What We Believe
- We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, the final authority for the faith, practice and principle, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God breathed (II Tim. 3:16-17; II Pet. 1:20-21; Matt 5:18; John 16:12-13). We believe that the King James Version of the Bible is the most accurate translation. - We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost), co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. We believe He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only and eternal Son of God and that He became man without ceasing to be God. He was born of a virgin, Mary, having been conceived by the Holy Ghost, all this done to reveal God to mankind and to redeem sinful mankind. We believe that Jesus was the sinless Son of God and He accomplished our redemption through His death, burial, and resurrection at Calvary. He is now at the right hand of God the Father making intercession for His children as our High Priest. We believe that the Holy Ghost is a Divine Person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and is the same in nature. He was active in creation; He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ, indwelling, sealing, guiding, empowering and filling the believer. (I John 5:20; Matt. 28:19; John 16:8-13; II Cor. 13:14; John 1:1,2,14; Luke 1:35; I Pet. 2:24; Rom. 3:24-25; Eph. 1:7; Heb. 7:25; Heb. 9:24; I John 2:1-2; I Cor. 12:12-14; Rom. 8-9; Eph. 1:13-14; I John 2:20-27; Eph. 5:18) - We believe that all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God and that there is nothing a person can do to receive eternal life in heaven apart from receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and savior. Becoming a Christian is as simple as: A) admitting you are a sinner; B) believing that Christ is the sinless Son of God and that He died, was buried and rose again as or sacrifice; C) asking Him to come into your heart and be your Lord and Savior. (Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23; Rom. 10:9; John 1:12; Eph. 1:7; I Pet. 1:18-19) - We believe that baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ and obligatory for every believer, by immersion in water in the name of the Father, the son and the Holy Ghost. It is a public symbol of union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. It signifies the washing away of sins. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38,41; Rom. 6:3-4; Col. 2:12; Acts 22:16) - We believe that once a person is saved, they are kept by God’s power and thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40; John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1,38,39; I Pet. 1:5) - We believe that once a person is saved, even though eternally secure, they should stay in close fellowship with the Lord. This is done by living a faithful life of obedience and repenting (confessing with remorse and turning from it) of sin as the Holy Ghost convicts the believer of his sins. (I John 1:9; Gal. 5:16-26; I John 2:1-2; John 14:15; Col. 3:8-10; John 16:8-13) - We believe that God created all things from nothing. Adam and Eve were created by God after His image in perfect righteousness. The account of the creation in Genesis 1 and 2 is historical,
not mythical. Evolution is a theory contrary to the teaching of Scripture on creation. (Gen. 1-2; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 11:3; Ps. 33:6; Jer. 32:17) - We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and that separation from all sinful pleasures, practice, and associations is commanded by God. (II Tim. 3:1-5; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11; II Cor. 6:14-7:1) - We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truths of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind. (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:19-20) - We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts and that all of them should be done decently and in order and for the edification of the body as the Scripture teaches. (I Cor. 12:4-11; I Cor. 14:1-40; Eph. 4:7-12). - We believe in the “Blessed Hope” the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation, and pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and in His subsequent return to earth, with His saints, to establish His Millennial Kingdom. (I Thess. 4:13-18; Zech. 14:4-11; Rev.19:1116; 20:2-6; I Thess. 1:10; 5:9). - We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgement and everlasting punishment. (Matt 25:46; John 5:28-29; Rev. 20:5-6, 12-13; I Cor. 15:12-20; 42-44; 50-54). We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. (Luke 23:43; Rev. 20:4-6; II Cor. 5:8; Phil. 1:23; 3:21; I Thess. 4:16-17). We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when, with soul and body reunited, they shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment. (Luke 16:19-26; Matt. 25:41; II Thess. 1:7-9; Jude 6, 8; Mark 9:42-48; Rev 20:11) - We believe that God’s plan for marriage and sexual intimacy is for one man and one woman to be joined for life. Homosexuality is not a valid alternative lifestyle. The Bible condemns it as sin. It is not an unforgivable sin. The same redemption available to all sinners is available to homosexuals. They too, may become new creatures in Christ Jesus. We further state, based on the Holy Scriptures; this church will not permit same sex marriages or unions within our church or on its grounds. We will not permit any receptions or gatherings of any kind to celebrate such marriages or unions on our property or within our church. Let it be known, should the pastor or any officer of this church perform such ceremony contrary to God’s Word, either with in this church or elsewhere, they are subject to immediate dismissal. (Rom. 1:22-27; Lev 18:22; Gen. 2:18-24; I Cor. 7:1-6).