Word of God
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible Word of God, completely without error. We believe that “holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:21), and that “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). We believe the Bible is the final and absolute authority in all matters of faith and practice. We shall use as our authority, the King James Bible.
We believe in one God, eternal, self-existent, immutable; one God of one nature, one essence, one substance, yet manifesting Himself to man in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Father says, “I”; the Son says, “I”; and the Spirit, also, is in every sense a person. Yet these three are one, and we ascribe to them the same adoration, worship, confidence, and titles. They are equal, and they are God. (John 1:27-33; Matthew 29:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 14:16; Ephesians 2:18; 1 Peter 1:22)
We believe in Jesus Christ as the one and only Savior of men (John 1:1). We believe that He was born of the virgin Mary without the agency of a human father (Luke 1:31-35); that He was sinless in His life (Hebrews 4:15); that He died for our sins according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3); that, for all who believe, the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from all sin (1 John 1:7). We believe that He rose bodily from the grave; that He ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for His own; and that He will personally and visibly return to the earth in power and glory. (Luke 24:6-7; Acts 1:11; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28)
We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father to convict the world of sin, righteousness, judgment (John 16:7-8); to regenerate, sanctify, and seal forever all who have been “born again” through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:13-14).
We believe that the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again, immersed persons. (1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:25-27) We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27; Acts 20:17, 28-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11) We believe in the autonomy of the local church, free of any external authority or control. (Acts 13:1-4; Acts 15:19-31; Acts 20:28; Romans 16:1, 4; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16; 1 Corinthians 5:4-7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1-7) We recognize water baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper as the Scriptural ordinances of obedience for the church in this age. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 18:18; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice (Ephesians 2:3; Romans 3:23) and have thereby earned both physical and spiritual death. (Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:21, 23) We believe that all who trust, put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, and accept His atoning work on the cross are saved forever (John 3:36); will be given glorified bodies (1 John 3:2); and will live with their Savior forever (1 Thessalonians 4:17). We believe that all who reject the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior will be eternally lost, separated forever from the God of glory (Revelation 20:15).
*These statements do not exhaust our beliefs. For more information, please contact us.*