The Word Of God
We believe the Bible to be wholly true and therefore base our faith and practice upon what it teaches. We believe that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and that God has preserved His inspired words, which under His care and providence, have been translated without error in the King James Bible. We further believe that the King James Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice (Psalm 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21).
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons Ė God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit. The Trinity are equal in every divine perfection, and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 1:1-3; II Corinthians 13:14; I John 5:7).
God The Father
We believe in God the Father- an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men. He hears and answers our prayers and saves from sin and spiritual death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (Psalm 136; Psalm 147:5; Isaiah 6:3; Jeremiah 33:3; John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Romans 13:1; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21; I John 4:8).
We believe in Jesus Christ, Godís only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:25; Mark 15:6; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1-3; John 3:16; John 14:3; Romans 3:19-25; Romans 5:6-15; II Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25, 26).
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide (John 3:5-6; John 14:16; John 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; Acts 11:15; Romans 8:13; I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19-20; I Corinthians 12:13; II Thessalonians 2:13; Titus 3:5).
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and choice; and therefore, are under condemnation. We believe those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit (John 3:19; Acts 2:38; Acts 4:19; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:6-12; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Revelation 20:11-14).
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world (Matthew 16:16-18; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:41-43; Acts 20:28; I Corinthians 15: 51-58; Ephesians 1:12-14; Ephesians 2:10; Ephesians 5:25-30; Colossians 1:18; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 3:4-15; Hebrews 13:15).
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well- being of his fellow men. Christian conduct should be blameless before the world. He should be a faithful steward of his possessions and should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ (Acts 24:16; I Corinthians 4:1-2, 10:31; Galatians 5:13; II Peter 3:18; II Timothy 2:20-22).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lordís Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the complete immersion of a believer in water in the name of the triune God. The act is a testimony of our faith in a crucified, buried and risen Savior. We believe that the Lordís Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 8:34-39; Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:23-26).
We believe that every human being must give answer to God individually, and therefore no other man or religious institution can act as his conscience. He has the right to interpret the Scripture for himself and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith. This right necessitates the liberties of freedom, of speech and worship. We believe that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority. Church and State must be separate as having different functions and fulfilling duties free from dictation or patronage of the other (Romans 14:12; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 4:16).
The Last Times
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to Earth. We teach and preach the Pre-Tribulation Rapture and the Pre-Millennial Return of Christ. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked (I Corinthians 15:51-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 19-22).