What We Believe
Our Articles of Faith present the doctrines we are committed to as a church.
- That the Bible is God’s Word written, inspired, infallible, and without error in the original manuscripts, and is the unique, full, and final authority on all matters on which it bears. The New Testament interpretation of the Old Testament, both factually and theologically, represents an authoritative way of interpreting the Bible. (Psalm 119:89; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17)
- In the Trinity: There is one God, eternally existing and manifesting Himself to us in three Persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That He was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us.
- That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God and is necessary for the forgiveness of sins.
- That justification, regeneration, and subsequent sanctification are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ through the Word and by the Holy Ghost.
- Holiness is God’s standard for His people.
- In speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
- In water baptism by immersion as a symbol of a new life in Christ.
- That all who repents should be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
- In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
- In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead, then the living saints will be caught up to meet Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
- In the bodily resurrection of all; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.