The following paragraphs simply summarize what we believe as a church family. We believe the Bible is God’s Word and teach it as such. Every belief and practice we have flows from God’s Word. If you would like to know more about what we believe, feel free to contact us.
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church, in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrine; to give it a sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We, also, engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.
We, further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rule of our Saviour to secure it without delay.
We, moreover, engage that when we remove from this place we will as soon as possible unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Old and New Testaments and the Bible as the only rule for faith and practice.
We believe in God in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the new birth in Christ alone and the eternal security of the believer.
We believe in the virgin birth, the bodily resurrection of Christ, and His bodily ascension into heaven wherein He now intercedes for believers.
We believe in the six days of creation.
We believe in the pre-tribulational rapture of all believers, the pre-millennial return, and millennial reign of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the two judgments—the Judgment Seat of Christ and the Great White Throne.
We believe in the reality of heaven and hell.
We believe in the local church as God’s autonomous institution of regenerate, immersed believers practicing the two ordinances—Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
We believe in two Scriptural offices—the pastor and deacon.
We believe that every believer is responsible to live a holy life and to practice separation both ecclesiastically and personally.
We believe that every believer should witness to others of the saving power of the gospel and carry out both at home and abroad the Great Commission.
We believe in the priesthood of individual believers, soul liberty, and the freedom to interpret the Bible individually.
We believe in the separation of church and state.
We believe that the process of inspiration ended with the original manuscripts and that God superintended the preservation of His Word throughout the church age. The King James Version is an accurate and trustworthy translation of God's preserved truth and is the only version used from the pulpit and in the classrooms. We further believe that Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic studies are valid tools to help translate and interpret those preserved manuscripts in their original languages.
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