What We Believe
1. About the Bible
We believe and teach that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired. It is without error. It will remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man.
2 Tim 3:16-17 2 Pet. 1:19-21 Eph 6:17 Rom. 15:4Psa. 119:160 Psa 19:7-11
2. About God
We believe and teach that there is one, and only one, living and true God. He is the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth. He is worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love. We believe and teach that in the unity of the Godhead, there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Jer. 10:10 1 John 5:7 Gen. 1:1 Ex. 15:11John 10:30 Eph. 4:6 Matt 28:19
3. About the Holy Spirit
We believe and teach that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son. He was active in creation. He convicts of sin, of judgment and of righteousness. He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony. He is the agent in the New Birth; He seals, empowers, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer.
John 14:16-17&26 Acts 1:8 Eph. 1:13-14 Rom. 8:16John 16:7-11 Rom. 8:26-27
4. About the Devil (Satan)
We believe and teach 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. He is now the prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world. He is the great tempter and accuser of the saints and the enemy of God. He is the author of all false religions and all the powers of darkness. He is the lord of the Antichrist and destined however to final defeat at the hands of God’s Son, and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell, a place prepared for him and his angels.
Isa. 14:12-15 Ezek. 28:14-17 1 John 3:8 Rev. 12:7-91 Pet. 5:8 Matt 25:41
5. About Creation
We believe and teach in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically of figuratively. Man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through unknown periods of time from lower to higher forms. All animal and vegetable life was made directly, and God’s established law was, they should bring forth only “after their kind”.
Gen. 1 & 2 John 1:3 Rev. 10:6 Acts 4:24Col. 1:16-17 Jer. 10:12
6. About the Fall of Man
We believe and teach that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by his own decision, fell from his sinless and happy state. The consequence of this first sin is that all human beings are now sinners.
Gen 3:6, 24 Rom. 1:18-20 Rom. 3:10-19, 23 Rom. 5:8-12,19
7. About Salvation
We believe and teach that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again. The New Birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus and takes place at the moment of accepting Jesus Christ as Savior. We believe in God’s electing grace. The blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel and it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by obedient faith. Nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth except for that person’s rejection of the gospel.
John 3:3 Col. 2:13 Acts 16:30-33 2 Pet. 1:42 Cor. 5:19 Rev. 22:17 1 Tim 1:15 John 6:37Matt. 11:28 Acts 2:38 John 3:18
8. About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in the salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
John 8:31-32 Psa. 121:3 1 John 2:19 Matt. 13:19-211 Pet. 1:5 Rom. 8:35-39
9. About Jesus Christ
We believe and teach that Jesus Christ was born of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can be born of woman, and that He is both the Son of God, and God, the Son.
We believe and teach that Jesus Christ died and rose bodily “the third day according to the scriptures”, that He ascended “to the right hand of the throne of God”; that He alone is our “merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God.”
We believe and teach that the salvation of sinners is totally of grace through the Son of God, Jesus Christ.
Gen. 3:15 Luke 1:35 Isa. 7:14 1 John 5:20Matt. 1:18-25 John 1:14 Matt. 1:22, 23 Isaiah 9:6John 1:1-5 John 14:10-30 Heb. 4:14, 15 Rom. 1:3,41 Cor. 15:3,4 Acts 1:9-11 Titus 2:13 Eph. 2:8 John 3:16 2 Cor. 5:21 Phil. 2:7-8 Isa. 53:4-7John 2:2
10. About the Return of Jesus Christ
We believe and teach the imminent, personal, bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ to this earth. We believe that His coming will be pre-millennial; that is, He will return and will establish a righteous Kingdom on the earth over which He will reign for a thousand years.
1 Thes. 4:16 Acts 1:9; 2:29-31 Matt. 24:27 Rev. 20:1-6Heb. 9:28; 12:2