Beliefs

THE SCRIPTURES:

We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Scriptures. This constitutes the Word of God as authoritative and sufficient. We believe the Bible to be the true center of Christian unity and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creed and opinion shall be tried. We believe that the King James Version of the Bible is the preserved Word of God for the English speaking world.

THE TRUE GOD:

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that they are equal in every divine perfection and are executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST:

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and was born of Mary, a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men; that He is both the Son of God and God the Son.

THE HOLY SPIRIT:

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature. It is He who convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is the Restrainer of the Evil One until God's purpose is fulfilled. He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel and is the agent in the new birth, baptizing all true believers into the Body of Christ. We reject the practice of the modern experience-oriented Charismatic movement.

THE CREATION:

We believe in the Genesis account of creation i.e. that God literally created by His direct act from nothing all that exists in heaven and earth in six literal days. We absolutely reject any form of evolution including theistic evolution.

THE HUMAN RACE:

We believe that man was created in the image and after the likeness of God, but he by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy estate. The resulting consequences are that all men are now sinners not by constraint but by choice and are therefore under the just condemnation of God, without excuse or defense.

THE DEVIL:

We believe in a real and personal devil; and that he was created by God as a angel, but through pride and rebellion became the enemy of his Creator; that he became the unholy god of this age and the ruler of all the powers of darkness, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the Lake of Fire.

THE SALVATION OF MEN:

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through faith and that Jesus is the only way of salvation. We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free by the Gospel and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest of sinners but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel.

THE SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER:

We believe that those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior are eternally secure. Their security rests in the finished work of Jesus Christ and all of the redeemed are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever.

THE FUTURE:

We believe in the "Blessed Hope," the personal, pre-tribulational and pre-millennial, imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at which time the Church will be given glorified bodies and shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air prior to the Tribulation. We believe that the Tribulation will be culminated by the revelation of Christ in great power and glory to sit upon the throne of David and establish the millennial kingdom.

THE CHURCH:

We believe that the local visible church is a congregation of baptized believers practicing the New Testament principles, believing its doctrines, observing its ordinances i.e. baptism and the Lord's Supper, and exercising its autonomy. We believe this congregation of believers is lead by Pastors who are assisted by deacons appointed by the congregation. We believe it is the responsibility of the local church to propagate the Gospel to the world. Every church and Christian should have a part in the ministry.