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Doctrinal Statement

The Scriptures:

We believe the Old and New Testament to be the inspired, infallible, inerrant, Word of God. We believe in the plenary (full, complete), verbal inspiration of Scripture in their original writings and the fact that God has preserved His pure word and words to every generation. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16; Psalms 12:6-7) The King James Bible is the only authoritative Bible version we use and accept and do so as our sole authority for faith and practice. 

The Godhead:

We believe in one God co-existing eternally, co-equal in power, co-equal in being, co-identical in nature manifesting himself in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe the Godhead possesses the same Divine attributes and perfections and is co-equal in power and glory. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Person and Work of Jesus Christ:

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ to be God’s only begotten Son conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe He is eternally the Son of God who became the Son of Man without ceasing to be God: He did so in order to reveal God and to redeem man. (Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:20-21; John 3:16; John 1:1-2; Philippians 2:5-8; John 14:10)

We believe the death the Lord Jesus experienced at Calvary was a vicarious or substitutionary death that accomplished our redemption and was a complete work never to be repeated. We also believe that He was buried and that according to the Scriptures, came out from among the dead making sure justification of all who believe. (Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Galatians 4:4-5)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has ascended into Heaven where He sits on the right hand of God performing continual intercession as our High Priest and advocate. (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2)

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit:

We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead co-existing, co-eternal, co-equal in power with God the Father and God the Son. We believe the Holy Spirit has been sent into the world to reprove the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come. (John 16:8-11)

We believe the Holy Spirit baptizes into the body of Christ all who believe in Christ Jesus as Savior. We believe He provides comfort to all believers and will guide them in all truth. (John 16:8-11; 1 Corinthians 13:13; 2)


We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God in a state of perfect innocence. We believe Adam, in a volition of his will, transgressed the command of God and, therefore, became alienated from God. As the federal head or representative of the entire human race, we believe that when Adam fell, we fell. We believe in the total depravity of man, meaning that, man is not as bad as he can be, but is as bad off as he can be and, in and of himself, is totally unable to produce a remedy for his lost condition. (Genesis 1:26; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12; Romans 5:12)

The Salvation of Man:

We believe that mankind can be saved “by grace through faith.” We believe that salvation is a gift that cannot be earned and merits no other merit, meaning we are saved by grace and by grace alone. We believe that mankind is declared just by God when they place their faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that salvation is “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” We believe that eternal life is the present possession of all who believe.  We believe that the redeemed are kept by God’s power and thus secure in Christ forever.  (Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 20:21; John 1:11-12; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Romans 8:1, 1 Peter 1:4-5; Jude 1,24; John 3:16, 5:34, 17:3; 1 Peter 1:4-5; Jude 1,2; Romans 8:1, 38-39; John 6:37-40)

The Church:

We believe the New Testament Church is a local assembly of baptized believers who have voluntarily joined themselves together to carry out the Great Commission. We believe in the autonomy of the local Church and that it is to be free from any and all external authority or control. We believe the Scriptures teach Christ to be the sole head of the very institution He purchased with His blood, the Church. (Acts 14:27; 20:17; 28:32; 1 Timothy 2:1-13, Titus 1:5-11; Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28; Romans 16;1-4; 1 Corinthians 3:9,16; 5:4-7,13; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

The Ordinances of the Church:

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ gave the Church two commands referred to as ordinances: the baptism of the believer in water by immersion and participation in the Lord’s Supper. These ordinances were given to serve as living testimonies to each generation in which the Church has existed. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 18:18; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

Biblical Separation:

We believe in both personal and ecclesiastical separation. We believe that Christians are to be separated unto God and from the world. We believe that all believers are to live in such a way as not to bring a reproach upon their Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that separation is to be from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations. We do not believe this to be an option but a command. (Romans 12:1-2; 16:17; 1 Timothy 3:5; 1 Corinthians 8:11; James 4:4; Ephesians 5:1-4; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17)

Heaven and Hell:

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men. We believe the saved will be raised to eternal life and the unsaved to everlasting punishment. We believe that upon death, the souls of the redeemed become “absent from the body and present with the Lord” and the souls of lost mankind find themselves in a place that was originally prepared for the Devil and his angels. We believe that both the saved and the unsaved will face a judgment respective to their relationship to the Lord Jesus Christ and will either know the eternal bliss of being in the presence of the Lord Jesus or be cast into the lake of fire consciously and eternally suffer the punishments prescribed by God’s Holiness. (John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:23; 3;21; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15)



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