The following is an overview of the doctrinal statement of this church. We hold these things to be true and to be based in the Bible (KJV) and are the bases of all our actions and choices and serve as the guiding and governing principles of this church.
1- We believe that the Holy Bible both the Old and New Testaments are inspired of God. It is free of any error and is the complete and final revelation of the will of God to man, the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct and opinions should be tried.
By Holy Bible we mean the collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which does not contain the Word of God but is the Word of God. We believe that the Authorized (1611) King James Bible to be the preserved Word of God. ~ (Psa. 19:7-11, Isa. 8:20, II Tim. 3:16-17, I Peter 1:20-21)
2- We believe that there is one and only one true and living God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit the maker and supreme Ruler of the heavens and earth. We believe that God is expressed in three persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost, all equal in power and authority. ~ (Gen 1:1, John 14:16, I John 5:7 I Cor. 2:10-11 Rev.4:11)
3- We believe that Satan was once holy and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince and power of the air, and the ungodly god of this world. We hold him to be man’s great tempter and the enemy of the Triune God, the accuser of the brethren and the author of all false religions. ~ (Isa.14:12-15, Ezk.28:14-17, Mat.4:1-3, Rev.12:7-10, II Peter 2:4)
4- We believe in that the account given in the Bible (Gen.1-2) is literal, that God created the heavens and the earth and all that exist. ~ (Gen.1: 26-27, Joh 1:3, Col 1:17)
5- We believe that man was created in a state of innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are sinners, not by constraint but by choice; and therefore under the just condemnation without defense or excuse. ~ (Gen. 3:1-6; 24, Ez.18:19-20, Rom.1:18; 20, 28 3:10-19, 5; 12)
6- We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the blood of the LORD Jesus Christ. Who by appointment of the Father, freely took upon Himself our nature, yet without sin honored the divine law by His personal obedience. Christ bearing our sins in His body paid the price for sin on Calvary and faith in this truth and the receiving of Christ payment for sins is the only way of redemption. ~ (John.3:16, Rom.10:9, Eph.2:8-9 Heb.9:12-15)
7- We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead, His ascension to heaven, His intercession and His personal coming again. We believe in He will return before the seven year tribulation. ~ (John 20:27, Matt. 28:6, Acts 1:9-11, I John 2:1)
8- We believe repentance and faith are solemn obligations, and inseparable graces wrought in our souls by the quickening of the Spirit of God; thereby being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger and helplessness and the way of salvation by Christ , we turn to God unfeigned contrition, confession and supplication for mercy. At the same time we heartily receive the LORD Jesus Christ and openly confess Him as our only and all-sufficient Saviour. ~ (Psm.51:1-4,7, Isa.55:6-7,Rom.10:9-10)
9- We believe Christian baptism is the immersion in water in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. It is by the authority of the local church to show forth, in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified and risen Saviour. It is symbolic of our death to sin and the resurrection to new life. It is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation and the Lord’s Supper, in which the members of the church, by the use of unleavened bread and the unfermented fruit of the vine, are to commemorate together the sacrifice of Christ, always preceded by self-examination. ~ (Mat.16:18, 28:18-20 Acts 2:4 I Cor.11:23-34 Col. 2:12)
10- We believe the church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts and rights and the privileges invested in them by His word. The offices of the church are, pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the scriptures. We believe that the true mission of the church is found in the great commission: first to make individual disciples; second, to build up the church; third, to teach and instruct as He has commanded. We hold that the local church as the absolute right of self-government, free from the interference if any hierarchy of individuals or organizations, and the one and only leader is Christ through the direction of the Holy Spirit. We believe that it is scriptural for churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and the furtherance of the gospel, that each church is the sole and only judge of the measure and method of its cooperation. All matters of membership, discipline, policy, government, benevolence and the will of the local church is final. ~ (Mat. 16; 18, 28:18-20, I Tim 3:1-13, I Cor. 5:11-13)