What We Believe



Statement of Faith

1. The Scriptures

We believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, verbally inspired in the whole and in the parts, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20–21).

2. God

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who created all things (Matthew 28:19–20; Acts 5:3–4; Hebrews 1:1–3; Genesis 1:1).
We believe in the historicity of the entire narrative of Genesis, including God’s creation of the material universe in six literal days, a literal Adam and Eve as the parents of all mankind, a literal fall, and a universal flood (Exodus 20:9–11; Romans 5:12; 2 Peter 2:5).
We believe in the virgin birth, the sinless perfection, the bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven of Jesus Christ, and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate (Matthew 1:20–23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 15:3–4; Acts 1:9; Romans 8:34).

3. Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he disobeyed God and thereby incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and also physical death as a consequence; and that all the Adamic race are sinners by nature and practice (Genesis 1:26–27; Romans 5:12–19; 7:15–21).

4. Angels

We believe that God created sinless, spiritual beings called angels to worship and serve Him (Colossians 1:16; Isaiah 6:3; Hebrews 1:14).
We believe that Satan and some of the angels became proud and were judged by God and that Satan now rules these fallen angels called demons (1 Timothy 3:6; Matthew 25:41; Ephesians 6:11–12; 2 Corinthians 4:4).

5. Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood, and are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become the children of God (Romans 5:8–9; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 3:24–26; John 3:3–6; John 1:12).
We believe those born again by the Spirit of God have eternal salvation and can never be lost (Romans 8:28–39; John 10:27–30; Romans 5:1–11).

6. The Church

We believe the Church is an elect company of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body; its mission is to witness concerning its head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations (Ephesians 1:3–4; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Acts 1:8).
We believe that water baptism of believer’s, practiced by immersion, and the Lord’s Supper are the ordinances of the Church in this age (1 Corinthians 11:23–26; Acts 2:41).
We believe the Christian is not under the Law but that the grace of God is sufficient for the maintenance of a life of obedience to the Word of God (Romans 6:14; John 14:15; 2 Peter 3:18).
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells, seals, and gives spiritual gifts to every believer; and that He guides, fills, teaches, and enables every believer to do the will of God as the believer trusts and obeys the Spirit (Romans 8:9; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Corinthians 12:7–11; Galatians 5:16–18; Ephesians 5:18; 1 John 2:27).
We believe the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, were temporary and that speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or the filling of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:20; Hebrews 2:3–4; 1 Corinthians 14:1–40).
We believe that ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:50–54: 2 Corinthians 12:7–10).
We believe that God frequently chooses to answer the prayer of believers for physical healing (James 5:14–18).

7. Last Things

We believe the order of the end time events will be as follows: (1) the personal, physical return of Jesus Christ to rapture the Church; (2) the seven year tribulation period; (3) the personal, visible return of Jesus Christ to the earth to establish His earthly kingdom which will continue for 1,000 years; (4) the final judgment and eternal state (1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Daniel 9:24–27; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Revelation 3:10; Matthew 24:5–21; Revelation 6:1–19:21; Isaiah 11:1-10; Revelation 19:11–21; 20:1–3, 11–15; 21:1–22:5).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost (Daniel 12:1–2; Revelation 21:1–22:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 15:20–58; Matthew 25:41, 46; John 5:28–29; Revelation 20:11–15).

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