About the Bible
We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and infallible word of God. The bible was written by human authors as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. It is the basis of all our beliefs and practices. We believe that the King James Version of the Bible is God’s preserved word in the English language. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5)
God is the sovereign creator and ruler of all things. He has eternally existed in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2)
Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God. He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, and offered Himself as a sacrifice for all men by dying on a cross. He was buried and rose again on the third day conquering death, hell, sin, and the grave. He now sits at the right hand of the Father and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
About the Holy Spirit
He is in the world to convict a lost world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He lives in every Christian’s heart and gives power for understanding spiritual truth, living a holy life, and guidance for doing what is right. Every Christian should seek to live under the power of the Holy Ghost. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
Man was made in God’s image. Because of the sin of Adam, sin fell over the entire human race. This sinfulness separates man from God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)
God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Eternal life with God begins the moment one receives Him by faith. Salvation is by grace alone through faith. Man can never work for his salvation. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
About Eternal Security
Because God gives man eternal life through his Son Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. We are kept by the power of God through faith. (John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
About Heaven and Hell
Man was created to live forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or with God through salvation by Jesus Christ. To be eternally separated from God means existence in a real place of fire and torment called Hell, and to be with God means to be in a real place called Heaven where sin, pain, and death will be no more. (John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23: Revelation 20:15)
About Church Ordinances
The two ordinances to be observed by the Church are Baptism by Immersion and the Lord’s Supper.
Baptism is a public profession of one’s faith in Christ. Baptism is to be received only by those who have received Jesus Christ as Savior by putting their faith and trust in him.
The Lord’s Supper is a proclamation of a past act, the pronouncement of a present experience, and the prophecy of a future event. It commemorates the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It pronounces the salvation of those who have put their faith in Christ, and it is an anticipation of Christ’s return. Christians who partake in the broken bread and drinks the cup become a mute messenger to the truth of the everlasting gospel.