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Statement of Faith

We believe there is only one true God, existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are coeternal and coequal from all eternity, each with distinct personalities but of one essence. The Bible is verbally inspired by God in its original writings, is truth without any mixture of error, and is the sole rule of faith and practice.

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God Who entered into the world through the virgin birth, living among us without sin as perfect Man and perfect God. Adam was directly created in innocence and in the image of God and was not evolved from preexisting forms of life. By voluntary transgression, he fell; and thus the whole race is now sinful by nature and practice and, therefore, under just condemnation to eternal separation from God.

Jesus Christ shed His blood on Calvary as a vicarious substitute for all sinners, was buried and rose again bodily, and ascended to the right hand of the Father, from whence He will personally return. Men are justified by grace through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ without any mixture of works. The Holy Spirit convicts the sinner; regenerates, sanctifies, and indwells the believer; and fills the believer for effective service. We believe in the priesthood of the believer and that God has made provision for each believer to be victorious by being led of the Spirit and not walking after the flesh.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the just unto the resurrection of life eternal and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation. Satan is a person, and hell is a place of eternal, conscious punishment for him, his hosts, and all unbelievers.

Christians are commanded by Scripture to abstain from all forms of compromise with unbelief. The Bible sets forth principles of Godly living, and we must learn and follow these principles to both avoid and refute the false teachings and false concepts of our day. Christians are commanded to follow Scriptural methods of discerning, exhorting, warning, and reproving those who violate or reject the principles of Scripture.

Vocation or avocation?

Western culture trains man to view his job as a vocation and his hobbies as an avocation. However, the Lord gives each Christian the vocation of making Christ known, instructing him to consider his “job” as an avocation. “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:18–20).