DOCTRINAL STATEMENT



1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God (II Tim. 3:16-17 and II Peter 1:19-21), and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life (Deut. 8:3 and Matt. 5:18). 

2. We believe in one God (Deut. 6:4), eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:18-19). 

3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Matt. 1:16-23), and is true God and true man (John 1:14). 

4. We believe that man was created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26-28); that he sinned and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God (Gen.3), and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed (Rom. 5:12-19). 

5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures (I Cor. 15:3-4) as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice (Rom. 5:8, 18); and all that believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (Rom. 4:24-25).


6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord (I Cor. 15:3-8), in His ascension into heaven (Acts 1:9), and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate (Heb. 4:14-16). 

7. We believe in that ―blessed hope‖ (Titus 2:13, I Thess. 4:13-18) – the personal, pre-millennial and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

8. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God (Titus 3:5 and Rom. 8:14-16). 

9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious suffering of the lost (Rev. 20:4-21:8). 

10. We believe that God created marriage in the beginning, as a blessing for both man and woman, before any sin or rebellion entered the world, and that he created marriage to be between one man and one woman, who enter into a covenant relationship, complement one another, serve one another, and sanctify one another for as long as they both shall live. Accordingly, we reject any attempt to redefine marriage as a union between people of the same sex or as between more than one man and one woman. We believe that the homosexual lifestyle and alternative gender identities are contrary to the Bible. (Gen 1:27-28; 2:15-24; Lev 18:22; Lev 20:13a; Matt 19:4-6; Rom 1:26-27; 1 Cor 7:14).

Let us hold fast the confession of
our hope without wavering...
Hebrews 10:23