What We Believe

1.    We believe in the Holy Scriptures, accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the very Word of God, verbally inspired in all parts, and, therefore, wholly without error as originally given of God, altogether sufficient in themselves as our only infallible rule of faith and practice. (II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21; John 10:35, 17:17)

 

2.    We believe in the one triune God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19; John 1:1, 4:24, 5:23-26, 10:30)

 

3.    We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man, was crucified, giving Himself upon the cross for our sin. The third day He rose again from the dead and was glorified in the same body in which He suffered and died.  He is now our High Priest in Heaven appearing before the face of God as our advocate and intercessor. (Isa. 53:5-6; Gal. 3:13; Matt. 20:28; Luke 24:36-43; John 20:25-28, Heb. 9:24; I John 2:1)

 

4.    We believe in the Holy Spirit who is the third person of the triune God, who convicts the world of sin, regenerates, indwells, enlightens, empowers, baptizes, guides, teaches and sanctifies all who become children of God through Jesus Christ. (Matt. 28:19; Gen. 1:2; John 16:8-11; I Cor. 3:16, 6:19; Rom. 8:14)

 

5.    We believe in the creation and fall of man. Adam was the direct creation of God in whose image he was created, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God, that all those descended from Adam are born with a sinful nature and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word and deed. (Gen. 1:26-28, 3:1-24; Rom. 3:19, 5:12; Eph. 2:3; John 8:42-44; Rom. 3:19)

 

6.    We believe in salvation by grace through faith. Men are justified on the single ground of Faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts13:38-39, 16:31; Eph. 2:8-9; John 3:16)

 

7.    We believe in the existence and personality of Satan. (Job 1:6-7; Jude 1:9; Rev. 20)

 

8.    We believe in the bodily resurrection and the future life. (Phil. 1:21-23; Acts 25:15; I Cor. 15; Rev. 20:1-6)

 

9.    We believe in the eternal punishment of the ungodly. (Matt. 25:46; Rev. 20:11-15, 22:11; Jude 1:13)

 

10. We believe in the second coming of Christ, that it will be personal, premillenial and that it is imminent. (Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16-18; Titus 2:11-13)

 

11. We believe in the one true Church, which consists of all those who have been born again during this dispensation and that they are members of the Body of Christ.  All the various members of this one Spiritual Body should assemble themselves together in local churches for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching, united testimony and the observance of the ordinances of our Lord. (I Cor.12:12-13; Heb. 10:25; Acts 2:41-47)

 

12. We believe that all those who truly received the Lord Jesus as Savior and Lord are born of God, that by this birth from God they are the children of God. We believe that they are made partakers of the divine nature by the incoming and indwelling of the Holy Spirit and are sealed with the Holy Spirit. These believers are kept by the power of God, that they will be raised by Jesus Christ at His return and that they will be presented faultless before the presence of His Glory.

(John 1:12-13, 10:28-29; Gal. 3:26; Rom. 8:16, 38-39; II Peter 1:4; I Peter 1:3-5; Ii Thess. 3:3; Jude 1:24; Col. 1:12; Phil. 1:16)

 

13. We believe in separation from the world. All the saved are called into a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices. (Rom. 12:2; James 4:4; I John 2:15-17; Eph. 5:3-11)

 

14. We believe in righteous living and good works (all missionary efforts). Good works do not procure salvation in any sense, but it is proper evidence and fruit of the new birth. (John 15; Acts 1:8; Titus 2:14)

 

15. We believe that those “born again” possess two natures and that they may be victorious over the old through the power of the new, but the eradication of the old is unscriptural.  (Rom. 6:13; 8:12-13; Gal. 5:16-25; Eph. 4:22-24; Colossians 3:10; I Peter 1:14-16; I John 3:5-9)

 

Note: We understand that the above statements do not by any means exhaust the content of our creed which is the whole Word of God, and they are not intended to set a limit beyond which faith can go in this world; but we do believe that in-so-far as these articles extend they are a true presentation of the sound doctrine taught in the Scriptures and therefore binding upon us as Christian believers.