What We Believe
We believe the Holy Scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God and as such the guide and authority for our faith and practice in the Christian life.
(II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)
We believe in one God, eternal in existence and triune in Person as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17)
The Personality of Satan
We believe that Satan is a person and the god of this present age; that he is the author of sin and the enemy of God and man; and that his doom was sealed by the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
(Job 1:6-7; Rev. 20:10)
The Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was made in the image of God but fell into sin by choice and thus alienated himself from God; and that man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
(Genesis 1:26; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God offered to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of all our sins; that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever.
(Eph. 2:8-10; John 3:16, 36; I John 5:11-13)
We believe that the church, which is the body and the espoused Bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons in this present Age. We believe that a local church is a congregation of persons who have accepted Christ as their personal Savior and have followed Him in obedience in baptism.
(Eph. 1:22-23; Acts 2:41-42, 47)
We believe that water baptism by immersion and the Lord's supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during this present Age. They are, however, symbolic and not a means of salvation or merit.
(Matt. 3:16; Matt. 28:19-20; I Cor. 11:24-26)
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe in "that Blessed Hope," the personal, imminent coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones, and in His subsequent return to earth, with His saints, to reign a thousand years.
(I Thess. 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Rev. 20:6)
The Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord. (John 5:28-29; Luke 23:43; II Cor. 5:6-8)