Statement of Faith

We Accept the Bible as the very word of God to man. Therefore we allow the Bible, literally interpreted, to govern our beliefs and practices, both as individuals and as a local New Testament church body. This doctrinal statement is a listing of the Bible teachings on major doctrinal issues, and is an affirmation of the beliefs and teachings of the church concerning these doctrines. 

The Bible

We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration of the sixty-six books of the Bible. The old and new testaments are inerrant in the original writings, and they are the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We believe that the Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Textus Receptus of the New Testament are the preserved Word of God. It is our practice to use only the King James Version. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21; Matthew 4:4; Psalm 12:6-7).

The Holy Spirit

God is a Spirit, infinitely holy, omniscient, immutable, and the Creator of the universe. God is a Trinity – one God in three equal Persons – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost, or Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus is Deity, the Second Person of the Trinity. He came to earth to seek and save the lost. He died on the cross as our Substitute, bearing our sins and suffering the judgment we deserve as sinners. He rose bodily from the dead on the third day, and ascended to Heaven forty days later. He is presently at the right hand of God the Father interceding for His saints. He was virgin-born.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a deity, the Third Person of the Trinity. He convicts of sin, regenerates, endues Christians with power to be soul winners, seals believers in Christ, and guides the Christian.

Salvation

The Holy Spirit is a deity, the Third Person of the Trinity. He convicts of sin, regenerates, endues Christians with power to be soul winners, seals believers in Christ, and guides the Christian.

Creation

God is the creator of the universe, the earth, and all living things. We utterly reject the theory of evolution. We also reject the theory of theistic evolution.

Satan

Satan is the arch-enemy of God and of God’s people. As the father of lies, he is the author of modernism, the ecumenical movement, the cults, and other fabrications of the truth of the Word of God.

The Church

The church is the local body of baptized believers who are covenanted together to obey the Great Commission by winning the lost, baptizing the converts, and training them in the Word of God to win others.

Church Ordinances

God has given two ordinances to His local church. Only the Scriptural church has the authority to administer ordinances. Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and is necessary for membership in the church. The Lord’s Supper consists of unleavened bread and of the fruit of the vine (unfermented wine). The ordinances are not sacraments – they have nothing to do with salvation. They are important, however, as they are commanded by the Lord.

Grace Giving

Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the faith. We are commanded to bring our gifts into the storehouse (the common treasury of the church) upon the first day of the week. (Leviticus 27:30; Malachi 3:10; Acts 4:34-37; I Corinthians 16:2; II Corinthians 8:7; Hebrews 7:2-4)

Heaven and Hell

All saved people will spend eternity with Jesus Christ in Heaven. All lost people will spend eternity in the lake of fire. We believe in a literal heaven and a literal hell.

Contemporary Movements

We reject the following movements as being unscriptural: the charismatic movement, the ecumenical movement, hyper-Calvinism (particularly the doctrines of unconditional election, limited atonement and the irresistible grace) and neo-evangelicalism.









We reject the following movements as being unscriptural: the charismatic movement, the ecumenical movement, hyper-Calvinism (particularly the doctrines of unconditional election, limited atonement and the irresistible grace) and neo-evangelicalism.