Statement of Faith
We believe the Holy Scriptures* are the inspired, inerrant, preserved Word of God, and are man’s highest authority on earth. (II Tim. 3:16-17; II Pet. 1:20-21). We believe that the King James Bible is the only inspired, inerrant, preserved Word of God for the English-speaking world.
*Masoretic Hebrew Old Testament and Received Greek New Testament, and accurate translations of the same such as the King James Bible in English.
We believe in one God (I Tim. 1:17; I Cor. 8:6; Isa. 44:6-8; I Thess. 1:9) eternally existing in three separate (Matt. 28:19; Luke 1:35) yet united entities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost (Jn. 6:44; 14:6; 16:8).
We believe in the virgin birth of Christ (Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; Jn. 1:1-2,14).
We believe in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection as the only means of justification and atonement for sinful man before a Holy and Righteous God (Acts 2:18-36; Rom. 3:24-25).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by “repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Acts 20:21)
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (Jn. 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1,38-39; I Cor. 1:4-8; I Pet. 1:4-5).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person (Jn. 14:16,17), equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature (Matt. 28:19; Heb. 9:14).
We believe in the personality of Satan (Matt. 4:1-3; Jude 9), in his work (II Cor. 4:4; Eph. 6:12; Col. 1:13), and in his end (Rev. 20:10).
We believe the Scriptures teach that a local Church is a congregation of immersed believers, associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its only Scriptural officers are pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the Epistles of Timothy and Titus. We believe the true mission of the Church is the faithful witness of Christ to all men as we have the opportunity, and the building up and edifying of the saints. We hold that the visible local Church has the absolute right of Self-Government free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only head is Christ through the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:41-42; 8:1; I Cor. 4:17; Acts 2:47; I Cor. 11:2; Mat. 28:20; Jn. 14:15; 15:10; Acts 14:23, 15:22; II Thess. 3:7; Rom. 16:17-20; I Cor. 11:23; Mat. 18:15-20; I Tim. 3; Titus 1).
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life, that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a Church relation. (Acts 8:36-38; Rom. 6:4-5; Col. 2:12; Acts 10:47).
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination (I Cor. 11:23-28).
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Saviour and Lord; and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations is commanded of God. (Rom. 12:1-2; 14:13; II Cor. 6:14; 7:1; II Tim. 3:1-5; I Jn. 2:15-17; II Jn. 9-11).