What We Believe

The Bible – We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is to be our rule of faith and life.

The Trinity – We believe that there is only one living and true God and that there are three persons in the God head: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. We believe these three are one God and the same in substance and equal in power and glory.

Jesus Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God. We believe He was born of a true virgin, lived a sinless life, died as a substitute for the sins of the world, rose boldly from the grave after being there for three days, ascended into Heaven, and will return to gather His Church and judge the world.

Salvation – We believe that the only way to receive salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and that it comes only by God’s grace.

The Holy Spirit – We believe that the Holy Spirit is given to every believer to provide the daily strength and wisdom we need to live according to God’s will and to grow in holiness and sanctification.

Speaking in Tongues and other Gifts of The Spirit – We believe that spiritual gifts are granted to every believer by the Holy Spirit who grants to each Christian as He wills. Christians are to use their gifts to serve Christ in the work of His Kingdom and for the Body of Christ. All true believers receive some spiritual gift(s). No spiritual gift is to be despised, nor is it to be misused to bring glory to any other than to Christ. Any view of tongues which sees this phenomenon as an essential sign of the baptism of The Spirit is contrary to Scripture. Any practice of tongues which causes dissension and division in the Body of Christ is contrary to the purpose of the Spirit’s gift.

Doctrinal Statement

SCRIPTURES
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible. The Old and New Testament are definitely inspired word for word. We accept the Textus Receptus manuscripts from which came the King James Bible. The Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

SOVEREIGN GOD
God is a Person, eternally existing as a Trinity in unity- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-three Persons and yet but one God.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6)

SON
Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God, Who became a man totally apart from sin, being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
(Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1-15; Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 1:15)

SIN
Man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death but also spiritual death-separation from God. Now all mankind is totally depraved, having inherited a sinful nature; is bent toward sinning; and has become sinful in thought, word, and deed.
(Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:16, 17; 3:6-19; Romans 3:10-23; 6:23)

SACRIFICE
The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitution sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified; He ascended into Heaven in the glorified body where He is seated at the right hand of God the Father as Head of the Church, making intercession for the saints as our High Priest.
(Luke 24; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 5:8-10; Ephesians 1:20-23; I Peter 3:18)

SALVATION
Man is lost and must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God. Salvation is by grace alone through personal faith in the finished work of Christ on the Cross.
(John 1:12; 3:3-7; Ephesians 2:8,9)

SERVICE
The local church is a group of believers baptized by water; banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission; preaching the Gospel to every creature.
(Mark 16:15; I Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:22, 23)

SECOND COMING
The Lord Jesus Christ Himself is coming again in the air at any moment to catch up His Church and to reward their service. The unbelievers left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which Christ shall return visibly to the earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of righteous rule. After this the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord.
(Matthew 24:29-42; I Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 19:11-20:15)