What We Believe


We believe that God is supreme in His person, eternal in His being, absolute in His attributes, glorious in His perfection, and sovereign in His will. God is clearly distinguished from things which have no life, He is a person.  God is the creator of man and the universe and upholds all things by the word of His power.  We believe also, in the Trinity.  The father is the fullness of the Godhead invisible, the Son is the fullness of the Godhead manifested, and the Spirit is the fullness of the Godhead in His executive agency.  God in His person possesses Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence, and Immutability.


We believe that Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh, eternal in His existence, creative in His might, and life-giving in His power.  Born of a virgin, sinless in His life, vicarious in His death, powerful in His resurrection, and glorious in His coming.  Divine worship is ascribed to Him and divine attributes are possessed by Him.  We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and the pre-millennial coming of Christ.


We believe that Christians receive the Holy Spirit at salvation and He is their constant source of strength and power. The Holy Spirit possesses the attributes and deity of God, so He is God.  We believe the Holy Spirit convicts and regenerates the sinner to salvation; He also indwells the believer as the means of assurance, power, wisdom; He guides the believer in his life and anoints him for service.  We believe that the Holy Spirit possesses the characteristic of personality, so He is a person.  The bible refers to Him as a person and not merely an influence. We reject the tongues movement, being "slain in the spirit" or any reference to extra biblical revelations. We do believe the Holy Spirit indwells the believer at the moment of salvation and forever seals the believer until the "Day of Redemption". We believe in the filling of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer and that it comes by the believer yielding their life to the Holy Spirits control and leading.

 

We believe that the Bible is the complete revelation from God, verbally inspired and without error or the ability to contain error.  Holy men of God, qualified by the leadership of the Holy Spirit (God Breathed), wrote in obedience to the divine command, and were kept from all error, so that the Bible can actually be classified as the very Word of God, and the books of the Bible are of divine origin and authority.  As the result of believing this.  We believe in the plenary or full inspiration of the Word of God and it is our source of faith and practice.  It is the final authority in all spiritual matters.  We do not use any English version except the King James Bible. We believe that the King James Bible was translated from the God Preserved manuscripts of the Masorectic Text of the Old Testament and the the Textus Receptus (Received Text) of the New Testament.


We believe that man was created in the image of God and by his own choice and willful decision fell into sin. By this act, he became a sinner and was put under the condemnation of God.  He was severed from life of God and became spiritually dead.  Man is now totally depraved and does not possess any qualities whereby he might reconcile himself to God or save himself.

 


We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace and not of works.  We believe that the Holy Spirit of God convicts the lost sinner through the power of the Word of God and brings them to a place of repentance.  The lost person does not possess any means of saving himself.  God has provided a way through the death of Christ to save sinners.  He is saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Man is quickened by the new birth to a position of justification before God which consists of the forgiveness of sins and the removal of its guilt and punishment.  Through this he is reconciled to God and made a new creature in Christ Jesus. We believe that "if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things pass away and all things become new." We believe that true Biblical salvation will result in a changed life. We do not believe in the eradication of the sin nature, however we do believe that the power of the Holy Spirit enables the believer to overcome the sinful nature.

 


We believe that those who believe and receive Jesus Christ as Savior are eternally secure.  We are now in possession of eternal life and shall never be in danger of condemnation or the loss of our salvation.  This assurance rests on the finished work of Christ which places us as a son of God in our relationship.
 


We believe in the visible local church, started by Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry and is a congregation of baptized believers, practicing New Testament principles, believing its doctrines, observing its ordinances, and exercising its autonomy.  We believe that it is the responsibility of the local church to propagate the gospel to the world and every church and Christian should have a part in this ministry. We are Baptist by conviction and by evidence of the historical practice and doctrinal purity that Baptist have held through the church age.


We believe that every person is a soul of eternal duration.  Therefore, heaven is a place of eternal happiness for those who are saved by the grace of God.  It is a place of Gods preparation for His people.  Those who refuse Gods grace and remain in their lost condition are punished in an eternal hell forever.

We believe that the Lord left the local church with two ordinances consisting of the Lordís Supper and Baptism by immersion.

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the Fall of Man; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. 

We believe that God created the universe in six literal, 24-hour periods.  We reject evolution, the Gap Theory, the Day-Age Theory, and Theistic Evolution as unscriptural theories of origin.


Morality

We believe that the Bible design for marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe that homosexuality is disobedience to God's word.  We believe that God is the giver of life and life begins at conception. We further believe that abortion is murder at all stages of life, beginning at conception.