This church holds the following statement of faith as being a summary of Christian doctrine whose authority consists only in its agreement with the Word of God.
We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, to be the verbally inspired, inerrant, infallible, eternal Word of the Living God. It does not contain the Word of God, but rather it is the very Word of God. We believe it to be the sole and final authority for all faith and practice of a Christian, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21; Psalm 12:6-7; I Thessalonians 2:13; Isaiah 8:20.
Jesus Christ is the virgin born Son of God, all God yet all man. He is from eternity to eternity, the same yesterday, today and forever. ‘All things were made by Him: and without Him was not anything made that was made.” We believe that He is risen from the dead after His substitutionary death on the cross and that He is mankind’s only access to the Father. John 14:6; Luke 1:27; John 10:30.
We believe that God is a trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. These three are one while manifested to men as separate persons. We believe God is holy, merciful, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent and eternal. He is the supreme and sovereign ruler of the universe, creator of all things and the author of our salvation. I John 5:7; John 4:24; Psalm 83:18; Genesis 1:1; John 10:30; Ephesians 2:18.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God and hence to be loved, worshipped, and obeyed. He is the agent who, through the Word of God regenerates men. He indwells the bodies of believers teaching, comforting, chastening, imparting gifts and producing the fruits of the Spirit. We believe in the enduement of power for the purpose of winning the lost to Jesus Christ. Acts 1:8; John 14:16; Ephesians 4:30.
We believe that man was created holy with a perfect fellowship with God and that through deliberate disobedience he fell from that lofty position. Consequently the whole human race fell, is totally depraved, and is under condemnation to eternal damnation by the righteous God of the universe. Genesis 1:27; Genesis 1:31; Genesis 3:6-24; Romans 5:12; Revelation 21:8.
We believe that the salvation of man is wholly of grace through the shed blood of the virgin born Son of God, when He provided total sin debt to God the Father. Salvation – consisting of regeneration, justification and reconciliation – is complete and eternal whenever applied to a repentant, believing sinner. John 3:16; Hebrews 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9.
We believe that salvation is freely offered to every person through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that all are commanded to repent and believe the Gospel. We believe that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own voluntary rejection of the gospel, which results in an aggravated damnation. John 7:37-38; John 5:40; John 3:16; John 3:19; II Peter 2:21.
We believe that salvation is eternal in its result and that those who are once saved can never be lost, but are kept by the Power of God and will never stand under condemnation for their sin. Hebrews 7:25; John 5:24; Hebrews 5:9.
We believe that the local New Testament church is a group of baptized believers who are banded together in obedience to the instructions of God’s Word for the purpose of edifying the saints and winning the lost to Jesus Christ. Its function includes observing the ordinances of Christ and teaching the principles, doctrines and instructions of the Word of God. We believe that the only scriptural offices are that of the bishop or elder and that of the deacon whose requirements and responsibilities are clearly set forth in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus. I Timothy 3; Titus 1:5-9; I Corinthians 11:2; I Corinthians 1:10; Acts 2:41-42.
We believe that every man has an eternal soul, and that those who have been born again by the grace of God will spend their eternity in the everlasting bliss and harmony of God’s prepared Heaven. On the other hand we believe that those who have never been saved will spend their eternity in the everlasting fire and torments of hell. John 14:1-3; Revelation 21-22; Luke 16:19-31.
We believe in the imminent, pre-tribulation gathering of the saints to meet Christ in the air; the literal tribulation or day of the Lord as foretold in the Book of Revelation; and the literal, personal, bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth to set up his millennial kingdom. I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:4-6; Acts 1:11.
We believe that neo-orthodoxy, which is the practice of inconsistent Bible interpretation, coupled with the so called HIGHER SCIENTIFIC BIBLICAL criticism, is an abomination in the sight of God’s clear promises concerning the preservation of the Word. Psalm 12:6-7; Matthew 5:28; John 10:35; I Peter 1:24-25; Isaiah 40:8.
Neo-evangelicalism, the practice of Bible believing people joining in unscriptural and unholy unions (under the guise of so called evangelistic effort) with those who discredit the Bible and deny fundamental doctrines, is both wicked and futile. We wholly oppose any and all such efforts.
This is the prophesied movement to unite all faiths in a worldwide church. It is inspired by the Devil and is threatening to the true churches of God. We believe we should have no part in this movement, but rather we should firmly oppose it throughout our lives.