What We Believe
We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration of the Scriptures, both of the Old and New Testaments. By this we understand that the Holy Spirit not only inspired the thoughts of the writers, but also formulated the very word structure into which the thoughts were cast with the result that the original documents were inerrant as to fact and infallible as to truth.
(1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:2-21)
We believe in one Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory, and having precisely the same attributes and perfections.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Man’s Creation and Fall
We believe that man was created by God in the image and likeness of God, but through Adam’s sin became alienated from God, acquired a sin nature, and came under the judicial sentence of physical and spiritual death.
(Genesis 1:25-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12)
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a propitiatory and substitutionary sacrifice, and that our redemption is made sure to us by His resurrection from the dead in the identical, though glorified body in which He was crucified.
(John 1:1-2; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is now in Heaven exalted at the right hand of God where as High Priest for His people, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
(Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; Romans 8:35; 1 John 2:1-2)
We believe in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His bride, the church, and in His future physical kingdom reign upon the earth.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 20:6)
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Godhead, in the present age indwells all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ upon conversion, baptizes them into the Body of Christ, gifts them for works of service to be used within the Body of Christ, seals them until the day of redemption. And, we believe that every believer is commanded of God to be filled (i.e. controlled by) with the Holy Spirit.
(Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:13-14, 5:18-20)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God offered to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this faith is manifested in works pleasing to God.
(Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus. 2:11-14)
We believe that all true believers once saved shall be kept saved forever.
(Romans 8:1, 38, 39; John 10:27-30; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8;
Philemon 1:6; 2 Timothy 1:12)
We believe that the Church is a spiritual organism made up of all true believers in Jesus Christ in this age irrespective of their affiliation with Christian organizations.
(Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14)
We believe the local Church to be an organized company of baptized believers, assembled in one geographic location, who are unified by the Holy Spirit in faith and purpose, and consistently manifesting the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
(1 Corinthians 1:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:14; Philemon 2:1-2)
We believe that the leadership of the local church, operating with Jesus Christ as it’s head, has two offices; elder and deacon (I Tim 3:1-13). The local church has two universal and perpetual observances; baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.
(Acts 2:41; 10:47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30)
The Final State
We believe that upon physical death, all true believers immediately enter into the presence of Christ. Here, believers enjoy everlasting conscious communion with Christ. Unbelievers enter a conscious and eternal state of torment in Hell, totally separated from the presence of Christ.
(2 Corinthians 5:8; Philemon 1:21-23; Revelations 20:4-6; Luke 16:23-28)
We believe that these truths reflect more than a mere intellectual agreement to doctrine. We believe that these truths teach there is a transformed life to be lived and a supernatural Gospel to be preached. “By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.”