About Us Our Beliefs
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear
While this list serves as a general representation of what we believe, it is in no manner all-inclusive. If you have any questions about specific beliefs, you are welcome to contact us.
We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired and preserved word of God; that the Masoretic and Received Texts are this preserved word in the original languages, and the King James the preserved word in English. We disavow the idea of dual inspiration. We hold the Bible as our supreme authority.
We believe that God is a being unlike any other, that He is the only God, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that each person is a fully distinct individual, and yet fully one as if they were not separate, that He is the Creator of all things, and that He is eternal, without flaw or fault, and the definition and epitome of all things good and right.
We believe that God the Son is found in the person of Jesus, called the Christ and Messiah, that He is fully God and one with God the Father, that He was born of a virgin and that He is fully man, tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin, that He died and rose again the third day, that He sits at the right hand of God as our high priest, interceding for us, and that He is the only sacrifice for sin, the only way to be reconciled to God, the only intermediary between God and man, and the only begotten Son.
We believe that God the Spirit is fully God and one with God the Father and God the Son, that He is an actual being and not a force, that His general role is to convict men of sin and guide them into godliness, that He indwells all believers at the moment of salvation, and that He provides gifts to believers. We disavow the continued use of “sign gifts,” of which are tongues, healing, and prophecy as examples.
We believe that man is a tripartite creature of body, soul, and spirit, the pinnacle of God’s creation, that God made man to have a relationship with Him as children, distinct from both beasts and angels, that man willingly rebelled against God, that all men are born into the world as sinners, that Christ is the only atonement for mankind, and that man is an eternal creature who will exist forever in either heaven or hell.
We believe sin is anything that is contrary to God’s nature, whether in word, deed, or thought, that sin’s consequence is death, that saved men can live in victory over sin only through the Holy Spirit’s power, and that sin will ultimately be removed by the destruction of this present world.
We believe that man can only be forgiven from sin through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, that forgiveness is a gift freely offered by God which no work can earn, that forgiveness and salvation are given by faith alone through grace alone, that a believing sinner must call on Christ for salvation from his sin, that every sin is covered at the moment of salvation, and that salvation is eternally guaranteed to believers, never to be rescinded.
We believe the church is defined as a local group of believers placed under the leadership of a pastor, that each church is independent, not accountable to any authority except God, that there are two offices of the church, being pastors and deacons, that there are two ordinances of the church, being baptism and communion, and that the purpose of the church is to evangelize and disciple.
We believe in the pre-tribulational, premillenial rapture of the saints, that after, there is coming a seven year period of wrath commonly called “the tribulation,” that Christ will physically return at the end of those seven years, that He will reign bodily on the earth for one thousand years, that after, he will destroy this universe and create a new, sinless universe, and that mankind will live for eternity, believers in bliss with God, non-believers in torment in the lake of fire.