Our Faith Statement

1. We believe the Holy Scriptures to be the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant and authoritative, and the only all-sufficient rule of faith and Christian living. Ps. 119:33-40; II Tim. 3:16,17; Heb. 4:12

2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are in one nature, equal in power and glory, and each has a distinctive part in the work of salvation. Matt. 28:18-20; II Cor. 13:14

3. We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; that He is the eternal Son of God equal with the Father. We believe that as to His body, He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; that He lived a sinless life; that upon the cross He died for the sins of the world; that He was raised from the dead; that He ascended into Heaven where He now intercedes for His own, and from where He will someday return. Is. 9:6; Mic. 5:2; John 1:1-5,14; 8:58; 10:30; 17:21; Acts 1:9-11; Rom. 8:34; Phil. 2:6-10; Col. 1:16; 2:9; Titus 2:12,13; Heb. 1:3,8

4. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person and not merely an impersonal influence. He inspired the Scriptures; He is the agent of conviction and regeneration; He baptizes, seals, indwells, and teaches every believer; and He fills all believers who yield to Him. Ex. 31:3; John 14:16,17; 16:7-11; Acts 1:8; 5:3,4; Eph. 1:13-14; Titus 3:5; II Pet. 1:19-21

5. We believe that man was created by God, that he fell through sin and is now totally depraved. We believe because of sin, man is separated from God and therefore must be born again. Gen 3:1-19; Is. 53:6; 64:6,7; John 3:3-5 Rom. 3:10-23; 8:12-21; Eph. 2:1-3

6. We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the Fall. We also believe that Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and man and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire. Gen. 3:1-19; Rom. 3:10-23; Eph. 2:1-3, 12; Rev. 20:10

7. We believe that redemption is wholly by the precious blood of Christ, who offered Himself without sin to God the Father when He died upon the cross as a substitute for all mankind, guaranteeing eternal life to those who believe in Him. I John5:11-13; Lk. 19:10; I Cor. 6:11; I Tim. 2:5,6; II Cor. 5:21

8. We believe that salvation is wholly in God’s grace, received through personal faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ and that it is eternally apart from human works. We believe that it is the blessed privilege of every believer to know that he is saved and that he is eternally secure in Christ Jesus. John 1:12,13; 3:16-18; 6:39,40,47; 10:28,29; Rom. 8:38,39; Gal. 2:16; II Tim. 1:12

9. We believe that Salvation should produce good works. Eph. 2:8-10; James 2

10. We believe that it is the duty of every Christian to be a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ and that such witnessing be in harmony with the New Testament. Mark 16:15; I Cor. 9:16; II Cor. 5:18-20

11. We believe that it is the mission of the Church to regularly preach the Gospel, attempt to make disciples of all nations and present every man complete in Christ. Matt. 28:19,20; Col. 1:28

12. We believe that the hope of the Church is the personal and premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ; and that peace and blessing will come to this world only through His reign as earth’s righteous King. John 14: 1-4; I Thes. 4:15-18; Heb. 11: 8-10,16; Rev. 20:6; Rev. 21

13. We believe in the resurrection of the body, in the conscious and eternal blessing of the saved, and in the conscious and eternal punishment of the lost. Matt. 25:46; II Thes. 1:6-9; Heb. 9:27

14. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ established two ordinances to be observed by His church, baptism and the Lord’s supper. We believe that Scriptural baptism is the total immersion of the believer’s body in water, thereby symbolizing his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. We believe that the Lord’s supper is a memorial service of the death of Jesus Christ and should be observed until He returns. We believe that only those who have personally put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ should be baptised and partake of the Lord’s table. Matt. 28:19; Lk. 22:14-20; Acts 8: 36-39; I Cor. 11:23-29; I Pet. 3:21b

15. We believe that the biblical definition of marriage has only one meaning as sanctioned by God whereby it joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union as set forth in Scripture. Gen. 1:27; 2:18; 21-25; I Cor. 7:1-4