What We Believe
The Scriptures: We believe the Old and New Testaments to be verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life (II Timothy 3: 16-17).
The Godhead: We believe the Godhead externally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections (Genesis 1:1, 1:16; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19-20; II Corinthians 13:14; Romans 8:9).
The Lord Jesus Christ: We Believe: His eternal existence as God (Hebrews 1:9); His incarnation by means of the Virgin Birth (Luke 1:35, Isaiah 7:14); His death on the cross as substitutionary atonement for sin (Romans 3:35, Hebrews 9:14); His literal bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:36-43, Acts 10:40-41); His present ministry of intercession in Heaven (Acts 1:9, I John 2:1, Hebrews 8:1-2); His personal return to earth (Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4:16, Colossians 2:9, Matthew 26:24)
Holy Spirit: We believe: the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead: Convicts men of sin (I John 16:8); Regenerates, indwells, seals (I Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13-14); Sets believers apart unto a holy life; Keeps and empowers believers day by day; Is the teacher of the Word of God and guide for our daily lives; Anyone who does not have the Holy Spirit living is not a child of God. (Romans 8:9)
Man: We believe: Man was created innocent and pure (Genesis 1:26); Adam fell through the sin of disobedience (Romans 5:10); Thereby, all men are corrupted in body, mind, and soul (Romans 5:12); Thereby, all men are in need of redemption.
Satan: We believe in the reality and personality of Satan (Job 1:6-9, Job 2:3, Matthew 4:1-11, I Peter 5:8, James 4:7)
The Church: We Believe the local church is composed of regenerated baptized believers, voluntarily united together for the purpose of worship, edification, fellowship, spiritual growth, and service. The church has been commissioned by Christ to propagate the Gospel unto the uttermost parts of the Church.
– The local church has absolute right of self-government, free from interferences of any hierarchy of individuals of organizations; and the one and only superintendent is Christ, through the Holy Spirit.
– On all matters of membership, of policy, of government, of benevolence, that will of the local church is final (Acts 2:41-47, 4:33-37, 5:1-20).
The Ordinances: We believe that Christ gave only two ordinances to the church to be observed, “Til He Comes.” (1) The Lord’s Supper: It was left to us as an ordinance by the Lord Himself (Matthew 26:26, 27:28; Mark 14:22-24) for a memorial of His death until He comes and should not be taken unadvisable by with the examination of one’s life.(2) Believer’s Baptismal: We practice baptism because of the example of our Lord Jesus while He was here on earth (Matthew 3:13) and because of the command given by our Lord to be baptized (Matthew 28:19). We accept as the scriptural mode of baptism to be immersion. It shall be made clear that there is not saving power in baptism – It is meant for those who are already saved – giving a clear picture of the fact that the believer is dead, buried, and raised spiritually with Jesus Christ by faith in Him.
The Future: We believe the personal premillennial return of Jesus Christ. He will come (1) for His saints together at the rapture, and (2) back with His saints to set up His kingdom on this earth.
Separation: We believe it is our duty to call the attention of believers to the Scriptural teaching of separation and that we should abstain from worldly practices and live a life devoted unto the Lord (Romans 12:1-2).
Missions: Because all men everywhere without Christ are lost and bound for the eternal punishment (Romans 1:18-20), and because men cannot believe in Him of whom they have never heard (Romans 10:14), we believe that we are debtors to all men and have the responsibility of giving them the Gospel. Jesus left us the command that we should be witnesses for Him (Acts 1:8) and should take the good news of the Gospel to every place where men are to be found (Matthew 28: 19-20). We believe that to carry out this command we must ourselves be witnesses by life and word to tell all lost men about Christ, and we must support by prayer and financial aid those who go out under sound missionary agencies to represent us in other parts of the world.