Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, supernaturally revealed and without error in its original documents, and is the supreme, final authority in faith and life.
2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:21; Rev 22:18-19

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-equal in power and glory, identical in their essential nature, and worthy of precisely the same honor, confidence, obedience and love.
Isa 45:18; Deut 6:4; 2 Cor 13:14

We believe that Jesus Christ was virgin-born, that He is both true God and true Man, that He died a sacrificial death for our sins, and that He rose bodily from the dead.
John 1:1-2, 14, 18; Heb 1:8, Isa 7:14; 9:6

We believe man was created innocent, but in sinning he brought spiritual and physical death to himself and all his descendants. We believe the only condition for receiving everlasting life is faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died a substitutionary death on the cross for the sins of the whole world and rose bodily from the grave. No act of obedience, such as commitment to obey, sorrow for sin, turning from one’s sin, baptism, or submission to the Lordship of Christ, may be added to, or considered part of, faith as a condition for receiving eternal life. This saving transaction between God and the sinner is simply the giving and receiving of a free gift.
Rom 3:23; 4:5; 5:12; Gen 1:26-27; John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Gal 2:16; Titus 3:5; Eph 2:8-9; Rev 22:17

“The Gospel is the death and resurrection of Jesus. Nothing more. Nothing less. Nothing else.”  – Charlie Hornick

We believe that all true believers are sons of God, and that He has made full provision for their spiritual growth, victory, and eternal security through faith in Jesus Christ.
Rom 6; 8:1, 35-39; Col 2:6-7

We believe all believers are responsible to walk in separation from all worldly and sinful practices, as well as all religious departures from the truth of God’s Word, witnessing by action and words to the saving power of Christ extended to all men.
Rom 12:1-2; 2 Cor 6:14-18; Jas 4:4; 2 John 9-11

We believe that the Church is composed of all truly born-again people, being the Body of which Jesus Christ is the Head, that it had its earthly beginning on the day of Pentecost,  and that all believers, whether Jew or Gentile, from that day to the time when Christ comes in the Rapture for the Church, are united by the Holy Spirit in this one Body.
Acts 2; 1 Cor 12:12-18; Eph 2:13-22

We believe that believers are to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, having a godly love for one another with all our hearts. We believe the hope of the Church is the gathering together of the saints unto Jesus Christ before the time of the Tribulation.
1 Cor 12:12-13; Eph 4:3-10; 1 Thess 4:13-18; 1 John 2:28

We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly given and defined in the New Testament, and that fellowship in these churches is based on a common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior.
Heb 10:24-25; Eph 4:11-16; 1 Tim 3:1-13

We believe in the literal and dispensational interpretation of the Word of God.
Eph 3:1-13; 1 Cor 10:32-33; Col 2:9-14

We believe in the personality of Satan and that he is doomed to eternal punishment in the lake of fire.
Isa 14:12-15; Job 1:6-7; 1 Peter 5:8; Matt 25:41; Rev 20:10

We believe the Tribulation period will follow the Rapture or “catching away” of the Church and that this time of judgment will end at the personal, visible return of Jesus Christ to earth to subdue all His enemies and to set up His earthly kingdom for one thousand years.
2 Thess 2:1-12; Rev 1:7; 19:11-15; 20:1-7

“Since He may come any day, it is important to be ready every day.” – Bill Bagley

We believe that at death the spirits and souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation go immediately into His presence in conscious joy and that at Christ’s coming for the Church, their bodies will be raised and reunited with their souls to be with Him forever in glory, changed into His likeness.
John 1:12-13; 5:24; 1 Cor 15:51-15; 2 Cor 5:8; 1 Thess 4:13-14; Philippians 1:23; Luke 23:42-43; 1 John 2:28-3:3

We believe that all those who do not accept God’s gracious offer of salvation in this life remain, after death, in conscious misery until the final judgment of the Great White Throne at the close of the thousand year reign of Christ when soul and body reunited shall be cast into the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord.
Rev 20:11; Matt 25:46; John 3:18, 36; Luke 16:19-26; Jude 6, 7; 2 Thess 1:7-9

We stand firmly and uncompromisingly on the Word of God, maintaining separation from any movement which seeks the organizational unity of all Christianity and ultimately of all religions.
2 Cor 6:14-17; Jas 4:4; 2 John 9-11

We believe in the miraculous working of God in the world, as well as in the life of the believer in daily living and answer to prayer. We believe the sign gifts (Mark 16:17-18 — tongues, healings, etc.) were given for the foundational period of the church and ceased with the coming of the New Testament and the end of the age in which the apostles lived.
Gal 5:16-26; Heb 2:3-4; 1 Cor 13:8

We believe each person is fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God, created as either male or female, according to God’s design and purposes. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.
Gen 1:26- 27; Ps 139:14-16

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the divine uniting of one naturally born man and one naturally born woman in a single, exclusive union as shown in Scripture. We believe that it is only within this union that all sexual intimacy/activity is to take place. Any other practice is outside of God’s design and is therefore contrary and offensive to Him.
Gen 2:18-25; Matt 19:4-6; Lev 18:22, 29; 20:13; Deut 22:5; Mark 10:7-8; Judg 19:22-23; Matt 15:18-20; Rom 1:26-27; 1 Cor 6:9-10, 18; 7:2-5; Eph 5:3-4; 1 Tim 1:9-10; Heb 13:4; Jude 1:7

We believe since all human beings are made in the image of God and that God offers the forgiveness of sins to all mankind, that every person should be given equal dignity, value, compassion and respect.
Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31; John 3:16; 17:21; 1 Cor 6:9-11; Gen 1:26-27; 3:20; 11:9; Ezek 18:1-20; Acts 17:26-28; Gal 3:28

We believe the account of origins presented in Gen 1-11 is a factual presentation of actual events.
Matt 19:4; John 1:3; Heb 11:3