What We Believe
We believe the Bible to be the inerrant, infallible, preserved, inspired Word of God. God inspired every word of the Bible and has preserved that inspiration through translation. We Believe the King James Version to be the preserved, inspired Word of God for the English speaking people.
Interpretation of the Bible is to be done in a historical-grammatical sense. Where the Bible is literal, we interpret it literally; where the Bible uses figurative language, we are to interpret it in the sense that the words were used.
The Bible is man's ultimate authority. The Bible is our sole rule for faith and practice. Its theme is the salvation and redemption of mankind through Jesus Christ. It is the standard by which all men will be judged and by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried.
Psalm 12:6,7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; 2:2; II Peter 1:19-21
We believe in one triune Godhead made of three persons yet consisting of one entity and that he is the one and only, true and living God. God is eternal, self-existant, infinite, immutable, omniscient and omnipresent.
Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; I John 4:4
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God and Savior of the human race. Jesus Christ is the second person of the Godhead, eternally God, possessing all the attributes of deity. Jesus Christ was virgin-born, God incarnate and came to Earth to save and redeem man from his fallen state. He lived a human life, subsequent to all temptations, yet without sin. He is the propitiation for our sin and our heavenly Priest, and King, going to the father on our behalf. We believe He died on the cross, spent three days in Hell, rose the third day, ascended to Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will one day return to Earth as our King and reign for one thousand years.
Psalm 2:7; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; 43:11; Matthew 1:25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1-4, 14, 18, 29; 3:16; Romans 3:19; 5:6; Philippians 2:5-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 2:5; 3:16; Titus 2:10-14; Hebrews 7:26; 9:24-28; I Peter 1:18-21
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead possessing all the attributes of deity. We believe that the Holy Spirit has worked with man through all ages, but has a special ministry among believers which began at Pentecost and will continue to the rapture. He convicts believers of sin, seals them upon salvation and comforts them.
John 3:5,6; 14;16-17; Acts 1:5 11:15,16; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; 12:13
Sin & Salvation
We believe that man was created perfect both physically and spiritually on the sixth day of creation. Man was created with the capability to choose between right and wrong and ultimately chose wrong. Man fell when Adam ate of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil thus passing sin down to all men and damning the human race to Hell forever separating his race from its creator.
Man is incapable of returning to his original state on his own and cannot merit Heaven. The only hope of deliverance is through a repentant state, placing all faith in Christ to save us by His grace through the conviction of the Holy Spirit. The payment of Sin requires the blood of Jesus Christ which He gave on Calvary as our propitiation. Rejection of Christ as the payment for our sin damns us to Hell and an eternal separation from God.
Genesis 3; Acts 16:21; Romans 3:10,23-26; 5:6-12; 6:23; 10:9,10; I Corinthians 15:55-57; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Revelation 20:11-15
The New Testament Church
We belive the church is the only institution with the authority to carry out Christ's work today. The church is a local assembly of baptized believers lead by a pastor who is accountable to Jesus Christ. Christ is the head of the church alone and no church is to be run by another. Churches are not to be run by a convention, board, or pope. The church is an institute organized for the purpose of the worship of God, salvation of the lost, edification of the saints and the service for God. The church is to practice two ordinances: the Lord's supper and baptism.
Matthew 16:-19; Acts 20:28; I Corinthians 15:51-53; Ephesians 5:25-32; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 3:1-13
The End Times
We believe that the world is nearing the end times. Christ will rapture his saints, both the dead and living at the initiation of the tribulation period. The tribulation will last seven years signified by catastrophic events, horrendous Christian persecution, the death of a majority of the human population, and the ruling of the antichrist. It will end with the return of Jesus Christ and the pre-tribulation saints. Christ will renew the Earth and rule for a literal one thousand years upon the throne of David. Christ will loose Satan at the end of the millennium for a season, cast him into the Lake of Fire, commence the Great White Throne Judgment and construct the new heaven and the new earth.
I Corinthians 15:51,52; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:1-11; Revelation 19-22