About Us » What We Believe
We believe that “all scripture is given by inspiration
of God,” by which we understand the whole Bible is
inspired in the sense that holy men of God “were moved
by the Holy Spirit” to write the very words of Scripture.
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons
– the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit –
and that these three are one God; having precisely the same
nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of precisely
the same homage, confidence, and obedience.
ANGELS, FALLEN AND UNFALLEN
We believe that God created an innumerable company of sinless,
spiritual beings, known as angels; that one sinned through
pride, thereby becoming Satan; that a great company of the
angels followed him in his moral fall, some of whom became
demons and are active as his agents and associates in the
prosecution of his unholy purposes, while others who fell
are “reserved in everlasting chains under darkness
unto the judgment of the great day.”
MAN CREATED AND FALLEN
We believe that man was originally created in the image
and after the likeness of God, and that he fell through
sin, and as a consequence of his sin, lost his spiritual
life, becoming dead in trespasses and sins, and that he
became subject to the power of the devil.
THE FIRST ADVENT
We believe that, as provided and proposed by God and as
preannounced in the prophecies of the Scripture, the eternal
Son of God came into this world that he might manifest God
to men, fulfill prophecy, and become the Redeemer of a lost
world. To this end He was born of the virgin, and received
a human body and a sinless nature.
SALVATION ONLY THROUGH CHRIST JESUS
We believe that, owing to universal death through sin,
no one can enter the kingdom of God unless born again, and
that no degree of reformation however great, no attainments
in morality however high, no culture however attractive,
no baptism or other ordinance however administered, can
help the sinner to take even one step toward heaven; but
a new nature imparted from above, a new life implanted by
the Holy Spirit through the Word, is absolutely essential
to salvation, and only those thus saved are sons of God.
We believe, also, that our redemption has been accomplished
solely by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, who was made
to be sin and was made a curse for us, dying in our place,
and that no repentance, no feeling, no faith, no good resolutions,
no sincere efforts, no submission to the rules and regulations
of any church, nor all the churches that have existed since
the days of the Apostles, can add in the very least degree
to the value of the blood, or to the merit of the finished
work wrought for us by Him who united in His person true
and proper deity with perfect and sinless humanity.
EXTENT OF SALVATION
We believe that when an unregenerate person exercises that
faith in Christ which is illustrated and described as such
in the New Testament, he passes immediately out of spiritual
death into spiritual life, and from the old creation into
the new; being justified from all things, accepted before
the Father according as Christ His Son is accepted, loved
as Christ is loved, having his place and portion as linked
to Him and one with Him forever.
We believe that, because of the eternal purpose of God
toward the objects of His love, because of His freedom to
exercise grace toward the meritless on the ground of the
propitiatory blood of Christ, because of the very nature
of the divine gift of eternal life, because of the present
and unending intercession and advocacy of Christ in heaven,
because of the immutability of the unchangeable covenants
of God, because of the regenerating, abiding presence of
the Holy Spirit in the hearts of all who are saved, we and
all true believers everywhere, once saved shall be kept
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third person of the
blessed Trinity, though omnipresent from all eternity, took
up His abode in the world in a special sense on the day
of Pentecost according to the divine promise, dwells in
every believer, and by His baptism unites all to Christ
in one body, and that He, as the indwelling One, is the
source of all power and all acceptable worship and service.
We believe that some gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as
speaking in tongues and the gift of miracles, were temporary.
THE SACRAMENTS OR ORDINANCES
We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper
are the only sacraments or ordinances of the church, and
that they are a scriptural means of testimony for the church.
THE CHRISTIAN’S WALK
We believe that we are called with a holy calling, to walk
not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and so to live
in the power of the indwelling Spirit that we will not fulfill
the lust of the flesh.
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe in the personal, bodily, imminent return of
Jesus Christ to the earth.