Doctrinal Statement

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I believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible, as well
as the absolute inerrancy, infallibility, divine preservation and
authority of the Word of God. I believe the Scriptures, both
Old and New Testaments to be:

Given by Revelation                  (2 Peter 1:20-21)
Written by Inspiration                (2 Timothy 3:15-16)
Kept by Preservation                (Psalms 12:6-7)
Accurate in Translation             (Matthew 5:18)
Understood by Illumination       (1 Corinthians 2:9-16)

I believe in one true God, triune in being, eternally existing in three
Persons, manifested as Father, Son and Holy Spirit; co-equal,
co-eternal, co-essential, each being infinitely perfect deity. God is
Creator and Sustainer of all things. (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17;
Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

I believe in the deity, virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious atoning
death, burial and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, according to the
scripture. (Mark 14:61-62; Luke 1:26-31; I Peter 2:21-22; Hebrews
10:10-14; Rom 8:34, Acts 1:10-11, 2:22-24; Revelation 1:13-18)

I believe that salvation is by grace through faith, apart from works.
The conditions of salvation are repentance of sin and personal faith in
Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  (Ephesians 2:8-9; Luke 13:3,5; Romans
10:9-13). I believe that Jesus died for everyone and will save anyone
who will believe in him, (John 3:16).
I believe that man is justified by faith, and is accounted as righteous
before God, only through the blood of Jesus Christ.  (Romans 1:17;
Galatians 2:16; Titus 3:5)

Security of the believer
I believe a person who repents, believes in and accepts by faith, Jesus
Christ as  Lord and Savior is saved once and always. That person is
eternally secure and can never lose his/her salvation.   (John 3:16;
John 10:28-29; Rom. 8:38-39)

I believe in and support the local church, composed of born-again,
baptized believers, not simply as an organization, but as a living
organism with Jesus Christ as the Head and the Holy Spirit as the
Heart.  (Eph. 1:22-23; Rom. 5:5)
I believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for the purpose of putting
us into the spiritual body of Christ as His children.  (1Cor. 12:13;
Eph. 4:4-6) I believe there are two ordinances of the New Testament church:
First, baptism in water, by immersion, to show the death and burial of the old
life, and resurrection that points to the believer’s new life and walk.
Second, the Lords’ Supper that shows forth Jesus’ death and second
coming.  (Matthew 3:16; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-4; I Corinthians 11:26)

Second Coming

I believe the Bible teaches the second coming of Jesus will be two
distinct and separate events, divided by a seven year period, called
the Great Tribulation. I believe in the pre-tribulational catching up
(rapture) of the church, and seven years later, in the personal,
physical and visible pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ to establish
His earthly kingdom, in which He will rule and reign from His throne in
Jerusalem for 1,000 years. After then the eternal state will be ushered
in as per Revelation 21. (Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:51-52; I
Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 3:10)


I believe in the everlasting, conscious blessedness of all the saved, in
heaven, in the presence of God, as well as the everlasting conscious,
punishment, in hell, of the lost separated from the presence of God.
(John 14:1-6; Acts 16:31; Revelation 21-22; Mark 9:42-48; Revelation