Statement of Faith
In Essentials we show Unity, in Non-essentials we show Liberty, in all things we show Charity
We believe the scripture, in the original writings, is the inspired, inerrant and infallible word of God and is the final authority on all Christian doctrine and conduct.
2 Timothy 3: 15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21
We believe there is only one true God, eternally existing and revealed to us in three persons as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43: 10-11, Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:7
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His sacrificial death on the cross, His burial and resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His imminent return to judge the living and the dead.
John 1:1, Titus 2:13, Luke 1:34-35, Matthew 1:18, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, I Corinthians 15:3-4 Acts 1:9, Luke 22:69,1 Peter 4:5
We believe that all true believers in Jesus Christ, irrespective of denomination, constitute the universal church, the body of Christ. We believe that every believer should be a part of a local congregation.
Matthew 16:18, Hebrews 10:25
We believe man willingly fell into sin by disobeying God in the garden of Eden. Man’s only hope of redemption is salvation through Jesus Christ.
Genesis 3:6, Romans 5:12-19, Ephesians 2:8, Acts 4:12
We believe there are two ordinances instituted by Jesus Christ for all believers. These are baptism by immersion and Holy Communion (Lord’s Supper)
Matthew 28:19, John 3:23, Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
We believe this is a separate and subsequent experience to salvation where believers are endowed and empowered for Christian service. We believe speaking in tongues is the initial physical evidence of this experience.
Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4
We believe all true believers, both the dead and those still alive will hear the trumpet of God and will be caught up in the air to meet Jesus Christ. This is the blessed hope. We believe the raptured saints will at a later date return with Christ to the earth where every eye shall see them. This is the second coming.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, Matthew 24:30, Revelation 1:7, 2 Thessalonians 1:10, Zechariah 14:3-5
We believe Jesus Christ will inaugurate a one thousand year reign on earth upon the second coming. This shall be a reign of global peace and prosperity when the devil will be bound at the bottomless pit.
Revelation 20:1-6, Isaiah 11
We believe in a literal heaven, where all the redeemed of all ages shall dwell eternally with Jesus Christ. We believe in a literal hell, a place of eternal torment in a lake of fire, is the eternal home of the devil, his angels, the antichrist, the false prophet and all those who die without Jesus Christ as their savior.
John 14:2-3, 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21, Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 21:8