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Our Beliefs

Doctrinal Statement

Concerning the Bible:

  1. The Bible is the inspired Word of God. ( 2 Timothy 3:16)
  2. God used men to write “His Word” as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:18-21)
  3. The Bible is complete with all sixty-six books: Nothing is to be added to or taken from God’s complete Word.
  4. The Word of God is perfect, sure, right, pure and true. (Psalm 19:7-9)
  5. The Word of God is forever settled in Heaven. ( Psalm 119:89)
  6. The King James Version AV:1611 is the infallible, inerrant Word of God with the exception of none.

Concerning God:

  1. God is the faithful Creator and sustainer of all things. (Genesis 1:1, Acts 14:15)
  2. God is Love. ( 1 John 4:8)
  3. God is Just. (Isaiah 45:21)
  4. God is merciful, gracious, longsuffering, abundant in grace and truth. (Exodus 34:6)
  5. God is Holy. ( Isaiah 6:3, 1 Peter 1:15-16)
  6. God is Omnipotent (All Powerful) Matthew 19:26
  7. God is Omniscient (present everywhere) Psalm 139:7-10
  8. The Trinity consists of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. All three are one. They are all three God of an equal part. (1 John 5:7)

Jesus Christ:

  1. Jesus Christ was God manifest in the flesh, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6 and Luke 1:26-35)
  2. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and also God the Son. ( Phil. 2:6)
  3. Jesus Christ was 100% God and 100% man.
  4. Jesus Christ lived a perfect, sinless life. (Hebrew 4:15)
  5. Jesus Christ became obedient to death, even the death of the cross to pay for the sins of the whole world. (Phil. 2:7-8, 1 John 2:2, Colossians 2:14-15)
  6. After His death, Christ was buried and arose from the dead on the third day. ( 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4)
  7. The Resurrection of Christ is the victory over death and because He lives, all who accept Him live also. ( 1 Corinthians 15:54-57)

Holy Spirit:

  1. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is God. (Acts 5:34)
  2. The Holy Spirit dwells in every believer the moment they accept Christ. (Romans 8:9)
  3. The work of the Holy Spirit:

-Convicting men (John 16:8-11)

-Converting the sinner. (John 3:5)

-Baptizing the new believer into the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)

-Dwells within every believer.

-Seals the believer until the Day of Redemption. (Ephesians 4:30)

-Makes intercession for the saints. (Romans 8:26-27)

-Produces spiritual fruit in the life of the believer. (Galatians 5:22-23)

-Guides the believer into all truth.

- The Comforter. (John 16:7)

 

 Concerning The Devil or Satan:

We believe Satan is a real being, a fallen angel, father of lies, deceiver, and accuser of the brethren, whose end will be the Lake of Fire. (Is. 14:12-15, Eze. 28:12-19, 2Cor.4:3-4)

(1 Peter 5:8, Rev. 12:9-10, Rev. 20:10)

 

Concerning Creation:

We believe in the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. We do not believe in evolution. We believe that God created everything in six days. Man was created on the sixth day by a direct work of God and not from previously existing forms of life.

(Gen. 1:1, 2; John 1:1-3)

 

Concerning The Fall of Man:

All men descended from Adam and Eve. We believe that man was created in innocence, but because of disobedience plunged all mankind into sin and condemnation. Man has no way of saving himself. (Gen 3; Rom 5:10-19)

 

Concerning  Salvation:

  1. Salvation is a work of God alone. A person cannot earn salvation by their own works or goodness. ( Titus 3:5)
  2. Salvation is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  3. Jesus Christ is the ONLY way by which a person can be saved. (John 14:6)
  4. A person must receive a new birth. (John 3:3-7)
  5. Salvation includes:

-Repentance: Turning from sin to Christ. (1 Thess. 1:9)

-Faith: The act of believing in the completed work of Christ. (Death, Burial, and Resurrection)

-Justification: We are declared righteous before God. (Romans 3:24-28)

-Sanctification: Set apart for the service of God. (Hebrews 10:10)

-Adoption: Received into God’s family as heirs and joint-heirs. (Become the Sons of God) (Galatians 4:5-7)(John 1:12)

-Eternal Security: Salvation is a finished work. A person cannot earn it and cannot lose it. A believer is complete in Christ. (Col. 2:10)

A believer is sealed unto the Day of Redemption. (Eph. 4:30)

A believer is preserved in Jesus Christ. (Jude 1)

Nothing can separate a believer from the love of God. (Romans 8:35-39)

We have been born again by an incorruptible seed. (1 Peter 1:23)

Salvation is forever. (1 John 5:11-12)

 

Concerning  the Church:

 

  1. The Church was founded on Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. (Acts 1:5,8)
  2. Jesus Christ is the Rock upon which the Church is built. Jesus Christ is also the Chief Corner Stone. ( Matthew 16:18, 1 Corinthians 4:11, Ephesians 2:19-22)
  3. The Church consists of all those who have received Christ since Pentecost.
  4. Responsibilities of the Church:
  • To worship God in Spirit and in Truth. (John 4:24)
  • Keep that which is committed to our trust. (1 Timothy 6:20)
  • To carry out the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:18-20)
  • To teach the saints. (Colossians 1:28 & 3:16)
  • To care for those in need. ( 1 Timothy 5:3) ( James 1:27)
  •  To administer the two church ordinances: Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. ( 2 Corinthians 11: 23-30)
  1. The Church age will end with the Rapture.

 

Concerning The Ordinances of the Church:

The Church has two ordinances to be observed which are Believers Baptism and The Lord’s Supper

  • We do not believe that baptism saves a person.
  •  Believers Baptism is an outward profession of what God has already done on the inside of every Believer. We believe in total immersion of the believer in water in the name the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is a testimony of our death to sin and resurrection to a new life.
  • The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of our Lord’s death until He returns and should be preceded by salvation, baptism, and self-examination. (Rom 6:3-5; Col 2:12; 1Cor 11:23-28; 1 Cor 12:13)
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 The Eternal State:

                   We believe in a literal Heaven and Hell.

  •  Heaven is a place of eternal peace and joy for all those who accept Christ.
  • Hell is an eternal place of punishment for all who reject Christ. (2 Cor 5:8; Phil 1:21-23; Rev 20:10-15)
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 Concerning Future Events:

                 We believe the Church will be called out at the end of this age to be with Christ, which is also referred to as the Rapture. Directly following this the Tribulation period will begin and this will cover a period of seven years in which the last three and a half years is known as great tribulation. This is also called Daniel’s seventieth week or a time of Jacob’s trouble. This will conclude with the Lord’s return in Glory at the Battle of Armageddon where the Lord will destroy the antichrist and his system. Then Satan will be bound for a thousand years and this is what is known as the thousand year reign of Christ. After this Satan will be loosed for a short season to deceive the nations and bring them against the saints. At this point God will send fire down from heaven, and destroy them. The Devil and Death will be cast into the Lake of Fire. To conclude all of this God has made a new Heaven and a new Earth.

(1 Thess 4:16-17; 1 Cor 15:51-57; Dan 9; Rev 1-22)

 

Concerning Separation and Sanctification:

We believe the scriptures teach that we should not be conformed to this world. The Church itself is a called out assembly and we believe that every believer should be holy as Christ is holy and also live a life separate from sinful practices. Sanctification is a progressive work throughout our life here on Earth. (Col 1:13; 3:1-4; Titus 2:11-14; 1Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 2:15-17)