What We Believe
We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the infallible, inerrant, plenary, and verbally inspired Words of God. They are also the final revelation of the Lord’s will for mankind.
We believe that the Trinity is taught in Scripture to be the unity of the Godhead. There is only one true and living God – Jehovah God of the Old Testament and the New Testament. In Jehovah there are three distinct persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three distinct persons are co-equal in every divine attribute, co-existent and eternally existent with one another while executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
We believe that the fall of man took place with Adam and Eve. Adam was created in innocence, but by voluntary transgression of the Lord’s command, fell into sin as a consequence. Because of this Adam immediately died spiritually and began to die physically. Adam brought upon himself and all mankind just condemnation. Now all mankind are become sinners alienated from the Lord, not by constraint, but by choice and by virtue of our fallen nature, utterly void of holiness, positively inclined to evil, and actually condemned to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse.
We believe that the salvation of man was needed by Adam, every man that has lived after Adam and every man that ever will live with the exception of Jesus Christ. Because of our sin, we have incurred a debt to the Lord that can only be paid through a perfect blood sacrifice, which Jesus, of His own freewill, and because of His love for us, offered to pay our debt through His death, burial, and resurrection. Through His death on the cross, He actually satisfied the penalty of the offended Law by suffering in the sinner's place. Through His obedience and sacrificial death, He made full and vicarious atonement for sin when He bore our sins in His body on the cross of Calvary. To have this payment applied to our account we must accept this gift of God, which is eternal life through Jesus Christ, by having repentance toward God and placing our faith in the shed blood and finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. This salvation is wholly by God’s grace and that no works, no matter how good, make our salvation any more secure.
We believe that the salvation of man is a new birth. All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour are born from above becoming new creatures in Christ Jesus. The new birth is instantaneous and not a process. It is affected solely by the power of God. In the new birth, the one dead spiritually, in trespasses and in sins, is made a partaker of the Lord’s divine nature, made alive spiritually, receives eternal life, and is eternally secure in Christ. Proper evidence of this new birth is seen through our sanctification in Christ which appears in our walk of newness of life.
We believe there are still prophetic things to come. Jesus Christ will rapture the church, the seven year tribulation period will take place, Jesus will return visibly and bodily to the earth at the battle of Armageddon, Satan will be bound and placed in the bottomless pit during the 1,000 year earthly reign of Christ, the Great White Throne Judgment for all unbelievers will take place, and the Lord will destroy the current earth and heaven and make a new heaven and earth.
We believe that the righteous will spend all of eternity with the Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven, which is a literal place, and experience all the joys and blessings that come along with being in the presence of the Lord.
We believe that the wicked will spend all of eternity separated from the Lord Jesus Christ in eternal damnation. This is the inescapable portion of suffering of the unjust in a place called Hell, burning with fire and brimstone, which will be cast into the Lake of Fire. They will be in a literal place with real fire but never be consumed.