The Scriptures

We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. The Scriptures have been providentially preserved for us today and are inerrant and infallible. We accept the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Textus Receptus (from which came the King James Version of the Bible); the King James Version is the only translation used in our teaching and preaching. (II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19, 20)

Church-Service

The Trinity

We believe that there is only one true God, and that the Godhead consists of three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each person is fully God, equal in perfection, and performing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (John 1:1; 14:16-17; I Corinthians 8:6; I John 5:7)

The Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in innocence, but Adam chose to sin and consequently passed the sin nature to all men. Every person is, therefore, under condemnation and without excuse before God. (Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 1:18, 32; 3:10-19; 5:12, 19)

The Virgin Birth

We believe that Jesus was born of Mary, a virgin; a miraculous conception by the Holy Ghost. Jesus is fully God and fully man. (Genesis 3:15; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:14; Matthew 1:18-25)

Salvation

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly by grace through faith. Jesus, appointed by God the Father, made full atonement for sin by His substitutionary death on the cross. He rose from the dead and is now seated on the right hand of the Father. Salvation is offered freely to all who call upon Him. (Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 3:16; Acts 15:11; Matthew 18:11; Romans 3:24; Philippians 2:7)

The Eternal Security of the Believer

We believe that the redeemed are kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever. The security of the believer, however, should not give an excuse for fleshly or carnal behavior in the life of the believer. (Romans 13:13, 14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15)

Separation

We believe in obedience to the Biblical command to separate ourselves into God from worldliness and ecclesiastical apostasy. (II Corinthians 6:14-7:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:9, 10; 1Timothy 6:3-5; I John 9-11)

The Local Church

We believe that a local church is a congregation of immersed believers—self-supporting, self-governing and self-propagating. A local church is under the authority of Christ alone and does not answer to an outside hierarchy of individuals or organizations. We believe that the two offices of a local church are pastor and deacon. (Romans 12:4-5; Acts 6:1-6; 20:17-28; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Peter 5:1-5)

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

We believe that the two ordinances to be practiced by a local church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water, symbolizing the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and giving testimony of his new in Christ. The Lord’s Supper, partaken of by immersed believers, is the commemoration of Jesus’ death to be practiced until He comes again. (Acts 10:44-48; Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:23-34)

Civil Government

We believe that civil government is appointed by God and that those in authority should be prayed for, honored and—unless it is in contradiction to the Law of God—obeyed. (Matthew 22:21; Romans 13:1-7)

Last Things

We believe in a literal, dispensational interpretation of eschatology. As such, we believe that Scripture teaches the following: 1) the resurrection of the dead in Christ and rapture of the living in Christ before the great tribulation, 2) the second coming of Christ to the earth, and 3) a literal millennial reign of Jesus Christ. (I Corinthians 15:51-57; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:6, 14)