Doctrinal Statement

  1. Scriptures- I believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the entire Bible, both Old and New Testaments, by God. (II Timothy 3:16,17)

  2. Trinity- I believe that God is a Person, eternally existing as a Trinity, manifesting Himself in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I further believe that these three are one God, but separate in personality and work. (Genesis 1:26; I John 5:7)

  3. Jesus Christ- I believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, eternally existing yet born of a virgin. Being God, he lived a sinless life whose death on the cross was both sufficient and substitutionary for the sins of the whole world. He is both true God and true man, the Saviour of the world. (John 3:16)

  4. Creation-I believe in the creation of the universe and all things by a direct act of God, apart from any so-called evolutionary process. (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1: 16,17)

  5. Sin- I believe that man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing upon mankind both physical and spiritual death. Mankind is now totally depraved, incapable of personal salvation and good works before God and therefore in need of a Saviour. (Romans 5:12; Romans 3:23)

  6. Salvation- I believe that man is lost and must be born again by the Holy Spirit to enter Heaven. Man is justified by faith alone and is accounted righteous before God ONLY through the merit of the Lord Jesus Christ. Salvation is by grace through faith, minus nothing and plus nothing. (Ephesians 2:8,9)

  7. Church-  The Church, which is the body of Christ, His called out ones, the Spiritual Church is that spiritual organism consisting of all born again believers of all time. (Ephesians 1:22,23;5:23-33; Col 1:18). The local Church, which is a physical representation of the Spiritual church, consists of a group of believers baptized by immersion who have assembled for the purpose of edifying, equipping, exhorting, and evangelizing as commanded by Christ in his Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19, 20)

  8. Second Coming- I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming again in the air at any moment to rapture His Church and to reward its service. The unbelievers will be left behind and will go through a seven year period called Tribulation, after which Christ will return visibly to the earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of perfect government and righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers have their works judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ and will spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord. (Revelation 1:7,8)

  9. Citizenship- I believe in the loyalty to country and government and the separation of church and state. (Luke 20:25)