Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith
*We believe the Bible, all 66 books of the Old and New Testament of the 1611 King James Version, to be the verbally and plenary inspired, infallible Word of God and the final authority for all       faith and life. (II Timothy 3:16)
*We believe there is one God, personal, infinite, perfect, and eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (I John 5:7)
*We believe Jesus Christ is both true God and true man, born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, provided substitutionary atonement for lost man through His shed blood and death on the   cross, was buried and rose again the third day, and will come again. (John 1:1, I John 2:1,2)
*We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person who works in the conviction of sinful man and in regeneration, sanctification, and the eternal security of the believer. (Ephesians 1:13)
*We believe God directly created the universe from nothing, speaking it into existence. We reject both naturalistic and theistic evolution. (Genesis 1:1, Colossians 1:15-17, John 1:1-3)
*We believe Satan is a fallen, created being, opposed to all that holy. He is destined for eternal punishment in the lake of fire. (Isaiah 14:12)
*We believe man was created in God's image and fell into sin through Adam and is now a sinner both by nature and by choice. He can be restored to God's favor only by God's provision in           Christ as applied by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:12, Romans 5:17)
*We believe God's provision in Christ is the only grounds for man's justification which includes both pardon from sin and the gift of eternal life and is only available through the shed blood of         Jesus Christ, and is apart from any human merit. (Acts 4:12, Acts 20:28, Ephesians 2:8,9, I John 1:7)
*We believe baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper are the only two ordinances of the local New Testament church. (Romans 6:4, I Corinthians 11:23-25)
*We believe the return of Christ includes both the rapture of the church and His return to this earth. The first is for His church which is in the clouds at the beginning of the tribulation, and       could occur at any moment. The second is His return to this earth to establish His righteous reign for 1000 years.
*We oppose modernism, liberalism, new evangelicalism, the emergent church movement, and the charismatic movement. We believe that these are all tools of Satan to usher in an ecumenical,   one world church. (I Corinthians 6:14)