statement of faith
We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures were verbally inspired of God and that they are preserved by God, being represented in the English language by the King James Version of the Bible, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe in one God, eternal, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, manifesting Himself in Three Persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; one in nature, equal in attributes, power, and glory.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true man.
We believe that God created man in His own image and in a state of innocence, but man willfully transgressed God's law and lost communion with God, becoming dead in sin, corrupt in nature, and incapable of pleasing God.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and rose again for our justification; and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood and are saved by grace through faith wholly apart from human merit or works, and are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation.
We believe that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God and thereby become the children of God, possessing eternal life.
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in the personal and visible premillennial return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to reign upon the earth.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead; the saved to a life of eternal glory and bliss in Heaven with God; the unsaved to eternal judgment of conscious suffering and woe in the lake of fire.
We believe in the existence of a real and personal being referred to as Satan that is opposed to all righteousness; that he is the unholy lord of this world and the author and ruler of all powers of darkness, and that he is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire.
We believe that believers are to unite together in a Scriptural New Testament church associated by faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, that the true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men; that it is self-governed and independent though scripturally able to cooperate with other true churches in contending for the faith and for furtherance of the gospel.
We believe in separation from all worldly practice, in wholehearted devotion to the cause of Christ, in a high standard of Christian conduct, since such separation, devotion, and standard is the only scriptural basis for a useful Christian life. For this reason we oppose all practices which hinder Christian growth and detract from Christian influence.
We believe it is necessary to hold sound and aggressive Scriptural convictions of separation from liberalism, apostasy, and compromise with unbelief.