Our Doctrinal Statement

On These Truths We Stand

The Scriptures

We believe the six­ty-six books of the Bible to be the infal­li­ble, writ­ten Word of God, ver­bal­ly inspired by the Holy Spir­it, inerrant in the orig­i­nal man­u­scripts, and the only and final author­i­ty in all mat­ters of faith and con­duct.

The Godhead

We believe in One God, cre­ator and sus­tain­er of the uni­verse, who is eter­nal­ly exis­tent in three per­sons: Father, Son and Holy Spir­it.

The Person and Work of Christ

1. Birth

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eter­nal Son of God, that He was con­ceived by the Holy Spir­it and became incar­nate through the vir­gin birth, and that He unites for­ev­er in His per­son per­fect deity and true human­i­ty.

2. Atonement

We believe that Jesus Christ lived a sin­less life, that He was cru­ci­fied as the sub­sti­tu­tion­ary sac­ri­fice for the sins of all men, that He rose bod­i­ly from the dead, that He ascend­ed into heav­en where He is now exalt­ed at the right hand of the Father, and where He inter­cedes for the believ­er.

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spir­it is Him­self God; that He glo­ri­fies the Lord Jesus Christ; that He was sent to con­vict the world of sin, right­eous­ness and judg­ment; that He regen­er­ates and indwells the believ­er; that He seals the believ­er unto the day of redemp­tion; and that He imparts gifts to each believ­er as He wills for the edi­fi­ca­tion of the church.

Total Depravity of Man

We believe that man was cre­at­ed in the image and like­ness of God, but that as a result of Adam’s sin the race fell, inher­it­ing a sin­ful nature and becom­ing alien­at­ed from God; and that man is total­ly depraved and of him­self total­ly unable to rem­e­dy his lost con­di­tion.

Salvation

We believe that all who by grace through faith receive Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spir­it, and are there­fore chil­dren of God and eter­nal­ly saved, and that the Holy Spir­it indwells every believ­er to enlight­en, guide and enable him in life and ser­vice.

The Return of Christ

We believe in the ” Blessed Hope,” the pre-tribu­la­tion rap­ture of the church, the per­son­al and pre-mil­len­ni­um sec­ond com­ing of the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth with all His saints.

The Eternal State

We believe in the bod­i­ly res­ur­rec­tion of believ­ers and unbe­liev­ers, the saved being raised unto eter­nal life and the unbe­liev­ers unto ever­last­ing pun­ish­ment.

The Church

We believe that the church, which is the body of Christ, is a spir­i­tu­al organ­ism made up of all born again per­sons of this age and that the estab­lish­ment and con­tin­u­ance of local church­es is clear­ly taught in the New Tes­ta­ment.

Baptism and The Lord’s Supper

We believe in water bap­tism by immer­sion for believ­ers. We also believe that God has giv­en two ordi­nances to the church, Bap­tism and the Lord’s Sup­per.

Gifts of the Spirit

We believe that God gives spir­i­tu­al gifts to all believ­ers for the build­ing up of the body of Christ; how­ev­er, we believe that some gifts of the Holy Spir­it such as tongues and heal­ings evi­dent­ly were lim­it­ed to the ear­ly church. We believe that God answers the prayers of His peo­ple and meets their needs accord­ing to his pur­pose.

Satan

We believe that Satan is an angel­ic per­son­al­i­ty who fell and became the arch­en­e­my of God and man; that Jesus Christ in His death and res­ur­rec­tion defeat­ed Satan; and that he final­ly will be cast into the lake of fire.

Unscriptural Associations

We believe that Scrip­ture pro­hibits the join­ing togeth­er in spir­i­tu­al mat­ters of believ­ers with unbe­liev­ers or with­out those not adher­ing to scrip­tur­al doc­trine or prac­tice.