1. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Old and New Testaments, and that God’s Word is true without any mixture of error. We believe the Bible to be the true center of Christian unity, and final authority in faith and life. The Authorized King James Version is the official and only Bible translation used in our ministry. We believe the King James Version is the inspired, preserved, and perfect Word of God for english speaking people.
(II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21)
2. THE GODHEAD
We believe that there is only one living and true God, that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – yet one in essence and equal in every divine perfection.
(Exodus 20:2, 3; I Corinthians 8:6; I John 5:7)
3. THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, is true God and true man
(John 1:1,14; Luke 1:35).
Jesus died on the cross as a vicarious substitute for man’s sin. He was buried, rose again bodily, and ascended to the right hand of the Father according to the Scriptures.
(Acts 1:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:1-5)
4. THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, co-existent with the Father and the Son. He is the chief agent in the conviction of sin, in regeneration, and the comfort of the believer. The Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the body of Christ, permanently indwells, fills, and seals him in salvation for all of eternity.
(2 Corinthians 13:14; John 14:16,17; Romans 8:14-27)
We believe that all who, by faith, in repentance receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are born again by the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God. Salvation is a gift of God, apart from works, and based solely upon the finished work of Jesus Christ.
(Ephesians 2:8,9; John 1:12)
6. ETERNAL SECURITY
We believe that salvation is not only a gift of God, but that it is also sustained by the power of His Spirit in the believer. Therefore, since salvation is wholly of the Lord, we hold that the believer shall be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
(John 3:16, 10:28-29)
7. THE CHURCH
We believe that a New Testament church is a local group of born again, baptized believers united for the purposes of winning the lost, preaching the Word, equipping the saints, and sending laborers into the harvest, The Church is the pillar and the ground of truth to this present world system. It was established by Jesus Christ, who is the Head, and that it began with the New Testament saints and will be consummated at the coming of Christ in the Rapture.
We believe it to be completely independent with no other person, group, or body having any authority, right or control in any form whatsoever over or within a local church; that Baptism and the Lord’s Table are the only two ordinances given to the local church; that it has the absolute right of self-government directed by the Holy Spirit; and it is answerable only to the Bible, and that in all matters of membership, government, discipline and benevolence, the Scriptures are our final authority.
(Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 6:4,5; 7:17; 11:16; 1 Timothy 3:1-15)
We believe that scriptural baptism is the immersion of believers, administered by a New Testament church. We believe baptism is the first step in obedience to God AFTER salvation, it is NOT a means of grace nor the way of salvation. We oppose the doctrine of baptismal regeneration.
9. THE AUTHORITY OF OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH…
This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe. We do believe, however, that the foregoing Statement of Faith accurately represents the teaching of the Bible.