Our Statement of Faith incorporates these Scriptural Truths
We believe that the Bible comprised only of the 66 books, is the inspired, authoritative, inerrant, and the only infallible word of God; preserved by God, and provided to mankind to educate them in God’s Word, to lead them to faith and repentance, and as a guide to all true Christians to follow in daily living.
We believe that there is but one eternally existent God whom humanity knows in His three Personages: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; these three identities being descriptive of the same one true God;
We believe that Jesus, God’s Son, is the human incarnation of God – Immanuel- being fully human and fully God who was: born of a virgin by the Holy Spirit, lived a sinless life, died a vicarious and atoning death as sinful mankind’s substitute, rose bodily from the grave, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return personally in glory for all believers;
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell through sin, and, as a consequence, is lost and in need of regeneration by the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ as the personal Lord and Saviour of the individual;
We believe that salvation is a gift to the believer who has accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and any claim to salvation apart from Christ’s Lordship is false. Man cannot do anything to merit salvation. It is given freely by God through faith alone in the atoning work of Jesus Christ alone.
We believe that baptism – The only scriptural means of baptism is by immersion as was the example of Jesus as noted in Mark 1:9 “and was baptized of John (Greek = eis ton – into) into the Jordan.” which can only be understood in this construction as being completely inside of something. Thus Jesus baptism was one in which He was placed completely inside of the Jordan or completely immersed.
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ; convict mankind of their sin and unrighteousness, to bring to those who accept God’s free gift of eternal life, to empower the life of the believer; to indwell the Christian enabling him to live a Godly life in obedience to the Lordship of Jesus Christ; and to work in the individual to bring about the exercise of their spiritual gifts in order to reach unbelievers and bring them the truth of the Gospel to wit: that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (receive everlasting life.)
We believe that all believers will be resurrected unto eternal life, and all who reject God’s provisions of grace through Jesus Christ are lost and will be resurrected to eternal judgment; and We believe that the unity of believers is the Body of Christ made up only of true believers who have “confessed” Jesus as Lord, not those who have merely made a profession of faith. “That If thou shalt confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe with thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved, for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.(Romans 10:9-10)
We believe that the Church, the body of Christ, consists only of those who are born again, who are baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ at the time of regeneration, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven and for whom He will come again. We believe in the body of Christ congregating on a local basis as local churches and all Christians who are able should attend, yet not at the expense of sacrificing that true faith which brings salvation and daily holiness. It is Christ who should be worshiped not the creation, the local church, or any other substitute for Christ including those who would worship a particular Bible, giving it more credence than they do Christ.
We believe in the real existence of a personal devil, who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men. Satan, previously one of God’s most powerful Angels, who in an attempt to become like God, became a fallen angel with great powers, who now leads an army of powerful fallen angels known as demons who constantly strive to take back control of the believer, and strives to oppose and defeat God’s plan for mankind to wit: that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. We believe that the devil and all his angels and all who do not receive Christ as their personal Saviour will eternally perish in the lake of fire.
We believe in the Church, whose mission it is to preach the Scriptures to all the world, all of its endeavours being guided by multiple leadership and supported by the wise stewardship of God’s people.
We believe that the ordinances of the Church, given by the Lord, are Baptism and the Lord’s Table (the Holy Communion).