We Believe

Scriptures

We believe the Bible to be the Word of God; written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit so that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired, infallible, and inerrant. They are the final rule of faith and practice. We further believe that God's perfect word is preserved in the Textus Receptus, from which the King James Bible is correctly translated.

 

The Sovereignty of God

We believe in one God manifested in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; that our God is sovereign in all ways and in all things.

 

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ who is God the son. We believe that He was pre-existent with the Father, begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary thus becoming God in the flesh; sinless in His nature and life, infallible in His teaching, making atonement for the sins of the world by his substitutionary death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into Heaven, His perpetual intercession for believers, His glorious and pre-tribulation return for His saints both dead and alive, and His eternal position as King of kings and Lord of lords.

 

Holy Spirit

We believe in the deity and personage of the Holy Spirit. We believe that He came from the Father to convince and convict of sin, righteousness, and judgement; and to regenerate, sanctify, indwell, comfort, and empower those who are truly saved.

 

Satan

We believe in the reality and person of Satan; his fallen state and his eternal damnation.

 

Sin

We believe that sin is anything contrary to the will, the desire, or the decree of God, both named and unnamed in Scripture. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell through sin. With this sin came physical death and separation from God. We believe that this sin nature was passed on to all mankind and that there are none righteous apart from Salvation in Christ. We further believe in a literal, eternal Hell for those who die in this sinful state, not having been redeemed by the blood of Christ.

 

Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures as a substitutionary sacrifice and that all who, by faith, receive Him as personal Saviour, asking His forgiveness for sin, are justified because of His shed blood on Calvary and His resurrection from the dead and are born again by the Holy Spirit, thereby becoming the children of God.

 

Security

We believe in the eternal security of the believer, that is to say "once saved always saved".

 

Second Coming

We believe in the physical, personal, and visible return of Jesus Christ; that this will happen before the Tribulation which precedes the Millennium; that at this event, the dead in Christ shall be bodily raised from the dead; then we believers who are alive and remain shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with Him. We further believe in His return after the Tribulation; this time with His saints to rule during the Millennium.

 

Church and State

We believe in the visible and local church which is a body of believers in Christ, baptized by immersion and bound together to carry on the Great Commission and the New Testament ordinances; observing New Testament Church structure and purpose. We believe in the separation of church and state. We do not believe in the separation of God and state.

 

Apostasy

We believe that deviation from the above doctrines constitutes apostasy; also participation in the ecumenical movement or the modern tongues movement. All forms of liberalism constitute apostasy. We accept the fact of divine healing, but reject the modern concept of divine healers. We list the following as cults: Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses, Christian Science, Seventh Day Adventist, Armstrongism (World Wide Church of God) and all Eastern religions claiming a Biblical base.

 

Human sexuality

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of  marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one's gender by surgery or appearance. (Gen 2:24; 19:5; 26:8-9; Lev 18:1-30; Rom 1:26-29; I Cor 5:1; 6:9; I Thess 4:1-8; Heb 13:4) We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Gen 2:24; Rom 7:2; I Cor 7:2; Eph 5:22-23)

 

Abortion

We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being.   Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth control or population control, or the mental well being of the mother are acceptable.

(Job 3:16; Psa 51:5; 139:14-16; Isa 44:24; 49:1,5; Jer 1:5; 20:15-18; Luke 1:44)

 

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