We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible, as it is in truth, the Word of God.The
Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Received Text of the New Testament (Textus Receptus) are those texts of the original
languages we accept and use; the King James Version of the Bible is the only English version we use. The Bible is our sole
authority for faith and practice.
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son and Holy Spirit - all having the same
attributes and perfections.
The Person and Work of Christ:
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived
by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. We believe that the
Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His finished work on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary
sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. We believe that the
Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills
the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Person who reproves the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that
He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them
unto the day of redemption.
We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful
nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterally unable to remedy his lost
condition. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image and is mindful of him,
and in that Christ died for man; therefore every individual possess dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
The Way of Salvation:
We believe that the clear message of salvation is "repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ." We
believe that salvation is "by grace" plus nothing minus nothing. We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are
accounted righteous before God through the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We believe that all the redeemed, once
saved are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. We believe that eternal life is the present possession
of every believer.
We believe that the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all
born-again persons of this present age which began with Christ and the apostles, was empowered at Pentecost, and will be caught
up to be with Christ at the Rapture. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught
and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority
The Ordinances of the Church:
We recognize the ordinances of baptism by immersion in water and the Lord's Supper as a Scriptural means of testimony
for the Church in this age.
We believe that all of the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring
reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and, that separation from all religious apostasy, all wordly and sinful pleasures, practices
and associations is commanded of God.
Return of Christ:
We believe the "Blessed Hope" of our Lord's return is literal, personal, visible, imminent, premillennial, and pretribulational.
He will rapture His church prior to the seven years of tribulation, and at the end of the tribulation, Christ will return
with His saints to establish His thousand-year reign on the earth.
Our Eternal State:
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting
punishment. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where
in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with
the Lord. We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection,
when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of
Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting, conscious punishment.