Doctrinal Statement

The Scriptures: We believe the Bible was “God breathed” or verbally inspired. The Bible is the believer’s only infallible rule of faith and practice. It is the first and final authority as pertains to the matters of the church. ( Psalm 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

The GodHead: There is one God, self-existent in the three persons called the Trinity who were equal in nature, essence, and power; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. ( Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

The Person of Christ: Christ, the God-Man, who is eternal, was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life( Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-3; John 1:14; Hebrews 4:15). By His substitutionary death, burial, and bodily resurrection on the third day. He made fun and complete atonement for the sins of the world( Isaiah 53:4-6; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; 1 John 2:2).

Creation: Genesis is the account of creation. God created the heavens and the earth and all things therein in size literal days. Genesis is to accepted literally and not figuratively, that man was created directly in God’s image and after His own likeness( Genesis 1:1; 1:26-27).

Salvation: Salvation of sinners is by grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ and not by works of man. When the sinner turns in repentance to Christ from sin, he is eternally saved( Eph. 2:8-10; Luke 13:5; John 3:16; 1 Peter 2:24).

The Church: A church is a congregation of baptized believers called out by God to be the propagator of Devine and Eternal Grace. It is associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel. It is a local group of people who meet all the requirements of scripture; to demonstrate the love of God, to build up fellow believers, and to evangelize the world( Acts 2:41-42; Eph. 1: 22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:4, 8-11; 1 Timothy 3:1-13).

Baptism: Scriptural baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The purpose of baptism is the identification fo the believer with Jesus Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection, and with the body of local believers, beginning a walk in the newness of life. It is one of the two ordinances of the New Testament Church, the other being the Lord’s Supper( Romans 6:3-5; Acts 8: 36-39; Mathew 28: 1, 9-20).

The Lord’s Supper: The Lord’s Supper is the second ordinance commanded by Christ whereby believers of like faith and order partake of unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine which are symbolic of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus Christ. At the Lord’s Supper, believers remember the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ until His return. It is a time of introspection when each individual believer evaluates his walk with Christ( 1 Corinthians 11:23-28).