Our Beliefs

The Bible
We believe the Holy Scriptures, accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the inerrant, verbally inspired Word of God, infallible in all of its parts and the only authoritative rule of faith and practice. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:19,21)
 
The Trinity
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 3:21-22)
 
The Virgin Birth
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of Mary, a virgin, and is true God and true Man. (Matthew 1:18-25)
 
Man’s Sinful State
We believe in the total depravity of man: that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach the age of moral responsibility, are sinners by choice and are lost and have within themselves no possible means of salvation. (Psalms 58:3, Romans 3:10,23; 5:19)
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, making all believers in Jesus Christ children of God through the miraculous new birth, assuring them of Heaven, and by His indwelling enables Christians to live a godly life. (John 3:1,18; Ephesians 4:30; I Corinthians 6:19,20)
 
Salvation
We believe in salvation by grace through faith; that salvation is a free gift of God, not by virtue or works of man but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; that all true believers possess the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God, and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish. (John 10:27-30; Ephesians 2:4-10; Romans 8:35-39)
 
The Blood Atonement
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:11-22; I Peter 1:18-20)
 
The Priesthood of the Believer
We believe in the priesthood of all the redeemed; that Christ is our great High Priest, and through Him every born again believer has access into God’s presence without the need of a human priest; that the believer has the right and responsibility to personally study and interpret the Scriptures, guided by the Holy Spirit. (Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:21-27; I Peter 2:9)

Judgment
We believe that at death, the souls of the saved go immediately to be with Christ in Heaven; that at the Judgment Seat of Christ, their works will be judged and rewards determined; that at death, the souls of the unsaved descend immediately into Hell until the Great White Throne Judgment, at which time their bodies shall be raised from the grave, and they shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, the place of final, conscious, and everlasting punishment. (Romans 14:7,12; II Corinthians 5:1-10; Revelation 20:4-6,11-15)
 
Satan
We believe in the existence of Satan as a personal enemy of God and man, the deceiver and god of this present world; that he was defeated and judged at the cross, and therefore, his final doom is certain. (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:13-15; Revelation 12:9; 20:10)
 
The Church
We believe that a New Testament Church is an organized body of born again, baptized believers practicing Scriptural ordinances and actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 5:23-27)
 
The Ordinances
We believe that the two Scriptural ordinances given to the local church are baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper; that baptism should be administered to believers only as a symbol of their belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and as a testimony to the world of their identification with His death, burial, and resurrection; and that the Lord’s Supper should be partaken of by obedient Christians only to show forth His death until He comes. (Matthew 20:18-10; I Corinthians 11:23-30)
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe in the premillenial, pretribulational, second coming of Jesus Christ; that His return from Heaven will be personal, visible, and glorious, the time being unrevealed but always imminent; that when He comes, He will first, by resurrection of the dead in Christ and the translation of the living saints, remove from the earth His waiting Church, pour out the righteous judgments of God upon the unbelieving world, and afterwards descend with His Church and establish His glorious and literal kingdom over all the nations for a thousand years, ruling on the throne of David in Jerusalem. (Acts 1:10,11; I Corinthians 15:51-53; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:1-6)
 
The Restoration of Israel
We believe in the literal fulfillment of the prophecies and promises of the Scriptures which foretell and assure the future regeneration and restoration of Israel as a nation. (Romans 9:27; 11;26-27; II Peter 1:20-21)