, sealing eternally, progressive sanctification, gifting, filling, teaching, guiding, comforting, and bearing fruit. (John 16:8-11; Titus 3:5; I Corinthians 12:12-13; 6:19; Ephesians 4:30; II Thessalonians 2:13; I Corinthians 12:4,7,11; Ephesians 5:18; I Corinthians 2:6-14; Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:16; John 14:16, 26; Galatians 5:22-23)

  3. MANKIND was created in the image of God and was originally without sin. Because of the sin of Adam and Eve, all persons are now sinners both by nature and by choice. Individuals are unable to remedy their own lost condition. Human beings are capable, under God, of deciding for themselves in matters of faith and life. Each person is also free to worship God according to the dictates of his or her conscience. (Genesis 1:26,27; Romans 3:10,23; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 14:5,22)

  4. SALVATION is God’s gift to man in the person of Jesus Christ. Sinful man is saved from the eternal penalty of sin as a result of receiving Jesus Christ by faith, as the Savior and Lord of life. (Ephesians 2:8,9; John 3:16; Romans 6:23)

  5. THE CHURCH is the body of Christ which is made up of every born-again believer since Pentecost and will be caught up to meet the lord in the air. A local church is an organized body of immersed believers voluntarily associated together for the worship of God, growth in godliness and sanctification, the fellowship of believers, the proclamation of the Gospel of Christ throughout the world, and the observance of the Biblical ordinances (believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper). The Scriptural officers of the church are described in I Timothy 3. The local church is independent and autonomous and is free from all outside ecclesiastical or political interference (separation of church and state). (Acts 4:19; Ephesians 4:4-16; Acts 2:41; I Corinthians 11:23-32; I Timothy 3:1-14)

  6. SATAN - There is a devil, a created being, a fallen angel, the enemy of God and mankind. He is called the prince of the power of the air, as well as the prince of the world. However, his power is limited by God. He has been judged by Christ at the Cross and Resurrection and shall be cast into the lake of fire for all eternity as his final judgment. (Ezekiel 28:12-25; Isaiah 14:12; Job 1:5-12; Job 2:1-7; Ephesians 6:10-20; Ephesians 2:2; John 16:11; Hebrews 2:14; Revelation 20:1-3,10)

  7. ETERNITY - We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the believer and the unbeliever. The saved will enjoy the wonders of God’s presence forever and the lost will be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:1-58; Revelation 20:11-15)