We, as a body, believe:
NATURE OF GOD
There is one, and only one, true and living God. He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, immutable, and infinitely holy. He exists in three distinct Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is commonly known as the Trinity.
Jesus Christ is the only begotten of the Father and is the redeemer-savior. He was Virgin born into humanity to identity with man. He lived a sinless, impeccable life and he died on the cross of Calvary as a sacrificial lamb to pay the ultimate price for man’s sin. He is our substitute and God’s satisfaction. His blood is eternal in duration and in power. The blood shed at Calvary is sufficient to cleanse every person that has ever or will ever live. He was resurrected bodily for our justification. He offers every man His eternal life that will come to Him, repent, and by faith believe in the finished work of Calvary. He ascended to heaven after His resurrection and now is making intercession or all those who trust in Him. We believe he is going to return as He promised: literally, physically and triumphantly!
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is not just an abstract influence. He is here to convict the hearts of sinners, comfort the saints and to seal the believer. We reject the modern day Charismatic movement with its emphasis on the HOLY SPIRIT and it’s over emphasis of emotions and feelings.
We believe that the Bible is the divinely revealed, inspired, and preserved Word of God. It is the sole rule for faith and practice for the Christian. The Bible is infallible and in errant. We use only the King James Bible in our teaching and preaching.
We believe salvation comes through Jesus Christ. One must repent of his sin, and by faith, invite Jesus Christ to be his savior. Man is a free moral agent to choose. We believe once a person has experienced true salvation he is saved for all eternity, secure in the power of Christ.
NATURE OF MAN
We believe man is totally depraved from conception, needing a savior. Man was made in the image and likeness of God but Adam, a literal man, by disobedience plunged the human race into darkness and separation from God. We have Adam’s blood flowing through our veins and it is tainted with sin and rebellion. Man stands without defense or excuse in sin.
We believe there is a literal devil that with his demons would thwart the plan of God if he could. He is the believer’s mortal enemy.
We believe that we are in the Church age, in which, God is building his Body, and at the rapture, the Universal church will be called out. God is working in this age to build his body through the Local church, the place where he expects His people to exercise their gifts that he has given them through the Spirit.
We believe God has given the local church two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe that every believer in Christ should walk according to his will and practice scriptural principles as he lives his life before men. Every believer ought to be faithful and loyal to their local church and support world evangelism through said church. Every believer should earnestly and fervently seek to win men and women to Christ. Every believer should strive for peace, if at all possible, in the body.
We believe God’s prophetic calendar is as follows: this age, the rapture, 7 year tribulation on earth and Judgment seat of Christ (believers) simultaneously, the revelation of Jesus Christ, the millennial rule of Christ, the Great White Throne Judgment (unbelievers), heavens and earth purged, eternity ushered in.
We believe all those who trust Christ in this lifetime will spend an eternity with Him in Heaven.
We believe all those that reject Christ in this lifetime will spend all eternity separated from God in hell.
This statement is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather a brief overview. For scripture texts of doctrine, contact the church office at (304) 366-5264.