We believe…

  • in the plenary-verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Scriptures as originally given. The Scriptures are infallible, inerrant and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct (2 Tim. 3:16, 1 Cor. 2:13).
  • in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as One God exiting in three distinct persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible (Matt. 28:19, 2 Cor. 13:14).
  • in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness (Rom. 5:12, 18).
  • in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, fully God, fully man (Lk. 1:26-35, Jn. 1:14-18, Is. 7:14, 9:6).
  • in Jesus living a perfect, sinless life in order to die for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto his disciples. (1 Cor. 15:1-4, Rom. 4:25)
  • in bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming again for the second time for his church (Jn. 14:2-3, 1 Thess 4:13-18).
  • in salvation of sinners by grace through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins (Eph. 2:8-9, Heb. 9:12, 22, Rom. 5:11).
  • in water baptism of the professing believer by immersion in the name of the eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:19, Acts 2:34-36, Acts 19:1-6).
  • in the Spirit-filled lives as a real and genuine lifestyle, experienced at or subsequent to salvation, sometimes manifested through tongues, obedience, power, joy, peace, singing, praise, faith, boldness, love, and other fruits of the Spirit. (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4, Gal. 5:22-23, Eph. 5:18-6:18, 1 Cor. 13, 14:2).
  • in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as taught and manifested in the early Church (1 Cor. 12-14).
  • in a life of separation from the world and the perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian faith (2 Cor. 6:14-18, 2 Cor. 7:1).
  • in the healing of the body by Divine power, or Diving healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the early Church (Acts 4:30, Rom. 8:11, 1 Cor. 12:9, Ja. 5:14)
  • in the table of the Lord, commonly called the Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers (1 Cor. 11:28-32, Matt. 26:26-28).
  • in the reality and personality of the Devil and eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire for the Devil and his angels (Matt. 25:41, Rev. 20:14-15).
  • in eternal life for believers (Jn. 5:24, Jn. 3:16) and eternal punishment for the unbelievers (Mk. 9:43-48, 2 Thess. 1:9, Rev. 20:10-15).
  • in the one true universal Church, made up of genuine believers, but this one universal Church is also composed of many local Churches in given localities. These Churches are under the sovereign headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising autonomous government under Him, administering all its local affairs and ministry, as well as the propagation of the Gospel (Acts 15:22, Matt. 16:18, Matt. 18:15-20).
  • in government as being ordained of God, and the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good. To resist the powers and the ordinances is to resist the ordinance of God. We are subject not only for wrath sake but for conscience sake, rendering to all their dues, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. We declare our loyalty to our government and its leaders and will assist in every way possible so far as is consistent with our faith in the Scriptures as Christian citizens (Rom. 13).