Here is an abbreviated version of what we believe.  Feel free to read our Statement of Faith and Doctrinal Statement if you want to know more about why we believe what we believe.

Based on the Bible, we believe the following:

A. The Bible is inspired, was without error in its original writing, and is the sole authority for faith and practice.

B. There is one, and only one, living and true God. In the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, Father, Son & Holy spirit, equal in essence but having distinct work.

C. God created the world in 7 24 hour long days. We believe that man was created directly by God in His own image and likeness and did not evolve from a lower form of life.

D. Man, although created without sin, fell by Adam's disobedience of God's command so that all mankind is now sinful - justly under God's condemnation.

E. The only way of salvation for sinners is by grace through faith. Salvation was made possible by Jesus Christ, the Son of God, dying for us and coming back to life, having conquered sin and death. The gospel is the message that salvation is available through belief in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel. It is the duty of all to accept the gospel by faith alone and all who do so receive all of the benefits of salvation and are eternally secure.

F. Scripture presents the sanctification of believers as occurring in three phases: starting at salvation, continuing through life by the working of the Holy Spirit and the Word, and will be complete at glorification. The New Testament gifts of the abilities of men to speak in unstudied, unlearned tongues, perform miracles, and prophetically fortell the future are not given today.

G. Once a person, through faith, accepts the salvation offered by Christ, their life will change and will manifest itself by righteous attitudes, edifying conduct, and good works to the extent that each believer submits to the influence and leading of the Holy Spirit.

H. A local church is an organized congregation of baptized believers associated together by a common faith and fellowship in the gospel. We believe that each congregation should be self-governing, subject to no external human agency, as it carries out the will of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that Christian baptism symbolizes the individual's identification with Christ and the Christian faith. Christian baptism illustrates the believer's co-crucifixion and co-resurrection with Christ. Christian baptism is immersion of a believer in water. We believe that the Lord's Supper is a commemoration of the death of Christ, shows the believer's devotion to Christ, and affirms the promise of Christ's return.

I. Civil government is of divine appointment, for the good order of human society. Church and state should be separate, the state affording the church protection and full freedom. A free church in a free state is the present ideal.

J. The blessed hope of a believer in this age is the imminent, personal, pre-tribulational premillenial appearance of Christ to rapture His Church. The second coming of Christ concludes Daniel's seventieth week of judgment on Israel and results in the establishment of the Davidic Kingdom on earth. Following the 1000-year reign of Christ, the Great White Throne Judgment will occur at which time the bodies and souls of the wicked shall be reunited and cast forever into the Lake of Fire.

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