Full Statement of Faith

1. We believe the Bible is the verbally-inspired Word and Revelation of God, infallible, God-breathed, without error in the original writings, and inerrant on every issue it may touch. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:16-21; John 10:34-35; Mt. 5:17-18)

2. We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Mk. 12:35-37; Mt. 28:19)

3. We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby brought upon himself death, both physical and spiritual; and that all human beings share this guilt and inherit this sin nature from the first Adam. (Gen. 1:26, 27, 2:15-17; Rom. 5:12)

4. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His miraculous conception and virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal pre-millenial and imminent return to rule and reign (in His return first for His church saints, and secondly with His saints to reign one thousand years over the earth). We believe that all things were created by Him and for Him. (John 10:30; Heb. 1:8; Luke 1:26-35; John 14:1-3; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:4-6; John 1:1-14; Col. 1:16-17)

5. We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith in Christ alone, apart from any works done by man before or after salvation, and that the merits of the shed blood of Christ are sufficient to save and to keep the believer eternally secure in Christ. (Rom. 3:23; 2 Cor. 5:17; Rom. 3:26; Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 4:1-5; 1 John 5:13)

6. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and that the Holy Spirit gifts believers for service in the body of Christ, and that the gifts of apostles, prophets, healings, miracles, and tongues were reserved for the initial stage of the church. (Eph. 2:20; 1 Cor. 12:8-11, 27-31, 14-18-25; Rom. 12:6-8)

7. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved unto the resurrection of life, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29; Rev. 20:5-6, 11-15)

8. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph. 4:3)

9. We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer. (1 Pet. 2:5-9)

10. We believe in the Great Evangelistic Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, that upon believing in Christ as their Savior, new believers are to be baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:16-20; Acts 1:8)

11. We believe that all followers of the Lord Jesus Christ should maintain good works. (Eph. 4:1-32; Titus 2:1-15, 3:1-11)

12. We believe in the personality and reality of Satan. (Rev. 12:9, 10; Matt. 4:2-11; Isa. 14:12-17; John 8:44)

13. We believe that Heaven is a place of eternal blessedness and that Hell is a place of eternal suffering. (2 Cor. 5:1-10; Rev. 20:1-15; Rev. 21 and 22)

14. We believe that the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again persons. (1 Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25- 27)

15. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11)

16. We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control. (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28; Rom. 16:1, 4; 1 Cor. 3:9, 16; 5:4-7, 13; 1 Pet. 5:1-4)

17. We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon 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 all immodest and immoderate appearances, piercings, and bodily markings. (Lev. 19:28; Rom. 12:1- 2; 14:13; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11)

18. We believe that God has commanded that no sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, beastiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. (Gen. 2:24; 19:5, 13; 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26- 29; 1 Cor. 5:1, 6:9; 1 Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4)

19. We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:2; 1 Cor. 7:10; Eph. 5:22-23)

20. We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, or the physical or mental well-being of the mother are acceptable. (Job 3:16; Ps. 51:5; 139:14-16; Isa. 44:24; 49:1, 5; Jer. 1:5; 20:15-18; Luke 1:44)

 

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 and, therefore, is binding upon all members. All literature used in the corporation shall be in complete agreement with the Statement of Faith.

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