Doctrinal Statement

WE BELIEVE:

GOD - THE TRINITY
God is a person who has revealed Himself as a Trinity in Unity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three Persons and yet but one God.  Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19.

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
The Bible, including bothe the Old and New Testaments, is a divine revelation of the original writings of which were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit.  This makes the bible both authoritative and infallible.  II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21

GOD THE SON - JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible god, which is to say, He is Himself very God.  He took upon Himself our nature being conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin Mary.  He died upon the cross as a substitute sacrifice for the sin of the world.  He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified.  He ascended into Heaven in the body glorified, where He is now, our interceding High Priest.  He will come again personally and visibly to set up His Kingdom and to judge the quick and the dead.  Col. 1:15; Phil. 2:5-8; Matt. 1:18-25; I Peter 2:24-25; Luke 24; Heb. 4:14-16; Acts 1:9-11; I Thess. 4:16-18; Matt. 25:32; Rev. 11:15-17; 20:4-6; 11-15.

MAN
Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is consequenty lost.  This is true of all men and, except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.  Salvation is by grace, through faith in Christ who, His own self, bore our sins in His own body on the tree, the retribution of the wicked and unbelieving, the reward of the righteous, both being everlasting and conscious.  Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:10; John 3:3, 6; Acts 4:12; 13:38, 29; Matt. 25:46; II Cor. 5:1; I Thess. 1:7.

THE CHURCH
The church is an elect group of believers, baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body.  Its mission is to witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations.  It will be caught up to meeth the Lord in the air before He appears to set up His Kingdom.  Acts 2:41; 15:13-17; Eph. 1:3-6; I Cor. 12; Matt. 28:29-20; Acts 1:6-8; I Thess. 4:16-18.

SALVATION - ETERNAL SECURITY
All who receive, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ, are born again of the Holy Spirit and therby become children of god.  They are indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit and so are secured unto the day of redemption  Rom. 10:9; Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30.

THE LORD'S SUPPER
Jesus Christ instituted The Lord's Supper to commemorate His death till He comes.  We believe that water baptism is the "answer of a good conscience toward God," portraying the believer's union with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection  I Cor. 11:23-27; I Peter 3:21; Rom. 6:1-4.

ISRAEL
"The gifts and calling of God are without repentance," and therefore, His covenant people, Israel, now "scattered and peeled" shall be redeemed and re-gathered to Palestine and, under the personal and millennial reign of Christ upon David's throne in Jerusalem, shall become the head of the nations and the "Gentiles shall come to their light and kings to the brightness of their rising."  Rom. 11:29; Isaiah 18:2,7; Zech. 14:1-3; Isaian 11:1-9; 60:3.

SATAN
That Sata, a fallen angel, is the god of this age, the adversary of Christ and His church and that his destiny is eternal punishment.  Isaiah 14:12-17; Eph. 2:2; II Cor. 4:4; Rev. 12:10b; 20:2, 3, 10.