DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

 

THE SCRIPTURES

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God; that these Holy Scriptures are verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writings; and that they are the final and supreme authority in faith and life.

 

THE TRINITY

We believe in one God existing eternally in three persons.  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that He was incarnated and born of the Virgin Mary; that He is true God and true man, the only Mediator between God and man.

 

SIN AND DEPRAVITY OF MAN

We believe that man was originally 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 possess a sinful nature and are, therefore, sinners, in thought, word and deed; that in order to be restored to fellowship with God they must be born again of the Spirit of God.

 

SUBSTITUTIONARY DEATH

We believe that “Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture”, that His death was a substitutionary atonement for our sins; and that all who believe in Him are accounted righteous before God, justified and given the title to eternal life, solely through the merit of Christ on the ground of His shed blood.

 

SALVATION BY GRACE

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, and all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again into the family of God, quickened by the Holy Spirit, and given a new life from God and thus eternally secured in Him.

 

We believe that Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead on the third day; that He ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, as our High Priest and Advocate.

We believe in personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ to establish His kingdom on earth.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, both lost and saved; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost.

We believe that all believers are vitally united to the Body of Christ; His Church; and that it is the supreme responsibility of its members to bear witness to the saving grace and power of the Lord Jesus Christ and to make His gospel known to all men.