Our Beliefs

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12,13)

We believe in the one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. (John 1:1,2,14; Luke 1:35)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Romans 3:24,25; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9,10; Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1,2)

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8-11; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14)

We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all Truth and that it is the privilege and duty of all saved to be filled with the Spirit. (John 16:13; 1 John 2:20,27; Ephesians 5:18)

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Genesis 1:26; Romans 3:22,23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3,12)

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Ephesians 2:8,9; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18,19)

We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40; John 10:27-30; Romans 8:1,38,39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:5)

We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit; and, that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural. (Romans 6:13; Romans 8:12,13; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:10; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 3:5-9)

We believe that all saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Saviour and Lord; and, that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commended of God. (2 Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1-2; Romans 14:13; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John vs. 9-11; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1)

We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truths of the Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind. (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19,20)

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and, that the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Ephesians 4:7-12)

We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance to His own will, for the sick and afflicted. (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14,15)

From the creation of the first man and woman God established the first home. Marriage is the core of the home and family and is a divine and sacred institution. Thus, we believe that marriage has been ordained of God and is the union of one naturally born male and one naturally born female until death. Primarily marriage was instituted for the propagation of the human race, for companionship, and sexual expression. The scripture condemns adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, cohabitation, and all other types of sexual sin outside of the marriage union. (Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:22; Matthew 19:4-9; Romans 1:26-32; 1 Corinthians 6:18)

We believe that the Church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born again persons in the present age. (Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 11:2)

We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; Acts 20:17,28-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11)

We believe that there are two church ordinances: the Lord’s Table (or the Communion Table) and Baptism by Immersion. Each of these ordinances are symbolic in nature and remind us of the work of the cross. There is no salvation found in baptism nor do the waters of baptism wash away sins. It is the blood of Christ that cleanses us from sin. Baptism pictures Christ’s death, burial and resurrection and is the first step of obedience for every Christian. It also pictures the new believer’s death to the old nature and life with resurrection to walk in newness of life. The Lord’s table is a table of remembrance. The bread, a symbol of his willingness to offer up his body as a sacrifice for sin. The cup, the fruit of the vine, reminds us his blood was shed as redemption’s price. “…without shedding of blood, is no remission.” Hebrews 9:22 (Acts 2:41, Acts 8:36-38; Acts 14:27; Acts 20:17,28-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34)

We believe in the dispensational view of the Bible interpretation but reject the extreme teaching known as “Hyper Dispensationalism”, such as that teaching which opposes either the Lord’s Table or water baptism as a Scriptural means of testimony for the church in this age. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:2-11; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10)

We believe in the “Blessed Hope”, the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation and pre-millennium coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and in His subsequent return to earth, with His saints, to establish His millennial kingdom (1 Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28,29; John 11:25,26; Revelation 20:5,6,12,13)

We believe 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 united to be glorified forever with the Lord. (Luke 23:43; Revelation 20:4-6; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; Philippians 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17)

We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain after death, in conscious misery, until the second resurrection, when with the soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgement, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment. (Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 24:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude vs. 6-7; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15)