We believe in the verbal inspiration and inerrancy
of the whole Bible, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments,
and that it is the all-sufficient and only rule of faith and practice.
(Psalms 119:160; II Timothy 3:16- 17).
We believe in the personal Triune God; Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in Divine Perfections. (Matthew
28:19; II Corinthians 13:14).
We believe the Genesis and the Bible account
of Creation. (Genesis 1:1 - 2:25; John 1:1- 3; Acts 17:24;
We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ.
(John 10:30; John 1:1; John 1:14; II Corinthians 5:19; John 14:8-
9). Therefore, we further believe in the virgin birth and
sinless humanity of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 1:18-20; II Corinthians
5:21; Hebrews 7:26; I Peter 2:22).
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Divine Administrator
for Jesus Christ in His Churches. (Luke 24:49; John 14:16-
17; Acts 1:4, 5, 8; Acts 2:1- 4). The Holy Spirit convicts
sinners, regenerates, seals, secures, sanctifies and indwells every
believer. (John 3:6; John 16:8- 9; Romans 8:9- 11, 16; I Corinthians
6:19- 20; Ephesians 4:30; Titus 3:5)
We believe that miraculous spiritual gifts were
done away when the Bible was completed and that the vital, abiding
spiritual gifts are faith, hope, and love. (I Corinthians 12:1 -
14:40). Therefore, we are opposed to the modern tongues and
Charismatic healing movement.
We believe that Man was created in the image
of God and lived in innocence until he fell by voluntary transgression
from his sinless state, the result being that all mankind are sinners
by nature (totally depraved). (Genesis 1:26- 27; Genesis 3:6-
24; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12, 19).
We believe in Blood Redemption through the suffering
and death of Jesus Christ as substitutionary for all mankind.
(Isaiah 53:6; Hebrews 2:9; I Peter 2:24; I Peter 3:18; II Peter
3:9; I John 2:2; I Timothy 4:10; John 3:18, 36).
We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension
of Jesus Christ and the bodily resurrection of all the saved.
(Matthew 28:1- 7; John 5:28- 29; Acts 1:9- 11; I Corinthians
15:42- 58; I Thessalonians 4:13- 18).
We believe in the pre-millennial, personal,
bodily return of Jesus Christ as the crowning event of the Gentile
age. This event will include the resurrection of the saved,
and Millennium, and will be followed by the resurrection of the
unsaved unto eternal punishment in the lake of fire. (John
14:1- 6; I Thessalonians 4:13- 18; II Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation
19:1- 21; Revelation 20:4- 6; Revelation 20:11- 16; Revelation 21:8).
We believe that the depraved alien sinner is
saved wholly by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the conditions
to receiving salvation are repentance toward God and faith in the
Lord Jesus Christ. (Luke 13:3, 5; John 3:16, 18; Acts 20:21;
Romans 6:23; II Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 2:8- 9).
We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for
salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall never perish.
(John 3:36; John 5:24; John 10:27- 30; Romans 8:35- 39; Hebrews
10:39; I Peter 1:5).
We believe that God deals with believers as
His children, that He rewards or chastens them according to their
obedience or lack of obedience to His Word. (Matthew16:27;
Matthew 25:14- 23; John 1:12; Hebrews 12:5- 11; II John 8; Revelation
We believe that Jesus Christ established His
church during His ministry on earth. The church is a local,
visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers in covenant
relationship to carry out the commission of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Each church is an independent, self-governing body, and no other
ecclesiastical body may exercise authority over it. Jesus
Christ gave the Great Commission to the New Testament churches only.
He promised the continual existence of His church throughout all
ages. (Matthew 4:18- 22; Matthew 16:18; Matthew 28:19- 20;
Mark 1:14- 20; Ephesians 3:21).
We believe that there are two pictorial
ordinances in the Lordís churches: Baptism and the Lordís
Supper. Scriptural baptism is the immersion of professed believers
in water, administered by the authority of a New Testament church
in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Lordís
Supper is a memorial ordinance, restricted to the membership of
the church observing the ordinance. (Matthew 28:19- 20; Acts
8:12, 38; Romans 6:4; I Corinthians 5:11- 13; I Corinthians 11:1,
17- 20, 26).
We believe that there are two divinely appointed
offices in the New Testament church: pastor and deacon. These
offices are to be filled by men whose qualifications are set forth
in Acts 6:1-7; I Timothy 2:1- 13; Titus 1:5- 11. We further
believe that God calls Preachers (II Timothy 1:9).
We believe that all associations, fellowships,
and committees are and properly should be, servants of, and under
control of the churches. (Matthew 20:25- 28; Mark 10:35- 45).
We believe in the separation of church and state
in religious and civil matters, (Matthew 22:21) and affirm our belief
in civil obedience unless the laws and regulations of civil government
run contrary to the Holy Scriptures. (Romans 13:1- 7; I Peter
2:13- 15; Acts 5:29).
We believe that Satan is a fallen angel, the
archenemy of God and man. He is the unholy god of this world,
and that his ultimate destiny is the eternal lake of fire.
(Isaiah 14:12- 15; Luke 10:18; Matthew 25:41; II Corinthians 4:4;
Ephesians 6:10- 18; Revelation 20:10; I Peter 5:8).
We believe that at the instant of death, the
unbelieverís soul and spirit are cast into hell and the believerís
soul and spirit are taken into the presence of Jesus Christ in Heaven.
(Luke 16:19- 31; II Corinthians 5:8).