What We Believe

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (II Tim. 3:16, 17)
We believe in the triune Godhead as eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. II Cor. 13:14)

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, through His shed Blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His present priestly ministry. (II Tim. 3:16, Rom. 3:25, 26)

We believe in evangelistic and missionary fervor and endeavor. (Acts 1:8, Mark 16:15-18)

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We further believe in the keeping power of God. (Heb. 9:22, Jude 24, 25)

We believe in sanctification and holiness of heart and the overcoming life as God’s design for the Church, which is the Bride of Christ. (Eph. 5:25-27)

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as on the day of Pentecost and in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit as evidenced in charismatic gifts and ministries and in His fruit in the life of the believer. (Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6, Eph. 4:11; I Cor. 12:8-11; Gal. 5:22,23)

We believe that divine healing is obtained on the basis of the Atonement. (I Pet. 2:24; Matt. 8-17)

We believe in Christ’s imminent personal return in power and great glory, and in His present and everlasting dominion. (Acts 1:8; Rev. 1:7; Dan. 7:14)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal punishment. (John 5:28, 29; Rev. 20:15)

We believe that the ordinances of baptism by immersion in water and observance of the Lord’s Supper should be regularly practiced in the local assembly. (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; I Cor. 11:23-26)

We believe that it is the duty and privilege of every believer to support the local assembly with his regular presence, giving of tithes and offerings and service. We believe that tithing, accompanied by free-will offerings, is God’s ordained method to finance the spreading of the Gospel and the needs of the local assembly. (Heb. 10:25; 2 Cor. 8,9; 1 Pet. 4:10, Mal. 3:8-12)

We believe that sexual purity is a necessary expression for all of God’s children and requires abstinence from adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality or other sexual relationships or practices forbidden in Scripture. (Heb. 13:4; I Cor. 6:18; Lev. 18:1-30)

We believe that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime and a sacred institution established by God. (Matt. 19:4-6)

2 Responses to What We Believe

  1. Daniel Roy Parks says:

    What is the church body’s view on theistic evolution or progressive creation versus the young earth creationism view?

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