Doctrinal Statement

Our Statement of Faith
  1. We believe that there is one God (Duet. 6:4,5) eternally existent in three persons: Father (2 Cor. 6:14-18); Son (John 10:36-38); and Holy Spirit (Acts 5:1-4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).
  2. We believe that the Bible is God’s Holy Word, verbally and fully inspired in the original text, and that it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Tim. 3:14-17; 2 Pet. 1:16-21; Matt. 24:35) and that God in His faithfulness has protected its transmission down through the ages so that we have substantially accurate copies of the original writings (1 Cor. 1:9; Psa. 12:6,7).
  3. We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, matchless in power. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of people, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Christ (Duet. 32:3-6; Isa. 63:15,16; 64:8; Matt. 5:48).
  4. We believe in Jesus Christ, the Divine, eternal, and only begotten Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin (Luke 1:26-28; Matt. 1:18-25) and lived a sinless life (Heb. 4:15). We believe that Christ in intelligent love, died on the cross as our substitute, accepting the punishment of a just God for our sins (1 Pet. 2:24; 3:18; Heb. 9:11-28; Rom. 5:5-11), and that anyone, through repentance and faith in Him may have forgiveness and eternal life (John 10:27-30; Eph. 1:7; Luke 24:44-48; John 3:14-18, 36; Acts 16:31; 1 John 5:9-13). We believe in His bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24; John 20 and 21; 1 Cor. 15), His ascension to the right hand of the Father to make intercession for the saints, and in His personal, visible return to the world in power and glory (Acts 1:11; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; 1 Thess. 4:16-17). 
  5. We believe in the Holy Spirit, in HIs personality and deity (John 14:16-17, 26; Acts 5:14; Matt. 28:19), that He was sent forth from the Father to convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:7-15). We believe that He is come to regenerate, indwell, sanctify, instruct, and guide the saints. We believe that the believer, through the Bible, prayer, and obedience should grow to know the Holy Spirit better (Rom. 8:12-16; Gal. 5:16-25).
  6. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is eternal separation from God; and that all humans are born with sinful natures, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners by choice in thought, word, and deed (Gen. 1-3; Rom. 1-5; Mark 7:21-23). We believe that all who through repentance and faith receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born anew spiritually by the Holy Spirit and become children of God and heirs of eternal life (Acts 2:37-39;l John 1:12,13; 3:1-16). 
  7. We recognize the existence of a personal devil who hates God and all righteousness. This evil spiritual foe seeks by devious methods to deceive believers and lead them away from God’s Word and Son. We believe the Christian is to be alert to Satan’s work and that through the victory of Christ for us and by the Word of God and prayer, the believer should actively resist his subtle attacks, both on his / her personal life and upon the church at large (Job 1:1-2; John 8:44; 2 Cor. 11:1-15; Eph. 6:1-18; Matt. 4:1-11; James 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:8; Col. 2:15; Rev. 12:11).
  8. We believe that the person who has become a Christian must show evidence of this in his / her life (Titus 3:8). He will grow in the Christian life as he reads (1 Pet. 2:2), hears (Rom. 10:17), and obeys God’s Word (Matt. 7:24), and as he prays and has fellowship with other believers (Acts 2:41-46). Some of the important evidence of this growth will be the fruits of God’s Spirit of love, truthfulness, justice, witness, joy, and peace (James 2:14-20; Gal. 5:22,23; John 13:34,35; Eph. 2:10). Without such evidences of our faith our souls are barren (2 Pet. 1:4-9), others are caused to fall (1 Cor. 10:31-33) and God is dishonored. True believers must, but with the Holy Spirit’s enabling, be diligent to grow in their Christian lives (Eph. 4:14-15).
  9. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and in the final judgment, the issues of which are everlasting punishment and everlasting life (John 5:25-29; 1 Cor. 15:51-57; 2 Thess. 1:7-10; Rev. 20:6, 11-15).
  10. We believe in the Christian Church, which is composed of all true believers saved through Christ out of every tongue, race, and nation. WE count it the responsibility of the church to glorify God, grow in grace, to witness of God the Savior to all the world, and to seek to live in a relationship of Christian truth and love with all other believers ( Acts 2; Rev. 5:9; Acts 1:8; Eph. 4:1-16).