Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally and plenarily inspired and inerrant Word of God. We use the King James Version.
WE BELIEVE in the trinity of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as three distinct persons, yet one in being, essence, and power.
WE BELIEVE in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and became the incarnate Son of God; Immanuel, God with us.
WE BELIEVE in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE in the reality and personality of angels including Satan, the great enemy of God and man.
WE BELIEVE in the fall of man and his consequent depravity. Sin is universal in man and exceedingly heinous to God. All men are guilty and in a lost condition apart from Christ.
WE BELIEVE in salvation by the sacrifice of Christ received by grace through faith alone. We do not believe baptism, speaking in tongues, receiving of sacraments, or any other means of works,either saves or keeps a person saved (Romans 3:24-30, 4:3-8; Ephesians 1:6-7; 2:8-9; I Peter 1:3-5). He shed His blood to accomplish propitiation to God, redemption from sin, and reconciliation of man. “Christ died for us” and “bore our sins in His body on the tree” (I Peter 2:24).
WE BELIEVE that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word. However, the Bible clearly forbids the use of “Christian liberty” as an occasion to the flesh. We also believe all who are truly saved are kept saved forever (Romans 13:13-14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15; Hebrews 6:1-8; John 5:24, 6:37, 10:27-29; I John 5:11-13).
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit gives each believer a spiritual gift (Romans 12:3-8) for serving the body of Christ (I Peter 4:10). However, apostolic sign gifts, such as speaking in tongues and apostolic gifts of healing, were temporary and ceased with the completion of the Bible (I Corinthians 13:8-10). Nevertheless, we believe that God still heals and performs miracles at His sovereign will.
WE BELIEVE in the physical resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and His glorified bodily presence at the right hand of God as our Advocate and only High Priest (Acts 1:9-10; Romans 8:34; I Timothy 2:5. Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; I John 2:12).
WE BELIEVE in the imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to receive His church unto Himself (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 4:1).
WE BELIEVE in the subsequent, visible and pre-millennial return of Christ with His church, to establish his promised worldwide kingdom on the earth (Zechariah 14:4-11; I Thessalonians 5:1-10; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-6).
WE BELIEVE in the physical resurrection of all men, the saints to everlasting joy and bliss, the wicked to conscious and eternal torment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5, 6, 12, and 13).