Doctrinal Statement

Doctrinal Statement

bibleScripture

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. The Holy Spirit inspired Holy men of God to write the very words of Scripture. The original documents were inerrant as to fact and infallible as to truth. 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20

God

One Triune God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, being identical in nature, eternal, equal in power, and having precisely the same attributes and perfections. Matthew 3:16,17; 28:18,19; Acts 5:3,4

Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ became a man without ceasing to be God. Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and was born of a virgin. Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-35
He became and remained a perfect (sinless) man. Hebrews 4:15
He willingly became the sacrificial lamb that took away the sin of the world. John 3:16; 1 John 2:2
He bodily rose from the dead and ascended to the Father. 1 Corinthians 15
He sits at the right hand of God. Hebrews 10:12

Holy Spirit

Baptism by the Holy Spirit takes place at the same time of conversion. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and places the believer into the body of Christ. Baptism of the Holy Spirit is not a separate work of salvation nor is it manifested by unusual signs such as speaking in tongues. Every believer should be controlled by the Holy Spirit and yield to the Spirit’s prompting. 1 Corinthians 6:19; 12:23; Galatians 5:16

Man

Man was created in the image and likeness of God. Through Adam’s sin, mankind became alienated from God. All men have inherited a depraved nature and are lost sinners in need of salvation. Genesis 1:26,27; Romans 5:12; 3:9-19,23

Salvation

God provided us a way of salvation through sacrificing His Son on the cross. Christ’s blood cleanses us from all sin. Salvation is a free gift to all who personally receive it through faith in Christ. Ephesians 2:8,9

Baptism

All believers should be baptized by immersion as a witness to their faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior. Baptism is an act of obedience and not necessary for obtaining salvation. Matthew 28:19,20

Communion

All believers should regularly participate in the Lord’s Supper to commemorate His death on our behalf. Such participation should be with solemn self-examination. This is an act of obedience and not necessary for salvation. 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

Security

Believers are eternally secure in Christ and can never lose their salvation. Ephesians 1:13,14

Witness

Those whom our Lord Jesus Christ has saved are to be ambassadors and witnesses to this world making Christ known to all people. Mark 16:15

Priesthood

Once a person has become a believer, he enters into the priesthood of the believer. 1 Peter 2:5,9

Godly Living

The grace of God teaches us to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, looking for His return. We are to set our affections on things above and not on things of the earth. We are to live a life of separation from the world and unto God. Titus 2:11,12; Colossians 3:1-3, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Church

The Church is a spiritual body made up of all believers irrespective of their affiliation with Christian organizations. The Church is under a solemn duty to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, rising above all sectarian differences and loving one another with a pure heart. 1 Corinthians 12:12-14

End Age

The end of this age is approaching. We believe in “that blessed hope” – the personal, imminent, and bodily return of our Lord. There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust and an everlasting blessedness of the saved and an everlasting punishment of the lost. 1 Peter 4:7; Acts 1:11; 24:15

Church Policy

We shall not be formally identified with churches involved in the charismatic movement. We consider these believers as brothers in Christ, but that their teaching regarding the gifts of tongues and healing are contrary to our interpretation of the Scriptures. We will remain an autonomous body of believers operating solely under the authority of the Word of God. We desire and encourage fellowship with other bodies of like-minded believers. This church will not be affiliated with the National Council of Churches, or the World Council of Churches, nor will it support programs sponsored by either association.

 

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