Our Beliefs

The Scriptures

  • The consisting of the Old and New Testament in its original documents is the verbally inspired, inerrant, eternal Word of God.
  • It has been preserved for mankind through the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Textus Receptus, and the King James Version is the best English translation of these texts.
  • It is absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in its statements. It is the sole and final authority for faith and life, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 3:16, Psalm 12:6-7

The Person of God

  • There is only one God, manifested in three persons: God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • He is the eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Creator of the universe.
  • He is holy, merciful, supreme and mankind’s only hope of ever attaining salvation.
Genesis 1:1, 1 John 5:7, John 4:24, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 14:9, Isaiah 40:28, Isaiah 48:11-13, John 10:30

The Person of Jesus Christ

  • Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He is God manifest in the flesh – fully God and fully man.
  • He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died and shed His blood for the sins of mankind.
  • He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God in heaven, where He ever lives to intercede for believers as their Advocate and High Priest.
  • He will come again to the earth as Lord of lords and King of kings, to judge the world in righteousness.
Luke 1:27, John 1:1-14, John 14:6, Ephesians 1:7, Acts 1:11, 1 Corinthians 15:3-6, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 20:4-6

The Person of the Holy Spirit

  • The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment, bears witness to the truth and through the Word of God regenerates men.
  • He indwells, seals, guides, teaches, comforts, sanctifies, sets apart the believer for a holy life, and endues him with power for witness and service, whilst imparting the gifts and producing the fruit of the Spirit.
John 15:26,  John 16:13-14, Romans 8:14-27, Ephesians 4:30, Galatians 5:22-23, Acts 1:8

The Person of Satan

  • Satan is a person.
  • He is the god of this world and the prince of the power of the air and is constantly going up and down in the earth seeking whom he may devour.
  • He is the declared enemy of God and man.
  • He does not possess any of the attributes of God.
  • He will ultimately have his destiny in the Lake of Fire, where he and his angels will be eternally punished.
Job 1:6-7, 1 Peter 5:8, Matthew 24:41, Revelation 20:10

The Fall of Man

  • Man was created holy and perfect for the purpose of fellowship with God. Through the willful disobedience of sin, man fell from that state. As a result, all men, in their natural state, are lost, alienated from God, and spiritually dead.
  • Apart from the saving grace of Christ, all are under sin’s curse, and are subject to God’s righteous wrath and condemnation.
Genesis 1:27, Genesis 3:6-24, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12, Revelation 21:8

Salvation

  • Man’s only means of forgiveness, salvation, and restoration is wholly of the grace of God through Jesus Christ’s shed blood and substitutionary death, burial, and resurrection.
  • Man can do nothing to aid his salvation other than respond through faith and repentance to God, who will regenerate him through the second Birth, and exalt him to a position of eternal sonship.
  • Salvation is freely offered to all mankind, which offer, if rejected, results in eternal separation from God to be tormented forever in the Lake of Fire.
9, Colossians 1:14, Acts 4:12, John 14:6, Acts 20:21, John 1:12, 2 Peter 3:9, Revelation 20:11-15

Eternal Security

  • Every true child of God is kept by the power of God.
  • He is under no condemnation for his sin. However, a Christian can, through sin, break fellowship with God and lose his joy, power, testimony, and rewards, and incur the Father’s chastisement.
  • Our relationship, based upon the new birth, is eternal.
  • Our fellowship, however, is dependent upon obedience and may be broken, restored only by the blood of Christ through the confession of sin to God.
John 5:24, John 10:27-29, Jude 24, Hebrews 7:25, 1 Corinthians 3:11-17, 1 Corinthians 5:1-5, 1 John 1:5-10

The Coming of Christ

  • At Christ’s return He will resurrect the righteous dead and catch away His living saints to Him “in the air”.
  • He will return in a personal, literal, and bodily manner, “with his saints” to establish His millennial kingdom upon earth.
  • Christ’s coming is the believer’s hope; an incentive to holy living and faithful service, to be ready to meet Him when He comes.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, 1Thessalonians 1:10, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Isaiah 26:19-21, Revelation 20:4-6

Heaven and Hell

  • Heaven is a place of beauty and bliss wherein dwelleth righteousness.
  • Each person who has been born of the grace of God, will spend eternity in the everlasting presence of God, in His prepared Heaven.
  • Hell is a place of ceaseless torment, being characterized by fire and brimstone, where all the unsaved will suffer for ever.
2 Corinthians 12:2-4, 1 Peter 1:3-5, John 14:1-3, Luke 16:19-31, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 21, 22

The Local Church

  • The local New Testament Church is an assembly of believers gathered together for the purpose of worship, prayer, fellowship; teaching and edifying, whilst being actively engaged in the proclamation of the Gospel.
  • The local church is entirely separate from the state, and wholly from any ecclesiastical or religious hierarchy. Its scriptural officers are pastors (bishops or elders), and deacons.
  • The ordinances are those of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism being by immersion of the believer, thus portraying the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • The Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and the cup by the believer as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus Christ, until He returns.
1 Corinthians 11:2, Acts 2:41-42, Acts 16:5, Matthew 22:17-21, Acts 13:1-5, Romans 6:3-4, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, 1 Timothy 3

Separation

  • Christians are first to be separated wholly unto the Lord, and separated from worldly and sinful practices.
  • This church is opposed to all that is false and out of harmony with the truth of the Word of God, including ecumenism and other false movements.
  • The church remains separate from apostasy and unbelief.
2 Corinthians 6:11-18, 2 Timothy 4:2-3, Titus 1:13, 3:10, Ephesians 5:11, 1 John 4:1, 2 John 10,11, Jude 3

Holiness

  • Holiness is to be God’s standard of living for His people. Believers are made partakers of Christ’s holiness.
  • They are called with a holy calling, to walk, not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
  • It is God’s will that each believer be sanctified by the blood of Christ, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.
  • The life of a believer is to be separate from worldliness by consistent conduct before God and man, in personal holiness of heart and life.
1 Thess. 5:23, I Peter 1:15-16, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Hebrews 12:13, Rom. 12:1-2, 1 John 1:7

Additional Issues

  • Speaking in tongues was given by God as a sign for the unbeliever; as warning to Israel of God’s judgment. Its purpose has been fulfilled. (Isaiah 28:11, 1 Corinthians 1:22, 14:22, 13:8)