Here you’ll find a detailed explanation of our beliefs as a church body.
1. The Bible
We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments, were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God, and therefore entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice, and the true basis of Christian union.
We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three existing Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry, and personal return.
4. The Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, Who convinces a person of sin, of righteousness and of judgement; Who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates, and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.
We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, a created being, the originator of sin, the archenemy of God and man.
We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God; that he sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.
We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious, expiatory, and propitiatory death; that justification is by faith alone in the all sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.
8. Future Things
We believe in the personal bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal comfort and blessedness of the redeemed; in the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.
9. The Local Church
We believe that a church is a company of immersed believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, and the propagation of the faith and the observance of the ordinances. We believe it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ, the Great Head of the Church. We believe that its offices are pastor and deacon.
We believe that there are only two ordinances for the Church regularly observed in the New Testament:
- Baptism, which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he obeys Christ’s command and sets forth his identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.
- The Lord’s Supper, which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lord’s body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until he come.
11. The Church and the State
We believe in the entire separation of church and state.
12. Religious Liberty
We believe in religious liberty; that all people have the right to practice and propagate their beliefs.
13. The Lord’s Day
We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day, and that, in a special sense, it is the divinely appointed day for worship and spiritual exercise.
14. Civil Government
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; that government leaders and persons in authority are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in the things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the kings of the earth.