Articles of Faith

The Doctrine of the BibleThe 

The Bible, the Word of God, sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments is the verbally inspired  Word of God inerrant in the original writing and they are the supreme and final authority in faith and living .  Matt. 24:35, II Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 1:1; II Pet. 1:19-21; Rev. 22:18-19


The Doctrine of God

There is one God eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, equal in essence while distinct in personality and function.  Ex. 20:2-3; Matt 28:19, 1st Cor 8:6


The Creation By God  

God created the heavens and the earth [the universe] without pre-existent materials in 6 literal and consecutive 24 hour periods and apart from any process in accordance with the Genesis account.

Gen 1:1-31, Ex 20:11, Col 1:16-17, Heb 11:3


The Doctrine of Christ

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was concieved by the Holy Spirit, born of Mary a virgin and is true God and true man.

John 1:1, 14,  Luke 1:35, Isaiah 7:14, Galations 4:4


Scripture gives the account of his crucifixion, death on the cross, His resurrection, ascension into heaven, and that he is the believer's High Priest and Advocate.

Matt 28:1-7,Acts 1:8-11, 1st Corinthians 15: 4-9, Hebrews 4:14-16


The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the agent of the new birth through conviction and regeneration and that He seals indwells and baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ at the moment of conversion.  The Holy Spirit fills, empowers, and distribute service gifts to believers.  The Holy Spirit exercised sign gifts but limited their use to the apostolic period after which they ceased.

John 3:5, Ephesians 1:13, Romans 8;9, 1st Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 5;18, 4:11-12, Romans 12:6-8, Hebrews 2:3-4, Ephesians 2:20. 1st Corinthians 13:8-13.



The Doctrine of Man

Man was created in the image of God, he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners in thought, word and deed.  Genesis 1:26-27, 3:1-6, Romans 5:12,19, 3:10-13, Titus 1:15-16.


The Doctrine of Salvation

Salvation for mankind is only available through trusting and believing in Jesus Christ as the substitutionary sacrifice for all men.  The atonement by His shed blood  was unlimited in its potential to save from the punishment for sin, and limited only in application, saving those that come to Jesus Christ in repantence and faith.

Isaiah 53:4-11, 2nd Corinthians 5:14-21, 1st John 2:1-2, 2nd Peter 2:1, 1st Timothy 4:10, John 3:5-8, 16:8-13.


All who receive Jesus Christ by faith Are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become the children of God.

John 1:12-13, 3:3-16, Act 16:31, Ephesians 2:8-9.

There will be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost.

Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 16:19-31, 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 21:1-8.



Doctrine of Eternal Security

Scripture clearly teaches the eternal security of believers, those who have turned to God for forgiveness, turned from sin, and placed their faith in the shed blood and finished work of Jesus Christ.

John 6:39, 40, 10:28-29, Romans 8:35-39. Juce 1, 1st Peter 1:5


The Doctrine of the Church

The church is the agency through which God has chosen to accomplish his work in the world during the age of grace.  The Church is an organized body of baptized [by immersion] believers in Jesus Christ.   Pastor and Deacon, are given to grow, edify and lead the congregation.  A local body is an autonomous body of believers that come together as a membership for work, worship, edification, observance of ordinances, and participation of The Great Commission.  

Acts 2:41-47, Ephesians 3:10, Matthew 28:18-20, 1st Timothy 3:1, 1st Peter 5:1-3, Ephesians 1:22, Romans 16:17, 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17, 1st Timothy 6:3-5.

The Church is Christ's body and is the spiritual organism consisting of all born again believers of this New Testament dispensation, Church Age, Age of Grace.

Ephesians 1:22-23, 1st Corinthians 12:13.


Two ordinances are given to the church.  They are  commanded and defined in scripture.  They are the Lord's Supper to show his death until he comes and Baptism by immersion. 

Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:41-47, 8:26-39, 1st Corinthians 11:23-28, Colossians 2:12. 


Doctrine of Satan and Fallen Angels

Satan is a created being who lifted himself up against God and His creation. He is the chief adversary of God’s children. He seeks to keep man from the Lord; and when this fails, his efforts to weaken the testimony of believers utilizing a great host of fallen angels (demons) to carry out his purposes. He is not omnipotent and can be overcome by the power of God. His doom is sealed in the Lake of Fire forever and ever. (Ezek. 28:12-19; Isa. 14:12-14; Rev. 12:10; 20:10)


Doctrine of Last Things

The pre-millennial, pre-tribulation rapture [catching away\ of all Christ's  believers is the first phase of the second coming of Christ for His bride, the Church. (I Thess. 4:13-17; I Cor. 15:50-52; Phil. 3:20, 21; I Jn. 3:2.) His coming is the “blessed hope” which is the personal, bodily and imminent return of our Lord and Savior. (Acts 1:8-9) After the seven year tribulation Christ will return to the earth with His saints in power and great glory to set up His Kingdom (the millennium) (Acts 1:11; 24:15; I Cor. 15:3-20; Heb. 7:25; I Jn. 2:1-2; Rev. 21:1-8). After the millennial reign of Christ the unsaved will be raised for judgment and cast into the Lake of Fire forever. (Rev. 20:11-15)


All prophecies and promises of Scripture will be fulfilled which assure the restoration of Israel as a nation.  Gem 1:3, 14-17, Jeremaiah 16:14-15, 30:6-11, Romans 1:1



Doctrine of Civil Government

God has ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic institutions: 1) the home; 2) the Church; and 3) the state. Every person is subject to these authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God and governed by His Word. God has given each institution specific Biblical responsibilities and balanced those responsibilities with the understanding that no institution has the right to infringe upon the other. The home, the Church, and the state are equal and sovereign in their respective Biblically assigned spheres of responsibility under God (Rom. 13:1-7; Eph 4:22-24; Heb. 13:17; I Pet. 2:13-14).



Doctrine of Human Sexuality

God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman. Any deviation such as homosexuality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s design and direction.  (Gen. 2:24; 19:5; 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26-29; I Cor. 5:1; 6:9; I Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4).


Doctrine of Divorce and Remarriage

God hates divorce and intends marriage to last until one of the spouses dies. There may be divorce resulting from fornication, abandonment, and physical abuse. These instructions are defined in scripture though no permission is given for remarriage to an unbeliever.  Mal. 2:14-17; Matt. 19:3-12; Rom. 7:1-3; I Tim. 3:2, 12; Tit. 1:6 1st Cor chapter 7



Doctrine of Abortion 

Life begins at conception and an unborn child is a living human being. Abortion  is  the unjustified taking of human life. Job 3:16; Psalm 51:5; 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24; 49:1,5; Jeremaiah 1:5; 20:15-18; Luke 1:44.


Doctrine of Giving

Every believer  is to be a steward of the spiritual gifts, time and finances God has entrusted to him. Scriptures teach believers to support the Lord's work cheerfully and not grudgingly, supporting those responsible for the oversight and care of the flock of God, relief to those in need, and in spreading the gospel.

Pro. 3:9-10; Acts 4:34-37; I Cor. 16:2; II Cor. 9:6-15; Gal. 6:6; Eph. 4:28; I Tim. 5:17-18; I Jn. 3:17).





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