Faith Statement

The Bible The Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, verbally inspired in all parts, and therefore wholly without error as originally given by God (II Tim 3:16; II Peter 1:21).

The One True God Existing eternally as three persons–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:22; Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14).

The Lord Jesus Christ His pre-existence and deity (John 1:1-13), incarnation by virgin birth (John 1:14; Matt. 1:18-23), sinless life (Heb. 4:15), substitutionary death (II Cor. 5:21), bodily resurrection (Luke 24:36-43), ascension into heaven and present ministry (Heb. 4:14:16), and coming again (Acts 1:11).

The Holy Spirit His personality (John 16:7-15), and Deity (Acts 5:3-4); and His work in each believer: Baptism and indwelling at the moment of regeneration (I Cor. 12:13; Rom. 8:9), and filling (Eph. 5:18) to empower for Christian life and service (Eph. 3:16; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:22-23).

Man His direct creation in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-28), his subsequent fall into sin resulting in spiritual death (Gen. 3:1-24, Rom. 5:12), and the necessity of the new birth for his salvation (John 3:3-5).

Salvation A complete and eternal salvation by God’s grace alone, received as the gift of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and his finished work (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7;
I Peter 1:18-19).

The Church One true Church, the body and bride of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25-32), composed of all true believers of the present age (I Cor. 12:12-13), and the organization of its members in local churches for worship, for edification of believers and for world-wide gospel witness, each local church being autonomous but cooperating in fellowship and work.
(Eph. 4:11-16)

The Christian Life A life of righteousness, good works, and separation unto God from the evil ways of the world (Rom, 12:1, 2), manifested by speaking the truth (James 5:12), maintaining the sanctity of the home (Eph. 5:22-6:4), settling differences between Christians in accordance with the Word of God (1 Cor. 6:1-8), not engaging in carnal strife but showing a Christ-like attitude toward all men (Rom 12:17-21), exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22, 23), and maintaining a life of prayer (Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6).

Ordinances The Christian should observe the ordinances of our Lord Jesus Christ, which are (1) baptism of believers by triune immersion (Matt. 28:19) and (2) the three-fold communion service consisting of the washing of the saint’s feet (John 13:1-17), the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:20-22, 33, 34; Jude 12), and the communion of the bread and the cup (1 Cor. 11:23-26).

Satan His existence and personality as the great adversary of God and His people (Rev. 12:1-10), His judgment (John 12:31), and final doom (Rev. 20:10)

Second Coming The personal, visible and imminent return of Christ to remove His Church from the earth (I Thess. 4:16- 17), before the Tribulation (I Thess. 1:10; Rev. 3:10), and afterward to descend with the Church to establish His millennial kingdom upon the earth (Rev. 19:11-20:6).

Future Life The conscious existence of the dead (Phil. 1:21-23; Luke 16:19-31), the resurrection of the body (John 5:28-29), the judgment and reward of believers (Rom. 14:10-12; II Cor. 5:10), the judgment and condemnation of unbelievers (Rev. 20:11-15), eternal life of the saved (John 3:16), and the eternal punishment of the lost (Matt. 25:46; Rev. 20:15).

Marriage Marriage is the union between one man and one woman (Gen. 2:23-25). Jesus evidences this institution by citing in Matt. 19:3-6. The Apostle Paul agrees (Eph. 5, Col. 3:18). Claims contrary to God’s institution are refuted in Lev.18:22, 20:13, and Romans 1.