Statement of Faith


1. The Bible:
We believe the Holy Scriptures contain God's complete and coherent message to man. We believe this message to be the plenary verbally inspired Word of God and is absolutely sufficient for living a life that glorifies God. We believe that the correct method of interpreting Scripture is the consistent application of the literal grammatical-historical hermeneutic.

2Timothy 3:16-17; 2Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John. 16:12-13.

2. The Trinity:
We believe in the co-equal, co-eternal, and co-infinite existence of a triune God who is one in essence existing in three persons, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 22:1; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1; 10:30; 2Corinthians 13:14.

3. God the Father:
We believe that God the Father is the first person of the Godhead, whose relationship with the Second and Third Persons of the trinity has existed from eternity past and that they are co-equal and co-eternal in essence. The Father has absolute authority and does as He pleases without compromising His integrity. It pleased the Father to send the Son to pay the penalty for the sins of the human race. The Father was propitiated by the Son's sinless sacrifice on the cross and those who accept the Son as Savior enter into the family of God.

Jeremiah 33:27; Psalm 103:12; Galatians 3:26, 4:5-6; John 3:16-18, 8:42-44,58, 17:5; 20:17; 1Corinthians 8:6; Isaiah 55:11; Colossians 1:19; Ephesians 1:5,9; Romans 3:25; Galatians 4:5-6; Hebrews 2:10; 1John 3:2.

4.  God the Son:
We believe that God the Son is co-equal, co-eternal, and possesses the same divine attributes as the Father and the Holy Spirit. The Son agreed to the incarnation in order to glorify the Father and redeem mankind from the slave market of sin. The Son (deity) united with perfect humanity to become Jesus Christ the begotten of God. Because His birth was supernatural and He did not have a human father, He was not imputed with Adam's original sin and did not possess a sinful nature. Throughout His earthly life, Jesus Christ was never guilty of any form of personal sin arriving at the cross in a state of complete perfection and impeccability. When on the Cross, Jesus Christ received the divine imputation to Himself of all the sins of all human history. The justice of God judged those sins in Him and His sacrifice satisfied the perfect character of God, redeeming man from his slavery to sin. Jesus is the only Savior of the world and to gain eternal life one must place their faith in Him alone for salvation. Jesus Christ is presently seated at the right hand of the throne of God, existing in a resurrection body inseperably united to His undeminished deity in one person forever. We believe He will physically return to planet earth to establish His Millennial Kingdom and reign for 1,000 years.

Hebrews 10:5; Matthew 1:21-25; Luke 1:35; Is. 7:14; Colossians 2:9; Philippians 2:5-9; Hebrews 4:15; 1Peter  1:19; 2Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 12:2; Ephesians 2:23; Hebrews 7:25; Revelation 19:11-16; Zechariah 14:4; 2Samuel 7:16; Revelation 10:6.

5. God the Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit is co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Son, possessing the same divine attributes. His ministry is to convict the world concerning the sin of unbelief, the absolute righteousness of God, and the judgment of Christ as our substitute. The Spirit is the agent of regeneration, sanctification, and indwells all believers of the present Church age. He is the means by which all believers are baptized into the body of Christ and seals them until the day of redemption. The duty of every believer is to maintain fellowship with God by walking by means of the Spirit. Through His filling ministry, the Holy Spirit is able to teach us all things.

John 7:37-39; 14:16-17,26; 16:8-11; Romans 5:5; 1Corinthians 2:12; 2Corinthians 5:5; 1John 1:9; Ephesians 5:18.

6. Salvation:
We believe that salvation in every dispensation is the gift of God, brought to man by grace and received by personal faith alone in Christ alone (whose substitutionary death was the atonement for all sin).

John 1:12; 3:15-18,36; 6:47; 11:25; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 1:17; 2:8-10.

7. Eternal Security:
We believe that anyone who believes in Christ alone for salvation receives eternal life at the moment of faith alone in Christ alone. At no time can a believer forfeit his salvation which God has provided in grace. Since we are saved by faith, it is an act of God's grace to give eternal life making it God's responsibility to keep the believer in His love. Even if we fall away into sin and deny our salvation, the Lord cannot deny us our salvation although He will deny us eternal rewards.

John 1:12; 10:28; 1Peter 2:5-7,9; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 8:38-39; 2Timothy 2:11-13; Colossians 3:12.

8. Depravity of Man:
We believe that humanity's original parents were created perfect in the Garden of Eden, but due to personal sin both they and their offspring fell into depravity. Through Adam's willful sin against God, spiritual death resulted in man being separated from God, making it unable for man to fellowship with God. All human beings are imputed with Adam's original sin and are thus born spiritually dead with a Sin Nature, which describes the depravity of all mankind. Man, left to his own devices, is completely incapable of reestablishing a relationship with God.

Genesis 3:18-19; Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:12.
9. The Church:
We believe the universal church to be the body of spiritually born again believers in Christ during the Church Age. We believe the Church is not mentioned in the Old Testament and that a clear distinction is to be made between Israel and the Church. We believe that the independent local church is a body of believers in Christ who assemble together for the purpose of being taught sound Bible based teaching. The local church is also the base from which missionaries are sent forth to teach the Gospel.

Acts 1:8; 20:1; Hebrews 10:25; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27; 1Corinthians 12:12-14; 1Timothy 3:15; Acts 2:42.

10. Satan and the Fallen Angels:
We believe that Satan is real and a literal enemy of God. Satan revolted against the rulership of God in eternity past and presently has command authority over those angels who joined in his revolt. Satan tempted man in the Garden of Eden, which through man's fall Satan gained rulership of the world. His domain includes planet earth and encompasses within its jurisdiction all humans who have not accepted Christ as Savior. He has been given a limited time by God to prove that his plan is superior to God's plan. When Satan fails, his destiny in the Lake of Fire awaits him. In the meantime, he is loose on earth and is the father of evil, lies and all rebellion against God. He seeks to control nations in order to promote his concept of a perfect world where he is god and receives the worship of mankind.

Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:12-17; Matthew 4:1-11; 25:41; John 12:31; 14:30; Ephesians 2:1-4; Revelation 20:1-10.
11. Dispensations:
We believe in divine categories of human history called dispensations, which when taken collectively, they present the divine outline and interpretation of human history. In all human history, salvation is always faith alone in Christ alone. However, in each dispensation God has a different plan for believers, and in grace He provides the means of executing that plan. Therefore, a believer' precise orientation to his place in human history is absolutely necessary in order to accurately understand God's plan and purpose for life.

Ephesians 2:11-3:7; Acts 1:6-7; 1Thessalonians 5:1-2.

12. Future Events:
We believe that the next prophecy to be fulfilled is the Rapture of the Church. This is the imminent, bodily return of Jesus Christ for the Church Age believers. Following the Rapture will be the seven year Tribulation which is characterized as a time of judgment upon the unbelievers and preparation for Israel's acceptance of Jesus as Messiah. No member of the Church will face God's wrath in the Tribulation which is also called the time of Jacob's trouble since it is a time of judgment upon Israel as well. The Tribulation will be terminated with the Premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ to set up His Kingdom.

Titus 2:11-14; 1Thessalonians 4:13-15; 1Corinthians 15:51-54; Revelation 3:10; Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 24:15-21; Daniel 9:27; Revelation 6:1-19: Zechariah 14:4-11; 2Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:6.

13.  Eternal State:
We believe that the soul and human spirit of those who have believed in Jesus Christ for salvation will spend eternity in heaven with a resurrection body in state of complete happiness. The unbelievers from all human history will be collected, judged by their works, and sentenced to the Lake of Fire where they will spend eternity in conscious agony. They will not be annihilated but will be punished in everlasting flames in complete separation from the glory and fellowship of the Lord.

Eternal State:
We believe that the soul and human spirit of those who have believed in Jesus Christ for salvation will spend eternity in heaven with a resurrection body in state of complete happiness. The unbelievers from all human history will be collected, judged by their works, and sentenced to the Lake of Fire where they will spend eternity in conscious agony. They will not be annihilated but will be punished in everlasting flames in complete separation from the glory and fellowship of the Lord.

1Corinthians 15:23-24; 2Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; Luke 16:19-26; 2Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Revelation 20:11-15.

14. Spirituality:
We believe that spirituality is an absolute condition in the life of a believer in this dispensation. When the believer is spiritual, He is filled by the Spirit, walking in love and fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and is capable of being taught the truths from the Scripture. The filling of the Holy Spirit is not an emotional or ecstatic experience; it is the means of living the spiritual life. Spirituality is distinct from maturity and can be lost through an act of sin. Only through confession of sin to God the Father can the status quo of spirituality be regained.

John 15:7; Romans 5:5; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 5:18; 1John 1:9.

15. Spiritual Gifts:
We believe that all spiritual gifts were given by Christ during His ascension and that the Holy Spirit assigns as He desires. The permanent spiritual gifts still in use after 96AD are: Evangelist, pastor-teacher, teacher, administration, exhortation, giving, mercy, and helps. The purpose of these permanent gifts is to insure the cooperation and smooth function of the body of Christ. The temporary gifts of apostle, prophecy, wisdom, knowledge, miracles, healings, tongues, interpretation of tongues, distinguish of spirits, and the gift of faith ceased in 96AD. Anyone claiming to have any or all of these gifts today is misinformed and into false doctrine.

Ephesians 4:8; 1Corinthians 12:12,27-31; 13:8; Romans 12; James 1:25.


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