The following comprise the Scriptural beliefs of this church and its members.


(A) The Holy Scriptures. We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New

Testament to be the verbally, and plenarily, inspired and preserved Word of God.

We believe that God has supernaturally preserved His Word, both the Old and

New Testaments, in the Masoretic Text and the Received Text respectively. The

Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed and, therefore, are the final

authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament

are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man. The Scriptures shall be

interpreted according to their original grammatical-historical meaning. We

believe the King James Version of the Bible to be an accurate English translation

of the preserved texts, and therefore shall be the official and only translation used

by the church. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)

(B) The Godhead. We believe in one God who is eternally existent and reveals

Himself in three persons – the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost (1 John 5:7);

(Romans 1:20). We believe God to be the creator and sustainer of all things,

visible and invisible. We believe the universe and all that is therein to be held

together by the word of his power. (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:16-17;

Hebrews 1:3; 11:3)

(C) Jesus Christ.

1. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became

man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin, Mary, in order that He might reveal God and

redeem sinful men. (Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; 2 Cor. 5:19-

21; Gal. 4:4-5; Phil. 2:5-8)

2. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption

through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious,

substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His

literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Acts 2:18-36; Rom. 3:24-25;

1 Pet. 2:24; Eph. 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

3. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now

exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the

ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10; Heb.

9:24; 7:25; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2)

(D) The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit.

1. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin,

of righteousness, and of judgment; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent

in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling

and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8-11; Rom. 8:9; 1

Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 3:6; Eph. 1:13-14)

2. We believe that He is the divine Teacher who assists believers to

understand and appropriate the Scriptures and that it is the privilege and

duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 1:17-18; 5:18; 1 John

2:20, 27

(E) The Total Depravity of Man. We believe that man was created in the image and

likeness of God; but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful

nature, and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and, of himself,

utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12;

6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; 4:17-19)

(F) Salvation. We believe salvation is available to all men by grace through faith in

the finished work of Christ, apart from human work or merit of any kind.

(Romans 3:21-23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:9-13; Acts

16:31; Titus 3:5).

(G) The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers.

1. We believe the saved child of God is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus

Christ, and is sealed, indwelt, comforted, and directed by the Holy Spirit

until the day of redemption (Ecclesiastes 3:14; John 5:24; 16:13;

Ephesians 1:12-14; 4:30; Romans 8:14-16

2. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of

their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however,

clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh.

(Rom. 13:13-14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-15)

(H) The Church

1. We believe that local churches are physical manifestations of the building,

body and bride of Christ, and as such, are to be composed solely of bornagain

believers. (Jn. 3:3-8; Acts 2:38-41, 47; 5:14; 1 Cor. 12:12-18; 2 Cor.

11:2; Eph. 1:22-23; 2:19-22 5:25-27; I1 Peter 2:4-7)

2. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is

clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27;

20:17, 28-32; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11)

3. We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external

authority or control. (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28; Rom. 16:1, 4; 1 Cor.

3:9, 16; 5:4-7, 13; 1 Pet. 5:1-4)

(I) Ordinances. We believe the ordinances of the local church to be two. Baptism is

an act of obedience that is both a picture of our Lord’s resurrection and a public

testimony made by an individual who has been born again (Matthew 3:13-17;

Acts 8:37; Romans 6:1-6). The Lord’s supper is a commemoration of Christ’s

death that provides an opportunity for born again believers to both show the

Lord’s and make remembrance of Him (John 6:47-63; 1 Corinthians 10:16-21;


(J) Separation. We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to

bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord. God commands His people to separate

from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and

associations, and to refrain from all immodest and immoderate appearances,

piercing, and bodily markings. (Rom. 12:1-2; 14:13; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; 2 Tim. 3:1-

5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11; Lev. 19:28; 1 Cor. 6:19-20)

(K) The Second Advent of Christ. We believe in that blessed hope, the personal,

imminent return of Christ Who will rapture His church prior to the seven-year

tribulation period. At the end of the Tribulation, Christ will personally and

visibly return with His saints, to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom which

was promised to the nation of Israel. (Ps. 89:3-4; Dan. 2:31-45; Zech. 14:4-11; I

Thess. 1:10; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Rev. 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6)

(L) The Eternal State.

1. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life,

and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matt. 25:46;

John 5:28, 29; 11:25-26; Rev. 20:5-6, 12-13)

2. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the

body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the

first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified

forever with the Lord. (Luke 23:43; 2 Cor. 5:8; Phil. 1:23; 3:21; I Thess.

4:16-17; Rev. 20:4-6)

3. We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious

punishment and torment until the second resurrection, when with soul and

body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and

shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer

everlasting conscious punishment and torment. (Matt. 25:41-46; Mark

9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Rev. 20:11-15)

(M) The Personality of Satan. We believe that Satan is a fallen angel, the author of

sin and the cause of the Fall of Man; that he is the open and declared enemy of

God and man; and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. (Job

1:6-7; Isa. 14:12-17; Matt. 4:2-11; 25:41; Rev. 20:10)

(N) Creation. We believe that God created the universe in six literal, consecutive, 24-

hour periods. We reject evolution, the Gap Theory, the Day-Age Theory, and

Theistic Evolution as unscriptural theories of origin. (Gen. 1-2; Ex. 20:11)

(O) Civil Government. We believe that God has ordained and created all authority

consisting of three basic institutions: 1) the home, 2) the church, and 3) the state.

Every person is subject to these authorities, but all (including the authorities

themselves) are answerable to God and governed by His Word. God has given

each institution specific Biblical responsibilities and balanced those

responsibilities with the understanding that no institution has the right to infringe

upon the other. The home, the church, and the state are equal and sovereign in

their respective Biblically assigned spheres of responsibility under God. (Rom.

13:1-7; Eph. 5:22-24; Heb. 13:17; 1 Pet. 2:13-14)

(P) Human Sexuality.

1. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be

engaged in outside of a marriage between one man and one woman. We

believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality,

incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of

God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any

attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. (Gen. 2:24; Gen.

19:5, 13; Gen. 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1: 26-29; 1 Cor. 5:1; 6:9; 1

Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4)

2. We believe that the only Scripturally legitimate marriage is the joining of

one man and one woman. (Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:2; 1 Cor. 7:10; Eph. 5:22-


(Q) Family Relationships

1. We believe that men and women are spiritually equal in position before

God but that God has ordained distinct and separate spiritual functions for

men and women in the home and the church. The husband is to be the

leader of the home, and men are to be the leaders (pastors and deacons) of

the church. Accordingly, only men are eligible for licensure and

ordination by the church. (Gal. 3:28; Col. 3:18; 1 Tim. 2:8-15; 3:4-5, 12)

2. We believe that God has ordained the family as the foundational institution

of human society. The husband is to love his wife as Christ loves the

church. The wife is to submit herself to the Scriptural leadership of her

husband as the church submits to the headship of Christ. Children are an

heritage from the Lord. Parents are responsible for teaching their children

spiritual and moral values and leading them, through consistent lifestyle

example and appropriate discipline, including Scriptural corporal

correction. (Gen. 1:26-28; Ex. 20:12; Deut. 6:4-9; Ps. 127:3-5; Prov.

19:18; 22:15; 23:13-14; Mk. 10:6-12; I Cor. 7:1-16; Eph. 5:21-33; 6:1-4,

Col. 3:18-21; Heb. 13:4; I Pet. 3:1-7)

(R) Divorce and Remarriage. We believe that God disapproves of divorce and

intends marriage to last until one of the spouses dies. Although divorced and

remarried persons or divorced persons may hold places of service in the church

and be greatly used of God in their Christian service, they may not be considered

for the offices of pastor or deacon. (Mal. 2:14-17; Matt. 19:3-12; Rom. 7:1-3; 1

Tim. 3:2, 12; Titus 1:6)


The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself is the sole

and final source of all that we believe. We do believe, however, that the foregoing

Statement of Faith accurately represents the teaching of the Bible and, therefore, is

binding upon all members. All literature used in the church shall be in complete

agreement with the Statement of Faith.