Doctrines

HERE ARE SOME OF THE DOCTRINES GOD’S HOLY WORD TEACHES
AND WE BELIEVE:

1. We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and is without error as it was originally written. II Timothy 3:16

2. We believe that God created all things, including man. Colossians 1:16; Genesis 1:1; 2:7

3. We believe in the sovereignty of God, and that nothing can come to pass contrary to his divine will. Isaiah 40:12-31; Ephesians 1:4-12; Romans 9:15-16

4. We believe in the total depravity of man. There is nothing good in him until God gives him a new heart, until God makes him a new creation in Christ. Isaiah 1:5-6; Psalm 58:3; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:9, 20; Psalm 51:5

5. We believe that salvation of men is altogether of grace — God’s grace — and not by any good works of man. Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5

6. We believe that for our salvation, Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Ephesians 1:7; Acts 3:18; Acts 17:3; I Corinthians 15:17-20

7. We also believe it is necessary for man to hear the gospel of Christ, to come to REPENTANCE and FAITH in Christ before salvation is consummated. II Thessalonians 2:13; John 3:14-18, 36; Acts 20:21

8. We believe in evangelism — the scriptural proclamation of the gospel of Christ. Matthew 28:19-20; I Corinthians 15:1-4

9. We believe in the security of the believer. After he is born again, he is a child of God and can never cease to be a child of God. John 14:10, 11; John 6:37; John 10:27-30; Colossians 1:27

10. We believe that Jesus founded the Church while He was yet on earth and added to the Church on the day of Pentecost. Matthew 16:18; 18:17; Hebrews 2:12; Acts 2:41,47

11. We believe that baptism is by immersion. It is to show forth the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord. It also shows our own death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Acts 8:38; Colossians 2:12; Romans 6:3,4. It is not for salvation, but is a work of righteousness. Matthew 3:15

12. We believe that the Lord’s supper is a local church ordinance; (I Corinthians 11:2) and can only be observed in the church; (I Corinthians 11:18, 20) and that it is restricted to the members of the church observing it. We also believe that it is threefold in nature: a supper of commemoration or a memorial supper, a supper of proclamation, and a supper of anticipation. I Corinthians 11:25, 26

13. We believe in tithing. The Old Testament commanded it. The Lord Jesus endorsed it. Malachi 3:10; Luke 11:42

14. We believe in the Premillenial return of our Lord: first, to catch away his own to be forever with Him, and then to return to rule the world in person for one thousand years. I Thessalonians 4:14-18; Revelation 20:4; Luke 1:32; Zechariah 14:4,9