What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is verbally inspired in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as originally written by the writers who were directly controlled by the Holy Spirit of God. This revelation from God is complete and final and without error in the original manuscripts. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21.

We believe in the tri-unity of God, that the eternal God manifests Himself in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and that these three are one God, but separate in personality. Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; I John 5:7.

We believe in the incarnation and virgin birth of Jesus Christ, in His sinless life and in the sufficiency and substitution of His death on the cross for the sins of the whole world, in His bodily resurrection from the dead and His ascension to heaven. John 1:14; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Mark 16:19.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with the Father and the Son, and is of the same nature; that He is the agent in the new birth; that He seals, dwells in, guides, teaches, sanctifies and helps the believer. John 3:5-6; 14:26; 16:13; II Timothy 1:14

We believe in the creation of the universe and all living things by a direct act of God, apart from any so-called evolutionary process. Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:11.

We believe that Satan was once holy, but through pride and ambition to be the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels, that he is now the evil prince of the spirit world, the enemy of God, manís great tempter, the author of all false religions, and that he is destined to final defeat at the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ and will be eternally confined to torment and punishment. Isaiah 14:12-15; II Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:10.

We believe in the fall of man resulting in corruption and sinfulness of the whole human race, making man incapable of personal salvation and good works before God. Romans 5:12; John 14:6.

We believe that manís greatest need is personal salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior apart from any works or any human merit. Once received, this Salvation is eternal, and can never be lost. Ephesians 2:8-9; John 10:27-28.

We believe that Godís plan for this present age involves the evangelization of the world through the witness of every believer in Jesus Christ and the establishment and growth of local churches as the means of accomplishing His purposes. Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20. 10.

We believe that baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, to show faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior; that baptism is required for church membership and observing the Lordís Supper in which the members of the church remember the death of Christ, preceded always by sincere self-examination. Matthew 28:18-20; I Corinthians 11:23-31.

We believe in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ in the air to rapture His people before the tribulation and His bodily return to the earth to set up His millennial kingdom after the tribulation period. I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Acts 8:9-11; Matthew 25:31-46.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of believers to everlasting life and fellowship with God and of non-believers to everlasting torment and punishment. John 5:28-29; Matthew 25:46.