Doctrinal Basics

Doctrinal Basics

Our Foundation [1-5]

1. The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Bible is God-inspired. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)
2. The Eternal Godhead
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (2 Corinthians 13:14)
3. The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection. (Romans 5:12)
4. The Plan of Salvation
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him. (John 3:16; Romans 5:8)
5. Salvation Through Grace
We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ. (Ephesians 2:8)

Our Life [6-8]

6. Repentance and Acceptance
We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God. (1 John 1:9)
7. The New Birth
We believe that the change that takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20)
8. Daily Christian Life
We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith. (Hebrews 6:1)

Our Duty [9-11]

9. Water Baptism
We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work. (Matthew 28:19-20; Romans6:1-4)
10. The Lord’s Supper
We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolical use of the bread and juice of the vine. (1 Corinthians 11:24, 25)
11. Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days. (Acts 1:8, 2:4, ICor14:4, 18, 39; Eph1:13)

Our Connection [12-13]

12. The Spirit filled Life
We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily. (Ephesians 4:30-32)
13. The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit had gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life. (1 Corinthians 12:1-22; Galatians 5:22)

Our Standard [14]

14. Moderation
We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism. (Philippians 4:5-6)

Our Healer [15]

15. Divine Healing
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal sick in answer to the prayer of faith. (James 5:14-16)

Our Hope [16]

16. The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent. (1 Thessalonians 4:16)

Our Values [17-18]

17. Church Relationship
We believe it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with the visible church of Christ. (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25)
18. Civil Government
We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God. (Romans 13:1-7)

Our Future [19-21]

19. The Final Judgment
We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgment seat of Christ; and there receive eternal life or death. (2 Corinthians 5:10)
20. Heaven
We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers. (John 14:1- 3; Revelation 7:13-17)
21. Hell
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Savior. (Revelation 20:10, 15)

Our Assignment [22]

22. Evangelism
We believe that soul winning is the most important responsibility of the Church. (James 5:20)

Our Provision [23]

23. Tithes and Offering
We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by the releasing of tithes and the giving of free-will offerings. (Malachi 3:8-10)