Statement of Faith

  1. The Bible, containing the 66 books of the Old and New Testament, is God’s perfect Word. It is completely trustworthy, without error in its original manuscripts, perfectly sufficient, and our only infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe the Holy Scriptures to be the VERBAL PLENARY INSPIRED WORD OF GOD, absolutely authoritative and infallible in the original manuscripts, and altogether sufficient in themselves as our only infallible rule of faith and practice, II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21; John 10:35; John 17:17.
  2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-equal. John 10:30; 4:24; 5:23-26; 1:11 and Matt. 28:19.
  3. We believe in God the Father; perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through the Lord Jesus Christ.
  4. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, and in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood; in His bodily resurrection; and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal, pre-millennial return to power and glory, according to His promise. We believe His present work is that of High Priest, Advocate and Intercessor; in which capacity He appears before the face of God on our behalf. Isa.53:5,6; Gal.3:13; Matt. 20:28; Luke 24:36-43; John 20:25-28; Heb. 9:24; and I John 2:1; Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16,17; Titus 2:11-13.
  5. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, Who, having come forth from God, convinces the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment; Who also regenerates, sanctifies, comforts, indwells, enlightens, empowers, baptizes, guides and teaches all who become children of God through Christ. Matt. 28:19; Gen. 1:2; John 16:8-11; I Cor. 3:16; 6:19; Rom. 8:14.
  6. We believe that man was created in innocence but fell in Adam and is now totally unable to redeem himself. That all men by nature and by choice are sinners; that men became sinners through the fall of Adam; that Adam sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; that those descended from Adam are born with a sinful nature and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word and deed. Gen. 1:26-28; 3:1-24; Eph. 2:3; Rom. 3:19, 23; 5:12; John 8:42-44.
  7. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (I Cor. 12:13). We believe in salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; and therefore, that those who accept Christ as Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God's presence and those who refuse to accept Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God. Acts 13:38, 39; 16:31; Eph. 2:8-9; John 3:16; Matt. 25:46; Rev. 20:11-15; 22:11; Jude 1:13.
  8. We believe in the existence and personality of Satan. Job 1:6-7; Jude 9; Rev. 20.
  9. We believe that the church is the body of which Christ is the Head, and all born again believers are the particular members. We believe in the one true church; a living and spiritual body of which Christ is the head and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a visible church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ; baptized on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work, fellowship, prayer, teaching, a united testimony, and the observance of the ordinances of our Lord; and that God has laid on these churches the task of persuading the lost world to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to enthrone Him as Lord and Master. Luke 17:20,21; Acts 2:42-47; Matt. 28:19-20; John 20:19-22.
  10. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost (John 5:29; Daniel 12:2); they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. Phil. 1:21-23; Acts 25:15; I Cor. 15; Rev. 21-1-6; II Cor. 5:8; I John 3:2.
  11. We believe that every human being is directly responsible to God alone; and that only those who truly receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born of God (John 3:3; John 1:11-13; Rev. 3:20; John 14:17, 23). We believe that they are made partakers of the Divine Nature by the incoming and indwelling of the Holy Spirit and are sealed with the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13,14; 4:30) that these believers are kept by the power of God and that they will be presented faultless before the presence of His glory. Gal. 3:26; Rom. 8:16; II Peter 1:4; I Peter 1:3-5; II Thess. 3:3; Jude 24; Col. 3:4; John 5:24; II Tim. 1:12; Phil. 1:16; Rom. 8:38, 39; John 10:28, 29.
  12. We further believe in righteous living and missionary effort. That good works do not produce salvation in any sense, but that it is proper evidence and fruit of the new birth. Titus 2:14; Acts 1:8; John 15.
  13. We further believe in separation from the world; and that the righteous are called into a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices. Rom. 12:2; James 4:4; I John 2:15-18; Eph. 5:3-11.
  14. We believe in the autonomy and independence of the local church; and that we must be kept free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; and that therefore, church and state must be kept separate as having different functions; each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
  15. We believe that Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper to be observed by believers until He comes. Matt. 26:26-30; Matt. 28:19, 20.
  16. We believe that the Church, composed of all who have been born again through faith in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ (John 3:1-8), is commissioned to teach and preach the Gospel to all nations and to be evangelistic in its work and in its spirit. Matt. 28:19, 20.

NOTE: We understand that the aforementioned statements do not by any means exhaust the content of our creed which is the whole Word of God and they are not intended to set a limit beyond which faith cannot go within this world; but we do believe that in-so-far as these articles extend, they are a true presentation of the sound doctrine taught in the Scriptures and therefore binding upon us as Christian believers.