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Doctrinal Statement

We believe that the Holy Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the supreme authority for faith and practice and that all the words of Scripture are equally God breathed. The Holy Spirit moved the authors and the Bible is, therefore, infallible and inerrant in all matters of which it speaks.  (2 Tim. 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

We believe there is one true God existing in three persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All persons of the Godhead work in salvation.  (Ex. 20:2,3; 1 Cor. 8:6; Matt. 28:19-20; Eph. 1:3-14)

We believe that Christ is equal with and is God, is eternal, and was involved in creation. Also, that He was born of a virgin, was sinless, died to pay the penalty for sin, and rose again.  (John 1:1-3, 5:17-18, 8:58, 10:30; Luke 1:26-37; Heb. 4:15; John 3:16; Mark 10:45; 1 Cor. 15:4; Luke 24:2-6)

We believe God created everything in six literal days (24 hour periods) and rested on the seventh.  (Gen. 1 and 2; Ex. 20:11)

We believe man was created in the image of God, but because of Adam man is sinful by nature. Man is totally depraved.  (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:10-11, 5:12-21)

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, and is not of works. It is through faith in Jesus Christ in what He has done for us on the cross.  (Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Rom. 3:24-25; John 3:16; Rom 10:9-10)

We believe the body of Christ (universal church) is made up of believers everywhere from Pentecost to the rapture, and that the local church is a local assembly of believers who are baptized and organized having pastors and deacons. The local church gathers for the purpose of observing the ordinances (baptism by immersion – identifying us with Christ and symbolizing Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection; and the Lord’s Table – remembering Christ’s death), worship, edification, fellowship, and evangelism.  (1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Cor. 1:2; 1 Peter 5:1-4; 1 Tim. 3:1-7, 8-13; Acts 6:1-7; Matt. 28:19; Rom 6:1-4; Phil. 3:3; Eph. 4:11-16; Heb. 10:24-25; Acts 1:8)

We believe in a pretribulational rapture of the church and a premillennial return of Christ. We place the main eschatological events in this order:  rapture, tribulation, second advent of Christ, millennium, great white throne judgment, and then the eternal state.  (1 Thess. 1:10; Rev. 3:10; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Matt. 24:4-29, 24:30-25:13; Rev. 20:4, 20:11-15; Rev. 21-22)

We believe in the existence and reality of Satan who was created as an angel but fell because of pride.  (Job 1:7; Matt. 25:41; Is. 14:12-15)