"We believe the Holy
Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally inspired
Word of God. These sixty-six books, the complete and divine revelation
of God to Man, are inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed in the
original writings, and therefore are the supreme and final authority
for faith and life." 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20,21.
II. THE TRINITY
"We believe in one
Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit: three in one, coequal in power and glory, coeternal in being,
coidentical in nature, and having the same attributes and perfections,
which is the Trinity." 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2; John 1:1;
III. THE INCARNATION
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." Galatians 4:4-5; Matthew 1:18-25
IV. THE HOLY SPIRIT
"We believe that
the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world
of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement. He is the life of every
believer, and He empowers the preaching and teaching of the Gospel."
"We believe that man was
created in the image and likeness of God, that he sinned, and thereby
incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is
separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful
nature, and those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in
thought, word, and deed." Romans 3:23; Galatians 3:22.
VI. THE ATONEMENT
"We believe that
the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe
in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood." 2 Corinthians
5:14-21; Romans 5:1.
VII. THE RAPTURE AND THE SECOND COMING
"We believe in the pre-tribulational rapture of the Church and the
visible, personal and pre-millennial return of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ." I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:31-46.
"We believe that all
who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy
Spirit and, thereby, they become children of God and heirs of eternal
life. This is a relationship in which they are eternally secure."
Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; John 10:28-30.
IX. THE FUTURE STATE
"We believe in
the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting
conscious punishment of the lost in Hell, and the everlasting
blessedness of the saved in Heaven." I Corinthians 15:51-58; Matthew
X. THE DEVIL
We believe in the
existence of a personal devil (Satan) who is still working in the
world to destroy the souls of men, and that he and all his angels and
all who receive not Christ as their Saviour will eternally perish in
the Lake of Fire." Matthew 4:1-11; Revelation 20:10.
XI. THE CHURCH
"We believe in the
Church, the Body of Christ, whose mission is to preach the Gospel to
all the world, all of its endeavors being supported by God’s financial
plan of the tithes and offerings." Ephesians 5:23-32; Mark 16:15-16; 2
Chronicles 31:12; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8.
XII. THE ORDINANCES
"We believe that
the ordinances given to the Church by our Lord are baptism (by
immersion following conversion) and communion (The Lord’s
Supper)."Matthew 28:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-30.
We believe that all the foregoing are Bible doctrines. Therefore,
we stand firm upon this declaration of our faith.
XIII. LAWSUITS BETWEEN BELIEVERS
believe that Christians are prohibited from bringing civil lawsuits
against other Christians or the church to resolve personal disputes."
I Corinthians 6:1-8; Ephesians 4:31-32.
"We believe that the church possesses all the resources necessary
to resolve personal disputes between members. We do believe, however,
that a Christian may seek compensation for injuries from another
Christian’s insurance company, as long as the claim is persued without
malice or slander."
XIV. OUR OBJECTIVES
"Our desire as a
church is to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet both the
practical and spiritual needs of our community. We are ministering in
the area of evangelism and are a training ground for Christians to
increase their knowledge of God’s Word, and His will in their lives.
We, as a church, believe that the family unit should have its
foundation in the fundamental truths of God’s Word. We are expecting
these objectives to broaden and expand, as we are open to the vision
that God has given us, that vision being, reconciling man to God
through Jesus Christ, His Son." 2 Corinthians 5:14-21.
"It is God’s
will, as found in 1 Timothy 2:3-4, that all men be saved and come to
the knowledge of the truth. Man is sinful by nature, and sin separates
him from God. But God loved this world so much that He sent His Son,
Jesus, to die for our sins, that we may receive forgiveness and the
promise of eternal life." John 3:16