Our Position
The Scriptures. We believe the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired of God and in inerrent in the original writings. It is the supreme and final authority for faith and life. The Scriptures are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man and shall be interpreted according to their normal gramatical - historical meaning. (Ps. 19:7-11; 119:89; Jn. 17:17;II Tim. 3:15-17; II Pet. 1:20-21)

The Godhead. We believe in one God, Creator of the heaven and earth, who is almighty, infallible, unchangeable, infinitely wise, just, and holy. He exists in Three Persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-- each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, coequal in power and glory. (Ex. 20:2-3; Deut. 6:4; Jn 14:6; I Cor. 8:6; Rev. 4:11)

The Person and Work of Christ. We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, the eternal Word manifested in flesh. We believe that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and that He is true God and true man. We believe in His substitutionary and redeeming death, Christ receiving in Himself the penalty of man's sin. We believe in His bodily resurrection from the grave and His ascension to Heaven where, as our High Priest, He now fulfills the ministry of Intercessor and Advocate. (Isa. 7:14, Jn. 1:1-2, 14; Rom.3:24-25; Heb.7:25; I Jn. 2:1-2)

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Holy Spirit whose work it is to convict men of sin, to regenerate, to indwell, to set the believer apart to a holy life, and to keep and empower the believer day by day. We believe that He is the Teacher of God's Word and the Guide for daily life. Every believer is baptized by the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ and is given one or more spiritual gifts. Certain of the gifts, such as apostleship, prophecy, healing and tongues, were temporary, needed only in the infancy of the Church and are not in use today. (Jn. 16:8-11; Rom. 8:9; I Cor. 12:4-11; 13; 14:21-22; Heb. 2:3-4).

Man. We believe that man, having been created pure and in the image of God, has sinned against God and, thereby, has fallen from grace. We believe that in consequence, all have sinned, are guilty and lost, and absolutely incapable of saving themselves by their own works, being dead in their trespasses and sins. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12, 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3)

Salvation and Eternal Security. We believe that we are saved solely by God's grace, through faith in the blood sacrifice, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (Jn. 1:12; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1; Eph. 2:8-9; I Pet. 1:4-5, 18-19)

Satan. We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin, and the cause of the fall of man. He is the declared enemy of God and will be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. (Isa. 14:12-17; Mt. 4:1-11; 25:41; II Cor. 4:4; Rev. 20:10)

The Church. We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is composed solely of those who have been redeemed and washed in His blood, regenerated and sealed by the Holy Spirit, and that they are saved to serve the Lord. It is the responsibility and privilege of all who are saved to seek to win others to Christ. The Church is manifested through the local church which is a congregation of baptized believers. The local church's officers are pastor and deacons, and the ordinances are believer's baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper. The local church has the absolute right of self-government free from the interference of any hierarchy. (Mt. 28:19-20; Acts 13:1-4; I Cor. 11:23-26; 12:12-14)

  1. We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord. God commands His people to separate from worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations. Believers are to avoid immodest and excessive styles of dress and adornment. (Rom. 12:1-2; I Tim. 2:9-10; I Jn. 2:15-17)
  2. We believe that the local church collectively and believers individually are to refrain from religious fellowship with ecclesiastical organizations and religious personalities that deny the faith or compromise its message. We are commanded to withdraw from Christian brothers who unrepentantly continue in sin or compromise. (II Cor. 6:14-7:1; II Thess. 3:6, 14; II Jn. 9-11)
Future Events.
  1. We believe in the personal, imminent return of Christ to rapture His church prior to the seven-year tribulation period. At the end of the tribulation, Christ will return with His saints to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom which was promised to the nation of Israel. (Dan. 2:44-45; I Thess. 1:10; 4:13-18; Titus 2:13)
  2. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. (Phil. 1:23; Rev. 20:4-6)
  3. We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious torment until the second resurrection, when the soul and body will be reunited. They shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer eternally. (II Thess. 1:7-9; Rev. 20:11-15)