Our Beliefs

1. The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. Therefore, this doctrinal statement is intended only as a basis of fellowship among us (i.e. that we all speak the same thing).  (1 Corinthians 1:10, Acts 2:42). The human phraseology in this statement is not inspired nor contended for, but the truth set forth is held to be essential. No claim is made that it contains all Biblical Truth, only that it covers our present needs as to these fundamental matters.

2. The Scriptures, both the Old and the New Testaments, are inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man; the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.

3. The One True God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I am," the Creator of all things and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

4. The Scriptures declare the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ and set Him forth as the eternal Son of God. They further declare:

a) His Virgin birth.
b) His sinless life.
c) His miracles.
d) His substitutionary work on the cross.
e) His bodily resurrection from the dead.
f ) His exaltation to the right hand of God.
g) His sending forth the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost.
h) His promise to personally return and receive His Church unto Himself.

5. Man was created in the image and after the likeness of God and was therefore sinless.  However, man by voluntary transgression incurred physical and spiritual death.

6. Man's only hope of salvation is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

a) Salvation is received through repentance of sin and faith in the complete atoning work of Jesus Christ.
b) The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit. The outward evidence is a life of righteousness and true holiness.

7. The Ordinances of the Church are Baptism in water and Holy Communion.

a) Baptism in water is commanded in Scripture. All who repent and believe on Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized.
b) The Lord's supper, consisting of bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a memorial of His suffering and death; a prophecy of His second coming; and is enjoined on all believers "till He come!"

8. All believers are entitled to and should expect to seek the Baptism in the Holy Ghost, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teachings of Scripture. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service including the bestowing of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.

9. Sanctification is the act of separation unto God. It is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to God.

10. The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the Body of Christ and therefore of the Church.

11. Healing for the whole person is an integral part of the Gospel and is provided for in the atonement.

12. The resurrection of the dead in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church.

13. There will be a final judgment when whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life will be consigned to everlasting punishment.