Articles of Faith
  1. The Holy Scriptures

  1. We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (the 66 books) to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God breathed. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, Matthew 5:18, John 16:12-13)

  2. We believe the Revised Standard Version of the Bible is a perverted translation of the original languages.

  1. The Godhead

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Co-eternal in being; co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Deuteronomy 6:4, II Corinthians 13:14)

  1. The Person and Work of Christ

  1. 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. (John 1:1,2,14, Luke 1:35)

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

  3. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10, Hebrews 9:24, Hebrews 7:25, Romans 8:34, 1 John 2:1-2)

  1. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

  1. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a 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, II Corinthians 3:6, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Romans 8:9, Ephesians 1:13-14)

  2. We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; and, that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit. (John 16:13, 1 John 2:20-27, Ephesians 5:18)

  1. The Total Depravity of Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved, and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:22-23, Romans 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3)

  1. Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Ephesians 2:8-10, John 1:12, Ephesians 1:7, 1 Peter 1:18-19)

  1. The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers

  1. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40, John 10:27-30, Romans 8:1, Romans 8:38-39, 1 Corinthians 1:4-8, 1 Peter 1:5)

  2. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s word; which, however clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. (Romans 13:13-14, Galatians 5:13, Titus 2:11-15)

  1. The Two Natures of the Believer

We believe that every saved person possesses two natures with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; and, that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural. (Romans 6:13, Romans 8:12-13, Galatians 5:16-25, Ephesians 4:22-24, Colossians 3:10, 1 Peter 1:14-16, 1 John 3:5-9)

  1. 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 association is commanded by God. (II Timothy 3:1-5, Romans 12:1-2, Romans 14:13, John 2:15-17, II John 1:9, II Corinthians 6:14, II Corinthians 7:1)

  1. Missions

We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truths of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind. (Mark 16:15, Acts 1:8, II Corinthians 5:19-20)

  1. The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts

  1. We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and that the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today; and, that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established. (I Corinthians 12:4-11, II Corinthians 12:12, Ephesians 4:7-12)

  2. We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith in accord with, His own will, for the sick and afflicted. (John 15:7, I John 5:14-15)

  1. The Church

  1. We believe that the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age. (Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 5:25-27, I Corinthians 12:12-14, II Corinthians 11:2)

  2. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27, Acts 20:17, Acts 28:32, I Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5-11)

  3. We believe that a Local New Testament Church is a local group of baptized believers united for His purposes and the knowledge and spread of the Word including worldwide missions. We believe that it is completely self-determining and responsible only to Christ, the Head of the Church. We believe it to be completely independent with no other person, group or body having any authority, right or intervention, or control in any form whatsoever over or within a Local Church.

  1. The Ordinances (Baptism and the Lord’s Supper)

  1. We believe that the church has two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

  2. We believe that Believers Baptism is immersion in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. (Matthew 28:19,

Matthew 2:13-17, Romans 6:1-10)

  1. We believe that the Lord’s Supper should be taken by all Christians to show forth His death till He comes again; and that self examination precede the Lord’s table; and that we should use broken bread which symbolizes His broken body and the fruit of the vine that symbolizes His shed blood. (I Corinthians 11:23-32)

  1. The Personality of Satan

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and, that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. (Job 1:6-7, Isaiah 14:12-17, Matthew 4:2-11, Matthew 25:41, Revelation 20:10)

  1. The Second Advent of Christ

We believe in the “Blessed Hope” the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation and pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and in His subsequent return to earth with His saints establish His Millennial Kingdom. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Zechariah 14:4-11, Revelation 19:11-16, I Thessalonians 1:10, I Thessalonians 5:9, Revelation 3:10)

  1. The Eternal State

  1. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matthew 25:26, John 5:28-29, John 11:25-26, Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13)

  2. 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 wait the first resurrection, when spirit, soul and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. (Luke 23:43, Revelation 20:4-6, II Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:23, Phillippians 3:21, I Thessalonians 4:16-17)

  3. We believe that the souls of the unbelievers remain after death in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when the soul and body are reunited and 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. (Luke 16:19-26, Matthew 25:41-46, II Thessalonians 1:7-9, Jude 1:6-7, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 20:11-15)