What We Believe

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We believe in the Holy Scriptures, accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the very Word of God, verbally inspired in all parts, serving as our infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice.

We believe there is one God co-eternal and co-existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Christ; His virgin birth; His shed blood for the atonement of sin; His bodily resurrection; and His ascension into heaven, there to be our Intercessor.

We believe the Holy Spirit convicts people of sin, making them children of God by the new birth, thereby assuring them of Heaven. He enables Christians to live a godly life by his indwelling and filling. We also believe the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts at salvation to all His people for the work of the ministry. Certain gifts have died out—ceased to exist because they were foundational/ authenticating gifts during the establishment of the church. These are the gifts of apostles, healing, miracles, tongues, and the interpretation of tongues.

We believe in salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; this being wholly the work of God. We believe repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace, resulting in all believers possessing the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God, and the guarantee of never perishing.

This work of repentance and faith generates holiness and will be distinct from lifestyles which practice such sins as: fornication, adultery, homosexuality, drunkenness, idolatry, reviling, thievery, covetousness, and extortion. We believe that Christ calls us to separated living in this world, demonstrating His Lordship in our lives. Therefore, any involvement in alcoholic beverages, recreational drugs, or gambling in any form, including lotteries, is wrong.

We believe in the existence of Satan, the deceiver and god of this present world; that he was defeated and judged at the cross; and therefore, his final doom is certain.

We believe in the second coming of Christ. His return from Heaven will be personal, visible, and glorious. The time of His return is unrevealed but always imminent.

We believe in the spiritual authority of the pastor of our church; that he is under God’s leadership to guide, teach, and instruct us to fulfill the purpose of Christ through His church; that he must give an account of God for leading; that God will oversee him in leading His people; that we are to give him respect, honor and follow his leadership to enable him to serve us in joy. We believe that the ordination of women into the ministry is unbiblical.

We believe in the priesthood of all believers, that Christ is our Great High Priest, and through Him every born-again person has direct access into God’s presence without the need of a human priest; that the believer has the right and responsibility to personally study and interpret the Scriptures guided by the Holy Spirit.

We believe that a New Testament Church is an organized body of born-again believers practicing the scriptural ordinance of baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper, and are actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commission.