What we believe
What We Believe
We believe that God is the absolute final authority on any given subject in this world and the world to come. We find the mind of God in the Holy Scriptures. By the term “Holy Scriptures” we mean the King James Bible.
We believe that the King James Version of the Scriptures is the appropriate Bible for the English speaking people of today because of the text from which they were taken. We believe them to be inerrant and infallible and preserved accurately through the sovereignty of God.
We believe the King James Bible to be the inspired (God-breathed) Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16, Revelation 22:18-19)
What We Believe About God
We believe in one God which is manifested in three personalities; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe God the Father to be the head of the Trinity, God the Son to be equal with the Father (yet the second part in the Trinity), God the Holy Spirit to be Equal with God (yet the third part of the Trinity).
God the Father is the unchanging sovereign ruler of all creation on this earth, in the second heaven which contains all the innumerable planets and stars, as well as the third heaven which contains the throne of God.
God the Son is creator. He was not created, for He was with God in the beginning of creation. The Son was placed in the womb of the Virgin Mary for a physical birth here on earth for the redemption of mankind. (Genesis 1:26, John 1-3)
We believe that He lived above thirty years on this earth without sin or blemish. We believe that Jesus lived an exemplary life as an example to all Christians. (Psalm 91:11-12)
We believe that Jesus freely gave His own life as a substitutionary sacrifice for all mankind.
We believe that He was buried and His body was in the ground for three days and three nights as revealed in God’s Word. We believe that on the third day Jesus arose physically from the grave and revealed Himself to the apostles and over 500 other people.(Matthew 12:40)
We believe that Jesus ascended into heaven where He is presently on the right hand of the throne. There, He is our Intercessor and Advocate to the Father. (Acts 7:56, Hebrews 7:25, 1 John 2:1-2)
We believe that Jesus will return to gather His saints before the great tribulation period takes place. He will not set foot on this earth at that time, but believers will rise to meet Him in the air and return to the third heaven with Christ. (1 Thessalonians 4:14-18)
We believe that He will return to this earth after the seven year tribulation period, to reign on this earth for a period of one thousand years. The believers will return to earth with Him to reign with Him during this time. (Jude 1:14)
God the Holy Spirit is the person which comes to mankind to convict of sin, of righteousness and judgment. He takes residence within the believer at the time of salvation. He will not draw attention to Himself by signs, wonders, or speaking in other languages, but point all men to glorify the Son and the Father. (John 16:8-11, Romans 8:9, Matthew 12:39, Acts 4:31)
What We Believe About Creation
We believe that earth and all its inhabitance was created in six literal days. We do not believe in a gap theory which allows for the evolution theory. (Genesis 1)
Man was created on the sixth day and placed in the Garden of Eden to keep and dress it. It was ordained from the beginning for man to work, even in a perfect environment. (Genesis 2)
The first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, willfully sinned before any children were born, thus passing the sin nature on to all mankind. (Genesis 3, Romans 5:12)
What We Believe About Salvation
We believe that all of mankind is born with the sin nature. We believe that before reaching the age of accountability, God safeguards the soul of the infant. (2 Samuel 12:23)
We believe that each soul reaching the age of accountability then embarks on a journey, which ultimately leads to a Christless hell unless they willfully and purposely accept Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. (John Chapter 3, Romans 10:9-10,13)
We believe that Salvation is solely by the grace of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, without any works to acquire it or keep it. We believe that the Saints are kept by the powers of God and not the works of man, thus securing our soul eternally. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 3:2-3, John 10:28-29)
What We Believe About The Church
We believe that the Church is the body of believers which will be the Bride of Christ. Only biblical believers can be true members of the Church. The Church consists of believers, worldwide, and of all races and nationalities. It consists of every believer which lives from the time which the Church Age began in Acts 2 until the day which Christ comes back to gather His saints in the rapture.
The Church meets in the church building. We call this the local assembly. We believe God works through the local assembly of believers. We believe that God commands the saints to assemble together in the local assembly, and more often, as we see the day of Christ’s return draw near. (Hebrews 10:25)
We believe the shepherd of the local church is the Pastor. He is a man of one wife who rules his home well. He does not rule as a tyrant, but in sternness and love as the Bible describes. We believe a deacon is to follow the same guidelines. The deacon’s job is not to control the church but to serve the church. (1Timothy 3:1-7)
We believe that the Bible reveals two ordinances for the church to follow: (1) Baptism by immersion and (2) partaking of the Lord’s Supper.
(1) Baptism after salvation is necessary to be a member of the local assembles unless hindrances beyond their control are present. Baptism does not save. However, it is an act of obedience to the commands of Jesus Christ our Lord. It identifies one with the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, and portrays the believer dying to the old man and rising in Christ. (Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12)
(2) Partaking of the Lord’s Supper is a time when we pause in order to reflect upon what Jesus has done for mankind. We examine what our Lord has done for us. We examine our own heart, and look forward to Jesus’ soon return (1 Corinthians chapter 11)
What We Believe About Separation
We believe that all believers should act in a manner which pleases Jesus Christ. As representatives of the Bride of Christ, they should live as not to bring any reproach on the Church or Christ. This means to separate themselves from all things which the Bible reveals to be sin, and from any weight which prevents them from serving Christ in an honoring manner. (Hebrews 12:1, 2 Corinthians 6:17)
What We Believe About Satan
We believe that Satan is not merely an evil force, but an evil being originally created as an angel of God. He was created perfect in all his ways, until pride in his heart led to his downfall. He is not in hell, nor does he rule hell.
He tempts mankind and accuses man before God in heaven. He has tried to overthrow God in heaven and failed, he will try again in the future but will end in failure. He will be the third person thrown in the lake of fire to suffer for eternity (Job 1:6-7, Isaiah 14:12-17,Matthew 25:41, Revelation 20:7-10)
What We Believe About Abortion
We believe that human life begins at conception. We believe that the unborn child is a living human being. We believe that the act of intentionally aborting the life of that child is no different from taking the life of a human being of any age. (Exodus 21:22, Isaiah 49:1-5, Jeremiah 1:5, Luke 1:44)
What We Believe About Human Sexuality
We believe that the Word of God distinctly reveals that marriage is strictly the union of one man and one woman. Any intimate relationship outside the biblical definition of marriage is strictly forbidden. We believe that any form of sexual activity which includes adultery, incest, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, and pornography are all sinful perversions of the beautiful intimate relationship between a husband and wife. (Genesis 2:24, Leviticus 18:6-30, Romans 1:26-29, I Corinthians 5:1-5, 6:9, I Thessalonians 4:1-8, Hebrews 13:4)