What We Believe

We believe the Bible is verbally inspired by God in its original writings, that it is truth without any mixture of error and is the sole rule of faith and practice for believers.

We believe there is only one true God, existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-eternal and co-equal from all eternity, each with distinct personalities but of one essence.

We believe that Adam was created in holiness in the image of God, but he fell by voluntary transgression. Thus the whole race is now sinful by nature and practice; and, therefore, under just condemnation to eternal separation from God.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who entered into the world through the virgin birth, living among us without sin as perfect man and perfect God.

We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood on Calvary as a vicarious substitute for all sinners and that He was buried and rose again bodily and ascended to the right hand of the Father from whence He will personally return to rapture His Church before the seven years of Great Tribulation followed by His pre-millennial return to earth to establish His kingdom according to the Scriptures.

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners and that He regenerates, sanctifies, indwells the believer and fills him for effective service.

We believe that sinners are born again by the Holy Spirit as they repent and believe the Gospel message. We believe that they are justified by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ without any mixture of works.

We believe in the priesthood of the believer and that God has made provision for each believer to be victorious by being led of the Spirit and not walking after the flesh.

We believe in the eternal security of the believer and that he is guaranteed eternal life and a resurrected glorified body at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that a New Testament church is an autonomous local group of believers baptized by immersion and actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commission. We believe that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper constitute the only two ordinances of the Church.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the saved unto the resurrection of life eternal and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation.

We believe that Satan is a person and that Hell is a place of eternal, conscious punishment for him, his hosts, and all unbelievers.

We believe that churches are mandated by Scripture to abstain from all forms of compromise with unbelief. We believe that believers are commanded to fellowship only with those churches that follow Scriptural methods. We believe that this mandate, above all, means complete separation from all forms of Modernism, including the World and National Council of Churches.

We believe that the Bible declares itself to be the message of God and sets forth the principle that this message is to be interpreted as literally as possible within its historical and cultural background. We believe that we must follow the Scriptures and not emotions and avoid the faddist and cultist deviation of our day, including the so-called charismatic movement. We further believe that since the Scriptures are the inspired Word of God, we need to use the most accurate translations possible and avoid those translations and paraphrases of the Scriptures that take liberties that are unwarranted. We recommend the King James (Authorized) Version for general and church use.

We believe that God ordained marriage as a voluntary union joining one man and one woman for life. We believe that sexual intimacy is legitimate only within the bounds of marriage, and that adultery, pre-marital promiscuity, common law relationships, polygamy, homosexual acts, incest, prostitution, and pornography are all sinful perversions of God's gift of human sexuality. We further believe that any attempt to alter one's gender surgically, chemically, or aesthetically is to reject God's creative intention and is therefore scripturally forbidden.