We believe...

1. We believe in the plenary-verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Scriptures as originally given. The Scriptures are infallible, inerrant, and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16; I Corinthians 2:13)

2. We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as One God existing in Three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible. (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14)

3. We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to Divine righteousness. (Romans 5:12, 18; 8:7)

4. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man. (Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14-18; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6)

5. We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples. (I Corinthians 15:1-48; Romans 4:25; I Peter 1:3)

6. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to Heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second 3 time for His church. (Mark 16:19, John 14:2-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

7. We believe in salvation of sinners by Grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins. (Romans 5:11; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:27-28)

8. We believe in water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 19:1-6)

9. We believe in the Spirit-filled life, as a real and genuine lifestyle, experienced at or subsequent to salvation, sometimes manifested through tongues, obedience, power, joy, peace, singing, praise, faith, boldness, love, and other fruits of the Spirit. (Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:18-6:18; I Corinthians 13 and 14:2)

10. We believe in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit as taught in I Corinthians 12-14 and manifested in the Early Church.

11. We believe in a life of separation from the world and the perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian Faith. (II Corinthians 6:14-18; II Corinthians 7:1)

12. We believe in the healing of the body by Divine power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church. (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14)

13. We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly called the Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers. (I Corinthians 11:23-32; Matthew 26:26-28) 4

14. We believe in the reality and personality of the Devil and eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire for the Devil and his angels. (Matthew 25:41: Revelation 20:10)

15. We believe in eternal life for believers. (John 5:24; John 3:16), and eternal punishment for the unbelievers. (Matthew 25:44-46; Mark 9:43-48; II Thessalonians 1:6-9; Revelation 20:10-15)

16. We believe that there is one true universal Church, made up of genuine believers, but this one universal Church is also composed of many local Churches in given localities. These Churches are under the sovereign Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising autonomous government under Him, administering all its local affairs and ministry, as well as the propagation of the Gospel. (Matthew 16:18; Matthew 18:15-20; John 10:16; 10:26-28; John 17:20-23)

17. We believe that Government is ordained of God, and the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good. To resist the powers and the ordinances is to resist the ordinance of God. We are subject not only for wrath’s sake but for conscience’s sake, rendering to all their dues, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. We resolve to be good citizens of our country and will assist this nation in every way possible consistent with our faith in the Scriptures. (Romans 13)

18. We believe that marriage is a covenant established by God between one man and one woman. Any sexual relationship outside the confines of marriage is adultery or fornication and a sin. (Hebrews 13:4)

19. We believe salvation through Christ is offered to all, and that by His Blood and the Spirit we are born again when we profess our 5 belief in Jesus as our Lord and Savior. (John 3:5-6, 16; Romans 10:9-10)

20. We believe that every Christian, as a steward of all that God has entrusted to him or her, is obligated to support his or her local church financially. We believe that God has established the tithe as guidance for giving, but every Christian should also give other offerings sacrificially and cheerfully to the support of the church for the relief of those in need, and for spreading of the Gospel. We believe that a Christian relinquishes all rights to direct the use of the tithe or offering once the gift has been made. (Gen. 14:20; Prov. 3:9-10; Acts 4:34-37; I Cor. 16:2; II Cor. 9:6-7; Gal. 6:6; Eph. 4:28; I Tim. 5-17-18; I John 3:17)

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