The following is a synopsis of our doctrinal statement. A more comprehensive Statement of Faith is available.
We believe there is one triune God who is the eternal Creator, and is sovereign, perfect and infinite in knowledge, holiness, love and power.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Word. He became man by the miracle of the Virgin Birth, and lived without sin as the perfect Lamb of God. He gave Himself in death upon the cross, suffering the full penalty of divine wrath in our stead, then arose bodily from the grave and later ascended to heaven appearing before God as our Advocate and Intercessor.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity, and convicts the world concerning sin as well as guiding, teaching, and helping believers who surrender to Him.
We believe that the Holy Scripture, which is the Old and New Testaments, is the very Word of God. We believe they are verbally and plenary inspired in all parts and therefore wholly without error, preserved for us in our King James Bible.
We believe in the existence of Satan, who was originally created a holy and perfect being. Through pride and wicked ambition he rebelled against God, thus becoming utterly depraved in character and the great adversary of God and His people.
We believe all men are by nature and choice sinful. Man was the direct creation of God, made in His image and likeness; by personal disobedience to the revealed will of God, man became a sinful creature, and has within himself no possible means of salvation.
We believe there is salvation by grace through faith, which is a free gift of God, neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any virtue, work, or religion of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe Christ will return from Heaven, which will be personal, visible and glorious, a blessed Hope for which we should constantly watch and pray, the time being unrevealed but always imminent.
We believe there is eternal judgment after death. We believe that the spirit of true believers go immediately to be with Christ in Heaven at their death, and that their works will be brought before the Judgment Seat of Christ for the determination of rewards. We believe that the spirits of the unsaved descend immediately into Hell at their death, until the final day of judgment and everlasting punishment.
Ordinances of the Church
We believe there are two ordinances given to the local church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of believers, thus identifying them before man as true believers, and the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of the supreme price Christ paid at Calvary.