What We Believe

We believe that the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments alone are verbally inspired by God, and are without error in the original writings; and believe they are the only authority in the matter of faith, daily life and final destiny.  II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21; I Peter 1:22, 23.

We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons, namely: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Genesis 1:1, 2; Matthew 3:16, 17; John 1:1-3; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1, 2.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of Mary when she was still a virgin, and that He is true God and true Man. Luke 1:1-35; John 14:7-11, 10:30; I Timothy 2:15; I John 5:20.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.  John 16:8-11; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth, and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit.  John 16:13; Ephesians 5:18.

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and that the gifts, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today; and that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established.  We also believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of the faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted.  I Corinthians 12:4-11; II Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:7-12; I John 5:14, 15.

We believe that man was created by God from the dust of the earth in God’s image; but that when Adam sinned, death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  As a result of Adam’s sin, all men are born with a sinful nature, which makes them sinner in thought, word, and deed.  Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:7; Romans 5:12, 3:23; Job 15:14, 25:4; Ecclesiastes 7:20.

We believe that the only escape from the penalty and power if sin is to receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith; and that He alone is our Sacrifice and Substitute, having suffered the wrath of God for us, and whose blood cleanses us from all sin.  John 1:29; Hebrews 9:26; I John 1:7; II Corinthians 5:21; Luke 13:3; Ephesians 2:8, 9.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ, and His ascension into Heaven, where He is now seated at the Father’s right hand, as our only High Priest and Intercessor.  John 20:24-29; I Peter 3:21,22; Hebrews 9:24, 7:25; I Corinthians 15:3-7.

We believe that, according to the Word of God, the next great event in the fulfillment of prophecy will be the coming of Christ in the air to receive to Himself both His own who are alive and remain unto His coming, and also all who have fallen asleep in Jesus; and that this event is the blessed hope set before us in the Gospel, and for this we should be constantly looking.  We believe, next, that the taking away of the saved ones will be followed by the great tribulation in the earth, which was prophesied by our Lord; and that finally, He will bring to an end that time of judgment for the whole earth by His own appearing.  John 14:1-3; I Corinthians 15:51,52; Philippians 3:20; I Thessalonians 4:13-18, 5:9,10; Romans 5:9; Titus 2:11-14; II Thessalonians 2:7-10; Matthew 24:29-31.

We believe that this same Jesus Christ will return to the earth as victorious King, at the end of the Tribulation, as He left it, to set up His Kingdom on the earth to rule and reign for one thousand years; the day and hour of His return no man knows.  Acts 1:10, 11 Psalm 2; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:4-6; Matthew 24:36.

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ, who died and rose for them, become children of God, being born again by the Holy Spirit; and that such have eternal life and shall never perish.  We also believe that all such are members of the true church or the body of Jesus Christ, which knows no bound of denomination or sect. John 1:11-13, 3:5, 6; John 5:24; Ephesians 1:13, 14; John 10:27-29; I Corinthians 12:12, 3; Ephesians 4:4-6, 5:25-27; Romans 8:38, 39.

We believe that the Scriptures teach that all believers are to be baptized by water, and we preach and practice immersion.  Matthew 28: 19,20; Mark 16:15,16; Romans 6:3,4; Acts 2:41,42; 8:36-38.

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is an ordinance given, for believers only, to be remembered until He comes.  It serves as a proclamation of His death, a reminder of our gathering together unto Him; it symbolizes the fact that an abiding fellowship in the Lord Jesus Christ can only be maintained by self-examination and confession of sin; it pictures our need of constantly partaking of Christ for spiritual sustenance; it bespeaks a unity of the Body of Christ-the Church.  I Corinthians 11:24-26; 10:16, 17; Matthew 26:26-29.

We believe that sanctification is threefold: First, that our standing in Christ is now perfect (II Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 10:10-14).  Second, that our daily walk is imperfect, but we must endeavor to grow in grace (II Peter 3:18; Philippians 3:10-12).  Third, that we shall all be made perfect like Christ when we shall see Him face-to-face (I John 3:2; Philippians 3:20, 21; I Corinthians 15:51-53).

We believe that the heathen, even though they have never heard the Gospel, are still lost and that it is the tremendous responsibility of every child of God to do all he can to see that they hear the Gospel.  Romans 1:18-20; Mark 16:15, 16; John 3:18, 14:6; Acts 4:12.

We believe that all who have been saved by faith in Jesus Christ shall be raised from the dead into everlasting blessedness to be with Christ Jesus, and that all others shall be raised from the dead into everlasting, conscious punishment in Hell.  I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15.

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