Doctrinal statement

1. The Holy Scriptures:

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed. (Luke 24:44-46; Romans 16:25-26; II Tim. 3:15-17; Heb 1:1-2; II Peter 1:20-21; 2:20; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; Isa.40:8; Luke 21:33; Romans 10:14-15; 15:4)

2. The Godhead:

We believe that there is one true, living and eternal triune God, revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections.

       1. One true eternal God: (Deut. 6:4; 33:27; Jer. 10:10; Mk.12:29; I Cor. 8:4-6; II Cor: 17; 13:14; I Thess. 1:9; I Timothy 1:17; 2:5; 6:17; Hebrews 1:1-13)

       2. The Godhead:

       a. God as Father (Matt.6:9; Eph 4:6)

       b. God as Son (Isa. 9:6;Matt. 1:18-25;16:16;Jn. 1:1; 3:14,16; 14:28; I Cor. 15:28;Heb. 1:8) 

       c. God as Holy Spirit (II Cor 3:17)

3. The Person and Work of Jesus Christ:

       a. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that he might reveal God and redeem sinful men.

       (John 1:1, 2, 14; Luke 1:35)

       b. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.

       (Romans 3:24, 25; I Peter 2:24; Eph. 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5)

       c. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Intercessor and advocate.

       (Acts 1:9, 10; Heb. 9:24, 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1, 2)

4. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit:

       a. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8-11; I Cor. 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Eph 1:13 14)

       b. We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; and, that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit.

       (John 16:13 I John 2:20, 27; Eph. 5:18)

5. The Total Depravity of Man:

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is unable to save himself or remedy his lost condition.

       (Gen 1:26-27; 3:1-24; Ps. 51:5: Jer 13:23; Romans 1:18 3:22-23; 5:12-21; 7:1-25; Eph 2:1-3, 12)

6. Salvation:

       a. We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.  (Eph. 2:8-10; John 1:12-13; Eph. 1:7; I Peter 1:18, 19)

       b. We believe there is a true and saving faith, which carries the quality of conviction, a faith so strong that ones whole life and action and conduct are in harmony with this faith.

       c. We believe that those who abide in Christ have the assurance of salvation. However, we believe that a Christian retains his freedom of choice; therefore, it is possible for him to turn away from God and finally be lost.

       1. Assurance (Matt. 28:20; Romans 10:13: I Cor. 10:13; Heb. 4:9)

       2. Endurance (Matt. 10:22; Col. 1:23; Rev. 2:10-11; 3:3-5)

       3. Warnings (Jn. 15:6; Romans 11:20-23; Gal. 5:4; Heb. 3:12; 10:26-29; II Pet. 2:20-21)

       4. Finally lost (Jn. 15:6; I Cor. 9:27; Heb 6:4-6)  

7. The Two Natures of the Believer:

We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

       (Romans 8:12-13; Gal. 5:16-25; Eph 4:22-24; Col 3:10; I Peter 1:14-16; I John 3:5-9; II Cor. 5:17)

8. Separation:

We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord. (Romans 12:1, 2; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11; II Cor. 6:14; 7:1)

9.  Missions:

We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truths of Holy Scriptures and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind.

       (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; II Cor. 5:19, 20)

10. The Personality of Satan:

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. (Job 1:6, 7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:2-11; Rev. 20:10)

11. The Eternal State:

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.

       (Matt. 25:46; John 5:28, 29; 11:25, 26: Rev. 20:5, 6, 12, 13)

12. Concerning Baptism and the Lords Supper:

We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in the Name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost to show forth our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior and its effect in our life regarding our own death to sin and resurrection to a new life.

       (Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:4; Col. 2:12)

We believe in the observance of the Lords Supper, in which Christians, by the sacred use of bread and wine, are to commemorate together the suffering and death of Christ.

       (Matt. 26:26-29; Mk. 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; I Cor. 11:23-29)

We believe it is to be observed faithfully and is to be preceded by self-examination. (I Cor. 11:27-29) By Confessing Sin and by Restoring relationships and by Recommitment.

13. The Church:

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers, and that they have been called from out of the world to band together for worship, nurture, and service. 

14. Sunday Worship:

We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7) and is to be observed by the practice of both private and public worship.

       (Acts 20:7; I Cor. 16:1-2; Col. 2:16-17; Rev.1-10: Hebrews 10:25)

15. The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts:

  We believe that the purpose for supernatural gifts are to meet a particular need at a particular time. Believers are filled with the Spirit and empowered by the Spirit so they can use their natural gifts and abilities, enhanced by training and experience, However,   God can exhibit His supernatural power anytime He chooses. 

We believe in divine healing and miracles but our confidence is in the written Word of God not on miracles or ecstatic experience. 

We believe the bible teaches that a person experiences the baptism of the Spirit the moment he is saved. All who believe on Christ are blessed with the gift of the Holy Spirit. By exercising your will and submitting yourself to the control of the Spirit within, you will become filled with the Holy Spirit.   (Acts 2:38; Romans 8:9; I Cor. 12:12-13)