Statement of Faith

The Holy Scriptures

We believe the Scriptures, both Old & New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16,17).

The Eternal Godhead

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Advocate. (1 Cor 15:3-28)

The Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. (Romans 5:12).

The Plan of Salvation

We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe in Him. That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God. (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).

Salvation Through Grace

We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8).

Repentance and Acceptance

We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (I John 1:9).

The New Birth

We believe that the change, which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one (John 3:3-8; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).

Daily Christian Living

We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith (Hebrews 6:1).

Baptism and The Lord’s Supper

We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Matt. 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine (I Corinthians 11:24, 25).

Baptism with The Holy Spirit

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. (Acts 2:4).

  • That it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Ephesians 4:30-32).
  • That the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (I Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).

Moderation

We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him to extremes of fanaticism (Philippians 4:5).

Divine Healing

We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17).

Church Relationship

We believe it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with the visible Body of Christ (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25).

Civil Government

We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Romans 13:1-5). I believe that the Church should be involved in the political process to help effect change in our community.  (Amos 5:24)

The Final Judgment/Reward

We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgment seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death (2 Corinthians 5:10).

  • We believe that Heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).
  • We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Savior (Revelation 20:10,15).

Evangelism

We believe that soul winning is the most important responsibility of the Church (James 5:20).

Tithes and Offerings

We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by giving of tithes and free-will offerings (Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7).

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