Statement of Faith


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Section 1 We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writing and that they are of supreme and final authority in matters of faith and practice, the true center of Christian union. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:19-20


Section 2 We believe that God is a sovereign, living, intelligent, rational being and that He has a plan for man and for the universe. We believe He has the will, power, and authority and is actively engaged in carrying that plan to completion. Jeremiah 10:10, Isaiah 57:15; Ephesians 2:10; Romans 8:28-29. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; namely, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4-5; I Corinthians 8:6; I John 5:7; Matthew 28:19, I Timothy 1:17


Section 3 We believe in the literal Genesis account of creation. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings since the fall are born with a sinful nature and are sinners in thought, word, and deed. Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12; Romans 3:23, Psalm 51:5


Section 4 We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, a virgin, and is true God and true man. Matthew 1:18-20; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1, 2, 14, 18, 14:7-11, 20:28


Section 5 We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood and His resurrection. I Corinthians 15:1-4; Hebrews 10:9-12; Romans 3:23-26, 4:25, Colossians 1:13-14, 20


Section 6 We believe in the “eternal security” of the believer; that it is impossible for one born into the family of God ever to be lost. John 1:12, 10:27-28; I Peter 1:3-5; Jude 1


Section 7 We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there as High Priest and Advocate. I Corinthians 15:1-20; John 20:24-29; Hebrews 1:3; Acts 1:10-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:25; I Timothy 2:5


Section 8 We believe in “that blessed hope” – the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when all the saved in Christ will be “gathered unto Him.” Titus 2:13; Acts 1:10-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-19; I Corinthians 15:51-58


Section 9 We believe that all who receive, by faith alone, the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. John 1:12, 3:5; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 3:26; Titus 3:5


Section 10 We believe in the priesthood of all believers; that all believers have immediate access into the Holiest by the blood of Jesus; that we need no human agency to intercede for us before the throne of grace; and that Jesus Christ is our only mediator before God. Hebrews 10:19, 13:15; I Peter 2:1-10; I Timothy 2:5


Section 11 We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. John 5:21-30; Daniel 12:2-3; Revelation 1:5-6, 20:4-6, 11-15, 21:8; II Thessalonians 1:7-20; John 14:1-6


Section 12 The local church is a body of believers in Christ with the officers of Elders and Deacons organized to meet together for the purpose of observing the ordinances and to carry out the principles, precepts, and commission of Christ I Timothy 3:15; Acts 2:41-47, 14:23; Ephesians 4:11-16; Matthew 28:18-20


Section 13 We believe that the Scriptural ordinances of the Church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper; that baptism should be administered to believers only as a symbol of their belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and a testimony to the world of that belief; and that the Lord’s Supper should be partaken of by obedient believers only, to show forth Christ’s death until He comes. Matthew 3:16; Acts 8:26-39; Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:23-28


Section 14 We believe in the sovereignty and independence of each local church from any centralized power, whether from other churches, denominations, or the State. We believe in the separation of Church and State. We believe in obeying the “powers that be” of government except when they seek to cause us to violate the commands of God’s Word. Romans 13:1-7; Acts 4:19-20, 5:29, 15:3, 19-31; Daniel 1:8


Section 15 We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age and the author of all the powers of darkness, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire. Matthew 4:1-3; II Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:7-10


Section 16 We believe that marriage is ordained by God between one person born a man, and one person born a woman. The Divine plan is that marriage will be for the happiness of those married, for the procreation of children, and for an example of Christ’s unending and faithful love for His Church.