Statement of Faith

Our Faith

THE WORD OF GOD: We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, plenary and verbally
inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy
Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Furthermore, in view
of the number of Bible translations and paraphrases available today, we re-affirm our confidence
in the King James Version of the Holy Bible as being the preserved Word of God and sanction
its use only as the accepted text in all the services and activities of our church. (II Timothy 3:16,
17; II Peter 1:19-21)
2. THE TRINITY: We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three
persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but
harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption. (John 4:26, 8:51-58,
9:35-38; Ephesians 4:6; Hebrews 1:8, Acts 5:3,4, I John 5:7, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:21,22, II
Corinthians 13:14)
3. GOD THE FATHER: We believe in God the Father, an infinite, sovereign, personal spirit,
perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in
the affairs of men, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus
Christ (Exodus 20:2,3; I Corinthians 8:6; Revelation 4:11)
4. JESUS CHRIST: We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the
Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in
His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual
intercession for His people as our High Priest and personal visible return to earth. (Genesis 3:15;
Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35; John 1:14, 3:16, 20:27; Hebrews 1:8, 2:14, 17; Ephesians 2:8; Acts
15:11, 1:9-11; Romans 3:24,25; Matthew 18:11, 28:6, 7; Philippians 2:7,8; I John 4:10; I
Corinthians 15:3; Revelation 3:21; I Timothy 2:5)
5. THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the
Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His
relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that
He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He bears witness to the truth of the
gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the new birth; that He seals, endues,
indwells, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer. (John 14:16,17,26, 16:8-
11, 1:33; Matthew 28:19; Hebrews 9:14, 2:4; Luke 1:35, 24:49; Genesis 1:1-3; Acts 5:30-32,
11:16; Ephesians 1:13, 14; Mark 1:8; Romans 8:14, 8:16,26,27, 15:19; I Corinthians 13:8)
6. REGENERATION: We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are,
therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus
Christ as personal Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. (II Peter 1:4, John 3, 17:21, 1:13;
Ephesians 1:1-12; Romans 3)

7. THE CHURCH: We believe in the unity of all true believers in the Church which is the Body
of Christ, and that all believers, both Jews and Gentiles, are added to this Church by the baptism
of the Holy Spirit at the time of Salvation. We believe that this Church is manifested through the
local church which is a congregation of immersed believers associated by covenant of faith and
fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; exercising
the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; and that its officers and pastors and
deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in Scripture. We believe the
true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity.
We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government free from the interference
of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; that the one and only superintendent is Christ
through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in
contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that each local church is the sole
judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; and that on all matters of membership, of
policy, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the church is final. (Ephesians
3:1-6, 1:22, 23, 4:11, 5:23, 24; I Corinthians 12:12; Acts 20:17-28, 15:13-18; I Timothy 3:1-7;
Colossians 1:18)
8.  LAST THINGS:  We believe in that “Blessed Hope” the personal, imminent, pretribulation
and premillennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones and His subsequent
return to earth, with His saints, to establish His millennial Kingdom.  We believe in the
resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous and the endless
suffering of the wicked.  (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:42-44, 51-54; Philippians
3:20-21; Revelation 3:10, 20:1-4, 6; 20:14, 15; Daniel 9:25-27; Matthew 24:29-31, 25:34-41;
Luke 1:30-33, 16:25; Isaiah 9:6, 7, 11:1-9; Acts 2:29, 30; John 8:21)

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