Doctrinal Beliefs

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     We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be verbally and complete­ly the inspired Word of God, the final author­ity for faith and life, inerrant in the origi­nal writing, infallible, accurate, authoritative, adequate for every need, and God breathed (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13).

     We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Romans 11:33; John 1:18; James 1:17; Jeremiah 32:27; Psalm 147:5).

     We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary; accom­plished our redemption through His death on the cross as a vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; was buried and rose again the third day to ascend into heaven where he is our present advocate at the right hand of the Father until He returns to this earth to set up His Millennial Kingdom, having received the Church into heaven prior to the Great Tribulation (John 1:1,14; 14:1-6; Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Acts 1:9-11).

     We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third member of the eternal Godhead who convicts men of sin, righteous­ness, and judgment; regenerates them unto salvation; and at the same time of salvation, baptizes them into the body of Christ while indwelling, filling, sealing, and guiding them into all truth (John 15:26; 16:8; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13, 14).

     We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the whole human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally in sin and of him­self utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26, 27; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:10-23; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Samuel 12:23).

     We believe that salvation is the free gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sin and our justification (Ephe­sians 1:7;  2:8, 9; 1 Peter 3:18, 19; John 1:12; Romans 10:9-13).

     We believe that all the redeemed of God are kept by God's power and thus can rejoice in the assurance of their own personal salva­tion (1 Peter 1:5; 2 Peter 1:10; John 5:24; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 8:38, 39).

     We believe that every saved person pos­sesses two natures with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit and the claiming of the promises of God's Word with the forgiveness of sins upon confession when we fail (Galatians 5:16-18; Romans 6:13; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 1:9).

     We believe that all 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 worldly and sinful pleasures and practices, is commanded of God (2 Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1, 2; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 7-11; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1).

     We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and word to the truths of the Holy Scriptures and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind by prayer, giving, and going (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21).

     We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of His gifts and that the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today. We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accord with His Word and His Will, on behalf of the sick and afflicted (Ephesians 4:7, 11, 12; James 5:13-18).

     We believe that the Church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiri­tual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age and that the establishment and continuance of the local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament (Ephesians 1:22, 23; Acts 14:17; 20:1­7, 28-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).

     We believe that Satan is a person (fallen angel), the author of sin, and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and that he shall be eternal­ly punished in the lake of fire (Job 1:6; Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:1-19; Revelation 20:1­0).

     We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men:  the saved to eternal life and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28, 29; Revelation 20:5-13; Hebrews 9:27; John 11:25, 26).

     We believe that Jesus will come for His church in an event known as the rapture, followed by seven years of great tribulation at the end of which Jesus will return and reign for 1,000 years from Jerusalem prior to the Great White Throne Judgment.  We believe that at present Israel and the church are two separate entities (1st Thessalonians 4:14-18, Revelation 20, Romans 11).