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Our Beliefs

We believe in the Holy Scriptures (KJV 1611)
a. 2 Tim. 3:16 - The Scripture is God-breathed; it is infallible.
b. 2 Pet. 1:19-21 - The Holy Ghost superintended over human authors.
c. John 17:17 - The word of God is the truth.
We believe in the Person of God
a. Ps. 8:18 - God is self-revealing and Supreme.
b. Ps. 90:2 - God is The Creator and eternal.
c. Matt. 28:19 & 1 John 5:7 - God is a Triune God (Trinity).
We believe in the Person of Christ
a. John 1:1 - Christ is God.
b. 1 Pet. 2:22 - Christ was sinless.
c. 1 Pet. 3:18 - He died a vicarious death.
d. Matt. 28:6 - He rose from the dead.
e. Acts 1:11 - He bodily ascended.
f. 1 Thess. 4:16 - He will rapture the Church before the tribulation.
g. Rev. 19:11 - He will come premillennially to set up His kingdom on earth.
We believe in the Person of the Holy Spirit
a. Acts 5:3-4 - He is God.
b. Heb. 9:24 - He is eternal.
c. Gen. 1:2 - He was active in creation.
d. John 3:6 - Essential to the new birth.
e. Eph. 4:30 - “Seals” the believer.
We believe in the Blood of Christ
a. Matt. 26:28 - It is the sign of the new covenant and that which allows for forgiveness.
b. Rom. 5:9 - We are justified by the blood.
c. Heb. 9:14 - We are sanctified through the blood.
d. 1 Pet. 1:18-19 - His blood was sinless blood and we are bought by His blood.
We believe in the Virgin Birth of Christ
a. Isaiah 7:14 - Born of a virgin.
b. Luke 1:35 - Supernatural conception.
c. Gal. 4:4 - God’s Son, made of a woman.
We believe in the Devil or Satan
a. Eze. 28:12-19 - He was cast out of Heaven because of iniquity.
b. Isa. 14:12-14 - He is rebellious and prideful.
c. Rev. 12:10 - He is the accuser of the brethren.
d. Rev. 20:10 - His doom is secure.
We believe in the Fall of Man
a. Gen. 1:27 - Man was made in the image of God.

b. Gen. 3:6 - Man disobeyed God.

c. Rom. 5:12 - Man's disobedience brought sin & death into the world.

d. Rom. 3:23 - All men are born sinners. 
e.  1 Cor. 15:22 - In Adam (the natural man) all die.
We believe in the Grace of God in Salvation
a. Isa. 64:6 - We have no hope but God.
b. Titus 3:5 - Mercy is by Grace.
c. Eph. 2:8-9 - Salvation is by Grace - not by works.
We believe in Justification
a. Rom. 5:9 - We are justified by the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
b. Rom 5:1 - We are justified by faith.
c. 1 Pet. 3:18 - We are justified on the basis of His justness.
We believe in Repentance and Faith
a. Luke 13:3 - Repentance is essential to salvation.
b. Matt. 21:28-32 - Repentance is a change of mind and heart that is evidenced by works.
c. Heb. 11:6 - You must come to God in (by) faith.
d. Acts 20:21 - Repentance is separate from faith but both are essential to salvation.
We believe in the Security of the Believer
a. 1 Pet. 1:3-5 - We are kept by the power of God.
b. 1 Cor. 6:19-20 - We are purchased by God. 
c. John 10:28-29 - We are eternally secure in Him. 
We believe in the Indigenous Church
a. Eph. 2:20 - The foundation was laid by the apostles and prophets, Christ being the Chief Corner Stone. 

b. Matt. 28:18-20 - The church is headed, empowered, commissioned, and authorized to fulfill the purpose The Lord defines. It consists of scripturally baptized believers, united in doctrine, gathered to fulfill His purpose.
c. Matt. 10:1-7 - The local church began with Christ and the apostles (pre-Pentecost).
We believe in Baptism
a. Acts 2:41-42 - The proper authority is the local church; the proper purpose is identification with doctrinal beliefs.
b. Acts 8:36-38 - The proper candidate is a believer and the proper mode is immersion.
We believe in the Lord’s Supper
a. Luke 22:19 - Proper subject is a local church member, the proper administrator is the pastor and the proper purpose is the remembrance of Christ’s atoning death.
b. Matt. 26:26-28 - The proper elements are unleavened bread and unfermented wine (grape juice).
c. 1 Cor. 11:27-34 - It is a local church ordinance.
We believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture
a. 1 Thes. 1:10 - The saints are delivered from the wrath to come.
b. 1 Thes. 4:13-18 - The dead in Christ and those who are alive and remain shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. 
We believe in the Pre-Millennial Return of Christ
a. Luke 17:22-37 - Christ will return to an unconverted world.
b. Zech. 14:1-5; Rev. 19:11-16 - Jesus will literally return with His saints to defend Israel and set up His Kingdom. 
We believe in a Literal Heaven for Believers
a. 1 Kings 8:30 - Heaven is the dwelling place of God.
b. John 14:2 - A place is prepared for believers. 

c. Rev. 21:1-7; 9-27 - New Jeruselum will be where the saints of God will dwell with the Lord. 
We believe in a Literal Hell for the Lost
a. Luke 16:23 - The unsaved go to hell upon death, and hell is a place of torment.
b. Rev. 20:14-15 - All who reject Christ will be cast into the lake of fire forever.
We believe in Biblical Separation
a. 2 Cor. 6:14-18 - Separation from ungodly people and ungodly practices.
b. 1 Tim. 6:5 - Separation from groups or individuals teaching unsound doctrine.
We believe in the Great Commission
a. Acts 1:8 - We believe that the Great Commission is given specifically to the local church, they have the spiritual authority.
b. Acts 5:42 - The local church is to be active in reaching out physically and verbally to the lost world.
c. Acts 13:2 - Those sent out of the local church as missionaries are to be called of God to the work they must do.
d. Matt. 28:18-20 - The great Commission consists of winning the lost to Jesus Christ, baptizing them, and grounding them in fundamental doctrine.

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