What We Believe:

The Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God. We believe the Scriptures are innerant, infallible and God-breathed, and therefore the final authority for faith and life. We believe that God has faithfully preserved His Word through the ages; that we might have an accurate and reliable translation today. II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21.  In our teaching and preaching we use the KJV.

The Godhead
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.  Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; John 14:10, 26

The Person & Work of Jesus Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.  Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2; II Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-8

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through his death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.  Acts 2:18-36; Romans 3:24-25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5

We believe that the risen, glorified Lord ascended into Heaven; that His present ministry is that of great High Priest and Advocate at the right hand of God.  Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 2:17, 12:2; I John 2:1

The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.  John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 2:12-14; II Corinthians 3:6; Ephesians 1:13-14

The Church
We believe that the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again persons who will be caught up to be with Christ at the Rapture.  We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament.  We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control.  We recognize water baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the Scriptural ordinances of obedience for the church in this age. Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; Romans 16:1,4;  I Corinthians 11:23-26, 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27; Titus 1:5-11; I Peter 5:1-4

The Way of Salvation
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process, that the believer is made a partaker receives eternal life, the free gift of God.  We believe that salvation is a free gift of grace through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.  John 1:12-13; Romans 6:23, 8:1, 38-39, 10:13; Ephesians 2:8-9, 5:9; I Peter 1:4-5

The Return of Christ
We believe in that “blessed hope”, the personal, imminent return of Christ, Who will rapture his Church prior to the seven-year tribulation period.  At the end of the tribulation, Christ will personally and visibly return with His saints, to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom which was promised to the nation of Israel.  Daniel 2:31-45; I Thessalonians 1:10; II Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Revelation 3:10, 19:11-16, 20:1-6

The Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.  We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord.  We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious punishment and torment until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment and torment.  Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29, 11:25-26; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23, 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7;  Revelation 20:5-6,12-13

Biblical Separation
We believe that all the 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, practices and associations is commanded of God.  Romans 12:1-2, 14:13; II Corinthians 6:14-17; II Timothy 3:1-5; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11

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