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Our Beliefs2017-08-03T18:17:34+00:00

We Believe :

 

  • In the verbal and plenary inspiration of the original manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments, which constitute the inerrant Word of God.
  • In the Trinity of the Godhead: one God eternally existing in three equal Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • In the deity, virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, and imminent premillennial coming of Christ.
  • In the personality of the Holy Spirit by Whom believers are called, regenerated, baptized into Christ, indwelt, sealed, and filled for service.
  • In the direct creation of the universe and man by God apart from any process of evolution.
  • In the fall, total depravity, and guilt of the race in Adam which for man’s salvation necessitates the sovereign, divinely-initiated deliverance of the sinner by the grace of God in Christ.
  • In the eternal salvation of all individuals who put their faith in Christ, Whose blood was shed for the remission of sins.
  • In the unity of all true believers in the Church, which is the Body of Christ of which He is the sole Head.
  • In the local church as a company of baptized believers, independent and self-governing, which should fellowship with other churches of like faith and order. It is the responsibility of the local church to observe the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, edify itself, and evangelize the world. I believe that the only biblical mode of believer’s baptism is that of immersion, and that it is to be administered in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The ordinance of baptism is for believers only, and it is a prerequisite for church membership. The offices of a New Testament church are pastors and deacons.
  • In the priesthood of all believers and the right of every individual to have direct dealings with God.
  • In the obedience to the biblical command to separate entirely from worldliness and ecclesiastical apostasy unto God.
  • In the separation of church and state with each believer having responsibilities to both.
  • In the personal existence of angels, demons, and Satan.
  • In the bodily resurrection, immortality, and pre-tribulation rapture of all believers at Christ’s imminent coming.
  • In the sovereign selection of Israel as God’s eternal covenant people, now dispersed because of her rejection of Christ and later to be re-gathered in the Holy Land and saved as a nation at the second advent of Christ.
  • In the distinction between the nation Israel as God’s earthly, covenant people and the Church as the spiritual Body of Christ.
  • In the bodily resurrection and judgment of unbelievers after the millennial reign of Christ.
  • In the eternal life and blessedness of all believers in heaven and the eternal existence and punishment of all unbelievers in the lake of fire.

 

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