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Our Beliefs
Doctrinal Statement
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THE SCRIPTURES

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; Acts 1:16; Isaiah 8:20).

GOD

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Ghost (2 Corinthians 13:14).

JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is very God and very man (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-45; John 1:1-14).

MAN

We believe that man was created by special creation in the image of God, and that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and in the case of those who have reached a moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed (Genesis 1:26; Jeremiah 17:9; Ephesians 2:1-3).

SALVATION

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that He rose again from the dead; and that all who believe on Him are justified once for all on the ground of His shed blood alone (Leviticus 17:11; Romans 3:24-26; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9; Romans 5:9-10; 4:25).

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person who, in His relationship to the unbelieving world, convicts of sin, and righteousness, and judgment; that by His agency all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again and become partakers of the divine nature; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, sanctifies, and helps the believer (John 14:16-26; 16:7-14; Romans 8:26-27).

SEPARATION

We believe the Scriptures teach the importance of walking in the Spirit, being filled with the Spirit, and being led by the Spirit into a life of separation from the world in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon our Lord and Savior (Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 1 Corinthians 9:25-27).

UNITY OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST

We believe that the relationship of one believer to another in the Church which is the body of Christ should not be impaired by contentions and that we are responsible to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, rising above all sectarian prejudices and denominational barriers and loving one another with a pure heart fervently (John 17:11, 21; Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:13).

ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ has left two ordinances to be observed by the church in commemoration of His person and work, and these ordinances are not necessary for salvation but are only symbols. The one is baptism of believers only by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. The other ordinance is the Lord’s Supper, as recorded in 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. See also Matthew 28:19-20.

EVANGELISM

We believe it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by words to the truths of the Holy Scriptures and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind (Matthew 28:19-20).

STEWARDSHIP

We believe that born again Christians should support the work of the Lord financially by faithful systematic giving; that the tithe (tenth) is a fair, proportionate, minimum taught in the Scriptures; and that worldly methods that some have employed to raise money for the support of the Lord’s work -- such as entertainments, bazaars, socials, and suppers -- are unscriptural (Matthew 21:12-13; John 2:13-16; Malachi 3:10; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9; Genesis 14:18-20; Hebrews 7:4-10).

FUTURE LIFE

We believe in the “Blessed Hope,” the personal, premillennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead, the saved to eternal life and blessedness, the unsaved to eternal damnation (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; Revelation 20:15).

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