Our Statement of Faith
We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19).
We believe the Bible to be the divinely inspired, unchanging and infallible Word of God (inerrant in the original manuscripts), the complete revelation of God’s will, and the sole and final authority in faith and conduct (Lk. 24:27; Jn. 10:35; 2 Tim. 3:16-17;
2 Pet. 1:20-21, 3:16).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God, begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly man (Matt. 1:18; Phil. 2:5-11), and will again return physically (Acts 1:11; Jn. 14:23; Matt. 24:30-31, 44, 25:31).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, co-equal with the Father and the Son. He convicts the world of sin, regenerates and indwells the believer, and is the power for victory over sin and the enabling power for service (Jn. 14:16-17, 15:26-27, 16:7-11; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 6:19).
We believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, “each after its own kind”, by direct act and not by evolution (Gen. 1; Col. 1:16-17; Jn. 1:3).
We believe in the personality of Satan who is the open and declared enemy of God and man (Job 1:6-12; Isa. 14:12-17; Matt. 4:2-11).
We believe that man, in the person of the first Adam, was created in innocence, but by voluntary transgression fell into sin, thus plunging the whole race into condemnation and death. Consequently, not only is all mankind born into sin, but all chose to sin, so that they are without excuse before God (Gen. 3; Rom. 5:10-19).
We believe that the only escape from the condemnation of sin is through the redemption provided through Jesus Christ. He voluntarily took upon Himself a human body and nature, yet without sin; and by His suffering, death, and bodily resurrection, made full satisfaction to the justice of God for the sin of man (Jn. 1:1-3, 14, 5:25, 10:17-18; Acts 16:30-33; Rom. 3:25; 1 Jn. 2:2, 4:10).
We believe that faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation from sin. This salvation is not based on merited good works or ordinances, but is wholly by grace. All who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ are born from above and are eternally secure (Jn. 5:32, 36, 39-40, 8:24, 10:27-29; Rom. 8:35-39, 10:9-13; Eph. 1:13-14, 2:8-9; Phil. 1:6; Acts 16:31; Tit. 3:5-7).
We believe that the Church, presented in Scripture as both universal and local, is the body of Christ which has been established by Him and for His glory. Hence, the Church is the assembly of those who have been called out by God from the world and who are commissioned by Christ to evangelize (Matt. 16:18; 1 Pet. 2:12; 2 Cor. 4:15; 1 Tim. 1:17; Acts 1:39, 41, 2:42; Eph. 1:5-6, 4:11-16; Jn. 4:24; 1 Cor. 14:24-25; Matt. 18:19-20; Acts 1:8).
We believe in observing the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper which is symbolic of our Savior’s suffering and death (1 Cor. 11:22-30; Matt. 26:26-28; Mk. 14:22-24; Lk. 22:19-20); and in the ordinance of Baptism which will be administered by immersion as a public confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:19; Acts 8:36-38, 9:18, 10:46-48).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of life and the lost unto condemnation (Jn. 5:28-29; 1 Thess. 4:14-18; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 20:11-15).
We believe that the institution of the family is ordained by God and that He Himself has given the children to their parent(s) (Ps. 127:3-4). We also believe that God has commissioned the parent(s) with the responsibility to train their children toward godliness in all things. Thus, we believe that the kind of education which the child receives, whether secular or spiritual, will be determined by the parent(s) and not the state (Deut. 6:1-9, 11:18-21; Eph. 6:1-4; Pro. 1:8, 2:1-5, 22:6, 20-23; Lev. 10:8-11; Ps. 1:1-2, 34:11, 86:11, 119:32, 35).
We believe that the charismatic renewal movement, while containing some who are no doubt genuine and sincere believers, is based upon a misunderstanding of the Scriptures regarding the spiritual gifts and particularly the gifts of tongues and healing. We believe that the gifts of tongues and healing were bestowed in apostolic times as special signs and as an authentication of the apostolic message, and they were never intended to be exercised regularly in the churches throughout this age (Eph. 2:20; Heb. 2:3-4; 1 Cor. 13:8-12, 14:22).