CONFESSION OF FAITH

  1. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired of God in the originals (II Timothy 3:16), and that the Scriptures are preserved, inerrant, available, and complete only in the King James Authorized Bible, these Scriptures being the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and practice. (I Thessalonians 5:21, Psalm 12:6,7)
  2. We believe in the Trinity of the Godhead; Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (I John 5:7)
  3. We believe in the absolute Diety of the Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9:7); in His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23); His perfect humanity "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." (Hebrews 4:14, 15); His vicarious death through the shedding of his blood for the forgiveness of sins (Colosians 1:1-29); His bodily resurrection (Matthew 28:6); and ascension (Acts 1:10,11); His present high priestly ministry (Hebrews 7:22-28, Hebrews 1:1-3, I Timothy 2:5); and the imminence of his literal and premillenial return. (I Thessalonians 4:13-17)
  4. We believe in the reality and personality of Satan. (I Peter 5:8)
  5. We believe in the fall of man through the sin of Adam, and in the consequent necessity of the new birth through Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:12-21)
  6. We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of GIOD through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in the virtue of his redemptive work on the cross (Ephesians 2:1-8), and that neither baptism, the Lord's supper, nor any other rite, ceremony or work can avail one whit for the sinner's salvation. CHRIST ALONE SAVES. (Isaiah 64:5-7, John 14:6)
  7. We believe in the invisble Church, or Body of Christ, includes all regenerated persons to the second coming of Christ (Acts 20:28), and that its supreme mission is its world-wide commision as set forth by Christ and his apostles. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15)
  8. We believe that the ordinance of baptism is the immersion into water of a believer, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:35-39) (Not part of salvation I Peter 3:21).
  9. We believe that every human being has direct relations with God and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith (Romans 14:11, 12); that each church is independent and autonomous and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority, and that church ans state must be kept separate as having functions each fulfilling its duties free from the dictation of the other. (Romans 3:1)
  10. We believe the Lord's supper was established as a means of showing forth in symbol Christ's death for us until He comes again and that the Lords table should be opened to all regenerated persons living in fellowship with, and obedience to, Jesus Christ. (I Corinthians 11:23 - 23)
  11. We believe in the literal resurrection of the body. (Romans *:11, I Thessalonians 4:13 - 18)
  12. We believe in the eternal salvation of the born again (John 3:16) and in the eternal condemnation of the unsaved in the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15, Matthew 13:41, 42, 49-50)
  13. We believe in the eternal joy of the believers (I Peter 1:7-9) and the endless suffering of the unbelievers.(Revelation 14:11)
  14. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, incest, fornication, adultery, and prnography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex. Any employee of the church becoming pregnant or causing pregnancy as a result of consensual intercourse outside of the marriage relationship, shall be terminated from employment. (genesis 2:24; 19:1-25; 26:6-11; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:21-32; I Corinthians 5:1; 6:9,16; I Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2;Ephesians 5:22-33) We believe that men and women are spiritually equal in position before God but that God has ordained distinct and separate spiritual functions for men and women in the home and in the church. The husband is to be the leader in the home and men are to be leaders (Pastors, Deacons, and Trustees) of the Church. Accordingly only men are eligible for licensure, ordination, or to be elected as a trustee by the church. (Galatians 3:28; Colosians 3:18; I Timothy 2:8-15; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:6)
  15. We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, the mental wellbeing of the mother are acceptable. (Job 3:16; Psalms 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24; Isaiah 49:1-5, Jeremiah 1:5; Luke 1:44)
  16. We believe that Christians are prohibited from bringing civil lawsuits against other Christians or the church to resolve personal disputes. We believe the church posseses all the resources necessary to resolve personal disputes between members. We do believe, however, that a Christian may seek compensation for injuries from another Christian's insurance company so long as the claim is pursued without malice or slander. (I Corinthians 6:1-8; Ephesians 4:31-32)
Total votes: 71