What We Believe
• ABOUT GOD •
We believe that God eternally exists in three distinct persons, each equal in attributes and power – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus is God’s only begotten Son, who is without sin and who came to earth for the express purpose of giving His life to be a ransom for the sins of all people. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells each believer at the moment of salvation. We believe the Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ. We believe the triune God created all things and holds all things together. We believe God is sovereign over all things in heaven, in earth, and under the earth. We believe His will is being and will be accomplished in these same three realms.
• ABOUT THE BIBLE •
We believe the Bible consists of sixty-six books (Genesis through Revelation). We believe the very words of Scripture are divinely inspired by Holy Spirit. We believe that it is without error and is a living document and will stand for eternal ages. We believe that it not only contains the word of God but is the very word of God. We believe that the Bible is the final authority for faith and life. Finally we believe that God has preserved His word in the English language in the Bible known as the King James Version or Authorized Version. The King James Version is the only English version of the Bible recognized by this church.
• ABOUT THE CHURCH •
We believe the church is a local, visible assembly of saved persons who have been baptized by immersion after their salvation experience. We believe the church has only two offices – pastor and deacon, whose qualifications are clearly defined in the Scriptures. We believe the church has only two ordinances – baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe the primary mission of the church is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every person on earth, baptize those who accept Jesus as their personal Saviour, and teach them to observe His Word.
• ABOUT SALVATION •
We believe salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour. We believe a person must repent of his sin in order to be saved. We believe that salvation is the gift of God and is unable to be earned by any means.
• ABOUT THE SECOND COMING •
We believe the Second Coming of Jesus Christ will consist of two separate events. First, we believe in a pre-tribulation return by Christ in the sky to take His church up into heaven. Secondly we believe in a physical return of Christ to the earth bringing the saints with Him following the seven year period of time referred to as the tribulation. Upon this return, Christ will defeat all enemies and begin His earthly, millennial kingdom.
• ABOUT THE RESURRECTIONS •
We believe in a bodily resurrection of all persons. We believe the body, soul, and spirit of every person will be resurrected and the body changed to accommodate his respective destiny of eternal abode. Those who have trusted Jesus as their Saviour will receive glorified bodies equipped for heaven. Those who die in their sins will have their bodies resurrected for the purpose of standing before Jesus to be judged and then be condemned to an eternal existence of separation from God in hell – a place of literal fire and torment.