Statement of faith

Statement of Faith

We believe that both the Old and New Testaments are the verbally inspired Word of God, without error in their original writings, and that they are the final and sovereign authority for faith and life.

We believe in one God who exists in three co–eternal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary; He was both God and man.

We believe that man was created in the image of God. Man sinned and as a consequence is condemned to not only physical death but spiritual death, which is eternal separation from God. All men are born with a sin nature. Those that reach the age of accountability, where they are morally responsible, are sinners with their thoughts, words, and actions.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according the Scriptures. His sacrifice was a valid substitute and those who believe in Him are justified through the blood He shed.

We believe that those who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and become children of God.

We believe in eternal security of the believer. It is impossible for a born again believer in the family of God to lose his salvation.

We believe that the Lord Jesus was crucified, bodily rose from the dead, and then ascended to heaven where He lives today as our High Priest and intercedes in our favor.

We believe that the scriptural ordinances of the Church are baptism and communion; that baptism should be administered only to believers as a symbol of their faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and as a testimony to the world of this faith; that communion should only be taken by believers baptized by immersion.

We believe that the gifts of prophecy, knowledge, and speaking in tongues have been abolished according to 1 Corinthians 13:8. We believe that the gift of healing as practiced by the apostles to support their testimony does not exist today. We believe that physical healing is not acquired at the cross, and thus is not systematic, but depends solely on the will of God. We believe that God has not changed and that He can still miraculously heal today in response to prayer.

We believe in the Blessed Hope, the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ before the millennium and before the tribulation. At that time the Church will be reunited with Him.

We believe in the literal fulfilling of the prophecies and promises in the Holy Scriptures that predict and guarantee the future regeneration and national restoration of Israel.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, to live eternally as God’s atoned or in the eternal chastisement of the lost.