We believe the local independent New Testament church was established by the Lord Jesus Christ and was further established by the apostles and early church brethren and continues today until which time the Lord returns. Because of this the church is a divinely ordained institution. We believe that the church has three foundational purposes which are:
- To fulfill the great commission
- To perfect, edify, and serve the saints
- To love and glorify God.
There are many other parts of the church, and ministries that could be named, and labors of love that we practice, but, the truth is, everything we do stems from these three foundations.
Holy Scriptures (II Tim. 3:16,17; II Pet. 1:20,21)
The Scriptures (Old & New Testament) are the inerrant, inspired Word of God and it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We believe the King James Version is the only reliable English translation.
God (Deut. 6:4; I John 5:7; Ps. 90:2)
There is only one true God who is the tri-une Jehovah God, eternally existing in three persons – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ (John 1:1-14,29; I Cor. 15:1-4; I Thess. 4:13-18)
Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God, and the one and only Saviour of the world. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died upon the cross, shed his blood, and was bodily resurrected that he might save us from our sins. We believe in the imminent, pre-tribulation return of Christ for His church.
Holy Spirit (John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:16)
He is a literal personality who is given to the believer upon their conversion for the purpose of teaching, leading, and empowering. We reject the modern day, charismatic style of speaking in tongues.
Sin (Rom. 3:10-23; 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3)
Man was created in the image of God, but by Adam’s disobedience sin and death came upon all mankind so that man is now inheritably sinful from birth. We are corrupt and depraved and unable to personally remedy this condition apart from the work of Salvation. Man’s sin makes him deserving of death and hell.
Salvation (Eph. 2:8-10; John 3:15-18;36)
Salvation is entirely the work of God, by his grace, through our faith, and man cannot by any works of any kind earn or assist in his salvation. It is based on the promise of God through believing in His Son Jesus Christ, and we are eternally secure in our salvation from that day forward.
Eternity (John 14:1-4; Rev. 20:5-15)
We believe in a literal, physical eternal existence for every person in one of two places – with God in a new earth, a new Jerusalem, and heaven or else in the eternal lake of fire being eternally punishment.
Church (Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:23-27)
The church is an organized group of believers who have been baptized after salvation into that body, or one of like faith. We believe in a local, fundamental, soulwinning, separated, independent church.
Evangelizing (Matt. 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; 13:1-4)
God has given each church a great commission to proclaim the Gospel and spread its message to all the world. This is done by door to door witnessing, a missions program, Sunday Schools, daily personal witnessing, and any other means possible. We will be held accountable to the Lord for our work of evangelizing the world.
Separation (Rom. 12:1,2; II Cor. 6:14-18)
God commands his people to be holy as He is holy, and to be separated from the world and sin in our living. Our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, therefore, we must be separated unto him, to provide him a clean vessel that he can empower and use for God’s glory.