What We
Believe
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The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired
Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible,
and God-breathed (2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:20-21; Matt 5:18; John 16:12-13).  

The Godhead
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit - co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having
the same attributes and perfections (Deut 6:4; 2 Cor 13:14).  

The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, having been conceived by
the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem
sinful men (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:3-5).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on
the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification
is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Rom 3:24-25; 1 Pet 2:24;
Eph 1:7; 1 Pet 1:3-5).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right
hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative,
Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Heb 7:25; 9:24; Rom 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2).  

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness,
and of judgment; and that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all
believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption
(John 16:8-11; 2 Cor 3:6; 1 Cor 12:12-14; Rom 8:9; Eph 1:13-14).

We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; and that it is
the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit (John 16:13; 1 John 2:20,
27; Eph 5:18).

The Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin
the race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God; and that man is
totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Gen 1:26-27;
Rom 3:22-23; 5:12; Eph 2:1-3, 12).

Salvation
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by
personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the
forgiveness of our sins (Eph 1:7, 2:8-10; John 1:12; 1 Pet 1:18-19).  

The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus
secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Rom 8:1, 38-39; 1 Cor 1:4-8; 1 Pet 1:5).

We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation
through the testimony of God’s Word; which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian
liberty as an occasion to the flesh (Rom 13:13-14; Gal 5:13; Titus 2:11-15).

The Two Natures of the Believer
We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory
of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; and
that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural (Rom 6:13; 8:
12-23; Gal 5:16-25; Eph 4:22-24; Col 3:10; 1 Pet 1:14-16; 1 John 3:5-9).

Separation
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon
their Savior and Lord; and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful
pleasures, practices, and associations is commanded of God (2 Tim 3:1-5; Rom 12:1-2; 14:
13; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11; 2 Cor 6:14, 7:1).

Missions
We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truths
of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2
Cor 5:19-20).

The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts, that the gifts of
evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today, and
that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New
Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established (1 Cor 12:4-
11; 2 Cor 12:12; Eph 4:7-12).

We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accord with His own will,
for the sick and afflicted (1 John 5:14-15; John 15:7).

The Church
We believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual
organism made up of all born again persons of this present age (Eph 1:22-23; 5:25-27; 1
Cor 12:12-14; 2 Cor 11:2).  

We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and
defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; 1 Tim 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-
11).  

Dispensationalism
We believe in the dispensational view of Bible interpretation but reject the extreme teaching
know as “hyper dispensationalism” such as that teaching which opposes either the Lord’s
Table or water baptism as a Scriptural means of testimony for the church in this age (Matt
28:19-20; Acts 2: 41-42; 18:8; 1 Cor 11:23-26).

The Personality of Satan
We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall, 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; Isa 14:12-17; Matt 4:2-11; 25:41; Rev 20:10).

The Second Advent of Christ
We believe in that “blessed hope,” the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation and pre-
millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones, and, in His subsequent
return to earth with His saints, to establish His millennial kingdom (1 Thess 1:10; 4:13-18;  5:
9; Zech 14:4-11; Rev 19:11-16; 20:1-6; Rev 3:10).  

The Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life and the unsaved
to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matt 25:46; John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Rev 20:5-6,
12-13).

We believe the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with
the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when the spirit, soul,
and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; Rev 20:4-6; 2 Cor
5:8; Phil 1:23; 3:21; 1 Thess 4:16-17).  

We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain after death in conscious misery until the
second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great
White Throne judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to
suffer everlasting conscious punishment (Luke 16:19-26; Matt 25:41-46; 2 Thess 1:7-9;
Jude 6-7; Mark 9:43-48; Rev 20:11-15).