Doctrinal Statement

Here is a summary of our faith and where we stand. Since the Bible is the source of all truth and of our faith, we gladly turn to it.

The Bible

We believe the Bible was written by men, but verbally inspired by God making God the author. The Bible does not contain any error, and is God’s final and complete revelation of His will to man. The King James Version is the preserved Word of God for English-speaking people today and not any other version. We believe the Bible is to be our guidebook and we are to live our lives according to what it says. Psalm 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:19-21

God

We believe there is one and only one true God and that He is very well alive today. We believe that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are equal and execute separate but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. Exodus 20:2-3; I Corinthians 8:6; I Corinthians 12:4-6; I John 5:7

Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus is the second person in the Trinity of the Godhead therefore He was never created and has always been. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ and that He became man by way of a miraculous birth begotten of the Holy Ghost through a virgin named Mary. While He was on the earth He lived a sinless life, and willingly gave up His life and died on the cross taking upon Him the sins of the whole world. We believe Jesus Christ rose the third day and now sits on the right hand of the throne of God. He is now our high priest and is our advocate with God the Father making intercession for us. Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1, 14; Philippians 2:6-8; Hebrews 4:14-16

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity of the Godhead who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. When a person accepts Christ as their Savior the Holy Spirit indwells and seals the believer as well as comforts, guides, teaches witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer daily as they surrender to Him. Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8;

The Devil or Satan

We believe that Satan was once holy, but through pride to become like God he fell from Heaven and drew with him a host of angels. He is now the unholy god of this world, and is against everything that Christianity stands for because he is the enemy of God. He, however, is destined one day for eternal punishment by God in the lake of fire prepared for him and his angels. Isaiah 14:12; I Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:10

Of the Fall of Man

We believe that man was created perfect in the likeness of God, but because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden, he fell from his sinless state and as a consequence everyone that is now born into this world are sinners and are under just condemnation. Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 5:12; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1

Salvation

We believe salvation is God rescuing a sinner that is bound for hell, as a result of his sin, and giving him the free gift of eternal life. Salvation is made free to all and no one is excluded. A sinner receives salvation when he admits that he is a sinner, believes that Jesus Christ died on the cross for his sins, rose again the third day, then by faith calls upon Christ to save him. The saved person ought to live his life according to the Bible and follow God throughout his life as God has a plan for each believer. Those, on the other hand, who reject Jesus Christ, will spend eternity separated from God, burning for eternity in the Lake of Fire. John 3:15-16; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:1-8

Security of the Saints

We believe that those who are truly saved are kept by the power of God and sealed by the spirit of God forever. Once a person is saved, he cannot lose his salvation. Ephesians 3:13; I John 5:13; I Peter 1:3-5

Church

We believe the church is an organized assembly of saved, baptized believers meeting together for the purpose of worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching, practicing the ordinances, and carrying out the Great Commission. The church was started by Jesus Christ while he was on this earth prior to the day of Pentecost. We believe that the distinctive beliefs of independent Baptists today are those of the New Testament Church tracing back to the time of Jesus Christ. The church is to be independent and free to govern itself without interference from any group, individual, or organization. The two offices of the church are the pastor, who oversees, and the deacon who serves. The church is accountable to Jesus Christ, who is the head of the church. Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; Ephesians 1:22-23

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the local church. Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water under the authority of a local New Testament Church and is a picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ done in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to whom we died to sin and rose to a new life. A person only gets baptized after salvation and is not a requirement for salvation; and that baptism is the door to church membership. The Lord’s Supper is a continuing memorial that the members of the local church partake of remembering the broken body of our Savior and the blood that He shed. It is to be taken by the use of bread and the fruit of the vine. Matthew 3:16; Romans 6:4-5; I Corinthians 11:23-28; Colossians 2:12

Creation

We believe in the Genesis account of Creation; that the world was created by God in six literal days-24 hour periods. We believe it is to be taken literally, and that evolution or other teachings were not involved in the Creation. Everything was created in God’s own likeness and image from lower to higher forms. Genesis 1:1; Jeremiah 10:12; John 1:3

Missions

We believe missions is following the Great Commission, found in Matthew 28:19-20, which was given by God to the local New Testament church. It is clear, simple, and not to be mistaken. The Great Commission is to take the Gospel to the world, baptize and disciple those that believe. Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8

Giving

We believe that the Christian is to support the church financially through tithe (ten percent of his income) and other offerings. The Christian should give willingly and cheerfully, but should not only give his tithe; he should also give to the missions program of his church as well other special offerings. Malachi 3:8-10; II Corinthians 9:6-7; Proverbs 3:9-10

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