We believe that the King James Bible is the infallible inspired Word of God for English speaking people. We accept the Textus Receptus manuscripts as the foundational material from which was derived the King James 1611. The Old and New Testament Scriptures were written by human authors divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit, preserved, unbroken, and passed down to us today. The Scripture is the final Authority in all matters of faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16, Psalm 119:89, II Peter 1:20,21).
Genesis Account of Creation
We believe the Genesis account of creation, and that what you believe about your origin will determine your philosophy of life. We believe creation was a direct act of God, literal 24-hour solar days, instantaneous, and miraculous. We believe that man was created in the image of God, and all reproduction was “after their kind.” We reject the modern teaching of Evolution (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16-17; Job 26:7; Psalm 33:6, 9).
We believe God is a Person – eternally existing, yet also the one true God in the unity of the Godhead. There are three eternal and co-equal Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. One Godhead made up of three Persons Who are the same in attributes, power, characteristics, and desires. (Hebrews 1:8, Acts 5:1-3. Matthew 28:19, I Corinthians 8:6, Colossians 2:9, Matthew 3:16,17)
We believe that Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God, Who became a man totally apart from sin, being conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Luke 1:30-35, John 1:1-15, Philippians 2:5-8, Colossians 1:15)
We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, is at work today in our lives and our world. He convicts, leads, teaches, and witnesses. We believe that the working of the Holy Spirit is necessary for salvation. We believe that every Christian should strive to follow His leading every day. We also believe that we should strive to be led by the Holy Spirit in our church services (Ephesians 4:30, John 14:26, 1 Corinthians 2:13, 1Corinthians 6:19-20, John 6:44).
We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death but also spiritual death – separation from God. Now all mankind is depraved, having inherited a sinful nature, is bent toward sinning, and has become sinful in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 1:26,27; 2:16,17; 3:16-19, Romans 3:10-23, 6:23)
We believe the Lord Jesus suffered and died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. He arose from grave in the body in which He was crucified; He ascended into Heaven in the glorified body in which He is seated at the right hand of God the Father as Head of the Church, making intercession for the saints as our High Priest. (Luke 24; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 5:8-10; Ephesians 1:20-23; I Peter 3:18)
We believe man is lost and must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God. Apart from Christ there is no Salvation. We believe that salvation is the free gift of God to man and is received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that saving faith is precluded by repentance, the turning from self and sin, to believe in Christ, and all who receive Christ are at once regenerated by the Holy Ghost are “passed from death unto life.” (John 2:12; 3:3-7; Ephesians 2:8,9)
We believe the Lord Jesus Himself is coming again in the air at any moment to “rapture” those that have received Him as their personal Saviour and to reward their service. The unbelievers left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which Christ shall return visibly to the earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord. (Matthew 24:29-42; I Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 19:11-20:15)
Separation From the World
We believe that all the saved are called unto a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices. A person, once he has truly accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour, is a new creation in Christ and should live a holy, consecrated life; he should separate himself from the world and all its lust in obedience to the command of God. (Romans 12:1-2; I John 2:15-17; II Corinthians 5:17;6:14-18; II Timothy 2:19)
We believe that a Scriptural church is a visible assembly of baptized (immersed) believers, covenanted together under New Testament law for the purpose of carrying out the Great Commission, with an unbroken history from the personal ministry of Jesus on earth to this present day; that this church is a self governed independent body having Christ as the Head, the Holy Spirit for its guide, and the Bible as the only rule of faith and practice. The only two scriptural offices of the church are the bishop (Pastor) and deacons. The two ordinances of the local church are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. On all matters of membership, policy, government, discipline, benevolence, etc. the will of the local church is final. (Mark 16:15; Ephesians 1:22-23; 3:21; I Timothy 3)
We believe marriage was ordained by God as one male and one female becoming one flesh. We believe it was God’s design that men and women who enter into marriage do so for life. (Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 19:3-9; Romans 7:2; Ephesians 5:22-32)
We believe God has provided for intimate sexual relations between man and woman within the covenant of marriage. Sexual relations outside the bonds of marriage, including homosexuality and other worldly perversions are sinful.