We declare our faith in the following fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.

1.The Holy Scriptures-We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the
verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings,
infallible and God-breathed. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, Matthew 5:18)

2.God-We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, II Corinthians 13:14) We believe God is spirit, eternal, from everlasting to
everlasting the same, creator of all things, all powerful, all knowing, everywhere present, never
changing His nature, and always loving. He is active in His creation now, controlling and sustaining
it.(John 4:24, Luke 24:39, Psalm 90:2, James 1:17, Isaiah 44:24, Revelation 19:6, I John 3:20, Psalm
147:5, 139:7-10

3.The Person and Work of Christ-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 man.(John 1:1-2, 12&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, I Peter 2:24, Ephesians 1:7, I Peter
1:3-5) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and is now exalted at the right hand
of God the Father, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor,
and Advocate. (Acts 1:9, Hebrews 7:25, 9:24, Romans 8:34, I John 2:1&2)

4.The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit-We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts
the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement, and the 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, II Corinthians 3:6, I Corinthians 12:13, 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 the saved to be controlled by the Spirit. (John 16:13, I John 2:20 & 27,
Ephesians 5:18) We believe that He gives spiritual gifts to each believer to be used for the building up
of His church. (I Peter 4:10)

5.The Total Depravity of Man-We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God, but
because of Adam’s sin the human race fell. Therefore, mankind inherited a sinful nature, became
alienated from God and is of himself totally unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26&27,
Romans 3:22&23, 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3&12)

6.Salvation-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 2:8-10, John 1:12, Ephesians 1:7, I Peter 1:18&19)

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

8.Sanctification-We believe that sanctification constitutes a vital part of the believer’s relationship
with the Lord as well as His earthly life and service, that God’s part of sanctification is the act of God
whereby He sets apart the believer for the glory of God, and man’s part of sanctification involves
holiness of life and conduct. The believer maintains holiness of conduct as He allows the Holy Spirit
to carry on His ministry within his life. This concerns itself with such practical aspects as confessing
sins, making restitution where possible, reading and studying the Word of God, fellowshipping with
other believers, praying regularly and being a witness in the world. (I Thessalonians 5:23, 4:3-7, II
Thessalonians 2:13&14, I Corinthians 7:1, Hebrews 12:10-15, Romans 6:11-22) We do not believe
that sanctification and sinless perfection are the same. As long as the believer is in his body he is not
sinless. However, to the degree to which he relies on the Holy Spirit, he has power over sin.
(I John 1:9-2:2)

9.The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers-We believe that all the redeemed are kept by
God’s power and are secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30, Romans 8:1, 38&39, I
Corinthians 1:4-8, I Peter 1:5) Believers have freedom to rejoice in assurance of their salvation.
However, God’s word clearly forbids use of Christian liberty as a license to sin. (Romans 13:13&14,
Galatians 5:13, Titus 2:11-15)

10.The Church-We believe that the church, which is the body and bride of Christ, is a spiritual
organism made up of all born-again persons of the present age. We believe that the establishment
and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures.
(Ephesians 1:22&23, 5:25-27, I Corinthians 12:12-14, II Corinthians 11:2, Acts 14:27, 20:17, 28-32, I
Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5-11)

11.Ordinances-We believe our Lord left the ordinances of water baptism and communion to be
observed by the church, but they are not to be regarded as means of salvation. Water baptism by
immersion is an outward physical symbol of an inner personal transaction with the Lord. (Matthew
28:19, Acts 2:41, Mark 16:16, Acts 8:35-38) The Lord’s supper is to commemorate the Lord’s death
on our behalf, and to remind believers of the Lord’s return. (Luke 22:19&20, I Cor.11:23-28)

12.The Second Coming of Christ-We believe in the personal, pre-millenial and soon coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of
the believer.
(I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

13. Satan-We believe that Satan is a person who was created by God as a beautiful angel and was
given the name Lucifer. He was given responsibilities over this world. Ezekiel 28:11-19, John 14:30,
16:11 He rebelled against God and became God’s enemy. Isaiah 14:12-17 Since then his aim has
been to thwart God’s will and plan. He is the enemy of every believer as indicated by many different
names given to him in the Bible. Psalm 91:3, Matthew 4:3, I Peter 5:8, Revelation 20:2

14. Marriage- We believe marriage is exclusively the legal union of one genetic male and one genetic
female, evidenced by a marriage ceremony. Accordingly, this ministry will not perform any marriage
ceremonies between two individuals of the same sex. It will not condone or recognize such same-sex
marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships even if the state passes laws that provide for
recognition of such unions. We also believe legitimate biblical sexual relations are exercised solely

within marriage. Hence, sexual activities such as, but not limited to, adultery, fornication, pre-marital

sex, incest, polygamy, homosexuality, transgenderism, bisexuality, cross-dressing, pedophilia and
bestiality are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the Church. Further, lascivious behavior,
the creation viewing and/or distribution of pornography, and efforts to alter one's physical gender or
gender-related appearance is sinful behavior, thus are incompatible with a true biblical witness.
(Genesis 2:24; Mathew 19:4-6; John 4:16-18; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 5:11, 6:9- 1, 6:18-20,
7:1-3 and 7:8-9; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-7; 1 Timothy 1:9-11)