WHAT WE BELIEVE

 
 
 
 

Statement of Faith

(What We Believe)
 
 

Doctrine of the Scriptures: We believe in the complete, verbal inspiration of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, fully inerrant in the original autographs as the Word of God, and that it is the supreme and only authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

Doctrine of the Trinity: We believe that God subsists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

Doctrine of Christ: We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, sinless in His life, true God and true man. We believe that He died for our sins according to the Scriptures, was buried, and that He rose on the third day, bodily. We believe in His ascension into heaven, His high priestly intercession for His people, and His personal, imminent, pre-tribulation return to rapture His church. We further believe in His visible, pre-millennial return to the world according to His promise.

Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates, baptizes, indwells, and seals the believing sinner at the moment of conversion. We believe that He sovereignly gives gifts to every believer for service. We believe that God hears and answers the prayer of faith in accordance with His own will for the sick and afflicted. However, we do not believe that there is physical healing in the atonement.

Doctrine of Salvation: We believe that all men by nature and choice have sinned, but that “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” We believe, therefore, that those who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God, whereas those who refuse to accept Christ as Savior will be forever separated from God in Hell.

Doctrine of the Church: We believe in the universal body of Christ called the church. We believe in the establishment and continuance of local churches composed only of people who have been born again through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that the local church is commanded to observe until He comes the ordinance of baptism, the observance of the Lord’s Supper, and the task of persuading a lost world to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and make Him Lord of their lives through obedience to His word.

Christian Living: We believe that all believers should, by precept and example, lead a life free from religious heresy and habits that violate the sanctity of the body, and should live every day in a manner for others to see Christ in them.