What We Believe

The Holy Scriptures.   We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally    and plenary inspired Word of God.  The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed, and therefore are the final authority for faith and life.  The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man.  The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning.  The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used by the Church (2Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21-30). 

The Godhead.   We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons–-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; John 14:10, 26).

The Person and Work of Christ.   We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men (Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; 2 Cor. 5:19-21; Gal. 4:4-5; Phil. 2:5-8).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, subsitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Acts 2:18-36; Rom. 3:24-25; I Peter 2:24; Eph. 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1: 9-10; Heb. 9:24; 7:25; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2).

 

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit.   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; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 3:6; Eph. 1:13-14).

Salvation.   We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (John 1:12; Eph. 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Pet. 1:18-19).

The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers.   We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; Rom. 8:1, 38-39; 1 Cor. 1:4-8; 1 Pet. 1:4-5).

The Church.   We believe that the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again persons (1Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25-27).

We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).

We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28; Rom. 16:1, 4; 1 Cor. 3:9, 16; 5:4-7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1-4).

We recognize water baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the Scriptural ordinances of obedience for the church in this age (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 18:18; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).

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