Statement of Faith

*We believe in the Holy Scriptures; accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the very Word of God, verbally inspired in all parts, our infallible and authoritive rule of faith and practice. II Tim 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21; Acts 1:16; 28:25; Psalms 119:160; 119:105; 130; Luke 24:25; John 17:17; Isaih 8:20; Rev 22:19.

*We believe there is one God eternally existent in three persons; Farther, Son and Holy Spirit. Ex 20:2; Gen 17:1; I Cor 8:6; Eph 4:6, Matt 28:19; Gen 3:15; Isa 7:14; 53:4, 11, 12; Matt 1:18-25; Luke 1:15; Eph 2:8; Acts 15:11; Rom 3:24; John 3:16; Heb 9:12-15.

*We believe in the deity of Christ, His virgin birth, His shed blood for atonement, His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, there to be our intercessor.

*We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, makes believers children of God through the new birth, assuring them of heaven, and by His indwelling enables Christians to live a godly life. John 14:16; 26; 16:8; Matt 28:19; Heb 9:14; Luke 1:35; 24:29; Gen 1:1; Acts 5:3; II Thes 2:7; 13; Rom 8:14; 16; 26-27.

*We believe that all men are by nature and choice sinful and lost, and have with themselves no possible means of salvation. Gen 3:1-6, 26; Rom 1:18, 20, 28, 3:10-19, 5:12, 19; Eph 2:1; Ezek 18:19; Gal 3:22.

*We believe in salvation by grace through faith; that salvation is the free gift of God, not by any virtue or works of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, that all true believers posses the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God, and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish. I Thess 1:14; Cor 1:12; I Pet 1:2, Titus 1:1; Rom 8:29-30, 10:13; Mat 11:28; Isa 55:1; Rev 22:17; John 3:18, 36:37.

*We believe in the existence of Satan, the deceiver, the prince and power of the air of this present world; that he was defeated and judged at the cross, and therefore his final doom is certain. Isa 14:12-15; Ezek 28:14-17, Jude 6; II Pet 2:4; Eph 2:2; Rev 12:7, 9, 10, 13:13, 19:11, 16, 20:1.

*We believe in the second coming of Christ; that His return from heaven will be personal, visible and glorious, the time being unrevealed, but always imminent; that when He comes He will first by resurrection of teh dead and the translation of the living remove from the earth His waiting church; Afterward descend with His Church and establish His glorious and literal kingdom over all nations for a thousand years. Matt 28:6, 7; 1:9, 11; Mark 16:19; Heb 8:1, 6, 12:2; Psa 72:8.

*We believe that the spirits of the saved at death go immediately to be with Christ in heaven; that as His second coming their works will be judged and rewards determined; that the spirits of the unsaved at death descend immediately into Hell until the final day of judgment at which time their bodies shall be raised from the grave, judged, and cast into the Lake of Fire, the place of final and everlasting punishment. John 8:31, 32; Col 1:21-23; I John 2:19; Matt 13:19-21; Rom 8:28; Heb 1:14; Psa 121:3; Luke 16:22, 23; Rev 20:10, 15

*We believe in the priesthood of all believers, that Christ is our Great High Priest and through Him every born again person has direct access into God's presence without the need fo a human priest; that the Scriptures guided by the Holy Spirit, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. Heb 7:21-28; II Tim 2:15.

*We believe that a New Testament Church is an organized body of born again baptized believers, practicing scriptural ordinances and actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commision. Acts 8:36, Matt 3:6, 16, 28:19; John 3:23; Rom 6:3-5; Col 2:12, 41:42; I Cor 11:23.

*We believe the two scriptural ordinances given to the local church are baptism by immersion for believers only, and the Lord's supper to be partaken of by obedient Christians.