We believe that the Bible - the King James Bible, both the Old and New Testaments - is the completed and perfect revelation of God's mind and will to lost humanity. Every word is verbally inspired and without error and is our means of obtaining knowledge about our Sovereign Lord and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ and reveals the manner in which God saves sinners and blesses saints (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; Psalm 12:6). We also believe God's Word to be the final authority as to how He will judge saint and sinner in their respective judgements (John 12:44-50; Revelation 20:11-15).
We believe that there is one God and that He is a Spirit; that He is holy, eternal, loving, infinite in understanding, and supreme in power; that He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe, and is to be worshipped and obeyed as the Lord God Jehovah of the Old Testament; and that God is manifest in a tri-unity of three personages in one, called the Trinity (i.e. God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost), and that these three personages are in every way equal and have a divine share in man's redemption and salvation (John 4:21-26; Psalm 147:5; 83:18; John 10:30; 5:17; 17:5; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 John 5:7; Ephesians 2:18; Matthew 4:1-10; Philippians 2:5-11). We also believe that our God is perfect in holiness, has never sinned and cannot sin 1 Peter 2:22; Hebrews 4:15; 1 John 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
Sin & Being a Sinner
We believe that man was created in God's image; that he is holy, yet under responsibility to obey God as his Creator; and that he, by deliberate choice, disobeyed God and was therefore plunged under God's condemnation and justly deserving God's wrath. We believe that man in "the fall" did not suffer a wreck that just minutely impaired him, but that he became totally depraved in every area of his being; that he can do nothing to cause himself to be bettered by his own efforts, and that, if he is to return to God, it must be by an act of God alone (Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:6-19; Isaiah 53:6; John 6:44-45). Man is totally inclined to evil and is therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is co-equal with the Father and are One; that Christ, as Eternal God became man by means of a Virgin Birth in Bethlehem, lived a sinless life, died a sacrificial and substitutionary death for all sinners, offered His blood as the satisfaction for man's redemption, rose bodily from the grave, now sits at the Father's right hand in Heaven as our Great High Priest, Advocate, and Divine Intercessor, and is soon coming to claim the rule over this earth and to reign forever (John 10:30; 5:17; Matthew 1:20-25; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 1:3; 1 John 2:1-2; Hebrews 9:27-28). Our Savior is without sin - He is perfectly and entirely holy.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and that His work is to magnify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men of their sin, to convince them to turn from their sin in repentance, and to place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as their only means of salvation. We believe that, upon accepting Christ as Savior and Lord, the Holy Spirit seals the believer unto the day of redemption and then guides, teaches, cleanses, and indwells the believer (John 14:16-18, 26; 15:16; 16:7-15; Romans 8:16; Ephesians 4:30; 1 John 4:13).
We believe that all men are sinners and are under God's condemnation; that man because of his total depravity can do nothing to make himself "save-able"; that man has no merits at all before God; that salvation is totally by the grace of God, through faith in the sacrificial death, blood offering, and bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ; that salvation is the gift of God - man can do nothing at all to save or help save himself; that, in salvation, man is taken out from under the wrath of God, placed into God's family as His own son, and that that "sonship" will last for all eternity; and that the saved will never perish, nor be plucked out of God's hand, but will be kept by the power of God for all eternity. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only means of salvation - He, and He alone, saves sinners (Romans 3:23; 6:23; John 3:18, 36; Ephesians 2:9-19; Romans 4:1-8; John 3:16; Romans 5:21; Hebrews 4:12; 9:12-15; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:27-30; 6:37; 1 Peter 1:4-9).
We believe that the saved are to abstain from fleshly lusts that war against the soul; that we are not to love the world or the things that are in the world; that to be a friend of the world is to be the enemy of God; that the grace of God teachers us to live godly, soberly, and righteously in this present world; and that godly living is maintained by obeying the scriptures as our God-given directions for our faith and Christian practice (1 John 2:15-16; James 4:4; Titus 2:11; James 1:18-27).
We believe that all things were created by God and for God in six literal days as recorded in Genesis 1. Also, as recorded in Genesis 1 and 2, "man" is the crown of God's creation - created in God's own image and likeness. Evolution is a deceptive lie thought up by those who both deny God and His holy Word, and, who hope to escape God's judgement (Genesis 1 and 2; John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:15-17; Exodus 20:11).
We believe that Satan is a being created by God, perfect in beauty and wisdom, but who, deliberately and knowingly through sinful pride, rebelled against God. As a result of this wicked rebellion, he became the "devil," the great adversary of God and humanity, the head of all evil and wicked angels and spirits, the "deceiver," and the "god of this world." Satan was judged and defeated at the cross and by the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the grave. He cannot defeat the child of God when he is resisted in the Spirit by the Word of God, prayer, and pleading the blood of the Lamb of God (Ezekiel 28:11-19; Isaiah 14:12-17; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 2 Corinthian 11:14; 4:3-4; John 12:31; 14:30; Romans 16:20).
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth the first time through a Virgin Womb, lived a perfect life, died a perfect death, was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Ghost, ascended to Heaven forty days later, sat down at the Father's right hand, and became the Great High Priest of the New Testament Church. We believe that God has promised, through the mouth of all His Prophets and by the Word of His own Son, that He will return visibly, at an unrevealed time, to resurrect the saved dead and to change the saved that are yet alive, in order to receive them unto "himself" and then take them to Heaven with Him. This event is called the "blessed hope" of the church. After the believers are taken away, there will be unprecedented judgements passed upon the unbelieving world which will last for seven years (called the Tribulation Period). At the end of these judgements, our Lord Jesus Christ will return from Heaven with His church and establish HIs kingdom on earth - a literal kingdom that will rule over all the earth for a period of 1000 years (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13; Revelation 20:1-7).
The Eternal Immortality of Humanity
We believe that man possesses a body and spirit and that he is a living, non-dying soul. His soul is eternal, immortal, and will live on after death - either in Heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ, if he is saved or "born again," or in Hell, if he dies in his sins. At death, the soul is taken immediately to Heaven or to Hell and will there remain until the appropriate time of resurrection. We believe that there will be a resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved dead. Upon the resurrection of the saved, each individual believer will appear before the Judgement Seat of Christ to be rewarded for his or her deeds done while here on earth and will then go off into eternity to worship and serve the Sovereign Lord and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ for all eternity. We also believe that the lost, the unsaved, the unbeliever, will be resurrected to appear before the Great White Throne Judgement, judged according to their works on earth, and then consigned to an appropriate place in the Lake of Fire for their wicked works while here on earth. This will be their final and eternal punishment (Luke 16:19-31; 2 Corinthians 5:6-8; John 5:20-31; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:11-15; Acts 24:15).
The Headship of the Church
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ - God's only begotten Son, raised from the dead and exalted to sit at God's own right hand - is the Head of the Church. He, and He alone, is Sovereign Lord of the church and its individual members. His Headship is made known and kept in authority by the ministry of the Holy Spirit through God's word. The church is his body, building, and bride. We believe that, at the moment of salvation, every believer is baptized by the Holy Spirit into that one body and becomes a member of Christ's body. Believers are commanded to unite and assemble with the other members of that body; to practice the New Testament ordinances; and to worship, pray, and help carry out the Great Commission to go into all the world with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Each New Testament church is an independent, self-governing body of believers having as its head only the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:19-23; Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 2:19-22; Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:25; Matthew 28:18-20). The church has a divinely called and anointed overseer: the local New Testament Pastor (Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Hebrews 13:7, 17; 1 Peter 5:1-4).
We believe that the local, New Testament church has only two God-given ordinances: water baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is done by full immersion in water upon an individual's profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. This baptism has no saving merits, but is only a picture of their death, burial, and resurrection with the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord's Supper is a memorial partaking of the broken body and shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and is to be taken only by the saved. It has no saving merits, but is only a reminder or a memorial of the death and sacrificial offering of the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary (Matthew 26:26-27; 2 Corinthians 11:23-24).
We believe that repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is commanded by God to all men (Acts 17:22-31; 20:19-21; 2 Peter 3:9). We also believe that repentance and faith are separate but also inseparable graces that are wrought in the heart by the work of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 20:21; 11:18; 2 Corinthians 7:10). As a result of the Holy Spirit's work, man becomes deeply convinced and convicted of his own sinfulness, seeks God in unfeigned contrition and confession, admits his or her guilt and implores God for mercy (Titus 3:3-8; 2 Timothy 1:9-10), and then receives the Lord Jesus Christ by faith as his only Savior. We also believe that true repentance is accompanied by fruits or evidence of repentance (2 Corinthians 7:8-12).
We believe that salvation is conferred upon the repentant sinner by means of God's mercy and grace; that God imparts a holy disposition and divine nature into the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); and that this is a supernatural "New Birth" that is affected by the power of the Spirit of God in connection with divine truth and is secured by voluntary obedience to the gospel truth (2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2).
Hell and a Final Judgement
We believe that there are two places prepared by God for the eternal abode of humanity (Man is an immortal being, he is eternal, he can never die. He will live forever in one of two places.). At the moment of death the soul of the unsaved, unjustified by the grace of our God, will be carried into the heart of the earth where the fires of God's wrath burn upon the immortal soul of the unsaved dead until they are resurrected to stand at the Great White Throne Judgement (Revelation 20:11-15), where they will receive individual and personal punishment for the life they lived while on earth. Upon receiving just punishment, the sinner will be bound and cast into the lake of fire where he will be unmercifully punished for all eternity (Revelation 20:11-15). This is the awful fate of Christ-rejecting sinners. Please be saved today. For an understanding of how to be saved, please visit our Salvation page.