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Doctrinal Statement

1-Scriptures                     5-Man                                   9-New Birth                           13-Ordinances
2-Trinity                           6-Salvation                            10-Security of the Believer       14-Separation
3-Virgin Birth                   7-Resurrection of Christ         11-Resurrection                       15-Satan 
4-Holy Spirit                    8-Return of Christ                  12-The Church
 
1- Scriptures: We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and inerrant, and that they are of final authority in faith and life. We believe that God has preserved his word in the Authorized Version, commonly as the King James Bible, and accept it alone as our standard for worship and practice. (II Timothy3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21) Back to Top

2- Trinity: We Believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. We also believe that these three in one are perfect, infinite, and equal in all things past, present and future. (Deuteronomy 6:4; I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 13:14) Back to Top

3- Virgin Birth: We believe that Jesus Christ was miraculously begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true man. (Matthew 1:20; Luke1:35; John 1:14, 10:30) Back to Top

4- Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit's work in regard to the unsaved is to convict them of sin and unrighteousness and to bring them into judgment. His work in regard to the saved is that of spiritual baptism (which is accomplished at salvation), sealing, teaching, and guiding. (John 3:5-6, 16:8-11; Ephesians 1:13; John 16:13) Back to Top
 
5- Man: We believe that man, in the person of Adam, was created innocent but by voluntary transgression fell into sin thus plunging the whole race into condemnation and death so that now all mankind is born in sin and all become practical sinners with their first expression of personal choice. (Romans 3:23, 5:12) Back to Top

6- Salvation: We believe the only escape from the condemnation of sin and death is through the saving blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. When he took upon himself a human body and nature, yet without sin, and by His suffering, His death upon the cross, and His bodily resurrection from the grave He made full satisfaction to the justice of God for the sins of man. the blessings of this salvation are given on the grounds of grace to all that believe and confess Jesus Christ as the resurrected Son of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9; Acts 16:30-31; Hebrews 9:22) Back to Top

7- Resurrection of Christ:
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life for us as Priest and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-11; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25, 9:24; I John 2:1) Back to Top

8- Return of Christ: We believe in the bodily, personal, pretribulational, premillennial, imminent coming of the Lord in the air to receive His church in the clouds. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18, 5:9-10) And that He will come with His church at the close of the triulation to judge the living nations and to set up His kingdom. (Matthew 25:31-46) Back to Top

9- New Birth:
We believe in the New birth. All who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (John 1:12-13, 3:3-7; I Peter 1:23; Romans 10:9-13; Ephesians 2:8-9) Back to Top

10- Security of the Believer:
We believe in the eternal security of the believer. Once a person is truly saved, he is kept by the same power that saved him, that power being the power of God. We also believe that we can know for certain that we are saved. (John 10:27-29; I Peter 1:5; I John 5:13) Back to Top

11- Resurrection:
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, the just and the unjust; (At different times, not a "General Resurrection") the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost. ( I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15; John 5:21-30) Back to Top

12- The Church: We believe that the church is a New Testament institution; unknown to the Old Testament prophets; (I Peter 1:10-11) established by Jesus Christ, who is the head; (Colossians 1:18) empowered by the Holy Spirit; (Acts 1:8) and composed of the believers of Jesus Christ as Saviour; (Ephesians 2:19-22). We believe the local assembly is self-sufficient, self-supporting, and able to govern itself without interference from other local assemblies, associations or other outside groups or individuals. We believe that the local church is composed of a body of born again believers in Jesus Christ as Saviour (John 3:1-7) associated by covenant of faith and fellowship answerable only to Christ. Back to Top

13- Ordinances: We believe there are two ordinances, those being water baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe the scriptural mode of baptism is by immersion. We also believe that water baptism is for believers only and that it signifies the believer's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Acts 2:41-42, 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:12) The Lord's Supper is the commemoration of the Lord's death until He comes and a reminder of our continual fellowship with Him. It should always be preceded by careful self-examination. Back to Top

14- Separation: We believe the Bible commands us to separate ourselves from sin, sinning believers, false religious teachers, non-believers, and worldliness. This is to separation and not isolation for we are to let our light shine before men. (Matthew 5:16, 6:19-24, 18:15-17; Romans 14:13; Colossians 3:8-9, II Corinthians 6:14) Back to Top

15- Satan: We believe in the reality of Satan, who is the author of sin, the enemy of God and God's people, a liar, slanderer, adversary, accuser, and murderer. We believe that Satan will ultimately be cast into the Lake of Fire. (Matthew 13:24-40; Genesis 3:4-5; II Corinthians 11:3; I Peter 5:8; Job 1:6-7;II Thessalonians 2:1-12; Revelation 13:1-18,20:10)