We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired Word of God: the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. It is our supreme and final authority of faith and practice. We use only the King James Version Bible.
(II Tim. 3: 15-17)
We believe in one God eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, one with the Father and the Son, the indweller of every believer whereby each is sealed unto the day of redemption of the body. His presence in the Christian is the assurance of God to bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. We believe that the “fullness of the Holy Spirit” is manifested by the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5: 22-23), and by power in witnessing. (Acts 1:8; John 15: 1-8) We do not agree with modern day “tongues” movement.
(Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; John 4:24; Romans 8:14-15; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-8; Isaiah 61:13; John 16:7-15; Romans 8:9-11)
We believe in the existence and operational power of a real and personal being, the evil one called Satan or Devil, opposed to all righteousness, and exalting himself against all that God is and desires.
(I Peter 5:8-9)
We believe in a literal Hell, the place of eternal punishment for those who have not trusted in the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
(Luke 16:19-31; Matt. 25:46; II Thes. 1:9)
We believe in a literal place called Heaven where God’s immediate presence is manifested, where the angels are, and where the redeemed shall ultimately be, from whence Christ descended and ascended again, where He maketh intercession for the saints, and from whence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
(Heb.12:22-23; John 3:5; II Peter 1:10-11)
We believe that God created man in His own image and in a state of innocence, but that through temptation, man willfully transgressed. All mankind is born dead in trespasses and sins, and is under condemnation, having inherited a corrupt nature.
(Psalm 51; Romans 5; Eph. 2:1)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; that He rose from the dead in His glorified body, ascended into Heaven, and that, as our High Priest and Advocate, He ever lives to make intercession for us; that all who believe on His name are justified on the basis of grace through faith in Him. The believer is, therefore, eternally secure, kept by the power of God.
(Acts 16:30-31; Eph. 1:2-10;
Romans 5:8-10; John 3:16-18; I Peter 1:5)
We believe that regeneration is a divine and instantaneous work of the Holy Spirit, whereby God imparts life to one dead in trespasses and sin
(II Cor. 5:17-20; John 3; Gal. 2:20, 5:22-25)
We believe that sanctification is a divine and progressive work of the Holy Spirit whereby God, upon the ground of the finished work of Christ on the cross, His present intercessory ministry, and His divine Word, sets the believer apart and works out, in, and through him, by means of a submissive will, that which is well pleasing to Himself through Jesus Christ. This work culminates in the redemption of the body.
(Phil. 2:12-13; Eph. 5)
We believe in the one true church, the Body and Bride of the Lord Jesus, composed of believers form Pentecost to the Rapture, into which believers are baptized by the Holy Spirit. We believe that the local church is an organization composed of professing believers, instituted for the purpose of fellowship, worship, and service. In the matters of administration and policy, it is self-governing.
(Mat. 16:15-19); Acts 2:41-42; Eph. 1:22-23; I Tim. 3:1-15)
We believe that Christian baptism by immersion of a believer in water, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is the Biblical mode of baptism, and testifies of the believer’s faith in, and identification with, the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour.
(Mat. 3:13-17, 28:19-20; Romans 6:3-5)
THE LORD'S SUPPER
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is an ordinance whereby believers show forth the Lord’s death until He comes.
The Second Coming of Christ for His Church
We believe in the glorious hope of the pre-millennial, imminent, visible, and bodily return of Christ.
(I Thes. 4:13-18; John 14)
We believe that every child of God should demonstrate his separation unto God from the world system. This separation involves a fruitful, spirit-filled life of obedience to the commands of Scripture, and the refusal to associate with, or become involved in anything that would bring reproach upon the character and work of Christ and His Church.
(II Cor. 6:14-18; Eph. 1; Romans 12:1-2)