Beliefs

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe in the Holy Bible, the Old and New Testaments, to be the verbal, plenary (complete), inspired Word of God; inerrant (without error) in the original writing, and it is the only supreme and final authority in faith and life (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21).

TRINITY AND UNITY OF GOD 
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 1:18-25; John 10:30; Acts 5:3,4).

GOD THE FATHER
We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, boundless in love, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power.  We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayers, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ, His Son.

GOD THE SON
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God; conceived and born of the virgin Mary, and is truly God and man, and that He is the Savior and Mediator of the human race; that He suffered, bled, and died on the cross for us; was buried, and on the third day rose from the grave; that He ascended into heaven and is seated on the right hand of God to intercede for us; that He will come again in the last day to judge the quick and the dead (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Colossians 2:9).

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit, and that He is equal in being with the Father and the Son: that His purpose is to reprove the world of sin, of judgment, and of righteousness; and to regenerate, sanctify, indwell, comfort, empower, and to guide all those who believe in Jesus Christ (John 14:26, 16:7-11; I Corinthians 6:19; Titus 3:5).

CREATION
We believe that God in three persons created the heavens and the earth, the visible and the invisible; that He sustains, protects, and governs these in keeping with His divine purpose and will, with gracious regard for the welfare of men, and His glory (Genesis 1:1-2, Colossians 1:16-17).

MAN
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are now sinners by birth and by choice, positively inclined to evil, and are therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin without defense or excuse (Genesis 2:17; Psalm 51:5, 58:3; Romans 1:20, 5:12-21; I Corinthians 2:14).

ATONEMENT
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (Romans 5:9; I Corinthians 15:1-4; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 1:18,19, 2:24).

SALVATION
We believe that all who truly repent of their sins and believe on and receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and are thereby children of God and are eternally saved (John 3:3; Galatians 3:24-26; I John 5:13).

 SEPARATION
We believe that all the saved are called into a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices; and a life of Christian devotion and service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Romans 12:1-2; I John 2:15-17).

SATAN
We believe that Satan is literal and personal, the agent of the fall, the prince and power of this world, and that he shall be judged and eternally punished (Ephesians 2:1-4; Revelation 20:2-10).

THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
We believe in the fellowship of the Christian Church composed of true believers, through which the Word of God is preached by men divinely called; the Ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Table are administered, and worship of the living God is observed to edify true believers and for the conversion of sinners unto God (Matthew 28:18-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Ephesians 4:11-13).

BAPTISM
We believe 1.) that immersion is the only mode of baptism taught and commanded in the Scriptures, 2.) that is has no saving power, and 3.) that the new birth, which comes through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, is the Scriptural prerequisite to baptism.  therefore, only those who are old enough to believe for themselves should be baptized (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-5).

CHURCH OFFICES
We believe that the Bible teaches that the officers of the New Testament Church are Pastor and Deacon.  These positions should be held by men only (Acts 6; I Timothy 2:12).

THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH
We believe that the Christian Sabbath Day is Sunday.  It is the day that is divinely appointed in which true believers commemorate the resurrection of  Christ from the grave; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; and gather together to study God’s Word for the edification of the Church and the salvation of the lost (Matthew 28:1-6; Acts 20:7; Hebrews 10:25)

RETURN OF CHRIST
We believe in the “blessed hope”; the personal, bodily, pretribulational, premillennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:44; John 14:1-3; II Thessalonians 2)

FUTURE STATE
We believe 1.) in the bodily resurrection of the dead, both of the saved and unsaved, 2.) in the future judgment of the saved of the earth at the judgment seat of Christ to receive their reward for faithfulness and service, and 3.) that the lost of all the ages will appear at the great white throne judgment for their final disposition in the eternal lake of fire (I Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 20).

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