Doctrines

We do hereby acknowledge that the doctrine (teachings) of our faith be the entire Word of God (II Timothy 3:15-17). We acknowledge the following to be fundamental to the Christian faith and a firm foundation upon which the child of God may build and grow in the knowledge of the Son of God, going on unto perfection, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

  A. We believe that the Bible, made up of 66 books, divinely inspired by God, and free from error in   doctrine, fact and ethic, i.e., inerrant, is the Word of God and the only infallible and authoritative     rule of faith and practice.

Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; John 17:17

B. We believe in one Triune God, eternally existent in three co-equal persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

II Corinthians 13:14; I Peter 1:2

C. We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal and physical return in power and glory.

Deity - John 1:1&2; 1:14; 14: 9-11

Virgin Birth - Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18

Sinless Christ - II Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15

Miracles - John 2:1-11; 4: 46-54

Shed Blood - Matthew 26:28; Luke 22:20

Resurrection - Matthew 28: 5 &6; Mark 16:1-6

Ascension - Luke 24: 50 & 51; Acts 1:9; 7: 55 & 56

Physical Return - Acts 1: 10 & 11; I Thessalonians 4:16

D. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that through sin, he brought upon himself and his posterity, not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; that all human beings by physical birth posses a sinful nature and are therefore actual sinners in thought, word, and deed, and that man, as such, is condemned to hell and utterly unable to remedy his lost condition by himself or by ecclesiastical rite.

Genesis 1: 26&27 - 3: 1-8; Romans 3: 9-18; 3:23; Revelations 21:8

E. We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful man is a free gift of God’s grace apart from works, based solely upon Christ’s vicarious and atoning death, effected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, and received by trusting in Christ’s finished work on the cross.

Salvation - John 3:16; Romans 1:16; 10: 1-10; Ephesians 2: 8&9

F. We believe in Water Baptism by Immersion and in Infant Dedication. We believe in the dedication of children to God rather than in infant baptism.

Water Baptism - Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38-41; Romans 6

Infant Dedication - I Samuel 1: 24-28; Proverbs 22:6; Luke 2: 21-23

G. We believe in Divine Healing, through faith, and that healing is included in the atonement.

Divine Healing - Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 53:5; Mark 9:23; I Peter 2:24

H. We believe in Sanctification by the blood of Christ, in personal holiness of heart and life, and in separation from the world. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

Sanctification - Romans 15: 15 & 16; Hebrews 10:10

Personal Holiness - II Corinthians 7:1; I Thessalonians 3:12 & 13

Separation - II Corinthians 6:17; II Timothy 2:19

Holy Spirit Present Day - Acts 1:8; 2: 38&39

I. We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit evidenced by speaking in other tongues.

Holy Spirit - Acts 1: 4&5; 1:8; 2:4 

J. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost - they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.

Resurrection - Acts 24: 14 & 15

Of the Saved - I Corinthians 15

Of the Lost - Revelations 20: 14 & 15; 21:8

K. We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.

I Corinthians 12: 12-27; Ephesians 4: 1-6

L. We believe in intensive world-evangelization and missionary work in accordance with the Great Commission, with signs following.

Matthew 28: 18-20; Mark 16: 15-18

M. We believe in the sanctity of marriage, and that God plainly teaches that marriage is only between one man and one woman.

Genesis 2: 21-24; Mark 10: 6-9