The following are summaries of our beliefs of the major doctrines of the Bible. For a full statement of faith, contact us.
 

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant, preserved word of God. The Authorized King James Version translated from the traditional Hebrew (Masoretic) and Greek (Textus Receptus) manuscripts is the best English translation of God’s Word, and is the translation exclusively used for teaching and preaching.
 

God

We believe God is one self-existent (does not depend on anyone or anything) God existing in a trinity of the Father, the Son (Word), and the Spirit – each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. These three are one in essence, but distinct in function. He created the universe and all that is in it in six literal, twenty-four hour days.
 

Jesus

Jesus came to the earth as a man for the purpose of giving His life for mankind. He was born of a virgin, as prophesied in the Old Testament and proclaimed in the New Testament. He is completely both man and God. He lived a sinless life, culminating in the offering of Himself willingly as the Perfect Lamb of God for the sins of the world. Following the crucifixion He was buried and rose bodily three days later, still bearing the marks of His suffering. Soon after His resurrection, He ascended to the Father where as our High Priest He fulfills the ministries of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
 

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity, equal with the Father and the Son. He has a ministry to all men, convicting the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come. The Holy Spirit has many ministries to the believer including regenerating him at the moment of salvation, empowering him to live the victorious Christian life and bear the fruit of the Spirit, comforting him, illuminating the truths of the Scriptures, and giving him spiritual gifts for service. Scripture indicates that those gifts referred to as sign gifts, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, are not operable today.
 

Man

We believe man is the direct, special creation of God created on the sixth day of creation. God created man sinless, in the image of God, and with a free will. The fall of man from his sinless state occurred when Adam willingly and knowingly ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God instituted marriage as a lifelong covenant between one naturally-born man and one naturally-born woman.
 

Sin

We believe sin is the transgression of God’s law. The sin of commission is any act, word, or thought that is contrary to the Word of God, character of God, or the will of God. The sin of omission is failing to do the right that God has commanded. Every person is a sinner by nature as a result of Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden, and also a sinner by individual choice. The sin nature passes upon all men as a result of Adam’s original sin in the Garden and refers to man’s natural tendency toward sin. The ultimate penalty for sin is death.
 

Salvation

We believe every man is in need of salvation because of his sin. The tenants of the Gospel are the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. God’s offer of salvation is available to all men; however, it is applied on an individual basis in consequence of man’s free will decision to receive or reject Christ. Salvation is received as the gift of God by grace through faith apart from works of any kind on the part of man.
 

The Church

We believe the church’s beginning was prophesied by Christ, and was established at Pentecost. Two aspects of the church are described in the Word of God. The universal church refers to all believers from the institution of the church until the rapture of the church. The local church describes the local groups of believers that gather together for the purpose of worshiping God and fulfilling the Great Commission. The church’s primary purposes are evangelization of the lost and edification/discipleship of the saved.
 

Angels

Angels were created by God for the purpose of serving Him and His saints. Though more powerful than humans, angels are not to be worshipped.
 

Last Things

We believe the next event on God’s timetable is the imminent, pre-tribulation, pre-millennial rapture of the saints – dead and alive. Following the rapture, this world will endure a time referred to as the Tribulation.The Tribulation period will end when Jesus returns to earth with His saints, defeats His enemies, binds Satan, and sets up His millennial kingdom. At the end of His 1,000 year reign on earth, Satan will be loosed to lead a final revolt against Christ. Satan and his followers will be defeated, Satan will be cast into the Lake of Fire, and the unsaved of all ages will be resurrected to stand before God. Upon the completion of the Great White Throne Judgment, the believers will enter eternity to dwell forever with God.