The Bible


We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. The sixty-six books from Genesis to Revelation were written by holy men of God as the Holy Spirit directed their writing. The Scriptures were "God-breathed" and, therefore, inerrant. The Bible is the divine standard by which all conduct, creed and opinion should be tried.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

(We furthermore believe that the 1611 King James Version of the Holy Bible is the preserved Word of God for the English language. It is the time-proven and most trustworthy translation of the Scriptures in the English language.)

The True God


We believe that there is only one true living God. The true God is a trinity consisting of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each member of the God-head is equal in every divine perfection. Each executes a distinct yet harmonious office in the great work of redemption.

(Exodus 20:2-3; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30;
1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 John 5:7)

The Creation


We accept the Genesis account of creation. We believe that God created all things in six (6) literal 24-hour days. We further believe that man came into existence by a direct creative act of God and not by evolution in any form.

(Genesis 1 and 2, Colossians 1:16-17,
John 1:3, Psalm 33:6, 9.)

The Devil - Satan


We believe that Satan is a finite, created being. He is the unholy god of this age, the tempter, the enemy of God and Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of confusion and all false religion. He is destined to the judgment of eternal justice in the lake of fire.

(Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:12-17; Matthew 4:1-3;
2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Revelation 20:10)

The Salvation of Man


Salvation

We believe that salvation is a free gift of the grace of God to every repentant sinner. Although salvation does determine a person's eternal destiny, it is not just a heaven or hell issue. Salvation is primarily a sin issue - since sin is what separates man from God. When an individual recognizes that he has offended a holy and righteous God, and is willing to turn from his sin, place his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and receive Him as his personal, all-sufficient Savior; then he is saved.. The believing faith required for salvation comes as the result of hearing the Word of God and of the convicting power of the Holy Spirit upon a person's life.

(John 3:15-18, 36; John 6:44; Luke 13:3;
Acts 20:21; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-17;
Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Timothy 2:5)

Security of the Believer

We further believe that, once a person is truly saved, his salvation is secure in the hands of God. This is commonly referred to as the security of the believer. In other words, once a person is saved, he can know for sure that he is saved and he cannot lose his salvation. He is a new creature in Christ, his life is transformed, and he no longer has a desire to return to his old life of sin.

(John 10:27-29; 1 John 5:13; 2 Corinthians 5:17;
Romans 12:1-2; Philippians 2:13)

 

The Separated Life


We believe that all believers are called into a life of separation from all worldly, sinful, and questionable practices. The Christian is to be separated unto a holy life that seeks spiritual, heavenly and eternal things.

(2 Corinthians 6:14-17; 2 Corinthians 5:17;
Matthew 6:19-24, 33; Romans 12:1, 2;
Hebrews 12:1, 2; 1 John 2:15-17)

The Church


We believe that the New Testament Church is a local, visible, organized body of baptized believers. The church was established by Jesus Christ during his earthly ministry and empowered by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. The local, New Testament Church is the only institution with the authority to carry out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) including:

  1. Evangelism
  2. Baptism of new believers
  3. Discipleship (Training) of those new believers
  4. Establishing of other local New Testament churches.

(Matthew 16:18; Acts 1:8; Acts 2; Matthew 28:18-20;
Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18)

The local New Testament Church should be self-governing, self-sustaining, and self-propagating. The church has only two ordinances, which are:

Baptism - Scriptural baptism is the immersion of a believer in water under the authority of a local New Testament Church as a picture and testimony to others of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is, at the same time, a testimony of the death to sin, the burying of the old sin nature, and the resurrection to a new life in Christ of the believer.

(Matthew 3:16; John 3:23; Acts 8:36-39;
Acts 10:47; Romans 6:3-5)

The Lord's Supper - The Lord's Supper is a commemoration of Christ's death until His return. The elements of the Lord's Supper (symbolizing the pure, sinless body and blood of Christ) are unleavened bread and the unfermented fruit of the vine (grape juice).

(Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28)


The Marriage Relationship


We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the covenant relationship joining one man and one woman. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex.

(Genesis 2:24; 19:5, 13; 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30;
Romans 1: 26-29; 7:2; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9;
Ephesians 5:22-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8;
Hebrews 13:4)

The Second Coming of Christ


We believe in the personal, imminent return of Christ, Who will rapture His church prior to the seven-year tribulation period. At the end of the Tribulation, Christ will personally and visibly return with His saints, to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom.

(Psalm 89:3-4; Daniel 2:31-45; Zechariah 14:4-11;
I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; Titus 2:13;
Revelation 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6)