Statement of Faith
The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe. We do believe, however, that the foregoing Statement of Faith accurately represents the teaching of the Bible.
We believe the Bible is inerrant in the original writings and is the complete, inspired, written revelation of God. We believe it is preserved for us today, as well as for all future people, and is the final authority for man’s faith and practice in life. We believe the Authorized Version, 1611 (King James Bible) is God’s Word without error in the English language.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God; that He was pre-existent, eternal, and God Himself.
We further believe that He was born of the virgin, Mary, was truly man as well as God (the God-man), and lived a perfectly sinless life.
We believe in one true and living God existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe the Holy Spirit is God and He indwells each believer at the time of salvation.
We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of all people and that whosoever will, may be saved. His blood sacrifice satisfied the righteous demands of God. In order for a man to be saved from sin, he must:
- Realize he is a sinner
- Repent of his sin
- By faith accept the Lord Jesus Christ as his own personal Savior.
When a person is saved, he has eternal life and need not fear death and Hell.
We believe in the universal church of Jesus Christ, which began on the day of Pentecost and will be completed at the Rapture. It is made up of all people saved during this, the dispensation of the grace of God. There are no lost people in this, the true church.
We believe also in the local, visible church of Jesus Christ, which is made up of born again, baptized, Bible believers. It exists to bring glory to Jesus Christ through edification of the saints, worship by the saints, and evangelism by the saints. There are some in the local church who could be professors, but not possessors of Jesus Christ.
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach their Savior and Lord. God commands His people to separate from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations, and to refrain from immodest and immoderate appearances.
We believe in the pre-tribulation, pre-millennial rapture of the church, in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved. We believe all future events will occur in the order and as described in the Bible.