Statement of Faith
We believe that the Holy Scriptures are inspired by the Holy Spirit, infallible, and God’s revealed word to man. We believe in the inspiration of the Bible, equally in all parts and without error in its origin.
We believe that Scripture teaches that there is only one true and living God who has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. We believe in the one God, eternally existent Father, Son and Holy Ghost, who created man by a direct immediate act.
We believe in the fall of man and that man is a sinful being in need of redemption.
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God and the Son of Man. That He came to save men from the condemnation of sin by offering His blood as atonement and by making it available to all who exercise faith in Him. We believe in the pre-existence, incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, ascension to heaven and second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the operation of the Holy Spirit on the basis of grace is absolutely essential.
We believe the Scriptures ascribe to the Holy Spirit the acts and attributes of an intelligent being, and that the works of God are ascribed to the Holy Spirit: creation, inspiration, giving of life, and sanctification.
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life. We believe in the spiritual relationship of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, living a life of righteous works, living separated from the world, witnessing of his saving grace through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.
We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to the believing prayer.
We believe that all mankind is subject to the death of the body as a result of original sin; the soul does not die, but immediately after death, enters into a conscious state of happiness or misery according to the character here possessed by acceptance or rejection of the Savior.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of, both, the saved and the lost, the saved to everlasting life and the lost without Christ to everlasting damnation.
We believe in the personal, imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female through genetic encoding and physiological manifestation before birth. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26-27). Rejection of one's biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the family is God's foundational institution for human society (Matthew 19:5-6; Ephesians 5:22-6:4).
We believe that marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Gen. 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4). Because marriage is a covenant between one man, one woman, and God, the church has the responsibility, in its sole discretion, to evaluate the readiness of those seeking to enter into the marriage covenant. The church may decline to solemnize or host a marriage ceremony for various reasons including but not limited to unequally yoked partners (2 Cor. 6:14), those emotionally or financially unprepared for marriage, or those seeking to enter into a marriage relationship that is contrary to the church's Statement of Faith or the Bible.