Statement of Faith

  1. We believe the Bible, in the original writings, is the inerrant word of God given for reproof, correction, and training in righteousness.   II Timothy 3:16
  2. We believe in one God, eternally existent in three Persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 15:26
  3. We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, and His Ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal, visible return in power and glory at the end of the age.  Psalms 2:7-9, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 11:26, Hebrews 4:14, John 4:10, Hebrews 9:12, Acts 1:3, Matthew 24:27, Acts 1:9-11, Matthew 26:31-34
  4. We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace, and is received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, totally apart from human merit or works.   This salvation is evidenced by Christ-like character, righteous, living and good works, as the believer submits to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, in obedience to the Word of God.  Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 2:8-9, I Timothy 1:5, II Timothy 1:9, James 1:21-27
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by which men are regenerated and granted life and grace to live godly and holy lives in the present evil world.  Titus 3:5, Galatians 5:22-23
  6. We believe that Satan exists today as the enemy of God and the accuser of God’s people.   He persistently seeks to counterfeit the works and truth of God.  Isaiah 14:12-14, Ezekiel 28:12-17, Acts 26:18, Ephesians 6:10-13, Revelation 12:1-17, Revelation 19:17-21
  7. We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.   We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead; the saved to eternal life, dwelling, forever with Christ; the unsaved to everlasting judgment and condemnation.  Matthew 24:29-30, Acts 1:11, Revelation 20:1-6
  8. We believe that the true church is a spiritual unity made up of all believers. The church is the body of Christ, composed irrespective of denominational or organizational affiliation.   We believe this body of believers was chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world.   We neither support nor endorse the World or National Council of Churches, or any world, national, regional, or local organization which give Christian recognition to non-believers or advocate a multi-faith union.  Ephesians 1:3-4, Colossians 1:1-18, John 17:20-24, Matthew 28:18-20, I Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 2:11-22, Ephesians 4:11-16, Colossians 1:28, Hebrews 10:23-25