Psalm 12:6-7 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. :7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired, preserved, infallible, inerrant Word of God; divinely preserved in the King James Version and is the final authority in matters of church doctrine and godly living. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21
We believe God is supreme in His person, eternal in His being, absolute in His attributes, and glorious in His perfection. We believe in the Trinity.
We believe God is Triune or three persons in One God (the Trinity), eternally existing in three persons, the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit; each co-eternal in being, co-equal in power and glory.
God is personal, spirit, omniscient, sovereign, perfect, immutable, eternal in His being, holiness, love, wisdom and power. We believe that God is absolutely separate and above His creation as its Creator, yet everywhere present in the creation as the sustainer of all things.
God is self-existent and self-revealing in His relationship with His creation, as revealed in the trinity: Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 4:35, 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-3, 14; 14:10-13; 26, Romans 1:2-4, 1 Corinthians 8:6, II Corinthians 13:14, Ephesians 4:3-6, Matthew 1:21, Matthew 26:28, John 14:6
We believe in the virgin birth of Christ, His deity and sinless life, His vicarious death, along with His bodily resurrection and ascension and His personal, premillenial return.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, is the second person of the Trinity, the Godhead. He is God in the flesh, virgin born as no other man has ever been born or will ever be born. He lived an absolutely sinless life and became the propitiation for our sins by His voluntary, literal death on the Cross of Calvary, through His vicarious atonement for man’s sin.
Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day after he was crucified, giving eternal assurance of redemption’s full payment and satisfaction of God’s righteous indignation toward sin.
He ascended bodily into heaven and He will come to rapture His saints to be with Him. His coming for His saints is imminent and will be personal, pretribulational, and premillenial: Isaiah 7:14, I Thessalonians 4:16, Matthew 1:18, Luke 1:35, John 1:1, 14:3, II Corinthians 5:19-21, I Peter 2:22, 3:18
PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit is the executive of the Godhead. We believe that He executes the Plan of God for our conviction and salvation. Christians are partakers of the Holy Spirit and empowered for service by Him.
We believe the Holy Spirit is a person possessing all attributes of the Deity. He convicts the unbelieving world of sin, of righteousness and judgment. He regenerates, seals, indwells and fills the believer and bestows gifts upon believers for service.
He teaches the believer and sets him apart for a holy life. We believe the Bible repudiates the charismatic emphasis upon the experiential oriented tongues and ecumenical practices as a ministry of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the sign of gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing were temporary. We believe that speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit. John 14:16-17; 16:7-8, I Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13-14, Acts 5:3-4, Romans 8:9
We believe God created the universe in six literal, 24 hour days (periods). We reject evolution, the Day Age Theory, The Gap Theory, and Theistic Evolution as UNSCRIPTURAL theories of origin: Genesis 1:1-31, 2:1-25, Exodus 20:9-11
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe the second coming of Christ is imminent. The believers in Jesus Christ will be caught-up with Him into heaven. The “rapture” of the saints will occur before the seven year tribulation.
We believe, that at the end of the seven year tribulation, Christ will return visibly in power and glory to the earth, with his saints to judge the nations and establish the millennial kingdom promised to the nation of Israel (Ps. 89:3-4). 1 Thes. 4:13-18, 1 Cor. 15:51-53, Tit. 2:13, Jude 1:14-15, Matt. 31-32, Rev. 19:11-16, Rev. 20:4-6
PERSONALITY OF SATAN
We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the Fall of Man; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire: Job 1:6-7, Isaiah 14:12-17, Matthew 4:2-11; 25:41, Revelation 12:7-12; 20:10
FALL OF MAN
We believe that man was created in the image of God and by choice fell into sin and death. Hence, every person is sinful and under condemnation to eternal judgment. Gen. 1-2
We believe that man was created by the direct act of God in the image and likeness of his creator. By disobedience to the revealed will of God, man forfeited his reign over the earth and fell from his created state and standing with God. Therefore, all men are universally sinful both by nature and choice and devoid of the righteousness required by the law of God to go to heaven.
All men are thus alienated from the life and family of God, without excuse, under the righteous judgment and wrath of God, and have within him no possible means of salvation. Gen. 1-3, Rom 5:12-18, John 14:6, Psa 51:5
SALVATION OF SINNERS
We believe the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. Eph. 2:8-9
We believe salvation is by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross. We believe that salvation is the free gift of God, neither merited nor secured in part nor whole by any virtue of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Rom. 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, 10:9-11, 13
We believe that those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior are eternally secure. Our security rests totally on the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. As a result, we have assurance of eternal life. John 10:27-30, 1 John 2:1-2, Romans 8:31-34; 38-39, I Corinthians 6:19, Hebrews 2:10
HEAVEN AND HELL
We believe in the eternal blessedness of the saved in heaven and the eternal punishment of the lost in Hell.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost, secured by the bodily resurrection of Christ. The spirits of the saved at death go immediately to be with Christ in Heaven, their lives and works shall be evaluated at the Judgment Seat of Christ for the determination of rewards which will take place when Christ comes for His own in the rapture.
They will experience the blessedness of God’s presence for all eternity. The spirits of the unsaved at death descend immediately into Hades where they are kept under punishment until the Great White Throne Judgment. At this time, their bodies shall be raised from the grave and be cast into the lake of fire, the place of final and eternal punishment: John 5:28-29; 14:2, Matthew 25:46, Revelation 20:14-15; 21:4
We believe that the visible local church is a congregation of baptized believers, practicing New Testament Principles, believing its doctrines, observing its ordinances, and exercising its autonomy.
We believe that a local church is an organized body of believers immersed upon credible (public) confession of faith in Jesus Christ, recognizing only two offices (filled by the pastor and deacon), sovereign in polity, and bonded together for work, worship, mutual edification, observance of ordinances and worldwide proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Church is distinct from Israel, but autonomous, with Christ as its head: Matthew 28:19-20, Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:11-13, Acts 2:41-47 I Corinthians 12
We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage between one man and one woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, beastiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. Genesis 2:24; 19:5, 13; 26:8-9, Leviticus 18:1-30, Romans 1:26-29, I Corinthians 5:1; 6:9, I Thessalonians 4:1-8, Hebrews 13:4
We Believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman: Genesis 2:24, Romans 7:2, I Corinthians 7:10, Ephesians 5:22-23
AUTHORITY OF STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe. We believe that the foregoing Statement of Faith accurately represents the teaching of the Bible.
We are an independent Baptist church, teaching the fundamental doctrines found in the King James Bible: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16