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