Statement of Faith – what we believe
We believe that the King James Bible is the Inspired, Preserved, Pure, Perfect, Word of God without any error, to the English speaking world. The sole authority for life and faith.
We believe in one God eternally existent as the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost.
We believe God to be the creator and sustainer of all things, visible and invisible.
We believe the universe and all that is therein to be held together by the word of His power.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ to be God manifest in the flesh, virgin born, without sin, crucified, risen and coming again to receive His church, then returning to establish His kingdom.
We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe the saved child of God is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ, and is sealed, taught, and comforted by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption.
We believe salvation makes one a member of the body of Christ and the members of this body should gather together in a local church where they may minister one to another.
We believe it is the responsibility of every believer to proclaim the saving gospel to all men by personal testimony and by giving of their means to finance the missionary efforts of the church.
We believe all men rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ will spend eternity in the conscious torment of a literal lake of fire, while those receiving the Lord Jesus Christ will spend eternity in the glorious presence of God.
We believe all saved men should be separate from the outward and inner ways of this world, being holy in mind and body. We believe, however, that righteousness does not come by keeping of laws and commandments but by an inner change of heart. We therefore place emphasis on the inner condition, trusting the outward appearance to follow accordingly.
We believe that water baptism is a public testimony made by the saved Christian and plays no part in salvation or making one a member of the church.
We believe that any attempt by the state to interfere with the working of the church or by the church to interfere with the working of the state is a violation of God’s purpose for both.
We believe in the priesthood of all believers and decry any fashion of exalting one member of the body of Christ, or one gift of the Spirit above another.
We believe that the church is a body of which Jesus is the head. Thus it is not a democracy to be run by the will of its members but is to conduct its temporal as well as its spiritual business in strict accordance to the word of God.