The Gospel

God made it very clear in His Word, the Bible, that we can know for certain that when we meet death, we will live in the presence of God in Heaven.

Jesus teaches us in His Word, “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” (John 14:6).

Furthermore, “For by grace [undeserved favor] are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). When we die, we will enter Heaven only because of what Christ has accomplished for us.

In His death on the cross, Jesus actually carried on Himself the penalty for our sins. He took our penalty because He loves us and wants us to receive total forgiveness and eternal life.

The gospel’s message of hope is that you can receive Christ today and be certain of your eternal destiny. This is done by:

  • Admitting that you are separated from the love of a holy God by sin: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
  • Believing that Jesus Christ died for your sins: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
  • Receiving Him into your life and trusting Him as your Savior. “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12).


The Holy Scriptures - We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16-172 Peter 1:20-21Matthew 5:18John 16:12-13).

The Godhead - We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:42 Corinthians 13:14). 

The Person and Work of Christ

a. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that he might reveal God and redeem sinful men (John 1:1-2,14Luke 1:35).

b. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for all mankind as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that the sufficiency of this atoning sacrifice to accomplish the redemption and justification of all who trust in him is assured by his literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24-25Romans 4:25Ephesians 1:71 Timothy 4:10Hebrews 2:91 Peter 1:3-51 Peter 2:24 and 2 Peter 2:1). 

c. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our high priest, he fulfills the ministry of representative, intercessor, and advocate (Acts 1:9-10;Hebrews 9:24Hebrews 7:25Romans 8:341 John 2:1-2). 

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit 

a. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and, that he is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-112 Corinthians 3:61 Corinthians 12:12-14Romans 8:9Ephesians 1:13-14). 

b. We believe that he is the divine teacher who guides believers into all truth; and, that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit (John 16:131 John 2:2027Ephesians 5:18). 

The Total Depravity of Man - We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27Romans 3:22-23Romans 5:12Ephesians 2:1-3,12). 

Salvation - We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 2:8-10;John 1:12Ephesians 1:71 Peter 1:18-19). 

The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers 

a. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40John 10:27-30Romans 8:1,38-391 Corinthians 1:4-81 Peter 1:5). 

b. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's Word; which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh (Romans 13:13-14Galatians 5:13Titus 2:11-15). 

The Two Natures of the Believer - We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nature over the old nature (e.g. "the flesh") through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit (Romans 6:13Romans 8:12-13Galatians 5:16-25Ephesians 4:22-24Colossians 3:101 Peter 1:14-161 John 3:5-9).

Separation - We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and, that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God (2Timothy 3:1-5Romans 12:1-2Romans 14:13; 1 John 2:15-172 John 1:9-112 Corinthians 6:14-7:1). 

Missions - We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truths of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the gospel to all mankind (Mark 16:15Acts 1:82 Corinthians 5:19-20). 

The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts 

a. We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all his gifts; and, that the gifts of evangelists, pastors, and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today; and, that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established (1 Corinthians 12:4-112 Corinthians 12:12Ephesians 4:7-12). 

b. We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accord with his own will, for the sick and afflicted (John 15:71 John 5:14-15). 

The Church 

a. We believe that the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age (Ephesians 1:22-23Ephesians 5:25-271 Corinthians 12:12-142 Corinthians 11:2). 

b. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27Acts 20:1728-321 Timothy 3:1-13Titus 1:5-11). 

c. We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control (Acts 13:1-4Acts 15:19-31Acts 20:28Romans 16:1,41 Corinthians 3:9,161 Corinthians 5:4-7,131 Peter 5:1-4). 

d. We believe in the ordinances of believer's water baptism and the Lord's supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church age (Matthew 28:19-20Acts 2:41-42Acts 18:81 Corinthians 11:23-26). 

Dispensationalism - We believe that the Scriptures interpreted in their natural, literal sense reveal divinely determined dispensations or rules of life which define man's responsibilities in successive ages. These dispensations are not ways of salvation, but rather divinely ordered stewardships by which God directs man according to his purpose. Three of these - the age of law, the age of the Church, and the age of the millennial kingdom - are the subjects of detailed revelation in Scripture (John 1:171 Corinthians 9:172 Corinthians 3:9-18Galatians 3:13-25Ephesians 1:10Ephesians 3:2-10Colossians 1:24-25Hebrews 7:19Revelation 20:2-6). 

The Personality of Satan - We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and, that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire (Job 1:6-7Isaiah 14:12-17Matthew 4:2-11Matthew 25:41Revelation 20:10). 

The Second Advent of Christ - We believe in that "Blessed Hope," the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation and pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for his redeemed ones; and in his subsequent return to earth, with his saints, to establish his millennial kingdom (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18;Zechariah 14:4-11Revelation 19:11-161 Thessalonians 1:101 Thessalonians 5:9Revelation 3:10). 

The Eternal State 

a. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46John 5:28-29John 11:25-26Revelation 20:5-6,12-13). 

b. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; Revelation+20:4-6; 2 Corinthians 5:8Philippians 1:23Philippians 3:211 Thessalonians 4:16-17). 

c. We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment (Luke 16:19-26Matthew 25:41-462 Thessalonians 1:7-9Jude 1:6-7Mark 9:43-48Revelation 20:11-15)


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