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Doctrinal Statement


What do we believe?
 

1. VERBAL INSPIRATION OF SCRIPTURES - We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe that God not only inspired every word, but that He has preserved them through the ages. We believe that the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people and is the only acceptable translation to be used in this church. (Psalm 12:6–7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; Acts 1:16; Acts 28:25; Psa. 119:160; Psa. 119:105; Psa. 119:130; Luke 24:25-27; John 17:17; Luke 24:44-45; Psa. 119:89; Prov. 30:5-6; Rom. 3:4; I Pet. 1:2-3; Rev. 22:19; John 12:48; Isa. 8:20; Eph. 6:17; Rom. 15:4; Luke 16:31; Psa. 19:7-11; John 5:45 -47; John 5:39.

 

2. GENESIS ACCOUNT OF CREATION - We believe the Genesis account of creation, and that what you believe about your origin will determine your philosophy of life. We believe creation was a direct act of God, literal days, instantaneous, and miraculous. We believe man was created in the image of God and all reproduction was "after their kind." Genesis 1:1; Job 26:7; Psalm 33:6,9; John 1:3; Colossians 1:17
 

3. ONE TRUE GOD - TRINITY - We believe God is a person, eternally existing. One true God, but in the unity of the Godhead. There are three eternal and coequal persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, the same substance but distinct in subsistence. One Godhead made up of three persons who are the same in attributes, power, characteristics and desires. Romans 1:7; Hebrews 1:8; Acts 5:1-3; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6

 

4. DEITY - We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God because of His character, His miracles, His influence, His power to forgive sins and to set people free from Satan and because He claimed to be and died making this claim, arose victorious over death. Mark 12:6; John 5:22,23; Matthew 26:63,66; John 14:9; John 1:1; Hebrew' 1:8, John 20:28; Romans 9:5; I John 5:15

 

5. VIRGIN BIRTH - We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost and in miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other person was ever born or can ever be born of woman, and He is both the Son of God and God the Son. Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:30-35; Isaiah 7:14

 

6. SUBSTITUTIONARY DEATH OF CHRIST - Jesus took the saved sinner's place, bore his sins, met the penalty, through a substitutionary death for all men. Jesus satisfied the law, becoming our accepted substitute; His righteousness, His right-doing, is imputed to us by faith and so we through Him have kept the law. The blood of Christ cleanses, instead of merely covering the sins of man. (Isaiah 53:5; Acts 20:28 ; II Corinthians 5:21; Hebrew 9:28; I Peter 3:18; Matthew 26:28; Acts 20:28)

 

7. SALVATION BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH - The sacrifice made by Jesus is the only basis of salvation, the only means of reconciliation, and the only ground of justification. We believe that no man cometh to God except through Jesus Christ.  We hold and believe many important truth, but the most important thing to every individual is the personal salvation of his own soul. God's order is: first salvation, then works. Acts 4:12; I Thessalonians 5:9; Hebrews 5:9; John 12:46; John 20:31; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:9,10; Titus 3:5-8     

 

8. HEAVEN AND HELL - We believe that Heaven and Hell are real literal physical places. Heaven is a place of indescribable beauty and glory, just as Hell is a place of indescribable torment and punishment. So throughout all eternity Heaven is the final eternal dwelling place of the saved, and Hell is a place of eternal punishment of the lost and total separation from God. Matt. 6:20; Luke 10:20; John 14:2; Daniel 7:10; Isaiah 33:14; Matt. 13:42; Mark 9:41; Rev. 14:10

 

9. DEPRAVITY - Man is wicked, corrupt, and are all under sin. As it is written, "There is none righteous, no not one;" proving that all were alike under sin in an unregenerate condition. "The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked." Gen. 6:5; Job 15:16; Psalm 14:3; Isaiah 1:6; Jeremiah 16:12; Matt. 23:27; Mark 9:41; Romans 1:24; II Peter 2:12

 

10. HOLY SPIRIT - The Holy Spirit is not the author of confusion concerning the tongues movement of this church age. The Holy Spirit ministers to the Christian, He regenerates, baptizes (not water), indwells, seals and fills the believing sinner.  The believer does not get more of the Holy Spirit, but the Holy Spirit more of the believer. Therefore, these ministries of the Holy Spirit happen instantaneously to the believing sinner, They all occur by faith and are not in the least dependent upon one's personal emotional feelings at the time. I Corinthians 14:33; Titus 3:5; Romans 5:3,4; Acts 2:4; I Corinthians 3:16; II Corinthians 1:22

 

11.  RAPTURE AND SECOND COMING - The Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, is coming in the air at any moment to catch up as many as receive Him. Those saved of all ages will stand at the Judgment Seat of Christ and enjoy the marriage supper of the Lamb. We believe in the personal, bodily, visible, pre-millennial return (second coming) of Christ. Those left behind will go through a period call the Tribulation, after which Christ, Himself, shall return to the earth visible in body to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of righteous rule; after this the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord. Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 19:11; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 24:42; Matthew 25:31 

 

12. DEVIL OR SATAN - We believe in the personality of Satan; that he is the god of this world, blinding "the minds of them which believe not," and the author of all the power of darkness. We believe that Satan was once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors, but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels. Satan is the author of all false religions, the chief power of  darkness --- destined, however, to judgment of an eternal justice in Hell, a place prepared for him and his angels. Matthew 4:1-3; Revelation 20:1-3; II Corinthians 4:3,4; Revelation 20:10; I Peter 5:8; Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:14-17

 

13. RESURRECTION - We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that He arose bodily "the third day according to the Scriptures" from the tomb ascended bodily into the heavens, that through His resurrection a sure hope of immortality and everlasting life is given to all who have been saved by His grace. He is at the right hand of God as our 'Mediator, merciful and faithful High Priest, and advocate." John 20; Hebrews 9:24; I Corinthians 15:12-28; Luke 24:1-7; Romans 4:25

 

14.  ETERNAL SECURITY - We believe in the eternal security of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person is born again they have everlasting life which never ends, and cannot be taken away from them. Saved forever; God's children are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation and sealed unto the day of redemption. That he will never leave them, nor forsake them.  John 10:27-30; I Peter 1:5; Ephesians 4:30; Romans 8:35-39; John 5:24; John 6:37-40; Hebrews 13:5

 

15. LOCAL CHURCH - We believe that a scriptural church is a visible assembly of baptized believers, covenanted together under New Testament law for the purpose of carrying out the Great Commission, with an unbroken history from the personal ministry of Jesus on earth to this present day; that this church is a self-governed independent body having Christ as the head, the Holy Spirit for its guide and the Bible as the only rule of faith and practice. The only scriptural offices of the church are the bishop (or pastor) and deacons. The two ordinances of the local church are Baptism and Lord's Supper. On all matters of membership, of policy, of government, or discipline, of benevolence, etc., the will of the local church is final. Mark 16:15; Ephesians 1:22, 23; I Timothy 3; Titus 1; Acts 20:17-2
 
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