Our Beliefs

​*We believe in the Holy Scriptures (KJV 1611)
a. 2 Tim. 3:16 - Scripture is God-breathed; and what we need to obey God.
b. 2 Pet. 1:19-21 - The Holy Ghost superintended over human authors.
c. John 17:L17 - 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 creator and eternal.
c. Matt. 28:19 - God is Tri-unity.
d. 1 John 5:7
 
*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 come before the tribulation for the rapture.
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 - 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 - Sign of the new covenant and that which allows for forgiveness.
b. Rom. 5:9 - Justified by the blood.
c. Heb. 9:14 - Sanctified through the blood.
d. 1 Pet. 1:18-19 - Sinless blood, bought by the blood.
 
*We believe in the Virgin Birth of Christ
a. Gen. 3:15 - The seed of a woman.
b. Isaiah 7:14 - Born of a virgin.
c. Luke 1:35 - Supernatural conception.
d. Gal. 4:4 - God’s Son, made of a woman.
 
*We believe in the Devil or Satan
a. Eze. 28:12-19 - High ranking angel cast out because of iniquity.
b. Isa. 14:12-14 - Rebellious and prideful.
c. Rev. 12:4 - 1/3 of angels rebelled with him.
d. Rev. 12:10 - Accuser of the brethren.
e. Rev. 20:10 - His doom is secure.
 
*We believe in the Fall of Man
a. Rev. 1:27 - Man was made in the image of God.
b. 1 Cor. 15:22 - In Adam (natural) all die.
c. Rom. 5:12 - Men are sinners by nature and choice. Hell is the sinners' doom.
 
*We believe in the Grace of God in Salvation
a. Isa. 64:6 - We have no hope but God.
b. Titus 3:5 - Mercy by Grace.
c. Eph. 2:8-9 - Salvation is only by Grace.
 
*We believe in Justification
a. Rom. 5:9 - Justified by the shed blood.
b. Rom 5:1 - Justified by faith.
c. 1 Pet. 3:18 - Justified on the basis of His just-ness.
 
*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 God’s possession.
c. John 6:37 - Christ will not release us.
 
*We believe in the Indigenous Church
a. Eph. 2:20 - Foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, Christ being the head.
b. Matt. 28:18-20 - A church is headed, empowered, commissioned, and authorized to fulfill the purpose He 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 - Saints are delivered from the wrath to come.
b. 1 Thes. 4:13-18 - Paul expected a pre-tribulation catching away.
 
* We believe in the Pre-Millennial Return of Christ
a. Luke 17:26-27 - Christ returned to an unconverted world.
b. Acts 1:6 - The early church believed the King would come and then He would set up a literal 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 at the dwelling place of the Father.
 
*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.