We believe that the New Testament Church is a body of believers, called out of the world, baptized on a credible confession of faith in Jesus Christ, sovereign in polity, banded together voluntarily for the observance of the ordinance, worship, work, fellowship, and to carry out the Great Commission.
We believe that the church is self-governing under the oversight of its pastors and deacons, who are chosen by and accountable to the congregation.
1. Baptism – We believe in the immersion of believers in water as the only Biblical mode of baptism. (Romans 6:3-5)
2. Communion – We believe in the communion of the Lord’s Supper as a privilege peculiar to those who are born again believers in Christ. (I Corinthians 11:23 -29)
We believe the commission of the church given by our Lord is to make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19, 20)
We believe that at the end of this age of grace the dead believers shall be raised and with living believers be caught up in the air and be forever with the Lord. (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17)
We believe "All scriptures is given by inspiration of God". (II Timothy 3:16)
We accept these 66 books of the Old and New Testament as the infallible and complete Word and Revelation of God, and therefore, the only rule of faith and practice. (II Timothy 3:15-17)
We believe in on God as revealed in the Scriptures, as omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, holy, and eternally existing in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - equal in every divine and perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of creation and redemption. (Genesis 1:1)
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father; His virgin birth; His sinless life; his substitutionary death on the Cross for man's sins; His physical resurrection from the grave; his ascension to the right hand of God where He ever liveth to make intercession with the Father for believers; and His personal, visible, bodily, premillineal return to the earth. (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:27-35; Luke 24:6; John 1:1-3; Acts 1:9, 11; Romans 8:34; I Corinthians 15:3,4; II Corinthians 5:21; I John 2:2; Revelation 19:11-16 compare Revelation 20:4-6)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, co-equal and co-eternal with God the Father and God the Son. (John 14:16, 17,26; Acts 5:3,4)
We believe that Satan is a real, created person who; because of rebellion against God, was cast out of heaven and who is actively engaged in leading man into rebellion against God today. Satan's destiny is to the judged and cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:10; Isaiah 14:12-16; John 8:44; Luke 10:18; Ezekiel 28:12-19; I Peter 5:8)
We believe God made man in His own image by a distinct creative act. We believe the Scriptural record of the fall of man through disobedience to God, and as a result man is "dead in trespasses and sin". (Genesis 1:26, 27; Genesis 3; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3)
Salvation is entirely a gift of God's grace through faith in the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the cross. It is no way based on a person's earning it by goodness or merit.
Salvation includes: conviction of sin by the Holy Spirit; repentance; forgiveness of sin; regeneration or a new birth; justification; sealing with the Holy Spirit; all bringing one into a new life in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:3; 16:8,9; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38; Romans 5:1)
We believe sanctification is:
1. Instantaneous - God bought us, therefore He owns us, and has declared us sanctified. (I Corinthians 6:11)
2. Progressive - He is remolding us into the image of Christ. (II Corinthians 7:1; Romans 3:29)
3. Complete - "...We shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is." (I John 3:2)
We believe marriage is between one man and one woman, and that is a sacred covenant before God and man. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6)
We believe in the everlasting bliss of the saved. They will receive awards commensurate with their service for the Lord.
(John 14:1-3; I Corinthians 3:12-15)
We believe in the everlasting punishment of those who reject the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. They will receive punishment commensurate with their deeds. (Revelations 20:15; Luke 12: 47,48)