Our Statement of Belief

It is so important that what we believe is based totally on the Word of God which is without error. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

We believe in the Genesis account of creation the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden through sin, and the only way back to God the Father is through Jesus the Son being led by the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1-3; John 14:6).

We believe in Christ's virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death (He died in our place) and bodily resurrection. (Matthew 1:18-23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; John 20).

We believe that at the moment of salvation the Holy Spirit enters the believer and baptizes that person into the body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, gives comfort, and bestows the spirtual gifts by which we serve God through His church. We believe the Holy Spirit is given to every believer as a guarantee that God will bring us into the fullness of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14).

We believe that those wo are saved should be baptized. The definition of baptism is to immerse, or cover completely as pictured in Romans 6. While we believe in "infant dedication", there is no record of "infant baptism" in Scripture. Baptism is not salvation but is an act of obedience to our Lord's command and publicly identifies with His death, burial, and resurrection. We believe in the observance of the Lord's supper for His disciples. As often as we observe it we do it in rememberence of Him (Romans 6:3-4; 1 Corinthians 11).

We believe in seeking to live a separate life-style from this world. While believers are to live in the world, we are not to be of the world. Christ shold make a difference in how we live. (Romans 12:12).

We believe that the Lord's work is to be funded as instructed in in Scripture: God's people bringing Him the first fruits, the tenth, the tithe, of what He has blessed us with. We are to give cheerfullly and consistently. A love offering is given over and above God's tenth. (Genesis 28:22; Malachi 3:8-10; Luke 16:10-13; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8).

We believe Christ is literally coming again - in the air for His Church, and to the earth with His Church. (1 Thessalonians 4; revelation 19).

We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell. Heaven is the home for eternity to those who are believers in Christ. Hell is the eternal punishment for those who have rejected Christ. Immediately following physical death, or the return of the Lord, all will have either Heaven or Hell as an eternal home . (Luke 16:19-31)