We Believe...

 

1. In the verbal, plenary inspiration of Scripture (1 Tim. 3:16; 1 Pet. 1:19-21) and that the Bible is the eternal, inerrant, infallible Word of God which has been and will be preserved for all eternity. (Is. 59:21; Matt. 5:18; Mk. 13:31)

2. In the preservation of God’s Word in the Hebrew Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Greek Textus Receptus of the New Testament and that the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for English speaking people.

3. In one triune God who eternally exists in the persons of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. (Gen 1:1-2; Is. 61:1; Jn.1:1-3; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Jn.5:7)

4. That Jesus Christ, while fully God, became fully man (Matt. 8:23-27; Matt. 14:33; Jn.10:26-38), was born of a virgin (Is. 7:14; Mt. 1:23), lived a sinless life (Heb. 4:14-15, 7:26), died a substitutionary death on the cross (2 Cor. 5:21), rose again bodily (Lk. 24:39) and ascended bodily into heaven where He intercedes for all believers. (Acts 1:9-11; Heb. 7:25)

5. That the Holy Spirit indwells all who accept Jesus Christ as personal Savior. He was sent to reprove the world of sin, of righteousness and judgment and to guide and teach the things of God to the believer. (Jn. 16:7-14; 1 Cor. 3:16; Jn 14:26)

6. That undue emphasis on the worship and person of the Holy Spirit such as the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement teaches is unbiblical. The Holy Spirit always glorifies the Father and NEVER gives any extra-biblical revelation. (Jn. 14:13-14)

7. That God created the heavens and the earth in six literal twenty-four hour days. (Gen. 1-2)

8. That Adam’s disobedience brought sin and death upon all mankind. (Rom. 5:12,19)

9. That salvation is a free gift offered to all and that the Gospel must be received by faith alone in Jesus Christ. (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 10:9,10,13; Eph. 2:8-10; Rev. 22:17)

10. In the eternal security of the believer. (Jn. 10:26-30; 1 Jn. 5:9-13)

11. That the Scriptures teach both the sovereignty of God and the free will of man, and that the teachings of both Calvinism and Arminianism are unbalanced and unbiblical positions.

12. That the local church is God’s ordained authority for the preservation of truth today (1 Tim. 3:15) and the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Acts 1:8); and that the two ordinances to be observed by the church are baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper (Rom. 6:4; 1 Cor. 11:20); and that its only offices are pastor and deacons which must be held only by men. (1 Tim. 3:1-13; Tit. 1:5-9)

13. That Jesus Christ’s future return is in two phases:

1. The imminent, pre-tribulational and premillennial rapture of all believers. (1 Thes. 4:13-18)

2. The revelation of Christ seven years later in which He will set up His literal kingdom on this earth and will rule and reign for 1000 years. (Rev. 19:11-21)

14. That all believers will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ (Rom. 14:10; 2 Cor. 5:10) and all unbelievers will be judged at the Great White Throne. (Rev. 20:11-15)

15. That there is a literal Heaven and a literal Hell, which are the only two eternal abodes prepared by God for souls. All those who accept Jesus Christ by faith as their personal Savior will spend eternity in Heaven with God and all those who reject Christ as their personal savior will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire, eternally separated from God. (Rev. 4:1-2; Rev. 21:1; Luke 16:19-31)

16. That there are certain current theological trends such as Neo-Orthodoxy, New Evangelicalism, the Home-Church and the Church Growth movements, and association with the National and World Council of Churches which are Biblically wrong. We stand against and separate from all such movements and trends. (1 Tim. 6:3-5; 2 Tim. 3:1-5)