What We Believe

Statement of Faith

Of the Holy Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible Word of God, and that He has preserved it word for word for the English-speaking world in the Authorized King James Bible.  Psalm 12:6-7;  II Peter 1:19-21

Of the True God

We believe that there is one God, the source, support and end of all things, eternally existent in three  persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Ex. 20:2-3, I Cor. 8:6, Eph. 4:6

Of the deity & virgin birth of Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life (and, true to His nature as God, His inability to Sin), in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the Father’s right hand, and in His personal pretribulation return for His saints, and premillenial return with His saints at the Revelation.  Hebrews 4:15, John 5:18 & 14:9, Gen. 3:15, Matt. 1:18 – 25, Luke 1:35

Of the sin nature of man

We believe that man is totally depraved, a sinner both by nature and practice, therefore estranged from God, totally lost and in need of the convicting and regenerating ministry of the Holy Sprit, – a “born-again experience”. Romans 5:12 & 19, Eph. 2:1 & 3

Of Satan

We believe in the personality of Satan, in his power and kingdom, in his wiles and in his judgment at the cross, and his eternal destruction in the Lake of Fire.  Isaiah 14:12 – 15, Ezekiel 28:14 – 27, Rev. 12:9

Of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the deity and present ministry of the Holy Spirit; that He convicts the sinner, regenerates the one who believes, indwells, seals, instructs, reproves, and guides the believer, that He fills and controls every  life that is wholly yielded to Him.  Eph. 4:30, John 14:16 – 17 & 26

Of the rapture

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved unto “Life” and the unsaved unto “judgment” and everlasting damnation.  We believe in a literal heaven with a golden street and a literal hell with fire and brimstone.

Of Salvation

We believe that salvation is the free gift of God offered to man by His grace and received by  repentance and a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, plus nothing.  We also hold to the position that once man is saved there is nothing he could do to lose his salvation.  We do not work to keep our salvation but are kept eternally through faith by the Holy Spirit.  John 3:16, Acts 15:11, Romans 3:24 – 25, Hebrews 9:12 – 15; John 8:31 – 32, I John 2:19, Romans 8:35 – 39, Hebrews 9: 11 & 12

Of Separation

We believe and practice both ecclesiastical and personal separation on the basis of the Word of God.  Knowing that we must be in the world, we are not to be of the world, nor do we need to employ the worlds methods & standards to spread the Gospel.  II Cor. 6:17, James 4:4, I John 2: 15 – 16

Of the Local Church

We believe in the local church which is a body of baptized believers who come together in obedience to Christ to carry out the dictates of the New Testament.  We believe that the mode of operation for the church is to be cooperative with other churches of like faith & practice and independent from any man-made organization, with our Lord Jesus Christ as the Head of the church.  We believe that the ordinances of the local church are Baptism by emersion (as taught in the Word of God) and The Lord’s Supper (to be taken with unleavened bread & unfermented grape juice).   Acts 2:41 – 42, I Cor. 5:11 – 13 & 11:2, Ephesians 1:22 – 23 & 4:11, I Tim. 3:1 -7