Statement of Faith

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We believe in the Scriptures, both the Old and the New Testaments, to be verbally inspired by God through the Holy Spirit. They are inerrant in their original writings and providentially preserved in that inerrancy in their copying and translation. We hold to the Masoretic Hebrew Old Testament and Received Greek New Testament (Textus Receptus) preserved in English in the Authorized version, King James Bible. These Testaments are the Holy Word of God and the supreme and final authority in faith and life. We reject the misleading statement “the Bible ‘contains’ the Word of God” as Satan’s lie and attack upon the absolute authority holding us responsible for its total content. (2 Timothy 3:16-4:2)

We believe that the first man, Adam, was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred spiritual and physical death not only for himself, but for the entire race to follow; therefore, all human beings are born with a sinful (depraved) human nature, equally deserving of the penalty of death. This “death” is separation from God, not annihilation. (Genesis 1:27; 3:6-24; Romans 5:12-19)

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is equally God and Man. (Luke 2; John 1:1-26)

We believe the gospel record that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a substitutionary sacrifice, was buried, and bodily rose again the third day, and that all who believe in Him are justified with God on the merit of His blood sacrifice. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Hebrews 9:11-10:22)

We believe in the present glorified life of the Lord Jesus Christ in heaven, interceding for us as High Priest and Advocate. (Hebrews 2:9-18; 4:4-18)

We believe in what the Bible calls the blessed hope, the personal, pre- tribulation, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:13, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:9-10; 2 Thessalonians 2; Revelation 22:20)

We believe that all those who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God. (John 1:10-13, Acts 16:30-31)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust: the just to everlasting blessedness, and the unjust to everlasting punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:12-58, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 20:11-22:20)