Our Statement of Faith

THE SCRIPTURES

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God; that it was written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit so that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other revelation of the will of God to man, and so are the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. We use the King James version of the Bible exclusively.

THE TRUE GOD

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
a. God the Father – We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, boundless in love, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayers, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ, His Son.
 b. God the Son – We believe in Jesus Christ, God the Son, pre-existent with the Father, begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, sinless in His nature and life, infallible in His teaching, [making atonement for the sins of the resurrection], His ascension into Heaven, His perpetual intercession for His people and His glorious second advent according to promise. We believe that the promise of His second coming includes: first, “The Blessed Hope” of the believer, namely, the personal, premillennial, and pre-tribulation return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ to rapture His church according to I Thessalonians 4:13-18: second, His return with His saints to set up His millennial reign.
c. God the Holy Spirit – We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit. We believe that He came from God to convince and convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify, indwell, comfort, and empower those who believe in Jesus Christ.

MAN

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God. We believe that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought and deed by choice.

SATAN

We believe in the reality and personality of Satan.

SALVATION

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 by faith receive Him as their personal Saviour, are justified on the ground of His blood shed on Calvary and His resurrection from the dead and are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become the children of God.

THE CHURCH

We believe in the visible local church which is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, word, and fellowship. We believe that to these visible churches was committed for perpetual observance, two ordinances: the baptism of believers by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that God has laid upon these churches the task of preaching the Gospel to every creature and the edification of the individual members of the Body of Christ.

LAST THINGS

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead, the saved to eternal life and blessedness in Heaven and the unsaved to eternal, conscious suffering and woe in Hell (John 5:29).

ASSURANCE

We believe in the eternal security of the believer (John 10:27-29).

CHURCH AND STATE

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of all faith; that each church is independent and autonomous, and must be free from any interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that, therefore, the church and state must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from the dictation patronage of the other.

CHRISTIAN LIVING

We believe that every saved person should manifest the Christ-life in a consistent walk in the Holy Spirit, fully and constantly yielding his members to the indwelling Christ, so that he may always, in life and word, show forth the praises of Him who has called him out of darkness into His marvelous light. We believe in a separated life for all believers as set forth in II Cor. 6:14-7:1.

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