- We believe in one God, eternal, infinite, perfect, the
creator of all things, and manifested in three persons
as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (John 1:1-3; Isaiah
44:6-8; Matt. 28:19; Mark 12:29; Duet. 6:4; Isaiah 43:10).
- We believe the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of
God, both the Old and New Testaments, are the
inerrant and entire revelation of God's will for
salvation, and the Divine and final authority for the
Christian faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
- We believe Jesus Christ was God manifested in the
flesh, truly God and truly man, conceived by the Holy
Spirit and born to the virgin Mary. (Isaiah 7:14; Matt. 1:
23; Isaiah 9:6).
- We believe in His sinless life, His miraculous ministry,
His substitutionary death on the cross as atonement
for our sins, His bodily resurrection from the dead,
and his ascension into heaven to serve as our
intercessor before the Father (John 1:14; Hebrews 7:
- We believe in salvation only through the shed blood
of Jesus. Man was created good but by voluntary
transgression fell, and his ONLY hope of redemption
is in Jesus Christ and his work on the cross (Rom. 3:
23; Rom. 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8; John 3:3-8; 1 John 1:7-9).
This allows us to enter into the family of God by an
experience called the "New Birth" or being “Born
Again” as Jesus taught Nicodemus in John chapter 3.
- We believe water baptism is by immersion, and
should be observed by all who truly repent & believe
on Christ as he commanded. We do not believe that
water baptism is necessary for salvation. We do not
believe in infant baptism. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47,48;
Acts 2:38; 1 Pet. 3:21 Rom. 6:4,5) The following
recommendation regarding the water baptismal
formula is adopted; to wit: "On the confession of your
faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by
His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father,
and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. In Jesus Name.
- We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s
Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and the juice
of the vine (1 Cor. 11; 24, 25).
- We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit. The
baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God, promised
by Christ to all believers, distinct from, and
subsequent to, the New Birth, (Acts 2:38,39; Acts 1:4-8;
Acts 15:8,9) and that speaking with tongues is the
initial physical evidence. (Acts 2:4; Acts10:44-46; Acts
- SANCTIFICATION - The Bible teaches that without
holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the
Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet
progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of
regeneration and continuing until the consummation
of salvation at Christ's return. (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:
23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30).
- We believe in divine healing and prayer for the sick.
Deliverance from sickness was provided in the
atonement. Healing is for the physical ills of the
human body and is wrought by the power of God
through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of
hands. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matt. 8:16,17; Mark 16:18; John 5:
14; James 5:14,15)
- We believe in THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND
THE RETURN OF OUR LORD - The angels said to Jesus'
disciples, "...this same Jesus, which is taken up from
you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye
have seen him go into Heaven." When He comes, "...
the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are
alive and remain shall be caught up together with
them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air...". (Acts
1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16,17).
- Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as
- . (Rev. 5:10; 20:6).
- We believe in a literal hell and eternal retribution -
The one who physically dies in his sins without
accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the
lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity
of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is
literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting," used in
describing the duration of the punishment of the
damned in the lake of fire carry the same thought and
meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the
duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence
of God. (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20).
- We believe that term “marriage” has only one
meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God
which joins one man and one woman in a single,
exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We
believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur
between a man and a woman who are married to each
other. We believe that God has commanded that no
intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a
marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as
adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual
conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt
to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s
biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God.