Doctrinal Statement

 We believe in:

  1. The verbal plenary inspiration and the authority of the Bible, that this divine inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of the writings – historical, poetical, doctrinal, and prophetical – as appeared in the original manuscripts.  It is God’s Word written and is our only guide in matters of faith and conscience.  John 5:39; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21; I Corinthians 2:13; Romans 15:4.
  2. The Trinitarian nature of God. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are these three distinct Persons, yet one in being, essence, and power. Matthew 28:19: II Corinthians 13:14.
  3. The virgin birth of Christ. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and became the incarnate Son of God, Immanuel, meaning “God with us.”  Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:26-35.
  4. The personality and deity of the Holy Spirit; the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in every born-again believer. He, as the indwelling One, is the source of all power and all acceptable worship and service. That His abode in the world in this special sense will cease when the Church is completed and when Christ comes to receive His own. John 14:16-17; 16:7-15; I Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 2:22; II Thessalonians 2:7.
  5. The reality and personality of angels and demons, including the great enemy of God and man, Satan.    Jude 6; II Peter 2:4; Luke 15:10; Revelation 7:11; Hebrews 1:14; Ephesians 1:21.
  6. The fall of man and his consequent depravity is a fact. Sin is universal in all men and exceeding heinous to God. All are guilty and in a lost condition apart from Christ. That judgment awaits all men, the saved before the mercy-seat of Christ for the trial of their works, and the unsaved before the Great White Throne where eternal condemnation awaits those who reject Christ Jesus the Savior.      Romans 3:10-19; 3:23; 6:23; I Corinthians 3:11-15; John 3:16-18; Revelation 20:11-15. 
  7. That God has provided for the salvation of man by the gift of His only Son Jesus Christ, and that we are justified by faith in Jesus. This salvation by the grace of God is through the shed blood of Jesus on the cross of Calvary. His passion accomplished a propitiation to God, a redemption from sin and a reconciliation of man. This way of salvation is entered into by repenting of our sins and receiving Jesus Christ into our hearts by faith. This experience is referred to as the born-again life. John 3:16; Romans 5:1; 10:9,10; 10:17; Ephesians 2:8-10; Acts 2:38; John 3:3.
  8. The sonship of true believers in the family of God. Their sanctification, edification and security are provided for in the finished work of Christ through faith in and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.    Romans 8:14-17; II Cor. 6:18; Hebrews 10:10; 10:14; Ephesians 4:24; John 17:17; I Thessalonians 5:23; II Cor. 7:1.
  9. The physical resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and His glorified bodily presence at the right hand of God as our only Great High Priest and Advocate. I Corinthians 15:3-5; 15:20; John 11:25-26; Hebrews 7:24-28; 9:24.
  10. The imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ at the end of the Church Age, to receive His true Church unto Himself. Revelation 22:20; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Roman 8:19-23; Titus 2:13-14; Philippians 3:20; Acts 1:1.
  11. The subsequent, visible and pre-millennial return of Christ with His Church to establish His promised worldwide kingdom on the earth. Matthew 24:27-31; Revelation 19:11,15-16; 20:1-4.
  12. The physical resurrection of all men, each in his own order: the saints to everlasting joy and bliss, the wicked to conscious and eternal torment. Luke 16:19-26; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; I Corinthians 5:12-22,35-45,49.
  13. The ‘Greatest Commission’ is the primary mission of the Church. The Gospel of the Grace of God is to be preached to ALL the world. Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, so the Church must tell at all cost a lost, hopeless and dying generation this good news. “Whosoever will may come” is the invitation to all sinners from our Lord Jesus Christ. Come to Jesus and become a child of God, or reject Him and be eternally lost. Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 16:15; John 17:18; II Corinthians 5:18-20;
 Revelation 22:17; Romans 10:13; Matthew 11:28-30; I John 5:11-13; I Peter 3:15.
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