ARTICLES OF FAITH

  1. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the revealed will of God and make known the only way of live everlasting.  John 12:47,48
  2. We believe there is but one true and living God, Spirit infinite in being and perfections;  that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each possessing the whole divine essence and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the work of redemption.  Matthew 28:19
  3. We believe that God created man holy and under a law which, had it been obeyed, would have secured to him eternal life;  but by voluntary disobedience he fell from this holy state and in consequence spiritual, temporal, and eternal death has been entailed upon the human race, and that, while there is no way to escape temporal death unless the return of Christ occurs first, there is deliverance from spiritual and eternal death through salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Ephesians 2:1-3
  4. We believe that salvation is wholly of grace through faith procured in no part by any works or merits of the creature, but solely by the atonement and righteousness of Christ.  Ephesians 2:8;  John 3:16
  5. We believe in personal and eternal election according to the everlasting love and purpose of God.  Romans 8:28-31
  6. We believe that justifications if by faith alone in the blood of Jesus without and desert in the creature;  that by virtue of this faith the perfect righteousness of the Redeemer is freely imputed by God to believers and reinstates them in the divine favor as completely justified as though they had obeyed the whole law.  Romans 5:1,9,17,19
  7. We believe that none are saved without regeneration;  that regeneration is the work of the Holy Spirit in connection with the Word of God;  that it consists in creating spiritual life within the soul and manifests itself in faith, repentance, and holiness of conduct.  John 3:3,6,7,8
  8. We believe that sanctification is the work of the Spirit of God carried on by means of the truth in the hearts of His people which makes the partakers of His holiness;  that this work is progressive and is begun in regeneration, securing to believers final victory over sin and death and perfect fitness for the eternal inheritance with God.  Philippines 2:21-13
  9. We believe in the final perseverance of all saints.  John 10:27-30
  10. We believe that a visible church is a congregation of baptized believers united for the purpose of worshipping God and promoting the cause of true religion in accordance with the revealed laws and ordinances of the gospel, and that its only officers are a pastor and deacons.  I Corinthians 1:1-10;  Philippines 1:1,27
  11. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer into the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit by a scripturally authorized administrator.  Matthew 28:19;  Acts 8:36-39
  12. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted in holy remembrance of Christ “to show the Lord’s death till He come” that is purely a church ordinance in which none should participate who has not been admitted into the church by Christian baptism.       I Corinthians 11:23-29
  13. We believe that there will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust.  I Corinthians 15:12-58
  14. We believe that at the end of the world, there will be judgment for all;  that all shall appear before the tribunal of Christ;  that the wicked shall be adjudged to endless punishment, and the righteous to everlasting joy upon the principles of eternal justice according as they have done good or evil.  Matthew 25:31-46