Articles of Faith

Section 1We believe that the Bible is the complete, final, and verbally inspired Word of God, and without error in its original manuscripts, and therefore, the supreme standard for faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:21.

Section 2:  We believe in one, living, eternal and true God, existing in three persons as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Timothy 1:17; 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Section 3:  We believe in the Absolute Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His Perfect Humanity; His Vicarious Death through the shedding of His Blood for the forgiveness of sins; His Bodily Resurrection and Ascension; His present High Priestly ministry, and in “That Blessed Hope,” the Personal, Imminent and Premillenial Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Redeemed Ones; and His subsequent return to earth with His Saints to establish His Millennial Kingdom. John 1:1,2,14; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24, 25; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 7:25; Titus 2:13; Revelation 19:11-16.

Section 4:  We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, and that He is the Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the Day of Redemption. John 16:8-11; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14.

Section 5:  We believe that God created the heaven and the earth and that man was created in the Image and Likeness of God but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and of himself utterly unable to redeem his lost condition. Genesis 1:26,27; Romans 3:22,23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12.

Section 6:  We believe that the salvation of the sinner is wholly of Grace through personal Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that all the redeemed once saved are kept by God’s Power and are secure in Christ forever. Ephesians 2:8,9; John 6:37-40; 1 Peter 1:5.

Section 7:  We believe that God is Sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts and that the gifts of Evangelist, Pastors and Teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the Saints today and that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established. We believe that God does heal and answer the Prayer of Faith, in accord with His own will, for the sick and afflicted. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Ephesians 4:7-12; 1 John 5:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 13:8-10; James 5:13-16.

Section 8:  We believe the Church of Jesus Christ was begun at Pentecost and is the Body and Bride of Christ, a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age. We also believe in the local church as defined in the New Testament Scriptures. Ephesians 1:22, 23; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11.

Section 9:  We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10.

Section 10:  We believe that Christian Baptism is immersion, and only believers upon a profession of faith in Christ are candidates for this ordinance; in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:36-39.

Section 11:  We believe that the Lord’s Supper as instituted by Christ is a perpetual remembrance to all believers of His Sacrificial Death and is to be observed “till He come.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-29.

Section 12:  We believe in the Bodily Resurrection of the just and unjust, the Everlasting Blessedness of the saved and the Everlasting Punishment of the lost. John 5:28, 29; 2 Corinthians 5:8; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15.