DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

 

We stand for and emphasize the foundational truths held in common by evangelical Christians; our basis of fellowship being a oneness of heart and mind in all things of the Lord and adherence to the historic Christian faith expresses as follows;

 

A.  The Bible, which is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit and inerrant in the original manuscripts and is the infallible, authoritative and complete Word of God.

 

B.  The triune Godhead in three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

C.  The personality of Satan, called the Devil, and his present control over unregenerate mankind.

 

D.  The deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, death, bodily resurrection, present exaltation at God's right hand, and personal and imminent return.

 

E.  The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict of sin and regenerate the sinner upon believing in Christ, at the time of regeneration baptizing the believer into the one body of which Christ is the head, and to indwell, guide, instruct, fill and empower the believer for Godly living and service.

 

F.  Man was directly created by God in His own image and fell into sin.  The only way a man can be saved from the penalty of sin and come into a relationship with God is through faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The one and only condition of salvation is receiving it by faith as a free gift.  Since salvation is God's work and not man's, all true believers are kept saved forever.  At salvation the believer receives a new capacity to live righteously.  The old capacity to sin, however, is never eradicated in this life.

 

G.  The resurrection of the saved unto everlasting life and blessedness in Heaven, and the resurrection of the unsaved unto everlasting punishment in Hell.

 

H.  The Church, the Body or Bride of Christ, consisting only of those who are born again, for whom He now makes intercession in Heaven and for whom He shall come again.

 

I.  Christ's commission to the Church to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.