Statement of Faith

 

We believe in:

The Holy Scripture

Accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the inerrant Word of God, verbally inspired in all parts and therefore altogether sufficient as our only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice. We also maintain that the King James 1611 version of the Scriptures is the Word of God preserved in the English language.

II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21; Psalm 12:6-7.

The One True God

Creator and upholder of all things. Revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Three distinct persons but without division of nature, essence or being, and each having a distinct ministry in God’s relation to His creation and people.

Genesis 1:1; Psalm 83:18; John 10:30 & 15:26.

The Lord Jesus Christ

His pre-existence, incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, ascension to Heaven, and second coming.

John 1:1, 14; Matthew 1:18-25; Hebrews 4:15; John 2:11; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-11.

Depravity of Man

The fall of man, the need of regeneration by the operation of the Holy Spirit on the basis of grace alone, and the resurrection of all, to life or damnation.

Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:8-9;
I Corinthians 15; Revelation 20:11-15.

Righteous Living and Godly Works

Not as a means of salvation, but as its proper evidence and fruit.

Ephesians 2:10; Romans 12:1-2; James 2:18.

The New Testament Church

A local assembly of born-again, baptized believers united in organization to practice New Testament ordinances, to meet together for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching and a united testimony, and to actively engage in carrying out the Great Commission. Each local assembly should be independent and autonomous. The two New Testament ordinances are: Baptism, by immersion of believers in water, thus portraying and associating with the death, burial and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and cup by the believer as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ.

Acts 2:41-42; I Corinthians 11:2; Matthew 28:19-20; I Timothy 3:15; Matthew 16:18-19; Acts 8:38-39; I Corinthians 11:23-34.