WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired by God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe God not only inspired every word but has preserved them through the ages. We believe the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people.
Psalm 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21
We believe Jesus Christ to be the one and only Saviour of mankind. We believe Jesus Christ to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was virgin-born, that He was God incarnate, and that the purposes of the incarnation were to reveal God, to redeem men, and to rule over God's kingdom. We believe Jesus Christ never relinquished any attributes of His Deity but merely veiled them. We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man's sin. This sacrifice was a just payment to God for the forgiveness of sin. It was activated by His death through the shedding of His blood on the Cross and was accepted by God upon His resurrection. We believe He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection to be seated at the right hand of the Father, waiting for the time of the Rapture, and returning seven years later to earth to rule and reign as King for 1,000 years.
Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 43:11; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 1:3, 14, 18, 29; Romans 3:19-25; Romans 5:6-15; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Timothy 3:16; Titus 2:10-15; Hebrews 7:26, 9:24-28; 1 Peter 1:19, 2:2; 1 John 1:3; Revelation 20:1-6
We believe that God is a Person, eternally existing, as a Trinity in unity - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit - three Persons, yet one God.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 26:19; I Corinthians 8:6; I John 5:7
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son. We believe it is the Holy Spirit who convicts of sin, of judgment, and of righteousness, and that He is the agent in the New Birth, and that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer.
Genesis 1:13; Matthew 3:11; 28:19; Mark 1:8; Luke 1:35; 3:16; 24:49; John 1:33; 3:5-6; 14:16-17,26; 15:26-27; 16:8-11,13; Acts 5:30-32; 11:16; Romans 8:14,16,26-27; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Thessalonians 2:7; Hebrews 9:14; 1 Peter 1:2
Mankind was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death but also spiritual death or eternal separation from God. Now all of mankind exists as a fallen race with an inherited sinful nature.
Genesis 2:16, Genesis 3:16-19, Romans 3:10-23, Romans 6:23
We believe that the blessings of salvation are available to everyone by grace through faith, but that they only come to those who are willing to repent (have a total change of mind concerning their sinful condition and inability to change it) and place their faith and trust in the finished work of Christ on the cross.
John 3:15-18, 36; Acts 20:21; Romans 3:21-22; Romans 10:9-10, 13; Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ and was empowered on the day of Pentecost. We believe the local church is God's only institution to carry out His work today. We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and baptized according to the command of Christ, and have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worship, fellowship, service, and the observance of the Lord's Supper.
Matthew 16:16-18; 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30
We believe in the pre-tribulational Rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year Tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of one thousand years. Following this one thousand years is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new Heaven and new earth.
1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 19-22
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. We believe baptism is administered by the authority of the local church and is the door to church membership and a prerequisite to participating in the observance of the Lord's Supper. We believe the Lord's Supper is a sacred ordinance in which the members of the local body remember the Lord's death by partaking of the unleavened bread and fruit of the vine, always preceded by solemn self-examination.
Matthew 3:6; 3:16; 28:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28; Colossians 2:12