Our Doctrine

We believe that the Holy Bible is divinely inspired and is, therefore, the very word of God.  It is the ultimate and final authority over all human opinions and creeds.

We believe that God is that infinite Spirit in whom all things have their source, ongoing and end.  He exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and yet is One God.

We believe that Jesus Christ was miraculously born of the virgin Mary, was conceived of the Holy Spirit without the agency of a human father.  He was the full visible manifestation of the Father in His person, and yet fully human.  By His death on the cross of Calvary, He made a full atonement for the sin of the elect assuring their salvation.

We believe that man was created on the sixth day in the image of God.  Through his disobedience to God’s command, he fell from his state of righteousness to a state of total depravity, in which all mankind now abides.  Man’s only hope of restoration is through the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit applying the sinless sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

We believe that all men are sinners, and in order for them to be saved, they must be born again.  The New Birth is an instantaneous event whereby the sinner becomes a new creation in Jesus Christ, born again unto life everlasting.

We believe that the church is the Body of Christ on the earth, that it was established on the Day of Pentecost, and that it will continue to be the only body of God’s elects people until God’s purposes are completed and He calls her home.  The Body of Christ is now manifested by local congregations of immersed believers, who carry out the commands of Christ until He comes a second time.  The local church is God’s only divinely constituted agency to carry out the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s table, as well as world-wide evangelism.  We also believe that each church congregation is independent from human authority and answers only to the will of the Great Shepherd of the Sheep.

We believe in the premillenial, physical, bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ who will set up His reign on earth for a literal thousand years. During the millenium, Jesus will be Lord of all and King of a restored national Israel sitting on the throne of His father, David. At the end of the thousand years, there will be a final judgment of all the wicked dead at the great white throne after which the Lord will bring in a new heaven and a new earth where there will be no more death, sorrow, crying or pain.

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