Our Doctrinal Statement
1. THE VERBAL INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE
The Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, in the original manuscripts is inspired of God and is absolutely infallible, and inerrant, and is the supreme and final authority in faith and life (2 Pet. 1:19-21;
2 Tim. 3:16-17).
2. THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD
God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement (Rom. 9:20,21; John. 1:3; Ps. 115:3;
Dan. 4:35; Eph. 1:11).
3. THE TRINITY
One God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit (Mt. 3:16-17; Eph. 4:4-6; Rev 4:11)
4. THE VIRGIN BIRTH AND DEITY OF CHRIST
Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary, and He is the true God and true man (Luke 1:35; Mt. 1:18-25; John. 1:14; Is. 7:14; Gen 3:15)
5. THE BLOOD ATONEMENT
The Vicarious propitiatory death of the Lord Jesus Christ for our sins (Rom. 3:25; Eph. 2:8; Acts. 15:11; John 3:16; Isa. 53:4-7; Heb. 9:22-28)
6. THE RESURRECTION
The resurrection of the physical body of the Lord Jesus Christ and His ascension into heaven
(Acts. 1:9-11; 2:32-36; Luke 24:2-6; Mark 16:6)
7. THE SECOND COMING
The literal, personal, visible, premillennial, pretribulational return of the Lord Jesus Christ in the skies for His saints in the rapture, and His personal, literal, visible return to the earth with His saints to set up His Millennial Kingdom (Acts 1:11; 1 Th. 4:13-18; James 5:8; Heb. 9:28; John 14:3; Rev. 1:7; 19:11-21; Mat. 25:27-31).
Men are justified by grace on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. In justification, the believer is declared righteous because the righteousness of Christ is declared to be the sinner's very own (Acts 13:38 ,39; Isa. 53:11; Rom. 8:1, 5:9).
9. THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinty Who convicts the world of sin, and regenerates, indwells, enlightens, and guides believers (John 16:8; 14:16,17; l Cor. 3:16; Heb. 9:14).
10. TOTAL DEPRAVITY
Man, by nature, is totally depraved, and is therefore unable to save himself. this condition of depravity was by Adamic choice and, therefore, under just condemnation without defense or excuse (Rom. 3:23; 3:10-19; 1:18, 32; Gen. 3:1-6, 24).
11. ETERNAL SECURITY
All truly regenerated persons are eternally saved in Christ (John 10:28,29; 5:24; Rom. 8:35-39; Jude 1; Phil. 1:6)
All believers are called into a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices (James. 4:4; Rom. 12:1,2;
2 Cor. 6:14).
The ordinance of Baptism is immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; setting forth the essential facts in redemption - the death and resurrection of Christ, and essential facts in the experience of the believer - death to sin and resurrection to newness of life (Rom. 6:4; Acts 8:26-39; Jn. 3:23; Col. 2:12).
Communion at the Lord's Table is a privilege and command accorded to all true believers, in commemoration of our Lord's death until He comes, and should always be preceded by self-examination (1 Cor. 11:23-28).
15: THE LOCAL CHURCH
The New Testament Church is a body of regenerated, baptized believers, organized, independent, and self-governing; associated for worship, service, and the spread of the Gospel (Heb. 10:25; Acts 2:41,42; 1 Cor. 11.2).
16. THE CHURCH INVISIBLE
All true believers are members of the body of Christ, the Church Invisible (1 Cor. 12:12, 13; Eph. 5:25,27;
17: THE PERSONALITY OF SATAN
The Devil or Satan, a person, the accuser of the brethren, the unholy prince of the world system, is in opposition to God, and is destined by God to the judgment of an eternal justice in the Lake of Fire (Eph. 2:2; Rev. 12:10; 20:10; 2 Cor. 4:4; Mk. 4:1-3).
Hell or Hades is the temporary abode of the unsaved, where they are in punishment until the judgment of the Great White Throne, when they are cast into the Lake of Fire and consciously punished for eternity
(Rev. 20:13-15; Mk. 25:46; Lk. 16:19-31).
Sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are partakers of His holiness, which is a progressive work beginning at redemption and brought to completion in the glorified body. In its second aspect it is a setting apart by God of persons or things for His own purpose (1 Th. 5:23).
Believers are the recipients of a gracious act, by which the Father, for the sake of Christ, accepts believers to the estate and condition of children by a new spiritual birth and entitles them to all rights, privileges, and promises of God's family (Rom. 8:14, 15; Gal. 3:26: 4:6,7).
21. CIVIL GOVERNMENT
Civil government is of Divine appointment for the interest and good order of human society. Magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientioualy honored and obeyed - except in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom 13:1-7; Acts 5:20; 4:19,20; 5:29; Mt. 22:21; Titus 3:1; Peter 2:13-15; 1 Tim. 2:1-8).