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Statement of Faith

We Believe:

The Bible - the King James Bible of 1611 is the inerrant, infallible, inspired, preserved word of God (II Tim. 3:16; Ps. 12:6-7;  Jn. 17:17).

God - in the existence of one and only one living and true God, an infinite intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth (Gen. 17:1; Ps. 83:18; Jer. 10:10).

Jesus Christ - in his incarnation, virgin birth, absolute deity, vicarious atonement, bodily resurrection, and pre-millennial return (Jn. 1:1, 14; Is. 7:14, 9:6; I Pet. 2:24; I Cor. 15:3-4; I Thess. 4:16-17).

The Holy Spirit - that the Holy Spirit is a divine person equal with God the Father and the Son actively at work in the regeneration, indwelling, sealing, enduement, resurrection and glorification of every believer (Titus 3:5; I Cor. 6:19; Eph. 1:13, 5:18; Rom. 8:23).

Salvation - the salvation of a soul requires repentance toward God and faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  It is by grace alone without works (Acts 20:21;Rm.10:9-10,3;Eph.2:8-9).

Eternal Security - that the saved are kept by the power of God unto eternal salvation so that they can never fall away or be lost  (Jn. 5:24, 10:27-29; Rom. 8:35-39; Phil. 1:6).

The Church - that all true believers from the day of Pentecost to the time of the rapture, both Jews and Gentiles, make up the church.  These comprise His body and Christ is the head of it (Eph. 1:22-23, 3:5-6).  That this Church is manifested through local congregations made up of born-again baptized believers who meet together for evangelism and edification (Acts 2:41,42,47: 20:17-28; Eph. 4:11-16).

Ordinances - that there are two ordinances to be kept by the local church: baptism and the Lord’s supper.  Both ordinances picture the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Baptism is by immersion after salvation and a prerequisite for church  membership.  The Lord’s supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes and is preceded by self-examination and confession (Acts 8:36-39, 18:8; I Cor. 11:23-32).

Separation - that all believers should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Lord and Savior and that separation from sinful pleasures and worldly practices and associations and ecclesiastical apostasy is commanded by God (II Cor. 6:14, 7:1; Eph 5:11; II Jn. 10).

Second Coming - that there are two distinct phases of the    second coming.  His coming in the air to catch away His bride, the church, which is the believer’s blessed hope.  This is the   imminent pre-tribulational, pre-millennial return of Christ (I Cor. 15:51-53; Titus 2:13; I Thess. 4:16-17).  The second phase is at the end of the tribulation period or Daniel's 70th week when the Lord returns to this world with the saints to sit on David’s throne and establish His Millennial Kingdom )Rev. 1:7, 19:11-21; II Thess. 1:7-10; Matt. 24:27-30; Zech 14:4-5; Mal. 4:1-4).

Dispensations - that the Bible can be divided into periods of time known as dispensations and that to understand and interpret scripture the Bible must be studied dispensationally     (II Tim. 2:15; Eph. 1:10, 3:2)

Baptist - in that we thoroughly adhere to and believe in:

  • The Bible as our final authority in all matters of faith and practice
  • The Autonomy of the Local Church
  • The Priesthood of all Believers
  • Two Ordinances - Baptism & the Lord’s Supper
  • Two Officers in the Local Church - Pastor and Deacon
  • Individual Soul Liberty
  • A saved, baptized Church Membership
  • Separation of Church and State