Statement of Faith

  • The Scriptures – The Bible as originally written is fully inspired by the Holy Spirit of God and thus it is totally free from error in any way, shape, or form. The Bible is the only source for our faith and practice and therefore, should be the focal point of true Christianity (2 Tim 3:15; 2 Pet 1:19-21).
  • God – We believe that there is only one true God; living, infinite, and holy; but is manifested in three persons–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All three persons are equal with distinct offices yet working in perfect harmony (Ex 20:2; 1 Cor 8:6; Rev 4:11).
  • Fall of Man – We believe that man was created in innocence in the image of God but fell from that state through sin. Man is born with a sin nature, and therefore, all are lost and in need of redemption (Gen 1:27; 3:1-6, 24; Rom 3:10-19; 5:12, 19).
  • The Virgin Birth – We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and was born of a virgin in a miraculous manner that will never be repeated again, thus authenticating Christ’s claim to Deity (Gen 3:15; Isa 7:14; Matt 1:18-25; John 1:14).
  • Atonement for sin – Jesus Christ, the Divine Son of God, took upon Himself the form of sinful man (yet without sin) and humbled Himself to make full and vicarious atonement for our sins by the shedding of His blood and thus, fulfilled the law and God’s requirements (Isa 53:4-7; Rom 3:24; 2 Cor 5:21; Phil 2:7-8; Heb 2:14).
  • The Resurrection – We believe in the literal, physical, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and of His ascension into the heavenlies where He sits at the right hand of the God the Father as our High Priest (Matt 28:6-7; Luke 24:39; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Cor 15:1-4; 1 Tim 2:5; Heb 8:1; 1 John 2:1).
  • Christ’s Return – We believe in the imminent, literal, bodily, pre-tribulational, pre-millenial return of Christ to rapture His church when those dead and living in Christ shall be translated into the heavenlies with Him and thus usher in the Great Tribulation upon the earth (1 Cor 15:42-58; 1 Thess 4:16-18; Rev 4:1).
  • Salvation – We believe that salvation is divinely initiated and is offered as a free, unmerited gift to all mankind by the grace and mercy of God. Upon faith in Christ and repentance from sin, man is justified (declared righteous) in the sight of God by the finished work of Christ and receives the forgiveness of sins (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Rom 5:1, 9; 10:8, 10, 13; 2 Cor 5:18-21; Eph 2:8-9).
  • Eternal Destiny – We believe in the eternity of the soul, and therefore, its final residence is in either Heaven or Hell. Those that have turned to Christ in faith and repentance will have everlasting conscious fellowship with Him in Heaven and those that rejected Christ will suffer an everlasting conscious torment in Hell which is the second death (Matt 25:24-41; Rom 6:23; 1 John 5:19; Rev 20:14-20).
  • The Believer’s Security – Upon salvation God sets the believer apart, keeping the believer in His power until the day of Christ (John 10:28-29; Eph 1:14; Phil 1:6; Rom 8:31-38; Jude 24).
  • The Church – We believe that the church is a local visible assembly and is the only agency through which God works in this dispensation. From the day Christ started His Church the Church’s purpose has been to carry out the Great Commission, observe the two New Testament ordinances, and function with New Testament officers. Membership is open to all professed believers who have been Scripturally immersed.
  • Satan – We believe in the existence of Satan. He is a fallen angel who has temporarily been granted control of this world but is under condemnation from God and has been sentenced to eternal torment (Matt 25:41; 2 Cor 4:4; Rev 20:20).
  • Creation – We believe that God created, out of nothing, the universe as we know it today in six, twenty-four hour days. We hold the Genesis account as literal and that God created all things including man (Gen 1:2; John 1:3; Col 1:16-17).
  • Separation – We believe that God commands believers to be separated unto Him from the world in all its forms whether ecclesiastical (corporately separating from comprosmising religious bodies and heretics) and ethical (personally abstaining from worldly habits, practices, and associations) (Rom 16:17; 2 Cor 6:14-18; 1 Thess 1:19-10; 1 Tim 6:3-5; 2 John 9-11).