This Statement of Faith is not all-inclusive in content nor all-embracing in any subject, but does state a number of basic historic Biblical/Christian truths to which we adhere. We believe one can only see the kingdom of God if they are born again. We hold fast to the soul-saving, life-changing message of God's Holy Word, and preach and teach it without apology. (2 Cor 7:10; Heb 11:6; Eph 2:8)
The Inspired Scriptures
We believe the Bible to be the wholly and holy inspired, infallible, inerrant, divinely preserved Word of God; a revelation from God to men; superior to but not contrary to conscience and reason and is the final authority in matters of faith, church doctrine, conduct and godly living. (II Tim 3:16; Heb 4:12; I Pet 1:23-25; II Pet 1:21)
The One True God - The Trinity
We believe God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed I AM, and one true God. He has further revealed Himself as embodying every attribute of the All Knowing, All-Present, All-Powerful triune deity by simultaneously co-existing as the co-equal Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10-11; Matt 3:16-17, Matt 28:19; Mark 12:29; I John 5:7) ‚Äč
The Deity of Christ
We believe in the pre-existent, eternal, immortal and only begotten Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Ghost, Virgin born, sinless, and God incarnate. (John 1:1-14; Acts 20:28; I Tim 3:16; Heb 1:8)
The Holy Spirit
We believe in His divinity, His indwelling and sealing of the believer, His convicting and drawing of sinners to Christ. And, that He assists the believer in matters of righteousness, sin, prayer, and understanding of the Scripture and empowers us for service. (Eph 4:30; Acts 1:8; I John 2:27)
The Fall and Redemption of Man
We believe that man, was created good and upright, for God said, Let us make man in our image and after our likeness?. But man, by voluntary transgression and his own free will, chose sin and fell under the condemnation of God and is deserving of both physical and spiritual death in the Lake of Fire. Because of one man's sin (Adam), man is by nature a lost sinner, depraved and in need of redemption by the regenerating ministry of the Holy Spirit and blood of Jesus Christ. (Gen 1:26-27, Gen 2:16-17, Gen 3:17; Rom 5:12-21; I Pet 1:18-19; Rev 20:14)
The Salvation of Man
We believe that salvation is a free gift offered to man by God through His grace, without the aid of man's works. It is received by faith in Jesus Christ as one's personal Savior. We believe the Grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, and being justified by grace, has become heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Eph 2:8-9; Acts 16:31; Titus 2:11, Titus 3:5-7, Rom. 10:13-15; Luke 24:47)
The Security of the Believer
We believe that those who accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior receive eternal life and can never perish. They are sealed unto the day of redemption by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. (Jn 10:28; Eph 4:30)
The Doctrine of The Church
We believe the church is a observable called out assembly of baptized Bible believers, organized and formed for the proliferation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the fulfillment of the great commission. Each believer is an integral part of the Church, and their names are written in the Lambs Book of Life. We believe in the autonomy of the Local Church and are against the Ecumenical Movement. A church should practice New Testament principles, believe its doctrines, and observe its ordinances, i.e., Baptism and the Lord's Supper. (Matt 16:16-18; Jn 3:3; Act 2:41-42; Rev 20:11-15)
The Second Coming
We believe in the premillenial and bodily return of Jesus Christ in the clouds for His saints at the rapture. Then after seven years of tribulation here on earth, He will physically return to establish His Kingdom and to reign with His saints for a millennium [one thousand years] as the scriptures promises. (Acts 1:11; 2 Thes 1:7; Rom 11:25; Rev 19:11-21, Rev 20:1-7)
The Doctrine of Heaven and Hell
We believe in the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the Lord returns, shall experience eternal blessedness of salvation in Heaven. We also believe the Devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Lamb's Book of Life shall be consigned to be lost in Hell and everlasting punishment in the lake that burns fire and brimstone, which is the second death. 1 Thes 4:13-18; Rom 6:23; Tit 2:13; 1 Cor 15:51-52; Rev 20:11-15)