STATEMENT OF FAITH

1. We believe that the Holy Bible was written by people who were divinely inspired and is a treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its Author, salvation for its end, and truth for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)
2. We believe the Scriptures teach that there is one and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, Maker and Supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (I Corinthians 8:6)
3. We believe the Scriptures teach that humankind was created in holiness, but by voluntary transgressions mankind fell from that holy and happy state: in consequence of which all human beings are now sinners being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil. But by the redemptive work of Christ may be restored to his holy estate through salvation by grace. (Romans 3: 23-24, Romans 5:12) 
4. We believe the Scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace: through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by His death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead and is in every way qualified to be a suitable, compassionate, all sufficient Savior. (Ephesians 2:8; Romans 3:24)
5. We believe the Scriptures teach that the great Gospel blessing, which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is justification; that includes the pardon of sin, and the promise of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood; by virtue of which faith His perfect righteousness is freely given to us of God; that it brings us into a state of peace and favor with God and secures every blessing needful for time and eternity. (Romans 5:1, Galatians 2:16)
6. We believe the Scriptures teach that salvation is made free to all by the Gospel; that it is the needful duty of all to accept it by penitent and obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth except his or her own voluntary rejection of the Gospel. (Acts 2:21; Romans 5:15-19; 10:9-10, 13)
7. We believe the Scriptures teach that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated, or born again; that regeneration consists in confession with the mouth and belief in the heart that God has raised Jesus Christ from the dead so as to secure our salvation according to the Gospel. (Romans 10:9, John 3:16)
8. We believe the Scriptures teach that Sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of His holiness, that it is a progressive work; that it is begun in regeneration; and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, in the continual use of the appointed means especially the Word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness and prayer. (II Thessalonians 2:13)
9. We believe the Scriptures teach that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word. (I Corinthians 12:5, 12, 28; Ephesians 4:4-12)
10. We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer, in the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost is sufficient to show our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, illustrating our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3-4)
11. We believe the Scriptures teach that the Lord’s Supper is a time in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and grape juice, are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ. (Luke 22:15-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26)
12. We believe the Scriptures teach that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day, or Christian Sabbath, and is to be kept sacred to religious purposes, by the observances of all the means of grace, both private and public. (Exodus 20:8-11; Leviticus 23:3)
13. We believe the Scriptures teach that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interest and good order of human society; and that magistrates are to be prayed for, honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ. (I Timothy 2:1-3; Acts 5:29)
14. We believe the Scriptures teach that the end of the world is approaching; and that there will be a personal, imminent, pre-tribulational, and pre-millennial second coming of Christ; first to receive His own to Himself, and later to set up His earthly kingdom and to reign over redeemed Israel and all nations; that is, to being peace and blessing to the whole world; that a solemn separation will then take place; that the wicked will be adjudged to endless punishment, and the righteous to endless joy; and that this judgment will fix forever the final state of men and women in heaven or hell. (Matthew 25:31-34, 41, 46; I Thessalonians 4: 13-17)
15. We believe God ordained marriage and the family as the foundational institution of human society, and that the only legitimate marriage is a sacred and permanent covenant relationship between a man and a woman, symbolizing the union of Christ and his church. The husband is to be the servant leader in the home and is to love his wife as Christ loves the church, and the wife is to submit herself to the Scriptural leadership of her husband as the church submits to the headship of Christ. (Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 19: 4-6; Ephesians 5:22-25)