Statement of Faith

What we believe

We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testament to be the inspired, infallible Word of God. We believe God is an Eternal Personal Being of absolute knowledge, power, and goodness, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless perfection, His miracles, and in His vicarious propitiatory death. We believe in His atonement for the whole human race, in His bodily resurrection from the dead, in His ascension into heaven where at the right hand of God He is now our High Priest and Advocate, and in His return for His church which will be evidenced by the resurrection of those who have died in Christ and in what we call the rapture of the living saints to meet Him in the air. We also believe in His bodily return to earth, at which time He will establish His millennial kingdom.

We believe that all creation is described accurately in the Genesis account, and that man did not evolve from matter or from lower forms of life. We believe that because of willful disobedience, man brought upon himself both physical and spiritual death. We believe man passed on to all posterity a sinful nature for which he becomes personally responsible to God at the age of accountability.

We believe man’s return to God can only be through the atoning work of God, accomplished for us on the cross of Calvary as our eternal and living sacrifice. This salvation is received by choice when man recognizes his sin and therefore his need for a savior and willingly repents of his sin and receives Christ as Lord of his life. This is all accomplished by God’s grace, received by faith, and not of any work which can be done (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7).

We believe salvation is attested to by new life of the spirit rather than by mere agreement to doctrinal truths. This new life in the spirit is made evident by a literal second birth (John 1:12, 13; 3: 5-7; I Peter 1:23) which results from the convicting work of the Holy Spirit, the confession of sin, and the surrender of One’s life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ by faith in His vicarious death.

We believe in the conscious existence of the dead, the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, everlasting life of the saved, and everlasting punishment of the wicked.

We believe in the pre-millennial, pre-tribulation return of Christ for His waiting Church, His Bride.

We believe that Christians are not to isolate themselves, but rather are to be examples in the world, honest in all dealings with other persons, respectful of authority, reverent for the name of God, and observant of the Lord’s Day in worship and spiritual edification.

We believe in the continuance today of the diversities of spiritual gifts as found in I Corinthians 12:4-11.

We believe in simplicity in church government rather than complex bureaucracy.

We believe in our dependence on and leading of the Holy Spirit.

We believe the Word of God should be taught line upon line, precept upon precept from Genesis to Revelation, and that the Word of God should be taught in such a way as can be applied to life as beneficial towards a growing maturity.

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