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What We Believe

Believing that Salvation is....

by grace alone,

through faith alone,

in Christ alone,....

we present our doctrinal statement....

  • GOD is a Person Who has revealed himself as a Trinity in unity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - three Persons and yet but one God. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 8:6)
  • THE BIBLE, including all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is a Divine Revelation, the original autographs of which were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21)
  • JESUS CHRIST is the image of the invisible God, which is to say, He is Himself very God; He took upon Him our nature, being conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary; He died upon the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the world; He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified; He ascended into heaven in that body glorified, where He is now, our interceding High Priest; He will come again personally and visibly in the air to resurrect the dead saints and to remove living believers from the world. This is the rapture of the church. It is imminent, which means we believe that it could occur at any moment. Following the rapture of the church there will be a period of seven years which the Bible calls "the great tribulation," following which Christ will return to the earth, with His Church, to establish His kingdom. (Col. 1:15; Phil. 2:5-8; Matt. 1:18-25; 1 Pet. 2:24-25; Luke 24; Heb. 4:14-16; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:16-18; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 11:15-17; 20:4-6; 11-15; Titus 2:13; Isaiah 2:3-4)
  • MAN was created in the image of God but fell into sin, and, in that sense is lost; this is true of all men, and except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God; salvation is by grace through faith in Christ who His own self bore our sins in His own body on the cross; the retribution of the wicked and unbelieving and the reward of the righteous are everlasing, and as the reward is conscious, so is the retribution, which is to say that there is an eternal glorified state for believers in Heaven, as well as an eternal punishment in Hell of all who reject Christ. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:10, 23; John 3:3; John 14:1-3; Acts 13:38-39; 4:12; John 3:16; Matt. 25:46; 2 Cor 5:1; 2 Thess. 1:7-10; Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 10:9-10; Rev. 20:11-15)
  • THE CHURCH is an elect company of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body; its mission is to witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the gospel among all nations; it will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air at any moment. (Acts 2:41; 15:13-17; Eph. 1:3-6; 1 Cor. 12:12-13; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:6-8; 1 Thess. 4:16-18)
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