What We Believe

Our Beliefs

  • We believe in the verbal inspiration and sole authority of the 66 books of the Bible, preserved without error for the English speaking people in the Authorized King James Version.  All other English versions are believed to be inaccurate representations of the word of God.
  • We believe that there is one true and living God, existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the Deity and Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe in His bloody death on the cross, His burial, and His bodily resurrection and ascension back to Heaven.
  • We believe in the Person and work of the Holy Spirit, which includes: reproof of sin, regeneration of sinners, and indwelling of all believers. We stand against the Charismatic perversion of the Holy Ghost and His gifts.
  • We believe all men are born sinners and can only be saved when Christ is received as personal Saviour. Therefore, salvation is only “by grace”, the conditions to salvation being repentance and faith. Thus, eternal life is a gift of God not of works.
  • We believe in the eternal salvation of the believer, and that this eternal life cannot be lost under any circumstance in this church age.
  • We further believe that each Christian has a responsibility to live a holy life and not fulfil the lusts of the flesh.  Every believer is required by God to abstain from and abhor fornication, adultery, homosexuality, drunkenness, immodesty, idolatry, railing, and all other such sinful practices as detailed in the word of God.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ defines marriage as between a man and a woman in Matthew 19:4-6, and this is further clarified by the apostle Paul in I Corinthians 7:2.
  • We believe in the immersion of the believer in water to signify Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection and the believer’s identification with such as a testimony of salvation. We do not believe that water baptism saves or washes away sin, since only faith in the blood of Christ is effective for such without works.
  • We believe that a local New Testament church is a group of baptized believers, united for the purpose to learn and spread the word of God, including world-wide missions. We believe the church is completely independent with no other person, group, or body having the authority, right of intervention or control whatsoever of her affairs. We furthermore stand against the ecumenical movement.
  • We believe in the visible, personal, premillennial, and pretribulational return of Jesus Christ for His saints, which includes the bodily resurrection of the saved dead with the catching away of the living saved in the clouds.
  • We further believe in a literal 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ upon the earth, and the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost in Hell and ultimately in the lake of fire forever.