Articles of Faith

A. We believe in one God, manifest in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matt. 3:16-17;Matt. 28: 19) (1.) The Father - the one true and living God, and infinite and intelligent spirit, worthy of all possible honor, confidence, love, and glory. (Ex. 20:2-3; John 4:24) (2.) The Son - that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can be born of a woman, and that He is both the Son of God and God the Son.(Gen. 3:15; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18-26; Luke 1:35; John 1:14; John 1:1) (3.) The Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature (Gen. 1:26); that He was active in the creation (Gen. 1:1-3); that in relation to the unbelieving world, He restrains the evil one until God's purpose is fulfilled (II Thess. 2:7); that He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and in testimony (John 16:7-15); that He is the agent in the new birth (John 3:5); that He seals (Eph. 1:13-15), guides and teaches (John 14:26-27) comforts (John 14:16-17), bears witness (Rom. 8:16), and sanctifies (I Peter 1:2).

B. That the Holy Scriptures are divinely inspired and the product of Spirit controlled men, and therefore, have truth without a mixture of error for its matter (II Tim. 3:16-17); that it is the revealed will of God and is the only rule of faith and practice for the Christian (II Peter 1:19-21).

C. In atonement for sin through Jesus Christ (I John 1:7; Heb. 10:12) who as a part of the Godhead became a man. (Phil. 2:6-8), born of the virgin Mary (Isa. 7:14); was perfect In all respects and honored the Devine Law by His personal obedience (Phil. 2:6-8), and by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place (John. 10:18);the just dying for the unjust on the cross (I Peter 2:24) and having risen from the dead is sitting on the right hand of the God (Heb. 10:12) making intercession for us (Heb. 7:25)

D. In the pre-tribulation, pre-millennial, second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That He will come first for His church, then with it to judge and rule.

E. That the New Testament Church is a body of baptized believers, organized, independent and self-governing; whose purpose is to carry out the Great Commission. (Matt. 28:19-20)

F. That Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and man. That he was created a sinless being. He fell through pride and insubordination. He is the author of all evil.

G. In the Heaven and endless bliss for the born-again believer and in the conscious and endless punishment of the wicked.

H. We fully believe and firmly maintain that everyone of the blood purchased flock of God has eternal life; shall never perish; is saved once and forever; is a child of God now and forever, and is completely delivered from judgment now as Christ Himself. (John 5:24; John 10:28-29; John 3:16; Rom. 8:35-39)

I. There are only three gifts left. These being hope, faith, and charity. (I Cor. 13:13)

J. There are two ordinances for the church: the Lord's Supper which is to be taken by members of the local body only (I Cor. 11:20-34) and baptism by complete immersion (Mark 1:9-11; Matt. 3:13-17).