Articles of Faith

  1. We Believe… in the one true and living God – Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and that these three are one. 1 John 5:7; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19
  2. We Believe… the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired word of God and the New Testament as being the only rule of faith and practice to the gospel church. 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 3:5-6
  3. We Believe… in the fall of Adam and his posterity in and with him into condemnation by the transgression of God’s law; in the total depravity of the human race, and in the impossibility of any of them to recover themselves or gain the favor of God by their own works or by an act of their own free will. Romans 3:9-20; Romans 5:12; Psalms 51:5
  4. We Believe… in the election of a definite number of the human family to eternal salvation and that God made choice of them in Christ before the foundation of the world, not because of anything He foresaw in man but for His own good pleasure. Ephesians 1:4-5; Romans 8:30; 1 Peter 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:13
  5. We Believe… those given to Christ in covenant bonds will all be effectually called, quickened,¬†born of the Spirit of God, and justified by the righteousness of Christ. Ephesians 2:1; Galatians 2:16-21
  6. We Believe… that God predestinated a people to be conformed to the image of His Son, their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and they are the redeemed out of every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. We believe that God predestinated neither the good nor evil acts of men. We do believe we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Romans 8:30; Revelation 20:12-15; Revelation 5:9; Ephesians 2:10; 1 Peter 1:2
  7. We Believe… that the Church of Christ is a body corporate, possessing full power to govern herself; and having the exclusive right to receive and discipline her own members, knowing no rule but the Word of God, she is therefore, independent. Acts 2:41-47; Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 5:4-5; 2 Thessalonians 3:6
  8. We Believe… the ministry to be divinely called and gifted and are to devote themselves to reading, exhortation, and doctrine. We believe the Lord hath ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. Therefore, we believe in the full support of the gospel minister that he may give himself continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word. 2 Timothy 1:6-8; 1 Timothy 4:13-16; 2 Timothy 4:5; 2 Timothy 2:4; Acts 6:1-4; Matthew 10:7-10; 2 Corinthians 9:7; 1 Corinthians 9:7-14¬†
  9. We Believe… that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are gospel ordinances, and are to be continued until His Second Coming, and that true believers are the only fit subjects of baptism and that immersion is the only gospel mode, and that the example of washing the saint’s feet should be observed in the church. Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; John 13:12-15
  10. We Believe… that there will be a resurrection of the bodies both of the just and unjust, and a general judgment, and that the happiness of the righteous shall be eternal and the punishment of the wicked shall be everlasting. We further believe, as Paul declares, that these same bodies shall be, not exchanged, but changed, and given the image of our glorified Savior. Acts 24:14-15; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:12-15; Philippians 3:21; 1 John 3:2; 1 Corinthians 15:42-49