STATEMENT OF FAITH

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The Scriptures

We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.  We use the King James Bible for classroom instruction.  We believe the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction.  It has God for its Author, salvation for its end, and truth without mixture of error for its matter.

 

God the Father

We believe that there is one true God, eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  He is infinite in holiness and all other perfections.  He is the One to Whom we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.

 

God the Son

We believe that the Lord Jesus was begotten of the Holy Spirit without a human father, born of a virgin, truly God, and truly Man.  His deity is absolute, wholly unique, and singular.

 

God the Holy Spirit

We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity.  He is the Divine Interpreter of the infallible Word.  

 

The Fall of Man

We believe, according to the teachings of the Scripture, that man was created a moral being in the image of God and after His likeness, but by voluntary transgression, he fell from his original sinless state.  Consequently, the whole human race was involved in guilt, making mankind now sinners who are depraved in nature, spiritually dead, and hopeless apart from divine grace. 

 

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

We believe in the literal, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

 

The Way of Salvation

We believe that salvation, according to the Scriptures, is completely by grace through faith plus nothing.  The conditions to salvation are repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

The Security of the Believer

We believe that Christians are eternally secure in Christ since the Scriptures teach that our justification before God rests alone upon the finished work of Christ.

 

The Church

We believe the Church, the Body of Christ, is composed of all those who have true faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  The visible church, or assembly, is a congregation of baptized believers associated by covenant in the faith, fellowship of the Gospel, and observation of the ordinances of Christ, the true Head of the church.

 

The Obligation to Holiness

We believe that all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are called unto a life of separation and holiness from the world.

 

The Evangelization of the World

We believe in the evangelization of the world, placing emphasis upon the task of reaching the individual with the gospel and its implications.  No humanitarian or philanthropic schemes may be substituted for the preaching of the cross.

 

Bible Interpretation

We believe in accepting the literal teaching of the Word.  Every declaration, therefore, is to be taken in its primary, ordinary, literal, and obvious meaning unless the facts of the context and the well-defined laws of language clearly indicate the terms to be either symbolic or figurative and not literal.

 

Creation

We believe in the Genesis account of the creation which teaches that all things found their origin in God who instantaneously created, by His own infinite power, every living thing after its kind.

 

The Return of Christ

We believe, according to the Scriptures, in the sure return of the Lord Jesus Christ.   His Second Coming will be a literal, bodily, and personal return. His coming for the bride, the church, will constitute the “Blessed Hope” for which we should be continually looking.  We believe that His Second Coming will be pre-tribulational and pre-millennial.