What We Believe
We believe the Bible to be the very Word of God; that the sixty-six books comprising the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired in all parts and therefore wholly without error as originally given by God; that it is our final authority, our only and all sufficient rule of faith and practice.
We believe there is only one living and true God; who is inexpressibly holy, infinite, eternal, and perfect in all His attributes; who is self-existing in three distinct Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection. Each is to be honoured and worshipped.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God and God the Son, who eternally existed in pre-incarnate glory. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, all-sufficient substitutionary death, victorious bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, present intercession, and personal and glorious return.
We believe in the absolute deity and personality of the Holy Spirit; that He is the Divine Agent in the sinner’s regeneration and the believer’s sanctification. We believe at conversion He baptizes all believers into the body of Christ; indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
We believe in the existence and personality of Satan; that he was created perfect, but through pride rebelled against God, thus becoming utterly depraved; that he is the adversary of God and His children, and is the power behind the world’s godless and deceptive activity; that his doom is settled in the lake of fire.
We believe that man was created directly by God; that through personal disobedience became a fallen creature, thus incurring both physical and spiritual death upon the human race. Being then totally depraved, he is dependent upon the mercy of God.
We believe that salvation is the free gift of God, neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any virtue or work of man, but received only by a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is bestowed only by the sovereign grace of God through the all-sufficient sacrifice of Christ and is provided for all. We believe that those whom God has effectually called shall be preserved and finally perfected in the image of God.
We believe the New Testament local church is a company of immersed believers voluntarily associated together for: the ministry of the Word; mutual helpfulness and edification; observance of the ordinances; and fulfillment of the great commission (making disciples, baptizing, and teaching, unto the ends of the earth).
We believe in the personal, imminent, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ and that as Christians we will be resurrected to appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive according to what he has done in the body. We believe in the eternal blessedness of the righteous and in the eternal punishment of the wicked. The wicked will be judged at the Great White Throne judgment.
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; that those in authority are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the kings of the earth.
We believe in the entire separation of church and state.
We believe in religious liberty; that every man has the right to practice and propagate his beliefs.
We believe that marriage is a lifelong covenant ordained by God between a man and a woman. Marriage is designed to be the exclusive domain for sexual intimacy and the procreation of children.