This is a brief statement of our
beliefs. A more comprehensive statement is available in the church
1. The Scriptures - We believe
that the Old and New Testament Books are inspired of God (God breathed)
and without error in the original writings, and are the supreme
and final authority in faith and conduct.
2. God - We believe in one God, an eternal,
infinite Spirit, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit.
3. Jesus Christ - We believe that Jesus Christ
was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is
fully God and fully Man.
4. The Holy Spirit - We believe the Holy Spirit
is the third person of the trinity, one with the Father and the
Son, the indweller of every believer whereby each is sealed unto
the day of redemption of the body.
5. Satan - We believe in the existence and
operating power of a real and personal evil spirit opposed to all
righteousness and exalting himself against all that God is and has.
The evil one is called Satan or the Devil.
6. Hell - We believe in a literal hell, the
place of eternal punishment for the wicked.
7. Heaven - We believe in a literal place
called heaven, where God's presence is especially manifested, where
angels are, and the redeemed will ultimately be, from whence Christ
descended and ascended again, where He maketh intercession for the
saints, and from whence he shall judge the living and the dead.
8. Man - We believe that God created man in
his own image and in a state of innocence, but that through temptation
he willfully transgressed and became dead in trespasses and sins,
through which his posterity inherit a corrupt nature, being born
in sin and under condemnation.
9. Salvation -
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according
to the Scriptures as the representative substitutionary sacrifice;
that He arose from the dead in His glorified body, ascended into
heaven as our great High Priest and Advocate; He ever lives to make
intercession for us; that all who receive Him by faith are justified
on the basis of His shed blood and receive the gift of eternal life
by the grace of God; that all who receive eternal life are regenerated
(born again) by the Holy Spirit culminating in the redemption of
the body; that those who are saved are eternally secured and kept
by the power of God.
10. Church - We believe in one church, the
mystical body and bride of the Lord Jesus Christ, composed of all
believers from Pentecost to the Rapture, into which all believers
are baptized (placed into) by the Holy Spirit at salvation. We believe
the local church is an organization and covenant between professing
believers instituted for the purpose of worship, fellowship, service
and the administration of it's ordinances (Baptism and the Lord's
Supper) . It is self-governing and self supporting. We believe Baptism
is an act of obedience requiring the immersion of believers in water.
It is a sign of the new birth and publicly identifies one with Christ.
We believe the Lord's Supper is an ordinance whereby believers show
forth the Lord's death till He comes.
11. The Second Coming of Christ - We believe
the next major event is the Rapture of the Church (the coming of
Christ for His Church). This will be followed by the Great Tribulation,
the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to earth and the Millennial Kingdom
(1000 year reign of Christ). This time is followed by a final rebellion
and judgment resulting in a New Heaven, a New Earth, and a New Jerusalem.