What We Believe

The Holy Scriptures

We believe in the Divine Inspiration and Authority of the Scriptures. By this is meant a miraculous guidance of the Holy Spirit in their original writing, extending to all parts of the Scriptures equally applying even to the choice of words, so that the result is the very Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. Moreover, it is our conviction that God has exercised such singular care and providence through the ages in preserving the Written Word, that the Scriptures as we now have them are, in every essential particular, as originally given and contain all things necessary to salvation. They are Gods complete rule and guide for all Christians, for life and practice. We believe that God has preserved His Word in the King James Version.

Psalm 119: 160, Matthew 5:18, Luke 24:24, John 17:17, I Corinthians 2:13, II Timothy 3:15-17, II Peter 1: 20-21, II Peter 3:15-17, Revelation 22:18-19

The Godhead (The Trinity)

We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The truth of the Godhead is a profound and unfathomable mystery yet believed in because it is revealed throughout the Bible.

Exodus 20:2-3, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:21-22, John 15:26, Ephesians 4:6, I Timothy 1:17, I Corinthians 8:6, II Corinthians 13:14

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, ever present, perfect in holiness, infinite in Wisdom, measureless in power. We believe that He is a Spirit; that He is the source, support, and end of all things. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; that He saves from death and hell all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Genesis 17:1, Job 36:26, Psalm 136, Romans 1:20, John 1:18, John 4:24, II Corinthians 7:14, Revelation 4:8

God the Son (Jesus Christ)

We believe that God the Eternal Son, the only begotten of the Father, was truly born of the virgin Mary, miraculously conceived by the Holy Ghost, and not the Paternal human generation. There was no sin to make atonement for our sins; then He arose in bodily resurrection from the dead then He ascended into Heaven; that He is now making constant intercession for His people; that He will imminently, personally, and visibly return to this earth according to His promise.

John 3:16, John 14:6, John 8:46, Luke 1:26-38, Acts 1:8-11, Romans 5:6-11, I Thessalonians 5:15, Hebrews 10:11-25, I John 2:2, Revelation 19:11-16

God the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; who regenerates and baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ which is the Church; and who indwells, enlightens, and guides the individual believer.

Matthew 28:19, Luke 11:13, John 3:3-8, John 14:16-27, John 15:26, John 16:7-15, Acts 2:1-4, I Corinthians 6:19, I Corinthians 12:12-13

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe in the rapture of the saved to meet Him in the air, and the personal, visible, imminent, and glorious return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ prior to the seven-year tribulation period. We believe in pre-millennialism: the rapture of the Church prior to the tribulation period.

Acts 1:11, I Corinthians 15:23, I Corinthians 15:33-57, Philippians 3:20-21, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelations 19:11-16

The Church

1)We believe that the true church is one living, spiritual body of which Jesus Christ is the head and of which all regenerate persons are members. Furthermore we believe that the local church is an assembly of professed believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, associated for worship, service and fellowship.

Matthew 16:18, Acts 2:41, I Corinthians 10:32, II Corinthians 11:2-4, Ephesians 2:21-22, Ephesians 5:30-32, Philippians 1:1, I Timothy 3:15, Hebrews 12:23

2) We fully believe that the principal business of the Christian Church (all believers) until the Lord Jesus Christ returns is to preach the Gospel of Christs death and resurrection, without reserve or qualification, to every human being under heaven; and that the responsibility of all who hear is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for justification and forgiveness of sins.

Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:47, Acts 12:8, Acts 8:4, Acts 13:38-39, Colossians 1:23

Christian Ordinances

We fully believe that before the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to the Fathers throne, He instituted two ordinances baptism and the Lords Supper (Communion.)

1)Baptism (after salvation): We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion of the entire physical body in literal water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; that the ordinance shows forth in a solemn and beautiful symbol the believers identification with Christ, and faith in the Crucified, Buried and Risen Saviour with its effect in the believers death to sin and resurrection to a new life; and that it is a prerequisite to the Lords Supper and the privilege of church relationship, and that it was committed for its administration to the local church.

Matthew 28: 18-20, Mark 16:16, Luke 1:9-11, Acts 2:37-38, Acts 8:36-38, Romans 6:3-11

2) The Lords Supper (Communion): We fully believe that on the night the Lord Jesus Christ was betrayed, He gathered His apostles together in the upper room and instituted this memorial feast; again after He had taken His seat at the right hand of God, He spoke through the apostle Paul concerning this ordinance that the Lords Supper is to be celebrated on the Lords Day, (first day of the week) a fitting day for the feast, being the day of His bodily resurrection from among the dead.

Matthew 28:18, Mark 17:17, Luke 22:14-20, Luke 24:1, Acts 2:46, Acts 20:7, I Corinthians 11:23-26, I Corinthians 15:3-8

Relation of Church to Civil Government

We believe that every human being has direct relationship through Jesus Christ with God and is responsible to Him alone in all matters of faith. In addition we believe that the civil government is of Divine appointment for the best interest and good order of human society; that all in authority are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed except only in things opposed to the revealed will of the Lord Jesus Christ. Furthermore we believe that each local church is independent and completely autonomous and not rightly subject to interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; and therefore, church and state should be kept a separate as having distinct functions, each fulfilling its own duties free from dictation or patronage from the other.

Matthew 22:21, Matthew 25:10, Luke 20:22-25, Acts 4:19-20, Acts 23:5, Romans 13:1-7, I Timothy 2:1-3, Titus 3:1-2, I Peter 2:13-17

Total Depravity of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God; but he sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death which is separation from God; consequently all human beings are born with a sinful nature.

Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:15-25, Genesis 3:1-19, Leviticus 11:45, Psalm 51:5, Matthew 5:27-30, Acts 16:31, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:1-5, Romans 6:23

Justification by Faith

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and all who believe on Him are justified on the single ground of His shed blood.

Everlasting Life

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, and are the recipients of everlasting life.

John 1:12-13, Romans 8:16, I Peter 1:3-5

Separation from the World

We believe, as before God that all saved persons, are called unto a life of holiness and of separation from worldly and sinful practices and that they should demonstrate and live the teachings of the Lord in their daily lives.

Romans 6:12-13, Romans 12:2, I Corinthians 15:58, II Corinthians 6:14-17, Colossians 3:1-4, Titus 2:23, Hebrews 2:13, James 4:4, I John 2:15-17

Missions

We believe that all Christians are obligated to witness by word and deed to these truths and to proclaim the Gospel to all the world.

Matthew 28:19-20

The Lords Day

We believe the first day of the week is the Lords Day. It is a Christian institution for regular observance. It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed by exercises of worship and spiritual devotion, both public and private, by refraining from amusements and resting from secular employments, works of necessity and mercy only excepted.

Matthew 28:1-6

The Righteous and the Wicked

We believe there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked. Those only who are justified through the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and sanctification by the Holy Spirit are truly righteous in His sight. Those who continue impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked and under condemnation. This distinction between the righteous and the wicked holds in and after death, and will be made manifest at the judgment when final and everlasting awards are made to all men.

Matthew 25:31-46, Mark 9:48, Luke 23:43, John 3:36, Romans 9:22-24, I Corinthians 15:45-53, II Corinthians 5:1-10, Revelation 20:10-15

Satan

We believe that old serpent, called the devil and Satan is a real person who deceives the whole world.

Job 1:6-7, I Peter 5:8

Free Will of Man

We believe that God has given all men the free will to believe and receive the gospel and upon the exercising of faith in Christ, man is eternally bound to God sovereign will and thereby secure forever. Choice of Life or death you choose!

Genesis 2:16-17, Deuteronomy 30:19, Joshua 24:15, Isaiah 7:15-16, John 1:13, Romans 6:23