Doctrinal Statement What we believe

Doctrinal Statement

  • Separation of Church and State +

    We Believe in freedom of worship without interference from the government and affirm our belief in civil obedience, unless the laws and regulations of civil government run contrary to the Holy Scriptures.
  • New Testament Church Ordinances +

    We Believe that there are two ordinances given to the Lord's churches: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. These ordinances are pictorial and have no sacramental or saving merit. Scriptural baptism is the immersion of penitent believers in water, administered by the authority of a New Testament church in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Lord's Supper is a memorial ordinance, restricted to the members of the church observing the ordinance. We believe that there are two divinely appointed offices in a church, pastors and deacons, to be filled by men whose qualifications are set forth in Titus and I Timothy.
  • New Testament Church +

    We Believe that Jesus Christ established His church in Jerusalem during His ministry on earth being a local, visible assembly of baptized believers authorized by Jesus Christ before His ascent to heaven. On the Day of Pentecost, the already existent church was capacitated by the Holy Spirit by the indwelling of every believer. We believe that the church as described in the New Testament is local and visible and the institution established and authorized by Jesus Christ to preserve and to preach the inspired Word of God in this dispensation. A New Testament church is a visible assembly of believers baptized by immersion by a New Testament church that have joined together in covenant relationship to carry out the Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ to preach the Gospel and to establish local visible New Testament churches of those who are redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ. Each church is an independent, self-governing body, and no other ecclesiastical body may exercise authority over it. We believe that Jesus Christ gave the Great Commission to the New Testament churches only, and that He promised the perpetuity of His churches from generation to generation until the end of this dispensation.
  • Sin and Sin Nature +

    We Believe that, because of the sin nature, the sinner is incapable of being or having the righteousness required by God´s holiness making it impossible for him to saved by his own efforts through works. Through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, God has provided pardon from man´s sin, a new nature and eternal life completely by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The only requirements to salvation are repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners of their lost condition and creates the new nature upon their faith in Jesus Christ. He then seals, secures, and indwells every believer. We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him to never perish and to eternally serve God.
  • Man +

    We Believe that man was created in the image of God as recorded in the book of Genesis and lived in innocence in the garden prepared for him by God. He lived in innocence until he fell by voluntary disobedience from his sinless state putting all of humanity under the domination of sin and in submission to Satan. The result of Adam´s sin is that every human being is born with a sinful nature making him seek independence from God and be completely dominated by his own selfish desires in disobedience to God and His law.
  • Spiritual Gifts +

    We Believe that miraculous spiritual sign gifts ceased when the Bible was completed because the Word of God is its own authority and authentication. The spiritual gifts of faith, hope and love continue as the evidential and motivational gifts in the lives of true believers.
  • Holy Spirit +

    We Believe the Holy Spirit is a divine Person and not just an influence. He is the divine Comforter promised by Jesus Christ to His disciples before His death. The Holy Spirit indwells, secures, teaches, guides and capacitates every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the divine Administrator of the churches of Jesus Christ. He is also the divine Person who convicts the unsaved person of his sin, of the perfect righteousness required of God, and of the judgment upon the sinner for His sin and unrighteousness.
  • Resurrection and Return of Jesus Christ +

    We Believe Believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ into heaven where He is preparing an eternal mansion for all those who have trusted in Him and received Him as Savior. We believe that Jesus Christ will first return in the heavens to take, by resurrection and transformation, all those who have believed in Him to be with Him eternally. After seven literal years, He will then return personally and bodily to establish His earthly kingdom promised to Israel by the prophets which will last for one thousand years. At the end of the thousand years, all those who have not accepted the pardon of God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ will be resurrected, judged and condemned to eternal damnation in the lake of fire. Those who have been redeemed and have received eternal life will remain in the presence of God for all eternity in God´s new heavens and new earth.
  • Jesus Christ +

    We Believe that Jesus Christ is the incarnate, eternal Son of God who, by means of the virgin birth, became the unique Person, complete God and complete man, sinless and perfect in both His divinity and humanity. We believe that He lived a perfect life and, by His own will, determined to live in obedience to God the Father and to be directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We believe that His very Being and perfect life qualified His suffering and death to be substitutionary in character for all mankind but efficacious only to those who believe. Because of His redemptive work, Jesus Christ is the only Savior of sinful men and is the exalted Lord before whom every knee shall bow and every tongue confess His lordship.
  • Satan +

    We Believe that Satan is a literal created being having be part of those creatures called angels. Because of his own personal pride and through his own volition, he rebelled against God´s authority and has become the archenemy of God and man. Through his influence and leadership, one third of the angel hosts also rebelled. He introduced this same rebellion to the human race by tempting the first woman, Eve, to disobey God. Because Adam and Eve followed Satan´s leadership, the entire world came under the domination of Satan through sin making him the unholy god of this world. His eternal destiny, along with all the other fallen angels and unconverted sinners is the eternal lake of fire.
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