STATEMENT OF FAITH

HOLY BIBLE

We believe scripture as the infallible and authoritative word of God (1 Timothy 3:16, 1 Corinthians 2:14)

TRINITY

We believe in the eternal Godhead; ONE God existing in THREE persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14).

CREATION

We believe in the literal, special creation of the existing space-time universe and all of its basic systems as indicated in Genesis (Genesis 1; Nehemiah 9:6; Isaiah 42:5; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17).

SIN

We believe that sin is a transgressing of, or falling short of, God’s standard in action, thought, and character. All individuals are born with a sin nature that affects their motivation, affection, volition, and actions. The results of sin include separation from God, and death (Romans 3:10,23; 6:23; 14:23; James 4:17; I John 5:17).

JESUS CHRIST

We believe in the Lord Jesus Chris, the savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, fully God and fully man (Luke 1:26-25; John 1:18, Isaiah 7:14, 9:16).

DEATH & RESURRECTION

We believe Chris died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples (1 Corinthians 15:1-2; Romans 4:25).

SECOND COMING

We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation and person, literal and bodily coming again the second time for the Church (John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

SALVATION

We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of calvary (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12, 22, Romans 5:11).

WATER BAPTISM

We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the common of Chris (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:37-38; 19:1-6).

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15).

GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as manifested in the early church and enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14 (Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:8-12).

HOLINESS

We believe in the spirit filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian’s faith (Ephesians 5:18; James 1:27; 2 Corinthians 6:14, 7:1).

HEALING

We believe in divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the early church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9, James 5:1)

TABLE OF THE LORD

We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly called communion or the Lord’s supper, for believers (1 Corinthians 11:28-32)

TITHE

We believe in the tithe (first ten percent of our income) that belongs to the Lord, offerings that are given willingly and alms that are given to the poor (Deuteronomy 8:18, 2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:6-15).

ETERNAL LIFE

We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24,3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-58, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation 20:10-15).

SATAN

We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and eternal judgment of Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41, Revelation 20:10-15).

THE CHURCH

The local church is autonomous, that is, it is self-governing, self-supporting and self-propagating in its mature state (Acts 2; 13:1-4). The Church of Jesus Christ is the last instrument that God is using to extend His kingdom prior to the second coming of Christ (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:20- 23; 3:10). We believe in the public gathering of the Church together for prayer, worship, teaching and preaching of the Bible and the administering of the sacraments of the church (Acts 2; I Corinthians 11; Hebrews 10:25).