STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired, without error, and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which the church operates and is the basis for which the church is governed. We believe that the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures.
Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25;
2 Peter 1:3-4, 21
We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all things.
Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:8, 16; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:30; Hebrews 1:3
We believe in the person of God the Father, an infinite, eternal, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2, 102:27; John 3:16, 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Titus 1:3
We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to earth.
Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 8:58, 11:25;
1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8
We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ.
Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26, 15:13, 16; Hebrews 9:14
We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
John 6:13, 14:16-17, 16:8-11; Romans 8:26
We believe in the Baptism with the Holy Spirit as a distinct and separate experience to that of regeneration, occurring either subsequent to or simultaneous with salvation, enabling the Christian person to be a bolder and more effective witness. The supreme evidence of the Spirit-filled life is the first fruit of the Spirit, which is love. We believe in the present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit in regard to the exercise of all spiritual gifts.
1 Corinthians 12 – 14
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice, falling short of God’s standard and breaking His commandments and therefore are under God’s righteous judgment. Yet God saves and gives new life to all who come to Him in repentance and faith, trusting in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. At the cross, Jesus Christ died in our place as our substitute, absorbing God’s wrath, which we deserved and should have come upon us. Because Jesus died for the sins of the world, the invitation to believe is open to all, and whoever desires may come unto Jesus for new life and the forgiveness of sins.
Romans 3:23; Acts 3:19, 20:21; Ephesians 2:1-3, 2:8-9; 1 John 2:2; John 3:16; Matthew 11:28; Revelation 22:17
We believe in the pattern and principle of male leadership and responsibility in both the home and the church, according to the sacrificial example of Jesus. We believe this limits the roles of pastoral leadership and doctrinal authority.
1 Corinthians 11:1-12, 1 Timothy 2:1-15
We believe in the universal church, the living spiritual body of which Christ is the head, and all who are born again are part of the Body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:15-16
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances for the church: full immersion water baptism of believers, and the Lord’s Supper.
Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope, and trust in Jesus Christ, submit to Him and His Word,and repent from their rebellion will be born again, or saved, and will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, while those who reject the continual call to repentance by the Holy Spirit and refuse to submit to Jesus and His authority as God, and those who refuse to hear and obey the Word of God (being infallible and inerrant) because of the hardness of their impenitent hearts are those reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation will therefore be separated from the Lord after physical death and will remain in Hell until the Judgment Day when the unrepentant will be cast in the Lake of Fire for all eternity.
Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9, 25:31-34; Mark 4:14-20, 8:38, 9:42-49; Luke 11:28, 12:5, 10; Acts 5:32; John 1:1, 2, 12-13, 3:18, 5:22-24, 8:47, 51, 12:47-48, 14:23-24, ; Hebrews 3:8-15, 4:2, 10:26-31, 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Romans 1:18-32, 2:1-16, 10:9-11, 15:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-9; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 14:10-11, 20:11-15
We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, which is His personal, visible return to earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom, and in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless separation of the wicked.
Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11- 16, 20:11-15
WE BELIEVE in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church where all believers will meet the Lord in the air and be taken out of this world prior to the Great Tribulation that will come upon the earth.
Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18, 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-16, 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation 3:10, 5:7-10, 7:13-14