We believe the Bible to be given by inspiration, the only infallible, authoritative word of God and that God has preserved it for the English-speaking world in the Authorized Version. We believe the King James Bible to be a perfect translation.
II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21
We believe that there is one God, the source, support, and end of all things, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; John 14:10, 26
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His vicarious death and atonement through the shedding of His blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the Father’s right hand.
Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; II Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-8; Acts 2:18-36; Romans 3:24-25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5; Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2
We believe in that “blessed hope,” the personal, imminent return of Christ Who will rapture His Church prior to the seven-year tribulation period. At the end of the Tribulation, Christ will personally and visibly return with His saints to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom which was promised to the nation of Israel.
Psalm 89:3-4; Daniel 2:31-45; Zechariah 14:4-11; I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Revelation 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6
We believe that man is lost without God, a guilty sinner by nature and; therefore, in need of the convicting and regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19
We believe that Satan is a person; we accept the reality of his power and kingdom; his wiles; and that he was judged at the cross and will endure eternal destruction in the Lake of Fire.
Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:2-11; 25:41; Revelation 20:10
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit; that He convicts the sinner; regenerates the one who believes; indwells, seals, instructs, reproves and guides the believer; that He fills and controls every life that is wholly yielded and obedient to Him. We are not charismatic.
John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 3:6; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 1:17-18; 5:18; I John 2:20, 27
We believe that salvation is the gift of God offered to man by His grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; I Peter 1:18-19
We believe that the local church is comprised of baptized believers who have joined together to keep the ordinances and make disciples while remaining separate from the world. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, not in the organized unity sought by the “ecumenical” movement.
I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27
We believe that the two ordinances of the local church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The ordinances, together, were given to the church to establish and maintain a pure body of believers. The Bible requires that baptism be by immersion of a regenerated person and is administered by the church to show the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and begin their membership into the church pure. Baptism also shows an obedience to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ; is an identification with Christ, a body of doctrine, and a local church; and is a submission to Christ, the local church and its authority. The Lord’s Supper then was given to the local church to maintain the purity of it. The Bible instructs that we often remember His sacrificial death on the cross by taking the bread, which signifies his broken body, and the cup, to signify His shed blood. This “closed” communion of the local church provides for repentance of the heart; unity of the believers; preservation of doctrine; and church discipline. Neither of these ordinances provide or solidify salvation.
Acts 8:36-39; Matthew 28:19-20; John 14:15; Mark 1:10; Acts16:30-31; Matthew 26:26; Mark 14:22; Luke 22:19; I Corinthians 11:23-34
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men—the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. That the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. That the souls of unbelievers remain after death in conscious punishment and torment until the second resurrection when, with soul and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment and torment.
John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Luke 23:43; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:4-6, 12-13; Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Revelation 20:11-15
We believe in the creation of the existing space-time universe and all its basic systems and kinds of organisms in the six literal days of the creation week and in the Biblical record of primeval history. This includes the literal existence of Adam and Eve as the progenitors of all people, the literal fall and resultant divine curse on creation, the worldwide cataclysmic flood, and the origin of nations and languages at the tower of Babel.
Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11
KING JAMES BIBLE
We believe that the Holy Bible was penned by men supernaturally moved by the Spirit of God; that it has truth without any admixture of error; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man, the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
We believe that the Holy Bible is the verbally, plenary, inspired product of God the Holy Spirit. Further, we hold that God has given and preserved for us in the Authorized Version, that which was originally written and we hold the KJB to be without error. This statement of faith can in no way abrogate or amplify our true authority, which is the King James Bible, itself. The KJB to which we refer contains 66 books that were supernaturally written and we do not refer to any other version or book. It is therefore necessary that no other book be preached or taught. The King James Bible, which we hold in our hands, is God’s perfect word (The Holy Scripture) and is our final and absolute authority in all matters of faith and practice. The doctrine of inspiration and preservation cannot be separated. They are just as divinely linked as grace and faith.
II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21; Acts 1:16; Acts 28:15; Psalm 119:89, 105, 130, 160; Luke 24:25-27; John 17:17; Luke 24:44-45; Proverbs 30:5-6; Romans 3:4; I Peter 1:23; Romans 15:4; Luke 16:31; Ps. 19:7-11; John 5:45-47; John 5:39
We believe that the Scriptures, interpreted in their natural, literal sense, reveal divinely determined dispensations or rules of life which define man’s responsibilities in successive ages. These dispensations are divinely ordered stewardships by which God directs man according to His purpose. Among these dispensations, three of them – the law, the church, and the kingdom – are the subjects of detailed revelation in Scripture.
Genesis 1:28; I Corinthians 9:17; 2 Corinthians 3:9-18; Galatians 3:13-25; Ephesians 1:10; 3:2-10; Colossians 1:24-25, 27; Revelation 20:2-6
We fully believe in the Holy Bible’s (our sole authority) one and only definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. We also believe that God has commanded that no intimate physical activity (fornication) be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We further believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography is a sinful perversion of God’s original intent for a physical relationship between a husband and wife.
Genesis 2:24; 19:5, 13; 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; I Corinthians 5:1; 6:9; I Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4
We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, inexcusable 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 or population control, or the mental well-being of the mother are acceptable.
Job 3:16; Psalm 51:5; 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24; 49:1, 5; Jeremiah 1:5, 20:15-18; Luke 1:44
We believe that God has ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic institutions: (1) the home, (2) the church, and (3) the state. Every person is subject to these authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God and are governed by His Word. God has given each institution specific Biblical responsibilities and has balanced those responsibilities with the understanding that no institution has the right to infringe upon the other. The home, the church, and the state are equal and sovereign in their respective Biblically assigned spheres of responsibility under God.
Romans 13:1-7; Ephesians 5:22-24; Hebrews 13:17; I Peter 2:13-14
We believe that the command to give the Gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable and this commission was given to the churches.
Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8, II Corinthians 5:20)
We believe that every Christian, as a steward of that portion of God’s wealth entrusted to him, is obligated to support his local church financially. We believe that God has established the tithe as a foundation for giving, but that every Christian should also give, by measure of faith, other offerings sacrificially and cheerfully to the support of the church, the relief of those in need, and the spread of the Gospel. We believe that a Christian relinquishes all rights to direct the use of the tithe or offering once the offering has been made.
Genesis 14:20; Proverbs 3:9-10; Acts 4:34-37; I Corinthians 16:2; II Corinthians 9:6-7; Galatians 6:6; Ephesians 4:28; I Timothy 5:17-18; I John 3:17