What We Believe


1. We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as inspired by God

and inerrant in the original writings and that they are of supreme and final

authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; John 10:35)

 

2. We believe in one God existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

coequal and eternal. (Matthew 28:18-19; Luke 3:21-22)

 

3. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and

thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is

separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature

and in the case of those who reach the age of moral responsibility, become

sinners in thought, word and deed. (Genesis 1:26 & 2:17; Romans 3:10-19

&23; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; 2 Samuel 12:22-23)

 

4. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the

Virgin Mary and is true God and true man. (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1-14)

 

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. (1 Peter 2:24; 2

Cor 5:21; Acts 16:30-31; Rom. 10:9-13)

 

6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His

ascension to the heavens and in His present life there for us as High Priest and

Advocate. (1 Cor. 15:3-8; 1 Cor. 15:12-19; 1 John 2:1-2)

 

7. We believe in that blessed hope, the pre-millennial, personal and visible return

of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Matt. 24:29-30; Rev. 19:11-16 & 20:1-2)

 

8. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of

the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, and are baptized by one

Spirit into one body. (John 7:37-39; 1 Cor. 12:13)

 

9. We believe in the eternal security and everlasting blessedness of the saved and

the eternal conscious punishment of the lost. (John 10:27-30; Eph. 1:13-14;

Rev. 20:11-15; Matt. 25:45-46)

 

10. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ instituted the Lord's Supper to

commemorate His death until He comes. This privilege is reserved for all true

born again believers. (Luke 22:17-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26)

 

11. We believe that the ordinance of baptism by immersion was instituted by our

Lord Jesus Christ; as a testimony setting forth the believer's union with Christ in His

death, burial and resurrection. (Matt. 28:19-20; Rom. 6:4; Acts 8:36-38)

 

12. We believe in the Priesthood of all believers. (1 Peter 2:9-10; Hebrew 10:19-

22; 1 John 1:9; 1 John 2:1-2; 1 Tim. 2:5-6)

 

13. We believe that God created a host of angels, some of whom followed the lead

of Lucifer, now called Satan, in rebelling against God, thereby bringing sin

into the universe. We believe in Satan's complete defeat by the Lord Jesus

Christ and that he and his emissaries will be eternally punished in the Lake of

Fire. (Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:12-19; Gen. 3:1-6; 1 Peter 5:8; Rev. 12:9-10;

Rev. 20:7-10)