Our Statement Of Faith
- The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, perfectly preserved according to His faithfulness, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.
(Psalm. 18:30; Is. 40:8; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:19-21)
- In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4, 32:39; Isaiah 40:28-31, 44:6-8)
- That Jesus Christ is fully God and perfect man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father where He now intercedes as our High Priest and Advocate.
(John 1:1, 3:16; Luke 22:69; Romans 8:3-4; I Timothy 2:5)
- That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the repentant believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
(Acts 15:7-9; Romans 5:1-5; I Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 1:13-14; I Thessalonians 1:6; II Timothy 1:13-14; Titus 3:4-6)
- That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, separated from God and totally incapable of pleasing Him. Salvation and fellowship with God can be obtained only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12-14, 8:3; I Corinthians 15:22)
- That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ through faith are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God.
(Acts 2:21, 4:10-12, 16:30-31; Romans 10:9-13; Ephesians 2:8, II Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 9:27-28)
- That water baptism is an ordinance to be observed during this present age in obedience to the Lord’s command. It is a symbol of our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, symbolizing our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. It should not be regarded as a means for imparting salvation.
(Matthew 3:13-17, 28:18-20; Acts 2:41, 10:47-48)
- That God is able to save those who come to Him by faith through Christ. This faith is evidenced by obedience to the will of God, repentance of sin, and works of righteousness. God will perfect the work of salvation in the believer until the day of Christ.
(John 6:37-40, 8:30-32, 20:30-31; Romans 10:9-10; Hebrews 5:8-10; I John 2:1-4, 3:23-24)
- That Jesus Christ is the Lord and the Head of the Church.
(Matthew 28:18; Acts 2:36; Romans 10:12; Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:23; Colossians 1:18; Philippians 2:10-11)
- In the personal and pre-millennial coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
(Matthew 16:27, 24:1-3, 27; Acts 1:7-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 6:12-16; Titus 2:11-14; Revelation 22:20-21)
- In the bodily resurrection of the dead: the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
(John 6:40, 11:25, 14:1-3; Acts 4:2, 24:14-15; Romans 2:5-8; I Corinthians 15:20-22, 40-45; Philippians 3:20-21; I Peter 5:4)
On the sixth day, God created mankind in his own image; male and female. But both fell into sin which separated us from God and totally incapable of pleasing Him. We believe Adam and Eve’s disobedience brought suffering and death in to the world. Salvation and fellowship with God can only be obtained through repentance, as well as by believing in and totally surrendering ones life to His One and Only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, by making Him our personal Lord and Savior.
(Genesis 1: 26-27; 31; Genesis 3 1-23; Acts 4:2, 24:14-15; Romans 2:5-8; I Corinthians 15:20-22, 40-45; Philippians 3:20-21; I Peter 5:4)
Sanctity of Human Life
God is sovereign over the giving and taking of life. Human life is a gift from God to be cherished from the time of conception until natural death. Human life begins at conception–each soul an immediate creation of God–and continues until the soul is separated from the body in death. All humans have the God-given right and responsibility to enjoy the length of life willed by their Creator.
(Genesis 1:27; Exodus 20:13, 23:7; Job 10:8-10; Psalm 139:13-16; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Isaiah 32:38; Jeremiah 1:45)
All humans are created by God as either male or female. Sexual relations between husband and wife are commended by God, solely to be enjoyed within the bond of marriage. Premarital, extramarital, and homosexual relations are prohibited in Holy Scripture.
(Genesis 1:27, 2:18-24; Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26-27; I Corinthians 6:9-10, 18; Hebrews 13:4)
Marriage and Family
God has ordained that the family is an agent which He has set forth to accomplish His purpose in Christ, and the foundation of the family is marriage. The blessings and obligations of the marriage covenant between believers are permanent. However, the marriage covenant is legitimately terminated by death, adultery, or desertion by an unbelieving spouse, and remarriage is Biblically permissible under these circumstances.
(Jeremiah 29:6; Malachi 2:16; Mark 10:7-9; Romans 7:2; I Corinthians 7:1-17)
Husbands and wives have joint responsibility for the physical and spiritual well- being of one another and their children. However, God has appointed men to exercise loving leadership in providing for both the material and spiritual needs within their homes and to be the primary agents for the furtherance of the Christian faith within their own families.
(Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Ephesians 5:22-31, 6:4; Colossians 3:21)
As spiritual growth is a lifelong process, it is understood that spiritual maturity will vary among members of the true Church. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each believer to limit their Christian liberty in an attitude of love for the cause of Christ that a weaker brother might not stumble.
(I Corinthians 6:12, 8:7-13; Romans 14:13-23)