Articles of Faith

The Inspiration of the Scriptures
We believe the Bible is the infallible, inerrant, inspired, and preserved Word of God. We believe the authorized King James Version of 1611 to be the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people.

II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19-21; Matthew 5:18; Hebrews 4:12; Acts 1:16; John 10:35; 17:17

The Person of God
We believe there is only one true God, existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-eternal and co-equal from all eternity, each with distinct personalities, but one essence.

Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-3; Matthew 28:19; Romans 1:2-4; Ephesians 4:3-6; I Corinthians 8:6; Deuteronomy 4:35; 6:4

The Person of Jesus Christ
We believe in the virgin birth of Christ, His Deity, His sinless life, His vicarious death, along with His bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven; and in His personal, pre-millennial return.
Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18; John 1:1; 4:3; Luke 1:35; I Peter 2:22; 3:18; I Thessalonians 4:16

The Person of the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the executive of the Godhead. We believe that He executes the plan of God for our conviction and salvation. Christians are partakers of the Holy Spirit and empowered for service by Him.
ohn 14: 16, 17; 16:18; Ephesians 1:13, 14; I Corinthians 3:16; Romans 8:9; Acts 5:3, 4

The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God; and by choice, he fell into sin and death. Hence, every person is sinful and under condemnation to eternal judgment.
Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:28; 5:12-19; Isaiah 53:6; Ephesians 2:1-3

The Salvation of Sinners
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace and that Jesus is the only way of salvation.
Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-10; I Timothy 2:5, 6; I Peter 1:18-23; John 3:3-6; 10:28, 29

The Freeness of Salvation
We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free by the Gospel, and nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel.
Acts 16:31; Romans 10:11-13; John 1:12; 3:16; 5:24; 12:46

The Security of the Believer
We believe that those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior are eternally secure. Our security rests on the finished work of Jesus Christ.
John 10:27-30; I John 2:1-2; Hebrews 2:10; I Corinthians 6:19; Romans 8:31-34

The Church
We believe that a Scriptural church is a visible assembly of baptized believers, covenanted together under New Testament doctrine for the purpose of carrying out the Great Commission.

Church has TWO ORDINANCES (Not Sacraments) – Acts 2:41-42, Rom. 6:4-5, I Cor. 11:23-30.

We practice only believer's baptism by immersion, which is the only acceptable mode for baptism because it alone preserves the picture of saving truth. No other form pictures the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ (Romans 6:1-5). We believe that the Lord's Supper is a symbolic ordinance, picturing Christ's body broken for our sins and His blood shed for our redemption. It is not a saving ordinance, but helps us remember His death, and inspires us while looking forward to His coming. It is to be observed by regenerate, obedient believers. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper – Both for the Saved.