The Inspiration of The Holy Scriptures
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the plenary verbally inspired Word of God,
the final authority for faith and practice, inerrant in the original writings and God-breathed. (II
Tim.3:16-17, II Samuel 23:1-2, II Peter 1:20-21, Matthew 5:18, Psalm 18:30, 33:4-6).
The Godhead – The Trinity
We believe in One Triune God, eternally existing in three person; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit –
co-eternal in being co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same
attributes and perfections. (Deut.6:4, II Cor.13:14, Matt.28:19, Rom.1:1-4)
God, The Father
We believe God is a person, i.e., He exists as a rational self-conscious, self determining, moral
being. He is immutable (James 1:17), omniscient (Heb.4:13, Matt. 10:30, I Jn.3:20), omnipotent
(Gen.1:3, Jer.22:27, Luke 1:37), omnipresent (Jer.23:23-24, Ps.139:7-10), eternal (Ps.90:1-2),
absolutely sovereign (Rom. 11:34-36, Ps.50:1-6, 66:7, I Tim.6:15-16, Rev.11:17), holy (lsa.6:3).
He is full of love, justice, mercy, goodness, and truth.
God, The Son
A. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man. without ceasing
to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order
that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John.1:1-2,14, Luke 1:35, Heb.1:8-10).
B. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on
the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification
is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Rom.3:24-25, 4:25, I Pet 1
3-5, 2:24, Eph.1:7).
C. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, and is now exalted at the
right hand of God, where as our High Priest, He fills the ministry of Mediator, Intercessor,
and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10, Heb.9:24, 7:25, Rom.8:34, I John 2:1-2, I Tim.2:5).
God, The Holy Spirit
A. We believe the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of
judgment, and that He is the supernatural person responsible for regeneration, baptizing all
believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption
(John 16:8-11, I Cor.12:12-14, Rom.8:9, Eph.1:13-14).
B. We believe the Holy Spirit is the divine teacher who guides all believers in the truth, and that
it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit (John 16:13, Eph.5:18).
The Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the
whole human race fell, inherited a sinful human nature, and became alienated from God, and
that by himself, man is utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Gen. 1:26-27, Rom.3:22-23,
5:12, Eph.2:1-3, 12).
We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace given to anyone who will recognize their sin. will
repent (make up their mind to obey Jesus) and will receive Christ through personal faith as their
Savior, believing that His death offered on Calvary was the full payment for all their sins and the
means by which God is able to grant them forgiveness (Eph. 1:7, 2:8-10.Jn 1:2,1 Pe.1:5).
Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers
A. We believe that all the redeemed are kept by God’s power and thus are secure in Christ
forever (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30, Rom.8:1, 38-39,1 Cor. 1:4-8,1 Pet. 1:5).
B We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation
through the testimony of God’s Word, which clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as
an occasion for the flesh (Rom.6.1-4, 13:13-14, Gal.5:13, Titus 2:11-15).
The Two Natures of the Believer
We believe that every saved person possess two natures, with provision made for the victory
o the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, and that
all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural (Rom 613-15 8*11-12.
Gal 5 16-25, Eph 4.22-24. Col 3:10. I PeM:14-16. I John 3:3-9).
A Personal: We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach
upon their Savior and Lord, and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and
sinful pleasures, practices, and associations is commanded of God. It is a chief responsibility
and privilege of all who are saved to witness of their Savior to as many others as possible,
seeking to win them to Christ (II Tim.3:1-5. Rom.12:1-2, 14:13, I John 2:15-17, II John 9-11,
II Cor.6:14-17, 7.1, Matt.28:19-20, Acts 1:8, II Cor.5:14-20).
B. Church: We believe this local church should not associate with any groups, churches or
association of churches who are not like minded both in the doctrine and practice as
expressed in our statement of faith. We recognize the need and importance to fellowship
with only those groups who are like-minded in the faith.
We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truth of the
Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the gospel to all mankind (Matt.28:18-20, Mark 16:15,
Luke 24:46-48, Acts 1:8, II Cor.5:19-20).
A. We believe that the universal church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is
the spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons from the time of Pentecost to the
present (Eph. 1:22-23, 5:25-27, I Cor.12:12-14, II Cor.11:2, Rev.19:7-10).
B. We believe the establishment and continuance of local churches as clearly taught and
defined in the New Testament scriptures. The local church has the absolute right of self-
government, free from the interference of any ecclesiastical hierarchy of individuals or
organizations; and that the only one to whom we are responsible is Christ our Lord (Acts
14:27, 20.17-28, 28:32, I Tim.3:1-3, Titus 1:5-11).
C. We believe that the local church is to be supported by the tithes and offerings of God’s
people as He has prospered them. Giving is a measure of our heart’s attitude, our
obedience, and our love for Christ and His church (Mai.3:8-10, Prov.3:9-10, I Cor.9:6-14,
16:1-2, II Cor.8:7).
The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and, that the gifts of
evangelist, pastor, and teacher are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today; and, that
speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament
Scriptures were completed and their authority became established. We understand that God
does hear and answer the faithful prayers for the sick and afflicted according to His own will
(I Cor.12:4-11, II Cor.12:12, Rom.12:3-8, Eph.4:7-12, John 15:7, James 5:13-15).
We believe that water baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper are the only ordinances of
the church and that they are a spiritual testimony to the work of Christ. Water baptism is a
testimony to the church that a fellow believer is identifying with the death, burial and resurrection
of Christ. The Lord’s Supper is a shared commemoration of His death until He comes again and
is to be practiced by all believers at certain intervals as determined by the leadership of the
church (Matt.28:19-20, Acts 2:41, 8:36-38, Rom.6:1-4, j Cor.11:23-26)
We believe in the dispensational view of Bible interpretation but reject the extreme teaching
known as “hyper-dispensationalism” such as that teaching which opposes the Lord’s table,
water baptism, or the teaching of Christ in the Gospels as necessary for the church in this age.
We believe dispensationalism mainly distinguishes a different future plan of God for both Israel
and the church (Matt.28:19-20. Acts 2:41-42. 18:8. I Cor.11:23-26, Rom 11 13-29).
Personality of Satan
We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin, and the cause of the fall, that he is the open
and declared enemy of God and man, and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire
(Job 16-7, lsa.1412-17, Matt.4:2-11, 25:41, Rev.20:10).
The Second Advent of Christ
We believe in that “blessed hope” the imminent, pre-tribulational return of the Lord for His saints
which will take place in the air at the rapture, and in His subsequent physical and pre-millennial
return to the earth with his saints to establish His Millennial Kingdom (I Thess. 1:10, 4:13-18, 5:9,
Zech. 13:4-11, Rev.3.10, 19:11-16, 20:1-6).
The Eternal State
A. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all persons, the saved to eternal life, and the
unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matt.25:46, Jn.5:28-29, 22:25-26,
B. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present
with the Lord, where in conscious bliss await the first resurrection, when soul and body
are united in a glorified body to be with the Lord forever (Luke 23:43, Rev.20:4-6,
I Cor. 15:52-57,II Cor.5:8, Phil.1:23, 3:31, I Thess.4:16-17).
C. We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain after death, in conscious misery until the
second resurrection, when the soul and body will reunite. They shall then appear before the
Great White Throne Judgment for final sentence, and shall be cast into the lake of fire, not to
be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment (Luke 16:19-26, Matt.25:41-
46, II Thes. 1:7-9. Jude 6-7: Mark 9:43-48, Rev.20:11-15).