What We Believe

Our Doctrinal Statement:

1. We Believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God. As such, they are inerrant, and they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:16-17)

2. We Believe in one God, eternally existing in three person: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; John 10:30; Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4)

3. We Believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Colossians 2:9)

4. We Believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also the spiritual death which is separation from God and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are now sinners by birth and by choice, positively inclined to evil and are therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin without defense or excuse. (Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12-21; Psalm 51:5; Psalm 58:3; I Corinthians 2:14; Romans 1:20; Genesis 1:26-27)

5. We Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (I Corinthians 15:1-4; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:24; Romans 5:9; I Peter 1:18-19)

6. We Believe in the bodily resurrection of the body of our Lord, His bodily ascension into heaven and His bodily presence there for us as High Priest and Advocate. (I Corinthians 15:1-4; 16:20-25; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 7:25)

7. We Believe in “the blessed hope”: the personal, bodily, pretribulation, pre-millennial and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (II Thessalonians 2; John 14:1-3; Matthew 24:44)

8. We Believe that all who received by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and are thereby children of God and are eternally saved. (John 3:3; Galatians 3:24-26; I John 5:13)

9. We Believe that Satan is literal and personal, the agent of the Fall, the prince and power of this world and that he shall be judged and eternally punished. (Revelation 20:1-10; Ephesians 2:1-4)

10. We Believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust, the eternal conscious punishment of the lost and the eternal joy of the saved. (Revelation 20:1-10; I Thessalonians 4:16-18)

11. We Believe that immersion is the only form of baptism revealed and commanded in the Scriptures; that it has no saving power but it is only for those who are already saved; and that the new birth, which comes through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, is the scriptural prerequisite to baptism; therefore, only those who are old enough to believe for themselves should be baptized. (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-5)

12. We Believe that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of the death of Christ and that only those who have been saved through faith in His atoning blood and are walking in obedient fellowship with Him ought to partake of it. We do not believe in closed communion. (I Corinthians 11:23-32)

13. We Believe that the Bible teaches that the offices of Pastor and Deacons should be held by men only. (1 Corinthians 14:33-35; 1 Timothy 2:11-12; 1 Timothy 3:2; 1 Timothy 3:12)

14. We Believe that a local, New Testament Church is a body of baptized believers, assembled for worship, service and the spread of the Gospel in all the world. (Acts 2; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20)

15. We Believe that all the saved are called into a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices. (Romans 12:1-2; James 4:4; I John 2:15-17)