The Bible

We believe that the Bible, the sixty-six books in the Old and New Testament, is the verbal-plenary Word of God, that it was given by inspiration of God, that it is, therefore, inerrant and infallible in the original writings, and that it is the sole authority in all matters of faith and practice. We believe that the traditional Masoretic Hebrew Text the Old Testament, and the Traditional Received Greek Text for the New Testament are the closest to the original manuscripts.

Places taught: II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:3-16-17.

The Trinity

We believe in the one, and only one, true and living God, eternally existing in three eternal persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Places taught; John 14:7-12; 16-7; Matthew 28:19.

God the Father

God the Father is the first person of the trinity. He is personal and sovereign. He is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. He is merciful as well as just . He concerns Himself in the affairs of men. He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Places taught: Leviticus 11:44-45; Job 1:6-12; 2:1-6; Isaiah 6:1-5; Ephesians 1:17-23;2:4-10;4:6; Romans 3:21-26; 5:8; 8:29-33; I Corinthians 1:25; I Peter 1:15-16.

God the Son

God the Son, Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, is God’s only begotten Son, existing in heaven from eternity past, virgin born, and sinless in His life. He made atonement for the sins of the world by shedding His blood in His death upon the cross at Calvary. He arose from the grave bodily, and ascended into Heaven where He is at the right hand of the Father and where He makes intercession for the believers. We believe in th e personal, imminent, pretribulational, premillennial, rapture of believers.

Places taught: Matthew 1:18-25; 28:5-6; John 3:16; 8:58; 17:5; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 3:24-28; I Corinthians 15:3-4, 51-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 1:13;4:14-15; 7:25-26.

God the Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit came forth from God to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is true God, equal with the Father and with the Son and of the same substance. He regenerates, sanctifies, seals, indwells, and c omforts those who are saved. He empowers for Christian service. He bears witness of the truth. He testifies concerning Jesus Christ, and He never leads anyone at any time contrary to the teaching of the Bible.

Places taught: Matthew 28:19; John 3:5-7; 14:16-17; 16:7-11; Acts 1:8; 5:3-4; I Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18-21; I Peter 1:2; Titus 3:5; II Peter 1:21.

Satan

We believe in the reality of Satan as a distinct personality, who having been perfectly created, fell from his exalted state through pride, which prompted his rebellion to God, leading a multitude of the angelic host in his revolt; that he is the arch-enemy of God, having purpose to thwart the divine counsels, that he is the prince of this world, and the god of this age; that he is the king over the realm of the demons as indicated by the name Beelzebub; that he is the adversary of believers and the accuser of the brethren; that he shall be barred from all access to heaven during the great tribulation, at the end of which he is to be bound in the abyss for a thousand years; that he shall be loosed for a little season at the close of the millennium to provoke the final rebellion of mankind against God, after which he is to be cast forever in the lake of fire as the execution of his sentence of judgment from Calvary.

Places taught: Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Isaiah 14:12-14; Ezekiel 28:12-18; Matthew 4:1-11; 12:21-31; John 12:31; 16:11; II Corinthians 4:3-4; 11:13-15; II Corinthians 11:13-15; II Timothy 3:6; I Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:3-7, 10; 20:1-3, 7-10.

Man

We believe that all men are sinners both by nature and by choice; but that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. We believe therefore, that all who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God’s presence, and those who refuse to acce pt Christ as their Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God in hell. Man was created in the image of God, but he sinned and thereby incurred not only spiritual death, which is separation from God, but also physical death. We believe that all human beings are born with a depraved sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed.

Places taught: Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 51:5; John 3:16; Romans 3:23, 5:12; Philippians 1:21-23; II Corinthians 5:6-8; I John 1:8-10.

Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to men by grace and received by repentance toward God and by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sins. Salvation is solely through faith in that shed blood and is not earned by any good works whatsoever. All those who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are regenerated and become Sons of God.

Places taught: John 1:12-13; 3:3-5; Acts 20:21; Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5.

The Security of the Believer

We believe in the eternal security of the true believer and that it is the privilege of the believer to rejoice in the assurance of his salvation.

Places taught: John 10:27-30; Romans 5:1-11, 8:29-39.

The Church

We believe that the local church is God’s program for this present age. It is to be composed of saved people who have been Scripturally baptized (immersed) as a testimony of their salvation. There were two ordinances instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ to be carried on only by the local churches - Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The local church is organized for worship, evangelism, indoctrination, the observance of the ordinances, and fellowship. We believe that the local church is autonomous, that it is the only agency which properly carries out the great commission, and that it’s only officers are bishops (or pastors or elders) and deacons.

Places where taught: Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41-47; Philippians 1:1; I Timothy 3:1-13.

We believe that the heavenly church of the New Testament is in prospect and shall in the fullness of time, assemble the called, the justified, and the glorified without spot or wrinkle, “a glorious church.”

Places taught: Ephesians 5:25-27.

Spiritual Gifts

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts, that the gifts of evangelists and pastor - teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints for today, and that speaking in tongues, and the working of sign - miracles gradually ceas ed as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority becam e established.

Places taught: I Corinthians 13:8-10; Ephesians 4:16-17.