Statement of Faith

• We believe in the infallible, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that the Bible is the all-sufficient rule    of faith and practice, that it has been preserved by the hand of God, in the King James 1611AV Bible    (Psalms 12:6&7; Psalms 119:160; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17).

• We believe in the personal triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in divine perfection(I John 5:7-8).

• We believe in the Genesis account of Creation (Gen. 1; 2).

• We believe that Satan is a fallen angel, the archenemy of God and man, the unholy god of this world, and    that his destiny is the eternal lake of fire (Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:11-19; Matt. 25:41; 2 Cor. 4:4;
   Eph.6:10-17; Rev. 20:10).

• We believe in the virgin birth and sinless humanity of Jesus Christ (Matt. 1:18-20; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Peter 2:22).

• We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 10:30; John 1:1, 14; 2 Cor. 5:19).

• We believe the Holy Spirit is the divine Administrator for Jesus Christ in His churches (Luke 24:49; John      14:16, 17; Acts 1:4, 5, 8; Acts 2:1-4).

• We believe that Man was created in the image of God and lived in innocence until he fell by voluntary    transgression from his sinless state, the result being that all mankind are sinners (Gen. 1:26; Gen. 3:6-24;    Rom. 5:12, 19).

• We believe that the suffering and death of Jesus Christ was substitutionary for all mankind and is efficacious    only to those who believe (Isa. 53:6; Heb.2:9; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 2:2).

• We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ and the bodily resurrection of His saints (Matt.    28:1-7; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Cor. 15:42-58; 1Thess. 4:13-18).

• We believe in the premillennial, personal, bodily return of Christ as the crowning event of the Gentile age.    This event will include the resurrection of the righteous to eternal heaven, and the Millennium will be    followed by the resurrection of the unrighteous unto eternal punishment in the lake of fire and that the    righteous shall enter into the New Jerusalem (John 14:1-6; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 2 Thess. 2:8; Rev. 19;
   Rev. 20:4-6; Rev. 20:11-15; Rev. 21:8).

• We believe that the depraved sinner is saved wholly by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the requisites    to regeneration are repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 13:3-5; John 3:16-18;    Acts 20:21; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8, 9), and that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners, regenerates, seals, secures,    and indwells every believer (John 3:6; John 16:8, 9; Rom. 8:9-11; 1 Cor. 6:19, 20; Eph. 4:30; Titus 3:5).

• We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish
   (John 3:36; John 5:24; John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:35-39; Heb. 10:39; 1 Peter 1:5).

• We believe that God deals with believers as His children, that He chastises the disobedient, and that He    rewards the obedient (Matt. 16:27; Matt. 25:14-23; John 1:12; Heb. 12:5-11; 2 John 8; Rev. 22:12).

• We believe that the local church is a visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers in covenant    relationship to carry out the Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, and each church is an independent,
   self-governing body, and no other ecclesiastical body may exercise authority over it. (Matt. 4:18-22;
   Matt. 16:18; Mark 1:14-20; John 1:35-51; Eph. 3:21).

• We believe that there are two pictorial ordinances in the Lord's churches: Baptism and the Lord's Supper.    Scriptural baptism is the immersion of believers in water, administered by the authority of a New Testament    church. The Lord's Supper is a memorial ordinance, picturing His death until He comes again
   (Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 8:12, 38; Rom. 6:4; 1 Cor. 5:11-13; 1 Cor. 11:1, 2, 17-20, 26).

• We believe that there are two divinely appointed offices in a church, pastors and deacons, to be filled by    men whose qualifications are set forth in Titus and 1 Timothy.

• We believe that all associations, fellowships, and committees are, and properly should be, servants of, and    under control of the local churches (Matt. 20:25-28).

• We believe that Jesus Christ alone is the head of the church and that all Christian churches should be free
   to worship without interference from the government. (Eph. 1:22).