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 THE BIBLE

We believe that all the words of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God and have been perfectly preserved in the Hebrew Masoretic Text and Textus Receptus. The Authorized King James Version, translated from these texts, is a product and extension of divine preservation for English speaking peoples. (Psa 12:6-7; 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:19-21)

   

GOD

 

We believe in one God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, existing co-equally and co-eternally as a Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19; 2 Cor 13:14;1 John 5:7)

   

JESUS CHRIST

 

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, his virgin birth, sinless life, and his death, burial, and literal bodily resurrection for our sins. We also believe in his atoning blood, his bodily ascension to heaven, his present high priestly ministry, and his literal bodily return to this earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. (John 1:1-3,14; 20:28; Acts 1:11; 1 Tim 3:16; Heb 7:25; Rev 19:16)

   

THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

We believe in the person and deity of the Holy Spirit; his ministry of reproving the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; of regenerating, sealing, and indwelling the believing sinner, and of filling, guiding, assuring, and comforting the yielded saint. (John 3:6-7; 14:26; 16:8,13; Acts 5:3-4; Rom 8:16; Eph 4:30; 5:18)

   

CREATION & MAN

 

We believe that God created the heaven and the earth in six 24-hour days, and that he rested on the seventh day.  We believe that man was originally created in the image of God, but by an act of sin became a sinner; consequently, all men are born sinners and are without hope outside the saving grace of God. (Gen 1:1-3:7; Psa 51:5; Rom 3:23; Eph 2:1)

   

SALVATION

 

We believe that salvation is by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ as personal Savior.  We believe that salvation is made possible by the death and shed blood of Jesus Christ; and that any and all who repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved. (Acts 16:31; 20:21; Rom 5:9; 10:13; Eph 2:8-9)

   

ETERNAL SECURITY

 

We believe that every true believer has eternal and everlasting life, and consequently, can never lose salvation. The believer is justified in Christ, sealed until the day of redemption, and kept from falling by the power of God. (John 5:24; Rom 5:1; 8:1; Eph 4:30; 1 Pet 1:5; Jude 24)

   

THE CHURCH

 

We believe that the church, as the body and bride of Christ, is composed of all born-again believers by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  The church, as an institution, is a local assembly of born-again, baptized believers ordained by God to obey the Great Commission and to observe the ordinances of water baptism and the Lord's Supper. (Matt 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 2:41; 1 Cor 11:2,23-26; 12:13; Eph 3:6; 5:23-32)

   

THE SECOND COMING

 

We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and the literal, physical, pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ to earth to rule as King of kings and Lord of lords.(1 The 1:10; 4:16-17; Rev 4:1; 19:11-16; 20:1-6)

   

HEAVEN & HELL

 

We believe that both heaven and hell are literal places.  Heaven is the place of God’s immediate presence and throne, and the eternal home of the saints and angels of God.  Hell is a place of eternal torment, darkness, and fire, and the eternal abode of Satan, his angels, and the lost of all ages. (Matt 5:34; 25:41; Luke 16:23; John 14:2; Rev 20:15)



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