Our Beliefs

Article 1
We believe that the Scriptures contained in both the Old and New Testament of the Authorized King James Bible to be the revealed will of God to man, given by inspiration of the Holy Ghost.
Scripture References: 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21

Article 2
We believe these Scriptures to furnish an all sufficient rule of faith and practice for Christians in all the world.
Scripture References: Romans 1:17, 10:11, Philippians 3:16

Article 3
We believe that Christians must look to the New Testament as their rule of practice.
Scripture References: Hebrews 9:17, Ephesians 2:15

Article 4
We believe in one true and living God, in Jesus Christ His Son, and the Holy Ghost as revealed in the Scriptures of both the Old and New Testament.
Scripture References: 1 John 5:7, John 15:26

Article 5
We believe sin entered the world by the transgression of one man (Adam), and death by sin, and passed upon all.
Scripture References: Romans 5:12, 19

Article 6
We believe in the necessity of regeneration or begetting with the Word of truth.
Scripture References: James 1:18, 1 John 1:1-3, 1 Peter 1:1-3

Article 7
We believe in the necessity of the new birth as a means of entering the Kingdom of God.
Scripture References: John 3:5, Matthew 7:21

Article 8
We believe that repentance and conversion are essential prerequisites to baptism.
Scripture References: Acts 2:38, 3:19

Article 9
We believe salvation is accomplished by preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Scripture References: Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16

Article 10
We believe baptism to be the immersion of the believer in water as a line of distinction between the world and the Church.
Scripture References: Mark 1:4-5, Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 10:2, 12:13, Galatians 3:27

Article 11
We believe the Lord’s Supper and feet washing are Ordinances of Jesus Christ, and commanded by Him to be observed by His Church till He comes again.
Scripture References: Matthew 26:28, 1 Corinthians 11:23, 26, John 13:4-5, 1 Peter 2:21

Article 12
We believe in the resurrection of the bodies, both of the just and the unjust, and the happiness of the one and the punishment of the other are alike eternal.
Scripture References: John 5:28-29, Acts 24:15, Matthew 25:46, 1 Corinthians 15:20, 42

Article 13
We believe that God has ordained and adequately provided for man’s eternal salvation, but that the free moral agency of man is unimpaired by these provisions of grace, so that it is possible for the child of God to turn away and be finally lost.
Scripture References: Hebrews 5:9, 2 Peter 2:20-22, Matthew 10:22, Ezekiel 18:24, John 15:2-6, Romans 11:20-22, 1 Corinthians 9:25-27, 15:1-2, Colossians 1:21-23, 1 Timothy 4:16, Hebrews 3:12-15, 6:4-6, 10:26-29, 10:38-39, 12:14-17, James 5:19-20, Revelation 2:10-11, 3:3-5

Article 14
We believe the sanctification of the Church by Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Scripture References: Hebrews 10:10, 29, 1 Corinthians 1:2

Article 15
We believe that Sunday, being the first day of the week, or the Lord’s Day, or Christian Sabbath, is to be kept Holy by attending the worship of the Lord, abstaining from unnecessary labors, and/or all secular pleasures.
Scripture References: John 20:19, Acts 20:7a, Mark 2:27-28, John 20:26, 1 Corinthians 16:2, Revelation 1:10

Article 16
We believe God ordained marriage and the family as the foundational institution of human society, and that the only legitimate marriage is a sacred and permanent covenant relationship between one man and one woman, symbolizing the union of Christ and his Church. The husband is the the servant leader in the home and is to love his wife as Christ loves the church, and the wife is to submit herself to Scriptural leadership of her husband as the church submits to the headship of Christ
Scripture References: Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:22-25

Article 17
We believe God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity is to be engaged in outside of the marriage of a man and a woman. Any form of child molestation, fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, bisexuality, incest, pedophilia, or pornography is a sinful perversion of God’s gift of sex. We believe God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.
Scripture References: Matthew 19:4-6; Romans 1:26-29, 7:2; 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:9; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 5:22-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4

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