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statement of faith

We believe...

 

  • in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Bible as given in the original manuscripts, which constitute the inerrant Word of God;

  • in the Trinity of the Godhead: one God eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit;

  • in the diety, virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection and imminent, pre-millenial coming of Christ;

  • in the personality of the Holy Spirit. It is He who calls and regenerates believers. He baptizes them into Christ. He indwells, seals, and fills the believer for service;

  • in the direct creation of the universe and man by God, as set forth in the Genesis account, and apart from any process of evolution;

  • in the Biblical definition of marriage as the joining of one man and one woman, and that sexual intimacy is to be expressed only within the bonds of a Biblically defined marriage. Any other form of marriage or sexual intimacy is immoral and a perversion of God's gracious will;

  • in the fall, total depravity, and guilt of the race of Adam, which for man's salvation necessitates the sovereign, divinely-initiated deliverance of the sinner by the grace of God in Christ Jesus;

  • in the eternal salvation of all individuals who put their trust in Christ and His shed blood;

  • in the unity of all true believers in the Church which is the body of Christ;

  • in the local church as a company of baptized (immersed) believers, associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel. The true mission of the church is to be found in the Great Commission: first, to make disciples; second, to baptize them; third, to instruct new disciples as He has commanded. It is to observe the two ordinances of Jesus Christ (baptism and the Lord table). We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations and that its one and only Head is Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. The ordinance of baptism is for believers only by immersion and is a prerequisite for membership in the local church. Officers in the New Testament local church are pastors and deacons;

  • in obedience to the Biblical command to separate entirely from worldliness and ecclesiastical apostasy unto God;

  • in the personal existence of angels, demons and Satan;

  • in the bodily resurrection, immortality and rapture of all believers at Christ's imminent coming;

  • in the sovereign selection of Israel as God's eternal covenant people and that she will be regathered in the Holy Land from her dispersion among the nations and that she will, as a nation, be saved in a day at the Second Advent of Christ;

  • in the eternal life and blessedness of all believers and the eternal existence and punishment of all unbelievers. 

 

 

 


 

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