STATEMENT OF FAITH

  1. The Bible is the Inspired Word of God and is the final and ONLY infallible authority for our faith, conduct, and worship. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  2. God is One yet has three distinct person that are equal and share all the same attributes: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God and, by the Virgin Birth, became man in order to become the Savior of mankind. Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:35, John 1:1, John 1:14
  4. The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins by His redemptive work on the cross, was buried, and rose again on the third day; that He ascended into heaven to sit on God’s right hand. Romans 3:26-26, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Romans 8:34
  5. That salvation is by the grace of God alone, on the basis of the atoning Sacrifice of Christ, and wholly apart from any human merit. Ephesians 2:8-9
  6. The Saved are eternally secure beginning at the moment of salvation. John 5:24, John 6:39-40, John 10:27-30, 1 John 5:13
  7. That God commands all people to repent and to believe the gospel. This is a choice of each individual and is not pre-determined by God. Mark 1:15, Luke 13:3-5, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19
  8. There is one Church, which is the Body of Christ. All true believers are members of this Body, Christ Himself being the only Head. Romans 12:4-5, Ephesians 4:4, Ephesians 5:23
  9. The Church is governed by the Lord as the chief shepherd and the Holy Spirit raises up elders as under-shepherds to guide the flock and give spiritual leadership 1 Peter 5:1-4, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9 .  We believe this work should be done by a group or elders in each church along with a group of deacons who look after the practical needs of the church. 1 Timothy 3:8-13.
  10. There are two ordinances, neither of which is essential to salvation, that are to be observed until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ:
    1. Believers Baptism by immersion. Acts 2:41, Acts 8:12
    2. Weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper. Acts 2:42, Acts 2:46
  11. In the local Church, the Lord’s people find rest, refreshment, and edification. Hebrews 10:15, Acts 2:42
  12. The Lord’s Return will be premillennial, personal, and visible; that the righteous shall inherit eternal life, but the wicked and unbelieving will ultimately be cast into outer darkness. Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Matthew 8:12