What We Believe

STATEMENT OF FAITH

1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and the New Testaments as being verbally inspired by God and completely inerrant in the original manuscript and the Supreme and final authority in faith and life. (IITim. 3:16, 17, II Pet 1:20, 21, Prov. 30: 5&6)

2. We believe in the One Holy Almighty God, eternally existent in three co-equal Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4, John 10:30, John 14:16-18, II Cor. 13:14 )

3. We believe that man, created by God in His own image, sinned and there-by incurred physical and spiritual separation from God, that all mankind therefore, is born under bondage of sin and with a sinful nature: and that all are guilty before God and eternally lost. (Gen. 1:26, 27, 2:17, Eph 2:1-3, John 3:8, Rom. 5:12, Ps. 51:5, John 6:53, and Rom. 6:23) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.)

4. We believe that Jesus Christ, although co-equal with God, condescended to become man, was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and was true God and true man. The Lord Jesus walked on this earth giving to man the visible representation of the invisible God, after which He died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified (declared to be not guilty) on the ground of His shed blood. (John 1:1-3, 14, Luke 1:26-38, Col. 1:15, Eph. 1:7, Rom. 5:9, Heb. 9:12)

5. We believe in the physical resurrection of the crucified body of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His ascension into Heaven, and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate. (Luke 24:39, 40, 49-51, Heb. 1:3, 8:1, 2, 7:24-26)

6. We believe that salvation is only by grace, a free gift of God to those who repent of their sin, through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, All who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ have eternal life and are thereby born of the Holy Spirit into the family of God, possessing eternal security. (John 1:12, 13, 3:16, 36, Eph. 2:8,9, Acts 4:12, John 10:28, I John 5:12-14, John 3:16)

7. We believe in the personal, premillenial, return of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ (which shall be preceded by His imminent appearing to take away His Bride, the Church.) (Thess. 4:16, 17, 5.9, 10, Acts 1:ll, John 14:3, Rev. 20:4- 6, 1:7)

8. We believe that all who are born of the Holy Spirit are thereby baptized into the Lord Jesus Christ -being united with Him in death, burial, and resurrection-- which relationship makes available to each believer all the power and resources necessary to live abundantly and victoriously over nature and bondage of sin. (Rom. 6:1-3, 8:ll-13, Col. 2:9-13, 1 Cor. 12:13, Eph 1:17-21.)

9. We believe that all believers should walk worthy of Christ in all areas of life by virtue of their position in and relationship to the resurrected Lord Jesus and should grow daily in grace and the knowledge of the Lord, resulting in the manifestation of the fruit of the Spirit. (Eph 4:1-7, Heb 4:14-16, 11 Pet. 3:14, 18, Gal. 5:22, 23, Col. 1:10)

10. We believe in the reality and personality of Satan, the enemy of God, deceiver and destroyer of men. (Isa. 14:1217, Matt. 4:2-11, Matt. 25:41, Rev. 12:9)

11. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the guilty in the lake of fire. (John 5:28, 29, Matt. 25:46, Rev. 20:4-6, 11-15.)