A Declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us
- God is a God in three persons; God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Holy Spirit.
(Gen. 1:26; John 1:1, John 1:14; Deut. 6:4,5; Matt. 3:16,17)
- The Bible is the verbal and plenary inspired word of God.
(2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Tim. 3:16)
- The biblical account of creation. We believe God created the heavens and the earth in six,
twenty four hour days.
(Gen. 1:1, 2)
- That Satan is a real personality and the adversary of every believer.
(1 Peter 5:8; Rev. 12:17; Eph. 6:11)
- The "Doctrines of Grace"
- The total depravity of man
(Rom. 3:9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20; Eph. 2:1,2,3)
- Unconditional election
- Limited atonement
(Matt. 20:28; Matt. 26:28; Heb. 9:28)
- Irresistible grace
(John 6:37, 40; Rom. 8:29, 30)
- Perseverance of the Saints
(1 John 5:4;John 10:28)
- The deity and virgin birth of Jesus Christ.
(Isa.7:14; Matt. 1:23)
- The atonement comes only by the blood of Jesus Christ.
(Col. 1:14; Heb. 9:12,13,14,15; Isa. 53:7)
- The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ and his ascension back to Heaven.
(Matt.28:9; Luke 24:36,53; Acts 1:3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)
- The personal work of the Holy Spirit. That he convicts
and quickens the sinner. That he indwells every believer
and is the guarantee of his future inheritance.
(John 14:6, 26; John 16:7,8; Eph. 1:13, 14)
- That justification is by Grace through Faith without any types of work.
(Rom. 5:1; Acts 13:39; Rom.4:4,5)
- That once justified God's children should live soberly, righteously,
and Godly in this present world out of love for their God.
(Titus 2:12; John 14:15, 21, 23)
- That justification is the act in which God declares a sinner righteous and involves
God imputing Christ's righteousness to the sinner and imputing the
sinner's sin to Christ.
(Rom. 4:6; 2 Cor. 5:21)
- That the church is a local assembly made up of baptized
believers established by Christ in his earthly ministry.
(Matt. 16:18; Acts 2:41, 47)
- That the kingdom of God consists of all those that have
trusted Jesus Christ as their Saviour and that once one becomes a member of the
kingdom they should seek out and become a member of a New Testament church.
(Matt. 6:33; 1 Cor. 12:18; 1 Tim. 3:15)
- A New Testament church is one that preaches salvation by
Grace through Faith in the Blood of Jesus Christ. Any assembly that
teaches salvation by man's works or that
salvation can be lost is not a New Testament Church, and therefore all who
come from these assemblies for membership
must make sure their salvation and be rebaptized.
(Eph. 2:8,9; 2 Peter 1:10; Matt. 21:25; Acts 19:1,2,3,4,5,6,7)
- That the Gospel is God's message of salvation and is
defined in 1 Cor. 15:1,2,3,4 as Christ dying for our sins and
rising again the 3rd day, and by receiving this message one is saved completely.
- That baptism is by immersion in water and is to be administered to
believers only under the authority of the
New Testament Church.
(John 3:23; Acts 8:36,37,38; Matt. 28:19,20)
- The Lord's supper as a church ordinance is a picture of the
death of Christ and is to be administered to church members only.
(1 Cor. 5:11; Acts 2:41, 42; Matt 26:26,27,28,29,30)
- The elements of the Lords supper are unleavened bread and
unfermented fruit of the vine.
- World wide missions in accordance with the Great
Commission which Christ gave to his church.
(Matt. 28:19,20; Rom. 10:14, 15)
- The pretribulation, premillennial return of our Lord
Jesus Christ for his people.
(1 Thess 1:10; 1 Thess 4:16, 17; Rev. 7:3)
- That there will be a resurrection of both the just and
the unjust. That the resurrection of the just will happen
at the rapture and the resurrection of the unjust will
happen at the end of the millennium where they will be
judged at the great white throne of judgement.
(Acts 24:15; 1 Thess 4:16; Rev. 20:12,13,14,15)