Often people’s concept of religion can be cluttered with big “church words” that are left unexplained and even more poorly understood. This resource page is a simple, yet profound portrait of what our faith is, and how it changes the way we think and live.
Below is a list of our foundational doctrines and beliefs:
I. 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.
II Peter 1:21, II Timothy 3:16-17
II. We believe in the trinity of the God-head: one God eternally existing in three equal persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1, John 10:30, Matthew 28:19, Acts 5:3-4
III. We believe in the deity, virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, and the imminent pre-millennial coming of Christ.
Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, II Thessalonians 2; 4:13-18, John 14:1-3,Hebrews 7:25, John 10:30, Acts 1:11, I Corinthians 3:16
IV. We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit by whom believers are called, regenerated, baptized into Christ, indwelt, sealed and filled for service.
John 16: 7-9, I Corinthians 3:16
V. We believe in the direct creation of the universe and man by God apart from any process of evolution.
Genesis 1, Colossians 1:16-17
VI. We believe in the fall, the 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.
Genesis 2:17, Romans 5:12-21, I Corinthians 2:14, Romans 3:23
VII. We believe in the eternal salvation of all individuals who put their faith in Christ, whose blood was shed for the remission of sins.
John 3:3, I John 5:13, Galatians 3:24-26, Colossians 1:17, I Peter 1:18-19
VIII. We believe in the unity of all true believers in the church, which is the body of Christ.
I Corinthians 12:12-13
IX. We believe 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’ Supper, edify itself and evangelize the world. We 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 officers of a New Testament church are pastors and deacons.
Acts 2, Matthew 28:19-20, I Timothy 2:12, Acts 15, Romans 6:3-5, I Corinthians 11:23-32
X. We believe in obedience to the Biblical command to separate entirely from worldliness and ecclesiastical apostasy unto God.
II Corinthians 6:14-18, Romans 12:1-2
1. The unity of all true believers in the. Lord Jesus Christ, regardless of denominational alignment, is a great and blessed teaching of Scripture.
2. Tragically however, unbelief has developed in many organized fellowships to the point where apostasy, recognizable and indisputable, exists.
3. Wherever this condition exists, loyalty to the plain injunction of the Bible makes it obligatory for the child of God to withdraw from and repudiate all connections with such apostasy.
4. Most emphatically it disavows the position of the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches, Ecumenical Evangelism and Neo-Evangelism.
5. While in nowise impugning the orthodoxy of all Christian brethren in the National Association of Evangelicals, the assembly expresses its convinced disagreement with the Association’s position regarding separation from apostasy.
6. We believe that one of the greatest dangers to the effectiveness of the separatist program lies in the direction of “being tolerant of those who are tolerant of unbelief.”
XI. We believe in the personal existence of angels, demons and Satan.
Revelation 20:1-10, Job 1:6-7, I Peter 5:8
XII. We believe in the bodily resurrection, immortality and rapture of all believers at Christ’s imminent coming.
I Corinthians 15: 51-52
XIII. We believe in the sovereign selection of Israel as God’s eternal covenant people, that she is now dispersed because of her rejection of Christ, and that she will be regathered in the Holy Land and saved as a nation at the second advent of Christ.
Amos 9:15, Ezekiel 37:23-27, Jeremiah 23:3-6
XIV. We believe in the bodily resurrection and judgment of unbelievers after the millennial reign of Christ.
Matthew 25:46, Romans 22:11, Revelation 20:12-15
XV. We believe in eternal life and blessedness for all believers and the eternal existence and punishment of all unbelievers.