What We Believe

Doctrine of the Bible

The Bible teaches that all Scripture is inspired and preserved. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Matthew 24:35; Psalm 12:6-7; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 1 Peter 1:23-25).

Doctrine of God

The Bible teaches that God eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having the same nature, attributes, and perfections. (Genesis 1:1, 25; John 1:1-3; 14:16-17; Colossians 1:16-17; 1 Timothy 3:16).

Doctrine of Jesus Christ

The Bible teaches that Jesus was 100% God and 100% man born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life, died on a cross for the sins of mankind, was buried, and three days later bodily rose from the grave. He bodily ascended into heaven, and will come again in like manner. His return is imminent; and will come to this earth to set up His Millennial Kingdom (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-4; 10:30; 14:6; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:4-6).

Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is a person (He thinks, acts, chooses, feels, and speaks) and coequal with the Father and the Son. He came to this earth as the fulfillment of Christ’s promise. He convicts, regenerates, indwells, seals, fills, empowers, and guides the believer. (John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-13; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18).

Doctrine of Man

The Bible teaches that God created man in His own image. That man sinned and thereby, incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is conscious separation from God. If man is not saved he will be eternally separated from God in hell and the lake of fire. (Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 15:18-19; Luke 16:23; Revelation 21:8; Romans 3:10-23; 5:12; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22; Revelation 20:11-15).

Doctrine of Salvation

The Bible teaches that a person is saved when he repents of his sin and exercises faith in the gospel (the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ) and by receiving Jesus Christ as Savior. The basis of a person’s salvation is the precious blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:18-19; John 1:12; 5:24; 10:28-29; Romans 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 5:17; Romans 8:19-23; 1 John 3:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Peter 3:9).

Doctrine of Eternal Security

The Bible teaches that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power; and are thus, secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 31-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:4-5)

Doctrine of the Church

The Bible teaches that the local church is an assembly of baptized believers joined by covenant and commitment in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel; following New Testament principles, observing New Testament ordinances, with New Testament offices, fulfilling the Great Commission. (Acts 2:37-47; 16:14-15, 30-34; 1 Timothy 3:15; 2 Timothy 4:2; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12:3-10).

Doctrine of Satan

The Bible teaches that Satan is a person. He is a created being who sinned and became the archenemy of God. He is the chief adversary of God’s children. He seeks to keep men from the Lord and salvation. When he cannot succeed in this, he seeks to weaken the testimony of the Christian. He is not omnipotent, nor omnipresent. He can be overcome by the power of God. His doom is sealed in the Lake of Fire forever (Isaiah 14:12-14; Ezekiel 28:12-19; Revelation 20:10).

Doctrine of Last Things

The Bible teaches the “catching away” (Rapture) of those in Christ before the Tribulation (7 year judgment of the Earth) and before the Millennial kingdom (the physical reign of Christ on this Earth) for a 1,000 years. Following that will be the Great White Throne Judgment. (John 14:13; Acts 1:9-11; 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-20; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 3:1-2; Revelation 20:1-8).

Doctrine of Creation

The Bible teaches that God created the universe in six literal, twenty-four hour periods. (Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11; Matthew 19:1-9; John 1:1-4).