Statement of Faith

345-800We believe….

  1. That the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testament, is the infallible, inspired, inerrant Word of God, and is to be our final authority in faith and practice. (2Tim. 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  2. There is only one true and living God eternally existing as a trinity in unity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit--three persons but yet one God. (Deut. 6:4, Mt. 28:19)
  3. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He became truly man while remaining truly God through His virgin birth as conceived by the Holy Spirit. After living a sinless life, He died on the cross for the sins of the world, shedding His perfect blood for our atonement. On the third day of being in the tomb, He was bodily resurrected from the grave and forty (40) days later ascended back into heaven. (John 1:1, 2; 1:14, 10:30, Is. 7:14, Mt. 1:20-23)
  4. Man was created in the image and likeness of God and placed in the Garden of Eden. Man rebelled against God, thereby placing all mankind under condemnation, making it absolutely necessary for everyone to repent and be born again in order to go to Heaven. (Gen. 1:26, Rom. 3:10 & 23, Acts 20:21, John 3:7)
  5. Salvation is the free gift of God to all mankind, received by grace through faith alone, not of works. We believe that God is no respecter of persons in the manner of salvation, and has called all men to repentance. God our Creator has given man the free will to accept or reject this gift. (John 3:16, 17; Eph 2:8, 9; I Tim. 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9)
  6. Eternal security is granted to those who are truly born again. God, the Author of Salvation, is also the One Who retains it and grants eternal blessedness and a literal heaven for the redeemed.
  7. In the existence of a fiery hell and a personal devil, who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men, and that he and all his angels and all who do not received Christ as their personal Savior, will eternally perish in the lake of fire. (Jude 1:7, John 8:44, Rev. 20:11-15)
  8. In the Blessed Hope, and eagerly await the imminent return and glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior. (I Thes. 4:16-18, Titus 2:11-14)
  9. That God created the earth in 6 days, and that this can in no way be reconciled with evolution. (Gen. 1 and 2)
  10. Human life begins at conception and the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the taking of unborn human life. (Job 3:16, Psalm 139, Isa. 44:24; 49:1, Jer. 1:5, Luke 1:44)
  11. In the authority of the local church, and that it is the duty of every born again soul to unite with a local, visible assembly, and to make a public profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom. 10:9-10, Heb. 10:25, Acts 2:41-17)
  12. That marriage is an ordained union of God, consisting of one man and one woman. All other sexual relations, including homosexuality, adultery, and pornography, are sinful perversions, and are forbidden by God. (Gen. 2:18-24, Gen. 19, Lev. 18:1-30, Rom. 1:16-29, I Cor. 6:9-10, Heb 13:4)