Doctrinal Statement

I.  The Scriptures

We believe that each word in the Holy Bible is inspired by God, and is therefore infallible, and inerrant.  We
believe that inspiration and preservation cannot be separated, and that God has supernaturally preserved
His Word for the English-speaking people in the King James Bible.  We use no other English translation.



II.  God the Father

We believe in one God who is a Spirit; who has mind, will, and emotion; who is omniscient, omnipotent,
omnipresent, eternal, immutable, sovereign, holy, righteous, loving, graceful, merciful, just, and the essence
of truth; and who is a trinity.


III.  God the Son

As the second part of the trinity in office, Jesus Christ equally holds all of the attributes and personality of
God the Father.  We believe that through the virgin birth, the Lord Jesus Christ entered into 100% humanity
while retaining 100% deity.  We believe that He lived a sinless life, died and shed His blood for our sins on
the cross of Calvary, yet bodily rose again three days later.  Thereafter, He ascended to the right hand of
the Father in glory to be our High Priest, advocate, intercessor, and to do so many more nameable and
unnamable works for us.  


IV.  God the Holy Ghost

We believe that the Holy Ghost is not a force but a person and holds all the personality and attributes of
God the Father.  The Holy Spirit is sent to reprove the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.  He
bears witness of the Gospel; is the agent by which we are baptized into Christ; and He illumines, sanctifies,
empowers, and guides the believer. We reject the sign gifts associated with the Charismatic Movement.  

V.  Creation

We believe in a literal interpretation of the Genesis account of Creation (six 24-hour days) and that any
“science” that goes against this account is “science falsely so called.”  All three members of the Godhead
were present and active in the miracle of Creation.

VI.  Angels, Demons, and Satan

All angels were created in a pure and holy state.  Their duty is to bring glory and honor to God, and
sometimes this involves ministering to man. Satan, demons, unclean spirits, and other such creatures were
originally created as the angels in heaven.  These angels took part in the rebellion of Lucifer and were cast
out of heaven.  They now work against Christ in the affairs of man and angels.  The final abode of all these
fallen creations will be the Lake of Fire for eternity, and their appointment for that destination is after the
Millennium.  

VII.  Salvation

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ our
Savior as sufficient atonement for any sinner.  By grace we mean that works plays no part, and that the only
grounds for salvation is faith.  Saving faith involves repentance from sin and to Christ. Since salvation is by
grace through faith it is impossible to lose one’s salvation.  To those who receive this gift by faith, eternal life
awaits, and for those who do not receive this gift, eternal death in a literal lake of fire awaits.

VIII.  The Local Church

We believe that the local church is made up of baptized believers.  Its two offices are pastor, who is the
shepherd of the believers, and deacon, who is the primary servant of the church.  It is local, visible,
autonomous, and indigenous.  The two ordinances observed are baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  These two
ordinances have nothing to do with salvation, but everything to do with obedience, identification and
examination.

IX.  Separation

As the believer is sanctified in Christ, so he ought to live out his life.  He ought to be separated from
environments that would entice him to sin, and from the desires of the flesh.  In addition, the local church is
commanded to be separated from apostasy.  This includes, after proper teaching and church discipline has
been in place, believers who entertain apostasy and continue in sin.

X.  Last Things

As previously alluded to, we believe that the church will be raptured out of this world before the seven year
tribulation where God will deal with Israel and the world.  Thereafter, there will be a 1,000 year Millennial
reign of Christ, after which the Great White Throne of judgment will take place, and then finally the eternal
state will be set in place.

XI.  Missions

 The Great Commission is an order given by Christ to each and every believer.  Therefore, it is the
responsibility of every believer to do his part in reaching the lost.  It is also the responsibility of the local
church to reach out to their region, their country, and to the ends of the world.  This is accomplished when
the local church reaches those whom they can, sends missionaries to reach places they cannot, prays for
missionaries, and financially supports missionaries.  The Great Commission begins with salvation, but must
be continued with baptism, teaching, and preaching of the faith and practice of Jesus Christ.