What We Believe
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. - Jude 1:3
We believe in the Scriptures consisting of the Old and New Testaments only, as the verbal -plenary inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings; and that they are the supreme and ultimate authority for faith and practice. (Psalm 119:160; II Peter1:21; II Timothy 3:16–17)
We believe in the Genesis account of Creation (Genesis 1:2)
We believe that miraculous manifestation gifts were done away when the Bible as completed. Faith, Hope and Love are the abiding spiritual gifts. (1 Corinthians 12-14)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; one in substance, perfect in every divine attribute; yet varied in office.
(John 14:7–12; John 16:7; Matthew 28:19)
1) We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, whose humiliation in the days of His flesh did not include laying aside His deity (Matthew 1:18 – 20; John 1: 1, 2 & 14)
2) We believe that Jesus Christ established His church during His earthly ministry that is always local, visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers.
(Matthew 4:18-2; Acts 10: 36-37)
3) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that all who receive Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
(I Corinthians 15: 3 – 4; II Corinthians 5: 21; Romans 3: 21-26)
4.) We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His bodily ascension into heaven; bodily resurrection of His saints and in His present life there for us as High Priest and intercessor. (Matthew 28:5-6; Acts 1:9; Hebrew 7:25–26)
5) We believe in “that blessed hope” – the personal, visible, pre-millennial and imminent bodily return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. (I John 3:2–3; I Thessalonians 4: 14–17; I Corinthians 15:51–53; Titus 2:13)
1.) We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with the Father and the Son and of the same substance. We believe that the Holy Spirit is true God and that He convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment; bears witness to the truth; is the agent of the new birth; and that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses to, sanctifies, and helps the believer; that He takes up His abode within the individual at the time of regeneration, and thus indwells every born-again believer. (John 14: 16 – 17; John 16:7–11)
2) We believe that the Holy Spirit testifies concerning Jesus Christ and never leads any person at any time contrary to the teaching of the Bible. (Acts 5:1–4)
3) We believe that the Holy Spirit is the divine Administrator for Jesus Christ in His churches. (Luke 24: 49; Acts 1: 4, 5 & 8; 2:1–4)
We believe that Satan is a fallen angel (Lucifer), the arch-enemy of God and man, the unholy god of this world, and that his destiny is the lake of fire.
(Isaiah 14:12–15; Ezekiel 28:11–19; Matthew 25:41; II Corinthians 4:4;
Ephesians 6:10-17; Revelation 20:10)
1) We believe that man was created in the image of God; and lived in innocence until he fell by voluntary transgression from his sinless state, and that through this fall, man incurred both physical and spiritual death (separation from God).
(Genesis 1:26–27; 3:1–6)
2) We believe that all mankind is born with a depraved sinful nature, and upon reaching moral accountability, are held responsible in thought, word and deed, and that the only means for man’s reconciliation with God is acceptance of the vicarious sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:12,19; Ephesians 2:1-6)
1) We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to inherently depraved men by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; whose blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sins. Salvation is solely through faith in that shed blood and is not earned by any good works whatsoever. All those who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are regenerated and become sons of God. Nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own voluntary rejection of the gospel. (Ephesians 2:8–9; John 1:12; 3:5–7)
2) We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish. (John 3:36; 5:24; 10:27–30; Romans 8:35–39; Hebrews 10:39; I Peter 1:5)
1) Sanctify means “separate” or “set apart”. We believe that sanctification is in three tenses: every saved person has been sanctified through the death of Christ, is being sanctified by yielding to the Holy Spirit, and will be sanctified completely when he goes to be with Christ. Every believer has two natures; an old and a new, and the old cannot be eradicated during this life. (Hebrews 10:10; John 17:17; Ephesians 5:25–27)
2) We believe in the Biblical doctrine of separation which encompasses three things: (1) the separation of the local Church from all affiliation and fellowship with those who deny the verities of the “faith once delivered to the saints”; (2) the separation of the individual believer from all worldly practices that may dishonor the Savior; and (3) the separation of Church and State. We affirm our belief in civil obedience unless the laws and regulations of civil government run contrary to the Holy Scriptures. (II Timothy 3:1–5; Romans 12:1–2; 14:13; I John 2:15–17; II John 9–11; II Corinthians 6:11;7:1)
1) We believe that Jesus Christ established His church during His ministry on earth and that it is always a local visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers in covenant relationship to carry out His Great Commission, and each church is independent, self-governing body and no other ecclesiastical body may exercise authority over it. We believe that Jesus Christ gave the Great Commission to the New Testament churches only, and that He promised the perpetuity of His churches. (Matthew 4:18–22; Matthew16:18; Matthew 18:15–18; Matthew 28:19 20; Mark 1:14–20; John 1:35–51; Ephesians 3:21)
2) We believe that to the Church are committed for perpetual observance the two pictorial ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
3) We believe that the task of taking the gospel of Christ to the world is the responsibility of the church.
We believe that there are two Church ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
1) Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, and is the only mode of baptism revealed and commanded in the scriptures. This baptism sets forth in a beautiful and solemn way our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior (Acts 6:36-39; Romans 6:3–5). The believer’s immersion in water symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection to a new life in Christ (II Corinthians 5:17) administered by the authority of a New Testament Church. Baptism is a pre-requisite to Church membership. (Acts 2:38–41) and the observance of the Lord’s Supper.
2) The Lord’s Supper is a memorial supper restricted only to the local church members observing it. (I Corinthians 5:11–13) and is to be observed following self-examination of humility and forgiveness. (I Corinthians 11:1, 2, 27–20). It is observed in commemoration of Christ’s death until He comes. (Luke 22:15–20; I Corinthians 11:26).
The Great Commission
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has commissioned the church to take the Gospel to the world, and that evangelism at home and abroad should be the primary responsibility of the local church. (Matthew 28:18–20; Acts 1:8)
We believe that there are two divinely appointed offices in a church, pastors and deacons, to be filled by men whose qualifications are set forth in the book of Titus and Timothy.
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