STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Holy Scriptures, as originally written, was verbally inspired by God, and the product of Spirit-controlled men, and is therefore entirely inerrant and infallible.
II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21
GOD, SATAN, CREATION and the FALL of MAN
We believe that there is only One living and True God, infinite in every excellence; that in the unity of the Godhead exists three distinct Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Exodus 20:2-3; Psalm 90:2; 1 Corinthians 8:8; 1 John 5:7
We believe in the distinct personality of Satan.
We believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life.
Genesis 1-2; John 1:3
Fall of Man
We believe that man, in the person of the first - Adam, was created in innocence, but through voluntary transgression fell into sin, thus passing condemnation and death upon the whole human race.
Genesis 3; Romans 5:12
SALVATION and REDEMPTION
Salvation by Grace
We believe that faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation from sin.
Romans 10:9-13; Ephesians 2:8-9
Redemption from Sin
We believe that the only escape from the condemnation of sin is through the redemption wrought by Jesus Christ.
John 3:7-16; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 3:24-25
CHURCH, ORDINANCES, RIGHTOUS & WICKED, and CIVIL GOVERNMENT
We believe that the Church universal is manifest through the local Church which is the congregation of immersed believers, associated by the covenant of faith and the fellowship of the Gospel.
Matthew 18:15-17; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Timothy 3:1-15
We believe that there are two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Acts 8:36-39; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
The Righteous and the Wicked
We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked.
Romans 6:17-23; Matthew 25:41
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of human society.
Romans 13:1-7; Daniel 3:17-18
HUMAN SEXUALITY and MARRIAGE
Human Sexuality and Marriage
We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God assigns gender at conception and forbids any attempts to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.
Genesis 1:27; 2:24; 19:5,13; 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 7:2; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9; 7:10; Ephesians 5:22-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4
THE RESSURECTION and RETURN OF CHRIST
We believe in the resurrection of the bodies of the dead; that the believers asleep in Christ will be raised at the coming of Christ for His Church.
John 5:21-30; 1 Thessalonians 4:15
The Return of Christ
We believe in the imminent, bodily, personal, premillennial return of Jesus Christ, and that He will come before the seven-year tribulation period to catch away the Church.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18