Statement of Faith
We believe in the Bible as the eternal, inspired, inerrant Word of God; the complete revelation of God's will.
(Pvb 30:5) (II Tim. 3:16) (II Pet. 1:20,21)
We believe that there is one true and living God in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and these three are equal.
(II Cor. 13:14) (Mat. 3:16, 17) (Mat. 28:19)
We accept the complete Bible account of creation without question and unreservedly
(Gen. 1:1-2:2:25) (John 1:3)
We believe that Satan is the unholy god of this present age and world-systems; that he is the author of all of the powers of darkness and sin.
(II Cor. 4:4) (I Pet. 5:8)
We believe that man was created in the image of God and, as a result of voluntary action, ate of the forbidden fruit and was no longer innocent or worthy to walk with God; man spiritually died.
(Gen. 3:1-7) (Rom. 5:12)
We believe in the virgin birth as well as the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; we believe he was God in the flesh.
(Isa. 7:14) (Jhn. 10:30) (Luk. 1:31-35)
We believe the only atonement for sins is through the shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
(Act. 4:12) (Heb. 9:11-15) (I Pet. 1:19,20)
We believe in the total depravity of man in that he cannot come to Christ without the drawing force of the Father in Heaven.
(Jhn. 6:44) (I Cor. 2:14) (Rom. 8:7,8)
We believe in the unconditional election by God of man to salvation.
(Jhn. 17:2) (Eph. 1:4,5) (I Cor. 1:26-29)
We believe the shed blood of Jesus Christ covers each and every elect.
(Jhn. 17:2) (I Jhn. 1:7) (I Jhn. 4:10)
We believe in an effectual calling that goes out to every elect whom God has chosen.
(Rom. 8:28-30) (Jhn. 6:37) (I Cor. 1:22-24)
We believe that all who are truly born again are preserved by God the Father and persevere through the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Rom. 8:35-39) (I Pet. 1:4,5) (Jhn. 10:27-29)
We believe regeneration and conversion to be a simultaneous occurrence as a result of the Holy Spirit making effective the spoken or written Word of God.
(II Ths. 2:13,14) (Heb. 4:2) (I Cor. 1:21)
We believe salvation to be totally by the pure grace - unmerited favor - of God.
(Jonah 2:9) ( Eph. 2:8,9) (II Tim. 1:9)
We believe in separate judgments for the righteous and unrighteous.
(I Cor. 3:12-15) (II Tim. 4:7,8) (Rev 20:11-15) (II Pet. 3:7)
We believe that Jesus instituted His church during His personal ministry on earth.
(Mat. 16:18) (Mar. 3:13-19)
We believe in a local, visible church; not an invisible, universal church.
(Act. 14:23) (I Cor. 14:33) (I Ths. 1:1)
We believe Jesus Christ gave two ordinances to the churches: baptism and the Lord's Supper (communion).
(Mat. 26:26-29) (Act. 2:41) (I Cor. 11:14-16) (Act. 19:4,5)
We believe that baptism is a complete immersion in water.
(Mar. 1:10) (Act. 8:38.39)
We believe in a believers baptism; we believe one is baptized because he is saved and not in order to be saved.
(Act. 2:41) (Act. 8:12, 36, 37)
We believe the Lord's Supper is for each local church and not to be practiced openly with everyone.
(I Cor. 10:16,17)
We do not believe in high-pressure methods of begging people to donate money or persuading people to join our church, we simply believe in preaching the gospel and leaving the results to the Lord.
(Act. 2:47) (II Cor. 9:6,7) (I Cor. 16:2)
We believe in the absolute and eternal sovereignty of God; we believe, presently and in the hereafter, all things will glorify God; everything from His saints, who will be with Him, to those who will spend eternity in the lake of fire, glory be to God.
(Dan. 4:35) (Ps. 76:10) (Is 42:8) (Jud. 25) Rev. 4:11)
Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness and comfort, to promote it's prosperity and spirituality, to sustain it's worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines, to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions, to religiously educate our children, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances, to walk circumspectly in the world, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary in our deportment, to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger, to abstain from the sale of and use of intoxicating drinks as beverage, to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love, to remember one another in prayer, to aid one another in sickness and distress, to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech, to be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation, mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.