Our Beliefs

About Scripture

We believe that the Holy Bible as originally written was verbally inspired by God and the product of Spirit controlled men, and therefore, has truth without any admixture of error for its matter. While recognizing that the Scriptures are progressive in the extent of revelation, we maintain that the Scriptures as a whole are to be interpreted solely in the context of the grammatical historical approach. We maintain that the Scriptures are the sole means of God’s revelation toward us having once been given to all people for all times. We believe that its truths are absolute and binding upon all mankind. In addition, we believe the Bible to be the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.

  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • 2 Peter 1:19-21
  • Jude 3

About God

We believe there is one and only one living and true God, an infinite Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

  • Exodus 20:2-3
  • 1 Cor. 8:6
  • Rev. 4:11
  • 1 John 5:7

About Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner, born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of woman, and that He is both the Son of God and God, the Son, both fully God and fully Man; that He possesses the attributes that are possessed by God the Father; that He was both crucified and raised bodily from the dead whereby He ascended into heaven; that He by His very nature is deserving of all praise and honor and glory being exalted by the Father.

Moreover, we believe that all the Scriptures, from first to last, center about the Lord Jesus Christ, His person and work, His first and second coming; and hence, that no chapter of the Bible properly understood fails to lead man to Himself.

  • Gen. 3:15
  • Is. 7:14
  • Matt. 1:18-25
  • Luke 1:35
  • John 1:4
  • John 5:39
  • John 14:9
  • Acts 26:22-23
  • 1 Cor. 15:4
  • 1 Tim. 3:16

About the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God's purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, endows, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer. We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the act of God which places all true believers in this age into the body of Christ, the Church. It occurs at the instant a person believes in Christ and is not to be sought for and is not evidenced by external sign miracles or by speaking in tongues.

  • Gen. 1:1-3
  • Matt. 28:19
  • Mark 1:8
  • Luke 1:35
  • Luke 24:49
  • John 1:33
  • John 3:5-6
  • John 14:16-17, 26
  • John 16:8-11
  • Acts 5:30-32
  • Acts 11:15-17
  • Romans 8:14, 16, 26-27
  • 1 Corinthians 12:13
  • Eph. 1:13-14
  • Heb. 9:14

About Creation

We accept the Genesis account of creation believing that man came by direct creation of God and not by any evolutionary process.

  • Genesis 1 & 2
  • John 1:3
  • Colossians 1:16-17

About the Fall

We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not only by constraint, but by choice, and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse.

  • Gen. 3:1-6, 24
  • Rom. 5:10-19

About Satan

We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of the age, the author of all the powers of darkness, and destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire.

  • Matt. 4:1-3
  • 2 Corinthians 4:4
  • Revelation 20:10

About Atonement

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly by grace through the mediatory offices of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins by shedding His blood; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place, the Just dying for the unjust; Christ, the Lord, bearing our sin in His own body on the tree; that having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in Heaven, and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and an all-sufficient Savior.

  • Isaiah. 53:4-7
  • Matt 18:11
  • John 3:16
  • Acts 15:11
  • Romans 3:24-25
  • 1 Corinthians 15:3
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Ephesians. 2:8
  • Philippians 2:7
  • Hebrews 2:14
  • 1 John 4:10

About Grace

We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.

  • John 3:3,6-8
  • Acts 16:30-33
  • Romans 6:23
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17, 19
  • Ephesians 2:1
  • Colossians 2:13
  • 2 Peter 1:4
  • 1 John 5:1

About Justification

We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him, is Justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin and the gift of eternal life, on principles of righteousness; that justification is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done but solely through faith in the Redeemer's blood, thereby His righteousness is imputed to us.

  • Isaiah 53:11
  • Zechariah 13:1
  • Acts 13:39
  • Rom. 5:1, 9
  • Romans 8:1

About Faith & Salvation

We believe that faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation.

  • Acts 16:31

About the Local Church

We believe that a local church is a congregation of believers associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers are pastors/elders and deacons whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures. We believe the true Mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government free from interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations, and that the one and only Superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the Gospel; that each local church is the sole judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; that on all matters of membership, of polity, government , discipline, and benevolence, the will of the local church is final.

  • Acts 2:41-42
  • Acts 15:13-18
  • Acts 20:17-28
  • 1 Corinthians 11:2
  • Ephesians 1:22-23
  • Ephesians 4:11
  • Ephesians 5:23-24
  • Colossians 1:18
  • 1 Timothy 3:17

About Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to show forth, in a beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, with its effect being our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. We believe that the Lord's Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes and should be preceded always by thoughtful self-examination.

  • Matthew 3:16
  • John 3:23
  • Acts 8:26-39
  • Romans 6:3-5
  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-28
  • Colossians 2:12

About the Security of the Saints

We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by God the Father for Jesus Christ.

  • John 10:28, 29
  • Romans 8:35-39
  • Philippians 1:6
  • Jude 1

About the Righteous and the Wicked

We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith is anyone justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, sanctified by the Spirit of our God, and truly righteous in His esteem, while all others who continue in impenitence and unbelief are, in His sight, wicked and under the curse, and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting joy and happiness of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.

  • Genesis 18:23
  • Proverbs 14:32
  • Malachi 3:18
  • Matt. 25:34-41
  • Luke 6:25
  • John 8:21
  • Romans 6:17-18, 23
  • Romans 7:6
  • 1 John 5:19

About Civil Government

We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed except in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the only Lord of the conscience and the coming Prince of the kings of the earth.

  • Exodus 18:21-22
  • 2 Samuel 23:3
  • Daniel 3:17-18
  • Matthew 22:21
  • Acts 4:19-20
  • Acts 5:20
  • Acts 23:5
  • Romans 13:1-7

About the Future

We believe in the bodily resurrection, the ascension, the high priesthood, the second coming, the resurrection of the dead, the change of those living in Christ, the throne of David, and the millennial reign.

  • Isaiah 9:6-7
  • Matthew 28:6-7
  • Mark 16:19
  • Luke 1:32
  • Luke 24:2-6, 39
  • John 14:3
  • Acts 1:9-11
  • 1 Corinthians 15:25, 42-44, 51-53
  • Philippians 3:20-21
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
  • Hebrews 8:6
  • Revelation 20:6, 14