What We Believe

  1. The Bible is the perfect, complete inspired Word of God. (2 Tim 3:16)
  2. The Lord's church is made up of the saved. (Gal 3:26-27)
  3. The Church is not a denomination among the many denominations of the world today. (Matt 16:18)
  4. The doctrine of pre-millennialism which teaches that Jesus at his second coming will set a kingdom here on earth and rule from Jerusalem for a thousand years is a false doctrine.  (1 Thess 4:17)
  5. The use of mechanical instruments in worship is not authorized by the New Testament and is thus a sinful addition of unauthorized worship. (2 Tim 4:3; Col 3:16, Eph 5:19)
  6. The Holy Spirit works through God’s inspired word and not directly on the alien sinner or Christian separate and apart from the word. (Col 3:16a)
  7. God created all things in six literal days and saw that it was good and rested on the seventh day. (Gen 1:1-2:2)
  8. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, died a sacrificial death on the cross and rose from the grave on the third day. (Acts 2:14-36)
  9. The Lord’s Supper is to be observed weekly and only upon the first day of the week. (Acts 20:7)
  10. All individuals of an accountable age and sound mind must be baptized for the remission of sin in order to go to heaven. (Acts 2:37-38, Gal 3:26-27)
  11. The church must not have fellowship with any person or congregation that teaches false doctrine who will not repent. (Eph 5:11)
  12. Christians must abstain from the use of tobacco in any form. (1 Thess 5:22)
  13. Christians must abstain from the social use of alcoholic beverage in any amount. (Pro 23:29-35; 1 Thess 5:22)
  14. Christians must abstain from gambling, such as the lottery, casinos, wagering etc. (Titus 1:11b, Gal 5:16-21)
  15. Christians must abstain from lascivious forms of dancing. (Gal 5:16-21)
  16. Homosexuality is sinful and separates the individual from God. (Rom 1:24-32)
  17. Women leading prayers, singing, teaching, serving the Lord’ Supper etc. is in violation of the scripture when men are present.              (1 Tim 2:8-12)
  18. The Bible does not prohibit the church from helping non-Christian individuals in need from the Church treasury. (Gal 6:10)
  19. The Bible does not prohibit the eating of meals in the church building. (1 Cor 11:17-34, refers to those who treat the Lord's supper as a common meal, and is not condemning eating in the church building, but is referencing one's mindset when partaking of the Lord's supper.)
  20. The Bible does not prohibit the use of more than one cup in serving the fruit of the vine in the Lord’ Supper. (Mark 14:22-26; the cup is not an element of the Lord's supper, only the unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine.)
  21. The Bible teaches that marriage may only be entered into by the following three groups of people. (1) Those who have never been married. (2) One whose previous marriage(s) ended with the death of their spouse. (3) One who was divorced, due to fornication of their previous spouse. (Matt 19:3-9)