Articles Of Faith
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration and authority of the Scriptures. The Bible is the inspired Word of God without error as originally written.
We believe in the Holy Trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe the Genesis account of creation and the fall of man.
We believe in the deity, virgin birth, substitutionary death, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe that salvation is solely by the grace of God.
a. Christ Jesus the Lord, having died and shed His blood according to God’s gracious purpose, redeemed a people to Himself.
b. The New Birth is an effectual work of God’s grace which produces repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe Jesus Christ organized a church while here on earth during His personal ministry (before Pentecost), and that He gave that church a commission in Matthew 28:19, 20.
We believe that God has ordained the local church for the perpetuation of His Word and work.
We believe there are two church ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
We believe the church is local, visible, and that she has the Bible for her one and only and all-sufficient rule of faith and practice.
We believe the way to finance the Lord’s work is by tithes and offerings.
We believe in a visible, personal, pre-tribulational, pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ for believers.
We believe heaven and hell are literal, everlasting, and conscious locations; heaven being reserved for believers, and hell being reserved for unbelievers.
We use only the Authorized Version of the Bible in the pulpit and in classroom instruction.
Without apology, we stand against the ecumenical movement, the modern charismatic movement, the social gospel movement, the emerging church movement, hyper-calvinism, and easy-believism.
Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; we do now in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful to our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, destructive drugs and intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to shun pornography; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage, that when we remove from this place, we will soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.