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Articles of Faith

God's Word

We believe that the Holy Bible as originally written was verbally inspired and is the product of the Holy Spirit, working through chosen Spirit-controlled men who wrote as He dictated, and is therefore the truth without admixture of error in its matter.

We believe the Bible to be the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried. (2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Pet. 1:19-21)


God's Person

We believe in one God, eternal, manifest in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Exod. 20:2-3, Matt. 3:16-17)

We believe in the absolute deity of the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, that He was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (1 John 5:20, John 1:1-2)


Satan

We believe in the distinct personality of Satan; that he is the god of this age, author of all the powers of darkness and sin, and destined to the judgment of eternal justice in the Lake of Fire. (Matt. 4:1-3, Rev. 20:10)


Creation

We believe that God created the Heavens and the Earth, including all life, each after its own kind, by direct act, and not by the process of evolution. (Gen. 1 and 2, John 1:3)


Man's Sin

We believe that man, in the person of the first Adam, was created in innocence, but by voluntary transgression fell into sin, thus plunging the whole race into condemnation and death, so that all mankind is born in sin and shapen in iniquity, and become sinners by practice as well as by nature. (Gen. 3, Rom. 5:10-19)


Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (Acts 16:30-33, Rom. 10:9-13); and that all who take Christ as their Saviour are born from above and are eternally secure in Christ. (John 10:28-29, Rom. 8:35-39)


The Church

We believe that the church universal is a New Testament institution, unknown to the Old Testament prophets, established by Jesus Christ and perpetuated by the Holy Spirit, with Christ as its sole Head, that it was revealed by the Holy Spirit through the apostles, who were empowered and directed by Him; and that it is composed of believers in Jesus Christ as Saviour, both Jew and Gentile, called out from the world and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-8, Matt. 16:18)

We believe that the church universal is manifest through the local church which is a congregation of immersed believers who are associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, and directed by the Holy Spirit. (1 Tim. 3:15, Matt. 18:15-17, 1 Cor. 1:2)


Baptism and The Lord's Supper 

We believe that there are two church ordinances: Baptism, which is the immersion of the believer in water, and is properly called Believer's Baptism; and the Lord's Supper, which is in commemoration of our Lord's death until He come. (Acts 8:36-39, Rom. 6:3-5, 1 Cor. 11:23-32)


Eternity

We believe in the everlasting felicity of the saved, and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost. (Rom. 6:17-23, Rev. 21:3-8)


Christ's Return

We believe in the bodily, personal, and premillennial return of Jesus Christ; that He will come before the seven year tribulation period to catch away His church, coming only in the air at that time; and that He will come to earth with His church at the close of the tribulation period to judge the living nations, and to set up His kingdom. (1 Thess. 4:13-18, Matt. 25:31-46, Rev. 19:11-21)


Eternal Life

We believe in the resurrection of the bodies of the dead; that believers who sleep in Jesus will be raised at the coming of Christ for His church, and will be caught up with the transformed living saints to meet the Lord in the air, and that the wicked dead will be raised at the close of the Millennial Kingdom period and stand in their bodies at the Great White Throne judgment to receive their final doom. (John 5:21-30, 1 Thess. 4:16-17, Rev. 20:11-15)

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