What We Believe
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, that they compose the entire Word of God, are without error, and are all together sufficient in themselves as our only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their grammatical-historical meaning. We believe that God has preserved His Word, and that the King James Bible is God’s preserved word for the English speaking people. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)
THE ONE TRUE GOD
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each coeternal in being, coidentical in nature, coequal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; John 14:10, 26)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by repentance and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; I Peter 1:18-19) and that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again (John 3)
THE LOCAL CHURCH
We believe that the local church, which is the body of Christ, should be solely made up of born-again scripturally baptized persons. (I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27). We recognize water baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the Scriptural ordinances of obedience for the membership of the local church only. The local church is to meet together for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching and a united testimony; and to actively engage in carrying out the Great Commission.