Statement of Faith

  • We believe in the complete verbal inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, accepting fully the Old and New testaments as the very Word of God, wholly without error as given by God originally. In and of themselves the Scriptures are our only infallible and authoritative
    rule and practice. (Rom. 16:26; John 5:30-39; Rev. 22:18-19)
  • We believe in the Triune God of the Scriptures-personal, spirit, sovereign, eternal, self-existent and self-revealing. He is one God in three persons, Father, son, and Holy Spirit. These three are one in essence but have individual ministries toward man and creation. (I Peter 3:18; Gal. 4:4-6; John 16:5-16; Matt. 28:19-19; Rev. 1:8)

  • We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Holy Trinity, Eternal Lord, and the only begotten Son; His Virgin Birth, His Deity, and Humanity, and that as man tempted in all points as we are, but without sin; that as the perfect Lamb of God, He gave Himself in death upon the cross, as our sin bearer and substitute and sacrifice to secure eternal salvation for us; that he arose bodily from the grave, that he ascended bodily into heaven to appear in the presence of God as our Advocate and Intercessor and Great High Priest. (Luke 1:26-35; John 14:1-6; John 19:20; Matt. 1:20-23; Rev. 1:5-6)

  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity and Divine Agent in revelation and redemption; that he convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness and judgement; that He regenerates, indwells, baptizes, seals, and anoints all who are children of God through Christ; that He empowers, guides, teaches, sanctifies, and fills believers submitted to Him. (Matt 28:18-20; John 3:5-7; Rom. 8:9-11; I Cor. 2:12-14)

  • We believe in a literal, live, and active being called Satan or the Devil. He was an angel of Light in Heaven before pride and rebellion against God resulted in his expulsion from Heaven. Satan tempted man in the Garden of Eden and through him sin entered the world. (Isa. 14:12-14; Matt. 25:41; Rom. 5:12; Gen. 3:1-5;Rev. 12:7-9; Rev. 20:1-10)

  • We believe all men are by nature sinful and lost; that man was created by God in his image and likeness; but deceived by Satan in the Garden of Eden, he rejected the revealed will of God; man is a fallen creature, at enmity with God under righteous judgement and wrath; without Christ, unable to obtain salvation. (Gen. 6:5; John 3:19; Rom 1:18-32; Rom. 3:11-18; I John 1:8-10; II Cor. 1:9-10; I Cor. 1:18-19)

  • We believe salvation is by Grace alone, apart from any work of man; who, without Christ is eternally lost; who, with Christ is eternally secure. (Eph 1:3-6; Eph 2:4-10; Acts 13:48; John 10:27-30; John 17:1-24; II Thes. 2:16; Rom. 8:28-30)

  • We believe in the second coming of Christ – that his return will be personal, bodily, visible and glorious, a promise for which we should constantly watch and pray. (I Thes. 4:16; Philippians 3:17-21; Rev 21:1-3)

  • We believe in a future life, bodily resurrection and eternal judgement – that the spirit of the saved goes immediately to be with Christ in Heaven at physical death; that the spirit of the unsaved is kept under conscious punishment until the final day of judgement, at which time the bodies will be raised from the grave, and shall be cast into Hell, the place of final and everlasting punishment. (II Cor. 4:14; Rev. 21:5-8; Rev 21:22-27)

  • We believe in the separation of Church and State – with each having definite and distinct spheres of responsibility. (Rom. 13:1-7; Matt. 22:15-21; Rom. 13:1-7; I Tim. 2:1-3; I Pet. 2:13-16)

  • We believe in the Priesthood of all believers – that Christ is our Great High Priest and through him every believer has direct access into God’s presence without the need of any human intervention; that the believer has the right and responsibility to study and interpret the Holy Scriptures as guided by the Holy Spirit. (Matt. 7:7-8, Phil. 4:6; Rom. 10:12-13)

  • We believe in the importance of the local church assembly of born again believers, united in purpose to practice New Testament ordinances, to meet together for worship, prayer fellowship, teaching and testimony for Christ, and to engage in proclaiming the Gospel to a lost world. (Col. 1:23; Mark 16:15; Eph. 4:11-16; I Thes. 5:11-18)

  • We believe in the Autonomy of the local Church under the Authority and Lordship of Jesus Christ, accountable to Him; free to govern according to New Testament instruction, without ecclesiastical or hierarchical interference from bodies or persons outside its own membership and free to associate and cooperate with sister churches of like faith as the Holy Spirit leads.

  • We believe in two ordinances; believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper as instituted by our Lord in His Word.

  • We believe in Scriptural separation – personal and ecclesiastical.
    • Personal separation: to lead a life dedicated to righteousness and good works as taught by Holy Scripture and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
    • Ecclesiastical separation: to avoid alliances with a mixture of faith and unbelief in our corporate organization, fellowship, and worship.