Statement of Faith

  • We believe that the Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, that it is completely and fully inerrant in its original writings, that it is totally accurate in all that it teaches, and that it is the final authority for all questions of faith and practice in daily living. (2 Tim. 3:16-17, Jn. 17:17, 2 Pet. 1:20-21, Ps. 119:105)
  • We believe that there is one and only one God, the God of the Bible, who eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Heb. 11:6, Jn. 4:24, Ps. 102:27, Jn. 1:1-2, Jn. 20:28, Acts 4:3-4, Matt. 11:25
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He is absolute deity, and has existed from eternity in the Godhead with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus was born to the virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit, lived a sinless life as both God and man on earth so that He could die on the cross to pay for sin, and then arose from the dead to conquer death for all who accept Him as their personal Savior. (Jn. 1:1,14, Col. 1:16,17, Is. 7:14, Heb. 9:26, Matt. 3:17, Heb. 4:15, 1 Cor. 15:3-4, John 3:16)
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person whose ministry is to convict of sin, to bear witness to truth, to act as the Agent of the new birth, to seal, guide, teach, sanctify, and help believers as He indwells every one who accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior. (Jn. 14:16,26, Acts 5:3-4, Jn. 16:8-11, Eph. 5:18, Jn. 16:13)
  • We believe that Adam was created by God in innocence but, by voluntary transgression, fell into sin and plunged the whole human race into condemnation. As a result of this fall, every person is born as a sinner, is a sinner by nature and conduct, and is in need of a Savior to be saved from eternal judgment and death. (Gen. 1:27, Gen. 2:7, Rom. 3:9-10, 1 Cor. 15:22, Rom. 3:19,23, Rom. 6:23, Rom. 10:13)
  • We believe that salvation and the gift of eternal life can only be attained by accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior by faith in His substitutionary death and the shedding of His blood on the cross. His payment for sins reconciles believers to God and is a gift to be received, not earned by works. To accept Christ as Savior, individuals must admit their own sin, recognize that only God can forgive sins, ask God to forgive them, believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died for them, and then ask God to save them. They then become a child of God and are secure in their salvation forever. Those who accept Christ will enjoy heaven forever, while those who reject Christ will suffer eternal and conscious punishment apart from God. (1 Cor. 15:22, Rom. 3:23, Rom. 6:23, Jn. 10:9-10, Jn. 14:6, Jn. 3:14-15, Rom. 5:1,10, Eph. 2:8-9, 1 Jn. 5:13).
  • We believe that Jesus Christ Himself will someday return bodily as clearly stated in the Bible. We believe that His return at the Rapture is imminent and will occur before the Tribulation Period (as in the order described in Revelation 4-20), and that His Second Coming to earth will occur before His Millennial Reign. (Jn. 14:1-6, Matt. 24:27,30, Matt. 25:31, 1 Thess. 4:8-18, Rev. 7:14, 20:1-6, Dan. 9:26,27)
  • We believe in the prominence of the local church as instituted by Christ before His death and resurrection. The church is empowered by the Holy Spirit and is a place for worship, spiritual growth, evangelism, and service to others. We believe the only two ordinances of the church are baptism by immersion in water after salvation, and the remembrance of Christ’s payment for sin in the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper. (Eph. 2:20-21, Acts 20:17, Col. 2:12, Matt. 3:16-17, Acts 2:38-41, 1 Cor. 11:23-26, Eph. 4:11-16, Matt. 28:19-20, Mk. 16:15)
  • We believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, by His direct act, not by the process of evolution, and that the six days of creation were literal, solar days as stated in Scripture. (Gen 1:1-2:7, Col. 1:16-17, Jn. 1:3)
  • We believe that all saved individuals should live a life pleasing to God, separated from religious heresy, from worldly practices and habits, from sinful activities, and from associations that cloud the distinctions of being a follower of Christ. (1 Jn. 2:15-17, 2 Cor. 6:17, 2 Cor. 7:1, 1 Cor. 10:23-33, 1 Pet. 1:15-16)