What We Believe

What We Believe

The Bible

We believe that the Holy Scriptures is the complete and verbally inspired Word of God, without error in its original manuscripts, and therefore, the supreme standard for faith and conduct. II Tim 3:16-17, II Pet 1:21.

God

We believe in one, living, eternal, and true God, existing in three persons as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deut 6:4, I Tim 1:17, II Cor 13:14.

Jesus Christ

We believe in the absolute deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His perfect humanity, and His vicarious death through the shedding of His blood for the forgiveness of sins. We believe in His bodily resurrection and ascension, His present High Priestly ministry, and in “that blessed hope,”...the personal, imminent, pretribulation, and premillennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones. We believe in His subsequent return to Earth, with His saints, to establish His millennial kingdom. Joh 1:1-2, 14, Luk 1:35, Rom 3:24-25, Eph 1:7, Heb 7:25, Tit 2:13, Rev 19:11-16.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. Joh 16:8-11, I Cor 12:12-14, Rom 8:9, Eph 1:13-14.

Humanity

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and of himself, utterly unable to redeem his lost condition. Gen 1:26-27, Rom 3:22-23, Rom 5:12, Eph 2:1-3, 12.

Salvation

We believe that the salvation of the sinner is wholly of grace through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and that the redeemed are kept by God’s power unto everlasting life. Eph. 2:8,9, John 6:37-40, I Peter 1:5.

Spiritual Gifts

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts such as the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers for the equipping of the saints today. We believe that God does heal and does answer the prayer of faith, in accord with His own will, for the sick and afflicted. I Cor 12:4-11, Eph 4:7-12, I Joh 5:14-15.

The Church

We believe the Church of Jesus Christ began at Pentecost and is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age. We also believe in the local church as defined in the New Testament Scriptures. Eph 1:22-23, I Cor 12:12-14, I Tim 3:1-13, Tit 1:5-11.

Satan

We believe that Satan is a supernatural being, the author of sin, and the cause of the fall. We believe that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man, and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire. Isa 14:12-17, Mat 25:42, Rev 20:10.

Ordinances

We believe in the observance of two ordinances: Baptism of Believers by immersion and the Lord’s Supper, as a perpetual remembrance to all believers. Mat 28:19, I Cor 11:23-29.

End Times

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. Joh 5:28-29, II Cor 5:18, II Thes 1:7-9, Rev 20:11-15.