Our Pastor and Elders and Leaders:
Statement of Faith
Biblical Beliefs: The following Doctrinal Statement is not exhaustive. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe. We do believe, however, that the Doctrinal Statement accurately represents the teaching of the Bible and, therefore, is binding upon all members and all literature used in the church shall be in complete agreement.
The Holy Scriptures: We believe that the Bible, consisting of Old and New Testaments only, is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, is inerrant in the original manuscripts, is unchanging moral truth, and is the infallible and authoritative Word of God. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18)
The Godhead: We believe that the one, triune God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit eternal in being, identical in essence, equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
The Person and Work of Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is God, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified, shed His blood as man’s substitutionary sacrifice, rose bodily on the third day, and ascended to heaven where He is presently exalted at the right hand of the Father. (John 1:1-18; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24-26; Romans 4:25)
The Total Depravity of Man: We believe that Adam was created in the image of God, tempted by Satan, the god of this world and fell. Because of Adam’s sin, all men have guilt imputed, are totally depraved, and need to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit for salvation. (Genesis 1:26; Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:12)
Salvation: We believe that salvation consists of the remission of sins, the imputation of Christ’s righteousness, and the gift of eternal life received by faith alone, apart from works. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7)
The Second Coming of Christ: We believe that the return of Jesus Christ for His own, the Church, is imminent, that it will be visible and personal, and that it will be followed by His subsequent pre-millennial return to earth to set up His kingdom. ( 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 20:6)
The Eternal State: We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to everlasting life and blessedness in heaven, and the unsaved to everlasting and conscious punishment. (Luke 16:19-26; 2 Corinthians 5:8; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15; Phil. 1:23)
The Church: We believe that the Church, the Body of Christ, consists only of those who are born again, who are baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ at the time of regeneration, who are sealed unto the day of redemption, who are secure in Christ forever, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven, and for whom He will come again. (Ephesians 1:13-14, 22; Romans 8:1, 29-30; John 10:27-30; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
The Ordinances: We believe that the Lord Jesus instituted the ordinances of Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper to be observed by all believers until His return. (Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
The Great Commission: We believe that Christ commanded the church to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that He has commanded us. And behold, He will be with us always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15)
Human Sexuality: We believe that God has commanded that intimate sexual activity be reserved for one man and one woman within a marriage. We believe that God disapproves of the practice of any sexual activity outside of a marriage between one man and one woman, activities such as: adultery, fornication, or homosexuality and that they are sinful and forbidden by Scripture. We believe that an individual’s gender is determined by God and no one should attempt to alter his or her gender by surgery or appearance. (Genesis 2:24; Genesis 19:5, 13; Genesis 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4)
Abortion: We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the taking of unborn human life. (Job 3:16; Psalms 51:5; Psalms 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24; 49: Isaiah 49:1-5; Jeremiah 1:5; 20:15-18; Luke 1:44)
Euthanasia: We believe that the direct taking of an innocent human life is a moral evil, regardless of the intention. Life is a gift of God and must be respected from conception until natural death. (Exodus 20:13, 23:7; Matthew 5:21; Acts 17:28)