STATEMENT OF FAITH

The Word of God – We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God in its entirety, written by men as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, and that it is the sole authority for the Christian’s faith and conduct.  We believe that the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) is the preserved Word of God for the English-Speaking people of the world.  (Psalm 12: 6-7; 2 Peter 1: 20-21)


The Godhead – We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons:  The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  We believe that they are equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.  (Gen 1:26; Matt 3:16-17)


God the Son – We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, a virgin, in order that HE might reveal God and redeem sinful men; that He is both the Son of God and God, the Son.  (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26-28; 2 Cor. 5:21)


God the Holy Spirit – We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature.  It is He who convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.  He is the restrainer of the Evil One until God’s purpose is fulfilled.  He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel and is the agent in the new birth, baptizing all true believers in the body of Christ.  (I Cor. 12:12-13)

Man – We believe that man was created in the image and after the likeness of God, but he, by voluntary transgression, feel from his sinless and happy estate.  The resulting consequences are that all men are now sinners, not by constraint, but by choice and are therefore under the just condemnation of God, without excuse or defense.  (Gen 1:26, 3:6, Romans 5:12)

Atonement – We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified on the merits of His shed blood.  (I Cor 15:3-4)

                             Salvation – We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through faith and that Jesus is the only way of salvation.  We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free by the Gospel and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel. (Eph 2:8-9)

Security – We believe that those who receive Jesus Christ as Saviour are eternally secure.  Their security rests in the finished work of Jesus Christ and all of the redeemed are kept by God’s power and ar thus secure in Christ forever.  (John 3:16; 1 John 5:12)


Christ’s Resurrection – We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven and in His present life there as High Priest and Advocate.  (Acts 1:9, 1 Cor 15:3-4)


Second Coming – We believe in “the Blessed Hope,” the personal, pre-tribulation and pre-millennial, imminent return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, at which time the Church will be gathered together unto Him.  (1Thess 4:13-16; 1 Cor. 15:5-52)


Scriptural Ordinances – We believe that the scriptural ordinances of the church are Baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper; that they are to be administered to believers only as a symbol of their belief in the death, burial and resurrection with Him; and that the Lord’s Supper should be partaken by believers only to show forth His death, “till He come.”  (1 Cor. 11:23-26)


The Church – We believe that the visible church is a congregation of baptized believers practicing the New Testament principles, believing its doctrines, observing its ordinances and exercising its autonomy.  We believe it is the responsibility of the local church to propagate the Gospel to the world. (Acts 2:41-47)

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