We believe that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner, born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can be born of woman, and that He is both the son of God and God the Son.
Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; John 1:4
Resurrection and Priesthood
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ and in His ascension into heaven, where He now sits at the right Hand of the Father as our High Priest interceding for us.
Matthew 28:6-7; Luke 24:39; John 20:27; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:2-6, 51; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 321; Hebrews 8:6; 12:2; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 2:1; Hebrews 2:17; Hebrews 5:9, 10.
We believe that the holy spirit is a divine Person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that he was active in creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God's purpose is fulfilled; that he convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; that he bears witness to the truth of the gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the Agent in the new birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer.
John 14:16, 17; Matthew 28:19; Hebrews 9: 14; John 14:26; Luke 1:35; Genesis 1:1-3; John 16:8-11; Acts 5:30-31; John 3:5,6; Ephesians 1:13,14; Mark 1:8; John 1:33; Acts 11:16; Luke 24:49; Romans 8:14, 16, 26, 27
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan, the Devil; and that he was created by God as an angel but through pride and rebellion became the enemy of His Creator; that he became the unholy god of this age anf the ruler of all the powers of darkness and is destined to the judgement of an eternal justice in the lake of fire .
Matthew 4:1-1; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10.
We believe the biblical account of the creation of the physical universe, angels, and man; that this account is neither allegory nor myth, but a literal, historical account of the direct, immediate creative act of God without any evolutionary process; That man was created by a direct work of God and not from previously existing forms of life; and that all men are descended from the historical Adam and Eve, first parents of the entire human race.
Genesis 1,2; Colossians 1:16, 17; John 1:3
Grace, New Birth
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about by our sovereign God in a manner above our comprehension, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruit of repentance, faith and newness of life.
John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5: 17; 1 John 5:1; Acts 16:20-33; 2 Peter 1:4; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2: 1,5; Colossians 2:13; John 3:8.
We believe that justification is that judicial act of God whereby He declares the believer righteous upon the basis of the imputed righteousness of Christ; that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer's shed blood.
Romans 3:24; 4:5; 5: 1,9; Galatians 2:16; Philippians 3:9
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place, the just dying for the unjust; Christ, the Lord, bearing our sin in His own body on the tree, that having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven, and uniting in His wonderful Person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection. He is in every way qualified to be suitable, a compassionate and an all-sufficient Savior.
Ephesians 2:8; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:24; John 3:16; Matthew 18:11; Philippians 2:7; Hebrews 2:14; Isaiah 53: 4-7; Romans 3:25; 1 John 4:10; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21
Security of Saints
We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by God the Father for Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6; 1 John 10:28,29; Romans 8:35-39; Jude 1
Righteous and Wicked
we believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that only those who are justified by faith in our lord Jesus Christ and sanctified by the Spirit of our God are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked and under the curse; and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost in the lake of fire.
Malachi 3:18; Genesis 18:23; Romans 6:17, 18; 1 John 5:19; Romans 7:6; 6:23; Proverbs 14:32; Revelation 20:14, 15; Matthew 25:34-41; John 8:21; Luke 16:25
Church and Ordinances
We believe that a local church is an organized congregation of immersed believers, associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers are pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the scriptures. We believe the true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We Hold that the local church has the absolute right to self-government free from interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organization; and that the one and only Superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that each local church is the sole judge of the measure and method of cooperation; that on all matters of membership, of polity, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final.
1 Corinthians 11:2; Acts 20:17-28: 1 Timothy 3: 1-13; Acts 2:41,42
We believe in the unity of all New Testament believers in the church which is the body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:12,13; Ephesians 1:22,23; 3:1-6; 4-11; Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18; Acts 15:13-18
We believe that Christian baptism is the single immersion of believers in water to show forth solemn and beautiful emblem of our identification with the crucified, buried, and risen savior, through whom we died to sin and rose to a new life; that baptism is to be performed under the authority of the local church; and that it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership
We believe that the Lord's Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes, and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination. we believe that the biblical order of the ordinance is baptism first and then the lord's supper, and that participants in the Lord's supper, should be immersed believers.
Acts 8:36,39; John 3;23; Romans 6:3-5; Matthew 3:16; Colossians 2: 12; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41, 42.
Separation of Church and State Civil Government
We believe that the church and the state are to be completely separate from each other. We believe that the civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed; except in those things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming King of Kings.
Romans 13:1-7; 2 Samuel 23:3; Exodus 18:21,22; Acts 23:5; Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:29; Acts 4:19,20; Daniel 3:17,18
We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, an event which can occur at any moment, and that at that moment the dead in Christ shall be raised in glorified bodies without tasting death, and all shall be caught up to meet the lord in the air before the seven years of tribulation.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:42-44, 51-54; Philippians 3: 20-21; Revelation 3:10