We believe . . .

  • in the verbal inspiration of scripture, infallible, without error in its original writings. II Tim 3:16-17; II Peter 1:16-17
  • in one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Identical in nature, equal in power, possessing the same attributes. Matt. 28:19; John 1:1-14
  • that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby brought upon himself physical and spiritual death. Eph. 2:1-3
  • that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and is true God and true man. He is head of the church and is the only Mediator between God and man. Matt. 1:18-25, I Tim. 2:5
  • that the Lord Jesus Christ came to seek and to save we who were lost by dying in our place on the cross. Luke 19:10; I Peter 2:22, 24
  • that the Lord Jesus Christ rose on the third day after His crucifixion and ascended bodily into the heavens and is now at the right hand of God. I Cor. 15:3-4; Romans 8:34
  • that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and experience the forgiveness of their sins through the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and thereby become children of God. John 1:12; I John 1:7-9; John 14:16
  • that all Christians are sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption, thus assuring the believer that his eternal salvation can never be lost. Eph. 1:13-14; John 10:18-19; Hebrews 7:25
  • that the church has two ordinances: baptism by immersion which symbolized the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Romans 6:1-5; Matt. 28:19-20 and the Lord’s Supper is a remembrance of His death and second coming. Matt. 26:26-29; I Cor. 11:20-34
  • in the personal, imminent, bodily and premillennial return of Jesus Christ to this earth. Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16-17 Rev. 1:11-21
  • that a local New Testament Church consists of a company of baptized believers and is to be self-governing and free from interference by any convention or any other ecclesiastical or political authority. Therefore, the church and the state must be kept separate. Luke 20:25; Acts 5:29