What We Believe

1.         The Holy Scriptures

We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God, inerrant in the original documents and our sole authority for faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21).

2.         The Godhead

We believe there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each Person of the Godhead is equal in nature and all possess the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14).

3.         The Person and Work of Christ

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who

•became man without ceasing to be God (Matthew 1:23).

•was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14).

•shed His own blood for our redemption (Romans 3:23-25).

•rose bodily from the dead (I Peter 1:3; Romans 4:25).

•ascended to the Father’s right hand where He now intercedes for believers (Hebrews 1:3; 7:25; Romans 8:32-34).

•will rapture His church before the Great Tribulation period (I Thessalonians 4:13-18).

•will return personally to this earth to establish His kingdom on the earth (Titus 2:13).

4.         The Depravity of Man

We believe that all men are sinful and without God by nature and by act (Romans 3:10, 23; 6:23) are thus in need of regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:1-5; Titus 3:5).

5.         Satan and Hell

We believe that

•Satan is a person who is the avowed enemy of God and man (I Peter 5:8;  Matthew 4:2-11).

•unbelievers, after death, remain in conscious misery until the final White Throne Judgment when they, body and soul and spirit, will be cast into the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord (Luke 16:19-26; II Thessalonians 1:8-10; Revelation 20:11-15).

6.         The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit

•convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8-11).

•makes believers children of God and indwells, seals, regenerates, and baptizes each one the moment they trust Jesus Christ as personal Savior (Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 6:19, 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14; Titus 3:5).

7.         Salvation

We believe that men are justified on the single ground of belief in Jesus Christ: who He is, what He did, and what He promises (I Corinthians 15:1-3; Ephesians 1:7, 2:3-10; Galatians 2:16; Romans 5:9). – See link “The Need for Salvation

8.         The Church

We believe the church

•is an organism made up of all believers in this age.

•may exist in the form of a local group which is organized and is made up of believers who are practicing scriptural ordinances and are actively engaged in the partnership with the Gospel (I Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 3:8-11; Philippians 1:5).

9.         The Eternal Security of Believers

We believe that all believers are kept secure forever (John 10:27, 30; I Corinthians 1:4-8; Hebrews 13:5).

10.       The Resurrection of the Saved and Lost

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved who at death go immediately into the presence of the Lord, there to await the resurrection of their bodies from the grave; the unbeliever to be raised to the resurrection of damnation (Philippians 3:21; John 5:28-29; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).