ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES
We believe in verbal, plenary inspiration by God and the inerrancy of the Old and new Testaments and therefore, the Scriptures are our final and supreme authority in faith and life. We accept and use the King James Bible only, believing it is God’s inspired Word for all English speaking people.
We believe there is one, and only one Creator God and sovereign ruler of the heaven and earth; omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent existing in three Persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – co-equal, co-eternal, and of the same essence in nature, attributes, power, and glory.
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
We believe He is the God-Man as is demonstrated by His virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, bodily resurrection, present continuing mediator-ship and personal, Premillennial return.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that His work is to convict the sinner and the erring saint; that He is the Agent in regeneration; that he indwells, seals, sanctifies, comforts, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer.
ABOUT SIN AND SALVATION
We believe Adam was created perfect in the image of God; that he sinned and brought physical, spiritual, and eternal death upon himself and upon all mankind; that humanity is now totally depraved and incapable of pleasing God apart from Divine grace; that all men are sinners and can be saved only by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and apart from any works; and once saved are eternally secured.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe the church is a local, visible, called-out body of immersed believers, covenanted together by a common faith and fellowship in the Gospel, observing the ordinances; that Jesus Christ personally established His church during His personal ministry while on earth, and has promised its continuance; that a local church is the body of Christ on earth; that every church is to be autonomous being joined to nothing other than its Head Jesus Christ.
ABOUT THE COMMISSION
We believe that Jesus Christ commissioned His church to make disciples by evangelization, to baptize by immersion, and to teach all things He has commanded; that the commission extends to the uttermost parts of the earth; that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to be a personal soul-winner; that true churches should work together in contending for the faith and furthering of the Gospel.
ABOUT THE ORDINANCES
We believe there are two; baptism by immersion of the repentant believer in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by the authority of the local church, and the LORD’S Supper in which members of the church, following solemn self-examination, commemorate the sacrificial love of Christ with unleavened bread and fruit of the vine. We practice “closed” communion.
We believe Christians should separate themselves from practices and influences of the world which hinder a Spirit-filled life, and from all forms of ecclesiastical apostasy.
We believe the Genesis account of a six-day creation is to be taken literally; that the creation of man was a direct act of God and was not from previously existing life forms. We totally reject the theory of evolution.
ABOUT THE SIGN GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
We believe the sign-gifts were temporary in nature, given for use during the apostolic era, and thus are not applicable to the work of the Spirit today.
ABOUT THE FUTURE
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: the saved to a life of eternal glory and bliss in Heaven with God; the unsaved to a conscious eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire; that the order of prophetic events will be:
1. The return of Jesus Christ in the clouds to resurrect and rapture the saved
2. The 7-year Tribulation
3. The visible return of Jesus Christ to the earth to establish His Kingdom for a literal
one thousand years.
4. The resurrection of the unsaved for the great white throne judgment.
5. The eternal Kingdom.