Statement of Faith
We believe in the verbal inspiration of the 66 books of the Bible in its original writing and that it is without error and is the sole authority in all matters of faith and practice. We further believe that the Bible reveals God, the fall of man, the way of salvation and God’s plan and purpose in the ages.
We believe there is One and only one true and living 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 with one nature.
We believe in the Deity and virgin birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, coexistent with the Father and Holy Spirit. He came to the world, born of a virgin, suffered, died, was buried and rose again bodily and ascended to the right hand of the Father.
We believe in the Person and work of the Holy Spirit, which includes conviction of sin, regeneration of sinners and indwelling of the believer.
We believe that salvation is “by grace,” plus nothing and minus nothing. The conditions to salvation are repentance and faith. We further believe that a soul is saved when Christ is accepted as personal Savior and Lord and the Holy Spirit imparts eternal life.
We believe in the eternal security of the believer as well as the perseverance of the saints and that it is the plan of God for each believer to walk after the Spirit and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
We believe in the immersion of the believer in water to signify His death, burial and resurrection and the believer’s identification with Him. We do not believe that baptism saves. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change. The Lord’s Supper constitutes the other of the only two ordinances of the church.
We believe that a New Testament Church is a local group of baptized believers, united for His purpose and knowledge and spread of the Word of God, including worldwide missions. We believe it to be completely independent with no other person, group or body having any authority, right of intervention or control whatsoever over or within a local church.
We believe in the visible, personal and premillennial return of Jesus Christ, the bodily resurrection of the righteous dead at His coming. We further believe in the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
It’s happening all around the world to people of all ages, old people, young people, children and even infants. People are dying. People are dying without knowing what their eternal destiny will be. That’s right, and one day death will come knocking at your door. The question is, where will you spend eternity? The answer is up to you. You can know you’re going to heaven when you die.
The Bible, God’s Word, declares in 1 John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”