STATEMENT OF FAITH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration and eternal preservation of the Scriptures. The Bible is our sole authority in all matters of faith and practice. We use only the authorized King James Version in the English-speaking world.
We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are coeternal, coexistent and coequal. God is possessed of all perfections, and is the source of all goodness and truth.
We believe that the man Jesus Christ is the Son of God, being both fully God and fully man, and deficient in neither of these natures. He was born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfect, sinless life, and died by the will of God to atone for the sins of men. He was buried and on the third day, he rose bodily from the dead, eternally triumphant over death. Currently, He is sitting at the right hand of the Father, interceding with the Father for the saints.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers at the moment of salvation, baptizing them into the body of Christ. His presence is manifested by power to live the Christian life, rather than miraculous sign gifts.
We believe that the only way of salvation is through Jesus Christ. Man can do nothing to deserve, merit, or earn salvation – it is freely given by God to those who repent and place their faith in the blood of Christ. Salvation is eternal, being found in the unchanging character of God. While God is sovereign over all things, every man is responsible for his own acceptance or rejection of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the imminent, pre-millennial, pre-tribulational Rapture of the Church. We believe in the literal eternal punishment of the unrighteous in the lake of fire and the literal eternal blessedness of the saints in the new heavens and new earth.
THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH
We believe that God’s method of glorification through His church is by its reproduction and discipleship of all nations. I believe that the Great Commission is the responsibility of the church, and specifically local churches, to accomplish. Biblical missions work, as mandated by Christ and modeled by the Apostle Paul, consists of the preaching of the gospel, teaching of converts, and planting of local churches (Acts 14:21-23). God’s special burden is that every ethnic family of the earth hears and receives the gospel.