Our Beliefs

In the essentials of the faith, there's unity, in the non-essentials, there is liberty, but in all things, there is charity and love.

The Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible as originally written was verbally inspired and the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore has truth without admixture of error for its matter. We believe that it is the true center of Christian union and the only infallible rule for all human conduct, creeds and opinions. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

The Trinity

We believe that there is only one living and true God, infinite in every excellence; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three personal distinctions – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – co-equal in every divine perfection. (Exodus 20:2, 3; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 John 5:7)

God the Father

We believe that God is the Father of all those who by faith accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior; that He is not the Father of all mankind; that all unbelievers are of their father the devil; that all who are born of God are partakers of His divine nature and are, therefore, heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. (John 1:12, 13; Gal. 3:26; John 8:44; Romans 8:16, 17)

Jesus Christ

We believe in the absolute deity of the Son, Jesus Christ; that He was divine as no other man can be, being very God of very God, existing from all eternity co-equal with the Father and the Spirit; that He never ceased to be God for one instant and that His humiliation did not consist in laying aside His deity; that as man He was miraculously begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. (John 1:1, 2; 1 John 5:20; Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:26-38)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, co-equal with Father and Son; that He convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment, bears witness to the truth, is the Agent of the new birth, and that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses to, sanctifies and helps the believer, indwelling every true child of God. (2 Corinthians 13:14; John 14:16, 17; Romans 8:14-27) We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, were temporary. (1 Corinthians 1:22; 13:8; 14:21-22)

Satan (The Devil)

We believe in the distinct personality of Satan, that he is the god of this age, author of all the powers of darkness and sin, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire. (Matthew 4:1-3; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10)

Creation

We believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, ‘each after its own kind,’ by direct act and not by the process of evolution. (Genesis 1 & 2; Colossians 1:16, 17; John 1:3)

The Total Depravity of Man

We believe that man, in the person of the first Adam, was created in innocence, but by voluntary transgression fell into sin, thus plunging the entire human race into condemnation and death, so that now all mankind is born in sin and shapen in iniquity and become practical sinners with the first expression of personal choice, not by constraint but by choice, and so are without excuse before God. (Genesis 3; Romans 5:10-19; Romans 1:20)

Atonement

We believe that the only escape from the condemnation of sin is through the atonement wrought by Jesus Christ, when He voluntarily took upon Him a human body and nature, yet without sin, and by His suffering, death, and resurrection, made full satisfaction to the justice of God for the sin of man; that the blessings of this salvation are given on the grounds of grace to all who believe and confess, and that it is the immediate duty of all to accept these offers of mercy. (John 4:1-7; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 10:9-13)

Salvation

We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation, that no works however good make that salvation more secure. (Acts 16:31; Titus 3:5-7; Ephesians 2:8, 9)

Justification

We believe that the result of the heart acceptance of Jesus Christ is complete justification, whereby pardon is secured and we are brought into a state of peace and favor with God. (Ephesians 1:7; Romans 4:4, 5; 5:1)

Eternal Security

We believe that all who take Christ as Savior are born from above and are eternally secure in Christ. (John 10:28, 29; Romans 8:35-39; Philippians 1:6)

The Church

We believe that a local church is a congregation of immersed believers, associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the teachings of Christ; exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in it by His words; that it has the absolute right of self-government directed by the Holy Spirit, and it is answerable only to Christ; and that in all matters of membership, government, discipline, and benevolence, the will of the local church is final. (Acts 2:41, 42; Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:23, 24; Colossians 1:18)

Church Ordinances

We believe that there are two church ordinances. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, and sets forth in a beautiful and solemn way our faith in a crucified, buried and risen Savior, with its effects in our lives of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. The Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of our Lord’s death until He comes, and our continual fellowship with Him; and should always be preceded by careful self-examination. (Acts 8:26-39; Romans 6:3-5; Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32)

The Return of Christ

We believe in the bodily, personal, premillennial return of Jesus Christ; that He will come before the seven year tribulation period to catch away His saints, and that He will come with His saints at the close of the tribulation to judge the living nations and to set up His kingdom. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 19:11-21; 1 Thessalonians 3:13)

The Eternal State

We believe in the resurrection of the bodies of the dead; that believers who sleep in Jesus will be raised at the coming of Christ for His saints and caught up with transformed living saints to meet the Lord in the air, and that the wicked dead will be raised after the close of the Millennial Kingdom and stand in their bodies at the Great White Throne Judgment to receive their final doom. (John 5:21-30; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 7:9-17; 20:11-15)