We believe that the Holy Bible as originally written was verbally inspired and the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore, is truth without any admixture of error for its matter. we believe the Bible to be the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried.
The True God:
We believe there is one and only one living and true God, and infinite Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divide perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
The Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until god’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that he bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the Agent in the new birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer.
John 14:16-17; Matthew 28:19; Hebrews 9:14; John 14:26; Luke 1:35; Genesis 1:1-3; John 16:8-11; Acts 5:30-32; John 3:5-6; Ephesians 1: 13-14; Mark 1:8; John 1:33; Acts 11:16; Luke 24:29; Romans 8:14, 16, 26-27
The Devil, or Satan:
We believe in the personality of Stan, that he is the unholy god of this age, the author of all the powers of darkness and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire.
We accept the Genesis account of creation and believe that man and the world came by direct, immediate creation of God and not by the process of evolution.
The Fall of Man:
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, buy by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not only by constraint, but by choice, and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse.
The Virgin Birth of Christ:
We believe that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner, born of Mary, a virgin as no other man was ever born of can be born of woman; and that He is both the Son of God and God, the Son.
The Atonement for Sin:
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, Who by the appointment of the Father freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and b His death made a ful and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust; Christ, the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the cross; that, having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in Heaven, and, uniting in His wonderful Person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate and all-sufficient Savior.
The New Birth:
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruit of repentance and faith and newness of life.
We believe that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life; and that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood, His righteousness imputed to us.
Faith and Salvation:
We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation.
The Local Church:
We believe that a local church is a congregation of immersed believers, associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, and observing the ordinances of Christ; that it is governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; and that its offices are pastor and deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures. We believe that the true mission fo the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; that the one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is Scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for furtherance of the Gospel; that each local church is the sole judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; and that on all matters of membership, polity, government, discipline, and benevolence the will of the church is final.
The Universal Church:
We believe in the unity of all true believers in the Church, which is the Body of Christ, which was established on the Day of Pentecost, and that all true believers from Pentecost to the Rapture, both Jews and Gentiles, are added to this Church by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper:
We believe that christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem his faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect in his death to sin and resurrection to a new life, and that it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes, and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination.
The Security of the Saints:
We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by God the Father for Jesus Christ.
Righteous and Wicked:
We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such is only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked and under the curse; and that this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for and conscientiously honored and obeyed, except in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience and the coming Prince of the kings of the earth.
The Resurrection and the Personal, Visible, Pre-tribulational, Pre-millennial Return of Christ and Related Events:
The Bodily Resurrection of Christ
The Ascension of Christ
The High Priesthood of Christ
The Return of Christ in the Air at the Rapture
The Resurrection of the Righteous Dead
The Change of the Living in Christ
The Second Coming of Christ to the Earth
The Throne of David