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Statement of Faith


Basis of Salvation
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord.
(John 3:16;
Rom. 5:8, Romans 10:9-10)

The Eternal Godhead
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the three in one.
(1 John 5:7)

The Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection.
(Romans 5:12)

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, irrevocable and complete Word of God.
(2 Timothy 3:16,17)

Salvation through Grace

We believe that before salvation we have no righteousness of our own and must come to God through the righteousness of Christ.
(Ephesians 3:8)

Repentance and Acceptance

We believe that upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ as Lord, we are justified before God.
(1 John 1:9)

The Gifts and the Fruit of the Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life.
(1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22-23; Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11-13)

Moderation and Balance

We believe that all truth must be balanced with other scriptural truth in order to avoid any extreme of fanaticism and we believe that moderation should show forth in our daily walk as a believer.
(Philippians 4:5)

The Second Coming

We believe that the second coming of Christ is literal and inevitable.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

Church Membership

We believe it is our sacred duty to identify and actively participate with the local and visible
church of Christ.
(Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25)

Hell

We believe that hell is a literal place of eternal torment for all who reject the Lord Jesus.
(Revelation 20:10,15)

Evangelism

We believe that soul-winning is the Great Commission given to the Church.
(James 5:20; Mark 16:15; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21)

Unity,
Liberty, and Love
We believe that in essentials there must be unity, in non-essentials -liberty, and in all things - love.

The New Birth
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a literal one and is the result of being born of the Spirit of God.
(2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20; John 3:5-7)

Daily Christian Life

We believe that it is the will of God that we live a sanctified and holy life, growing constantly in the Faith.
(Hebrews 6:1)

Water Baptism

We believe that baptism by immersion in water is an outward sign of the inward work of salvation.
(Matthew 28:19)

The Lord's Supper

We believe in the commemoration of the Lord's Supper by the symbolical use of the bread and the juice of the vine.
(1 Corinthians 11:28)

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power, and that His empowering is after the same manner as in Bible days.
(Acts 1:8; 2:4)

The Spirit-Filled Life

We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit continually.
(Ephesians 4:30-32)

Divine Healing

We believe that divine healing is the provision of Christ to heal the sick in response to the exercise of faith, the prayer of faith, the prayer of agreement, anointing with oil, the gifts of healing or the laying on of hands. We believe that this provision of Christ is for everyone today.
(1 Peter
2:24; Matthew 8:17;18:18-19; James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Mark 16:15-18; Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33)

Civil Government
We believe that the laws of the land should be upheld at all times except in matters opposed to the Word of God.
(Romans 13:1-5)

The Final Judgment

We believe that all shall stand one day before God in final judgment, and there receive eternal reward or eternal judgment.
(2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:11-13)

Heaven

We believe that heaven is a literal place, eternally existent.
(John 14:2; Revelation 7:15-17)

Worship

We believe that "acceptable" and "true" worship is prescribed by God Himself in His Word. This embodies individual and corporate expressions of praise and thanksgiving and reverence in holiness.
(John 4:24; Psalm 150)

Church Government

We believe in church government to ensure order, and we believe in loyalty to those acting in rightful authority as they lead us in the Lord.
(1 Peter 5:1-5; Romans 13)

Tolerance within the Body of Christ

We believe in Christian tolerance to all who believe in the deity and redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 John 4:7; Romans 12:18)

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