The Bible: We believe that both the Old and New Testament, called Our Scriptures, are in their original writings, verbally inspired and are the Divine Product of the Holy Spirit controlled men and therefore the original 66 Books are without error.
2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21
The Trinity: We believe in the immutable Godhead manifested by the Trinity-God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit; and that these three are one God, co-existent co-eternal, equal in essence, power, personality and Glory; each having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections, simultaneously executing their specific harmonious offices in performing the glorious work of redemption.
Mal. 3:6; Heb. 13:8; Matt. 28:19; I Cor. 8:6; I Peter 1:17-21; Titus 3:5
God the Father: Our Heavenly Father is manifested as the First Person of the Trinity, Creator of heaven and earth, and Source of all life. He is the HOPE of all sinners and bestower of Grace and Peace on all the redeemed.
Gen. 1:1; John 6:42; Rom. 1:7; John 5:26
God the Son: We believe in Jesus Christ as the Second Person of the Trinity, God’s only Begotten Son, born of the Virgin Mary, who lived in a sinless life and died a vicarious death on the cross to atone for the sins of the whole world. John 3:16. We believe in His bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, highly priestly intercession for all believers, and His personal, visible, pre-millennial return in power and glory.
Matt. 1:20; Heb. 4:15; 2 Cor. 5:21; John 10:18; I John 2:2; Matt. 28:6; Acts 1:10, 11; Heb 7:25; I Thess. 5:9
God the Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit as the Third Person of the Trinity, a distinct personality co-equal with the Father and Son, and of the same essence. His special ministry to the world is that He convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment. His relationship to the believer is that He seals, indwells, infills, guides, and promises to lead us into all truth.
Matt. 3:16-17; John 16:8,10,13; Eph. 1:13; John 14:16,17
About Mankind: We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God in an absolute state of innocence but, by willful transgression, fell from his sinless state into sin, thereby, plunging the whole human race into the condemnation of sin and death, in consequence of which all men are now sinners by nature, the Man Christ Jesus alone being different and excepted.
Gen. 1:27; Rom. 5:12-19; Isa. 53:6; Heb. 4:15
Satan the Enemy: We believe in the distinct personality of the Devil or Satan as the unholy god, deceiver of this age and that he is the enemy of God and the people of God, opposing and exalting himself above all that is called God. He seeks continually to accuse the Brethren before God and to frustrate the plan of God.
2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 2.2; Isa. 14:12-14; Rev. 12:9,10
Salvation from Sin: We believe that the only salvation of sinners from the original guilt and condemnation of sin is by Grace through faith in the righteousness of God and offered freely through the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, Wholly apart form works, upon the sole condition of repentance and faith in the only begotten Son of God. A justification which can never be reversed.
John 10:28-29, Acts 4;12; Rom. 5:12-19; Eph. 2:8,9
The Christian Church: We believe the Scriptures teach there is only one universal church, called the Body of Christ and and also addressed as the Bride of Christ. He is of course the Head, the Foundation and only Savior. The Church Universal is manifested through the local assemblies, made up only of Born again, baptized believers, voluntarily joined together by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, governed by His laws, observing the ordinances of Christ and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in it by His Word.
Matt. 16:18; Eph. 5:23; Rev. 21:19; Heb. 12:22-24: Acts 2:41-47
The Ordinances: We believe that the Scriptures teach there are two ordinances; believers Baptism by immersion (health permitting) and Lord’s Supper. They are symbols appointed by Christ to be administered in local church, and not as a means of salvation; but visible signs and seals of its reality.
Matt. 28:19; I Cor. 11:23-30, Acts 8: 36-39; Rom. 6:3-5
Eternal Destiny: We believe that the Scriptures teach that there are two eternal destinies – heaven for the justified penitent sinner and hell for the impenitent and unbelieving sinner.
John 5:28-29; Rev. 20:12-15; Luke 16:19-31; Matt 25:46
The means of Grace: We believe that each new convert has a new in-born desire to please the Lord. Having accepted His gift of salvation, a natural desire to do His whole will. “Lord what wilt Thou have me do?” should be our constant prayer. It is only natural we will want to talk to our new found friend hence prayer is a result, reading the Word daily, praising Him always.
I Peter 2:2; Acts 9:6; Eph. 6:18, 5:20; Ps. 67:3