Our Beliefs

  1. The Bible:

    The Holy Bible is the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God as recorded in the original manuscripts. Every word recorded by the original authors of Scripture was inspired by God, and all of the Bible was equally inspired. The Holy Bible was produced by Holy Spirit driven men, and is true and inerrant in every detail of which it speaks. The Holy Bible is sufficient to man for living a godly life, and the Bible is the supreme and final authority for faith and life. (Psalm 119; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  1. God:

    God the Father:

    God the Father is a real person. God is Spirit, not a man. God has always existed and He will always exist. In God is all wisdom and knowledge, and He works all things after the counsel of His own will. God is eternally perfect, self-existent, self-sufficient, infinite, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, immutable, sovereign, merciful, gracious, righteous, holy and good. In Him is no shadow of turning, and God cannot lie. God has need of nothing, He has in Himself all that He requires. In God there is no beginning and no end, He is infinite in His existence. Although the creation of God is separate from God, He is present everywhere in the universe and without at all times. God knows all things, and He can do all things. God is creator and absolute ruler of the universe. God created the universe and our world and all that is within it for His pleasure. God has predetermined all things, from the creation of the world to the election of His saints for His purposes and His pleasure. God alone is worthy to receive worship. All of mankind are commanded to direct their worship and service toward Him.

    Jesus the Son:

    Jesus the Son is eternally God and coequal with God the Father. Through Jesus the creation of all things came into existence, and by Him all things continue to exist. The incarnate Jesus was the sinless God-man. Jesus became wholly man and lived a perfect sinless life, without ceasing to be wholly God. The purpose of His incarnation was to fulfill the will of His Father. Jesus became a man that He might seek and save lost souls. He was born of a virgin through the power of the Holy Spirit. He performed miracles (signs), and was the perfect servant to God and man. His sacrifice on the cross was the complete propitiation for the wrath of God. In His sacrificial death he paid the penalty for all the sin of mankind throughout all ages, and in His resurrection He provides the righteousness of God to all who believe on Him. To know Jesus as one’s Savior is to possess eternal life, for He is life. Jesus voluntarily died on the cross, rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and He is coming again to reign on earth in power and glory, for a literal one thousand years. All of mankind will one day confess that Jesus the Christ is Lord God of all.

    The Holy Spirit:

    The Holy Spirit is a real person who is completely God. The Holy Spirit was equally involved in the creation of all things with God the Father and Jesus the Son. The Holy Spirit inspired the writing of the Holy Bible ensuring that the revealed Word of God was accurately communicated to mankind. The Holy Spirit has a ministry to the unsaved world, which includes reproving the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He restrains evil in the world, He does the work of regenerating the lost and baptizing them into the body of Christ. He indwells all born again believers at the moment of their salvation, and bestows on them various spiritual gifts of His choosing. The Holy Spirit fills and guides all believers who are yielded to Him. He teaches believers concerning spiritual things. He seals believers in Christ, keeping them from the loss of their salvation. The Holy Spirit intercedes for believers in prayer making intercession for them. God has given the gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit to all believers as His earnest or down-payment toward the completion of their salvation in heaven. (Genesis 1:1-2:25; Exodus 20:3; Numbers 23:19; Deuteronomy 6:4; 10:14,17; Job 39; Psalms 90:2; Proverbs 30:4; Isaiah 40:10-31; 45:22; Malachi 3:6; Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2,14,29; 3:5; 4:24; 10:30; 14:6,26; 16:8; Acts 1:11; Romans 2:16; 8:26; 14:9-12; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 12:12-13; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 13:14; Ephesians 1:11-14; 4:30; Philippians 2:6; Colossians 1:16-17; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 19:16; 20:11-15)
  1. Creation:

    The Genesis account of the literal six day creation of the universe, was the direct creative act of God. The Genesis account is a literal, accurate and historical record of the six day creation of the universe. Creation was completed by God without any form of an evolutionary process, and His creation was perfect in every detail. The Genesis account of the Noahic flood is an accurate account of a real historical event. The flood account in Genesis is the record of the deluge that covered the entire earth. The flood destroyed all creatures that lived upon the earth with the exception of Noah and his family, and those animals he took upon the Ark. Accounts of the flood being merely a local phenomenon are false. (Genesis 1:1-31; 6:13; 7:21-23; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 11:3; 2 Peter 3:4-6)
  1. Man:

    The creation of Adam and Eve was the direct creative act of God as recorded in the book of Genesis. Adam and Eve were created in the image and likeness of God. Adam and Eve were created as sinless human beings, and they possessed the communicable attributes of God. Their lives were eternal and included emotions, a will, a spirit and cognitive thinking, all of which gave them the ability to process and understand their world, to know God and to live holy lives. Adam and Eve willfully sinned against God and fell from their state of innocence bringing eternal judgment upon themselves and bringing ruin upon their fellowship with God. All of mankind are descended from Adam and Eve, and though there are many nations or families there is but one race or kind of men upon the earth. As children of Adam, all of mankind are inherently evil and as a result of their inherited sinful nature are unable to do anything to please God. All of mankind are condemned to eternal judgment by God and utterly unable to change their condition before God. All men have in addition to their physical bodies a spiritual self. Both the spiritual and physical life of a man begin at the moment of his conception. An unborn child is no less a person than the mother who carries him. Once a person is conceived in the womb the spiritual self or soul of that person continues to exist forever. (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7,21-23; 3:6,20; Job 32:8; Psalm 51:5; Proverbs 20:27; Ecclesiastes 3:21; 8:8; Jeremiah 13:23; Zechariah 12:1; Acts 17:26; Romans 5:12-21; Hebrews 11:6; Revelation 20:12)
  1. Sin:

    Sin came upon all of mankind as a result of the disobedience of Adam toward God. Adam willfully sinned against the known law of God, and as a result fell from his sinless estate becoming estranged from God. In his fall Adam brought upon himself and imputed to all of mankind the penalty for his sin, which is death or eternal separation from God. In their seminal relationship with Adam all men have received a sinful nature from Adam, and as the consequence of their sin, both inherited and personal, all of mankind face eternal judgment and condemnation. Generally speaking, sin is anything that is a violation of the moral law of God, or rebellion against the will of God, or a deficiency or failure of man to keep the commandments of God. As God is creator of mankind and has complete authority over mankind, personal sin is anything that would be contrary to the perfect moral nature of God. Unregenerate man is under the dominion of sin and is a slave to sin. Only through faith in Jesus can a man be freed from the dominion and eternal consequences of his sin. (Genesis 2:16-17; 3:17-24; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 18:3-6; John 8:34; Romans 3:23; 5:12-19; 6:23; Ephesians 2:1; Hebrews 7:9-10)
  1. Salvation:

    Salvation is a gift of grace from God, whereby a person is delivered from a state of enmity with, and condemnation before God, to a state of justification and peace with God. The work of salvation is entirely of God, and was accomplished through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. When a person receives the gift of salvation from God, they are freed from the condemnation and dominion of sin, and will someday in eternity be removed from the very presence of sin. The gift of salvation is a display of the glory of God, and is testified of (although imperfectly) through the good works of the redeemed. The gift of salvation is received from God through personal faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. On the part of man, saving faith includes a change of mind and heart toward God, a desire to receive the unmerited gift of eternal life from God, and an act of will to place one’s complete confidence in the person and atoning work of Jesus as the only means of one’s salvation. Personal faith in Jesus is the only condition of salvation. (John 3:16-18; 14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 6:23; 8:1; 9:17-18; 10:9-13; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-10)

    The eternal security of a believer in Jesus Christ is guaranteed by God, because it is entirely a work of God. It is the purpose of God to glorify in heaven those people whom He has saved, and His purposes cannot be thwarted. The salvation given by God to a believer in Jesus cannot be lost, neither does a born again person have the power to give up his salvation. The certainty of the believer’s salvation is based upon the knowledge that his salvation has been accomplished by God. (John 6:37; 10:28-29; 19:30; Romans 8:29-30; 1 Peter 1:5)
  1. The Church:

    The Universal Church:

    The spiritual body of Christ is the invisible universal church, which includes all people of the current age whether in heaven or on earth who are in Christ. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:20; 5:23; Colossians 1:24-26)

    The Local Church:

    A local church consists of a group of believers in Christ, who have been immersed (baptized) following a credible profession of faith, and who are organized together into a single local body and covenanted together to do the will of God. Members of a local church are to be witnesses for Christ, make disciples of Christ, teach the doctrines of Christ, pray together, fellowship with one-another, and break bread together in holy communion. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 1:8; 2:41-47; Hebrews 10:25)
  1. Separation:

    Christians are commanded by God to have no fellowship with unbelief. Christians are also commanded to be holy before God. While we are to be in the world, we are to be separated from the things of this world that would interfere with our holy walk before God, including sinful persons as well as sinful activities. (Romans 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; 1 Peter 1:16; 1 John 3:1-3)