Statement of Faith


I believe in the authority and sufficiency of the Holy Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, as originally written; that is and was verbally and plenary inspired and is the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore is infallible and inerrant in all matters of which it speaks.  I believe God has preserved His Word and it is the true center of Christian unity and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creed and opinions shall be tried. (11 Tim. 3:16, 17; 11 Peter 1:19-21)


I believe there is only one living and true God an infinite Spirit, the Maker and supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (Ex 20:2, 3; 1 Cor. 8:6; 1 John 5:7; Rev. 4:11)


I believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; that He bears witnesses to the truth of the gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the Agent in the new birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the Believer. (Jn 14:16-17; Matt 28:19; Heb 9:14; Jn 14:16; Gen 1:1-3; Jn 16:18-21; Acts 5:30- 32; Jn 3:5-6; Eph 1: 13-14; Mk 1:8; Jn 1:33; Acts 11:16; Lk 24:29; Rm 8:14, 16, 26)


I believe in the reality and person of Satan, the Devil; and that he was created by God as an angel, but through pride and rebellion became the enemy of his Creator; that he became the unholy god of this age and the ruler of all the powers of darkness and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire. (Matt 4:1-11; 11 Cor 4:4; Rev 20:10)


I believe the Biblical account of the creation of the physical universe, angels and man; that this account is neither allegory nor myth but a literal, historical account of the direct, immediate creative act of God without any evolutionary process; that man was created by a direct work of God and not from previously existing forms of life; and that all men are descended from the historical Adam and Eve, first parents of the entire human race. (Gen 1-2; Col 1:16-17; Jn 1:3)


I believe that man was created in innocence, in the image and likeness of God, under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression Adam fell from his sinless and happy state, and all men sinned in him, in consequence of which all men are totally depraved, are partakers of Adam’s fallen nature, and are sinners by nature and by conduct, and therefore are under just condemnation without defense or excuse. (Gen 3:1-2; Rm 1:18, 32; 3:10-19; 5:12, 19)


I believe that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner, born of Mary a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can be born of woman, and that He is both the Son of God and God the Son. (Gen 3:15; Is 7:14; Matt 1: 18-25; Lk 1:35; Jn 1:14)


I believe that the salvation of man is wholly of grace through the mediator office of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Who, by the appointment of the Father, voluntarily took upon Himself our nature, yet without sin. That by the shedding of His blood in His death He satisfied the just demands of a Holy and Righteous God regarding sin; that His sacrifice consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ the Lord bearing our sins on His own body on the tree; that having risen from the dead He is now enthroned in Heaven at the right hand of the Father.  (Jonah 2:9; Eph 2:8; Is 53:4-7; 1 Jn 4:10; 1 Cor 15:3; 11 Cor 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24; Lk 13:3, 5)


I believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ and in His ascension into Heaven, where He now sits at the right hand of the Father as our High priest interceding for us. (Matt 28:6-7; Lk 24:39; Jn 20:27; 1 Cor 15:4; Mk 16:6; Lk 24:2-6; Acts 1:9-11; Rev 3:21; Heb 7:25, 8:6, 12:2; 1 Tim 2:5; 1 Jn 2: 1; Heb 2:17; 5:9-10)



I believe that a local church is an organized congregation of immersed believers, associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers are pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures.  (I Cor 11:2; Acts 26:17-28; 1 Tim 3:1-13; Acts 2:41, 42)  


I believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our identification with the crucified, buried and risen Saviour, through whom we died to sin and rose to a new life; that baptism is to be performed under the authority of the local church.

I believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of our Saviour’s death until He comes again, and should be preceded always by solemn and careful self-examination. I believe that all participation at the table of the Lord should be outlined by the church so as not to allow any to participate who are not Biblically authorized, and not disallow participation of any whom the Spirit and the Scriptures should invite, that the Word of God definitely and without question allows participation only to those having placed saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, while presenting teaching by implication and determined by the order of practice among New Testament believers who participated, having first been baptized and identified with the local church.  (Acts 8:36, 38, 39; Jn 3:23; Rm 6:3-5; Matt 3:16; Col 2:12; 1 Cor 11:23-28; Matt 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42)


I believe in obedience to the Biblical commands to separate ourselves unto God from worldliness and ecclesiastical apostasy (11 Cor 6:14-7:1; 1 Thess 1:9-10; 1 Tim 6:3-5; Rm 16:17; 11 Jn 9-11)


I believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, an event which can occur at any moment, and that at that moment the dead in Christ shall be raised in glorified bodies, and the living in Christ shall be given glorified bodies without tasting death and all shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air; to be followed by seven years of tribulation and then the pre-millennial return of Christ when He will come back with His saints. (1 Thess 4:13-16; 1 Cor 15:42-44, 51-54; Phil 3:20; Rev 3:10)