Statement of Faith
We believe that the Holy Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, was written by men divinely inspired by God. We believe that the Bible reveals God, the fall of man, the way of Salvation, and God’s planned purpose in the ages. We believe it to be infallible and entirely accurate from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 and the sole authority for the faith and practice of this church.
2 Timothy 3:16,17 2 Peter 1:21 Hebrews 4:12
We believe that there is one God; a living, intelligent Spirit; the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth, eternally expressing Himself through three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:26 Matthew 3:16,17 1 John 5:7
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Virgin born Son of God, conceived by the Holy Ghost, truly God and truly man, perfectly sinless in His life making atonement of Calvary’s cross for all, applicable to those who believe on Him as their Savior. Who by the power of God was raised bodily from the dead, ascended visibly to the throne of the Father, and there ever lives to make intercession for us as our High Priest and only mediator between God and man; Who according to His promise will return for His church bodily and visibly.
Matthew 1:20-23 John 1:1-14 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 Romans 10:9,10 Hebrews 4:14; 7:25 1 Timothy 2:5
We believe that salvation of the sinner is wholly of grace, and made possible alone through the vicarious death of Jesus Christ upon the cross of Calvary, and that there is salvation in none other and that all that is necessary for salvation is an acceptance by faith of His infinite work.
Ephesians 2:8,9 Romans 4:4,5 Isaiah 53:3,4,10,11 Luke 22:19,20 Acts 4:12 John 1:12; 3:16
We believe that the material universe, including man, came into being by the direct creation of God and not by evolution.
Genesis 1 2 Peter 3:5-7
We believe that man was created sinless but voluntarily sinned and that because of this fall, all men are now sinners by birth and destined for hell, and must be born again to be fit for fellowship with God.
Genesis 1:31; 3:17 Romans 5:12-21; 6:23 John 3: 3-6
We believe that an eternal, literal and burning hell is the final abode of lost mankind with Satan and his angels to accompany them there and to there remain throughout eternity without hope of relief.
We believe in heaven as described in the Scriptures and that the only inhabitants thereof will be God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, angels, and all the redeemed.
We believe that the end of this age is approaching and in the imminent, personal, visible, pre-millennial return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His church.
1 Peter 4:7 Acts 1:11 1Thessalonians 4:13-18
We believe that the local church is a congregation of immersed believers associated by covenant of faith and fellowship in the Gospel; that the local church has the absolute right of self-government and is answerable only to God, her Administrator, and the Lord Jesus Christ, her Head; that in all matters of membership, policy, discipline, and benevolence the will of the local church is sovereign.
Matthew 28:19 Acts 10:47,48 Romans 12 Matthew 18:18-20 Ephesians 5:23,24
We believe that there are only two church ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water. We believe that participation in the Lord’s Supper is symbolic of the Lord’s vicarious death and is to be shared with true believers regardless of their church affiliation.
Romans 6:3-6 Acts 8:36-39 Colossians 2:12 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 Luke 22:19,20
We believe that the Bible teaches that there are both permanent and temporal gifts. The temporal or sign gifts including tongues, the interpretation of tongues and gifts of healing were given by God to lend creditability to the establishment of the early church in the transitional period of dispensations. These sign gifts of the Holy Spirit are completed and are not applicable to the work of the Holy Spirit today.
1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 28-30; 13: 8-10
We believe that the Bible specifically places man and woman in a Biblical, God commanded relationship. God instituted the marriage relationship between man and woman and the creation of the biblical family. We believe it is totally against the command and teaching of the Word of God to in any way change or pervert this order. Thus, we must Biblically conclude that homosexuality and lesbianism and any other contra-Bible relationships are contrary to the Word of God and we do not accept these as an alternate lifestyle.
Genesis 2:23,24 Ephesians 5:22,23 Leviticus 18:6-25 Romans 1:18-32 1 Corinthians 6:9,10
We believe Scriptures declare that God created us male and female. Furthermore, the biblical record shows that sexual union was established exclusively within the context of a male-female relationship (Gen. 2:24), and formalized in the institution of marriage. The partner for man was woman. Together they were to be one flesh. In the New Testament, the oneness of male and female in marriage pictures the relationship between Christ and His church (Eph. 5:22-23).
1. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, and adultery are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. (Gen. 2:24; Gen. 19:5, 13; Gen. 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1: 26-29; 1 Cor. 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4)
2. We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:2; 1 Cor. 7:10; Eph. 5:22-23)