Statement of Faith
This fellowship receives the Scriptures as the inspired Word of God and as the sole authority in matters of faith and practice. Its understanding of Christian truth as therein contained is expressed by the following declaration of faith.
- We believe that the Bible is God's Word, that it was written by men, divinely inspired, who were controlled by the Holy Spirit so that they wrote without admixture of error, and it is the supreme infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
- We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
- We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal and only Son of God conceived of the Holy Spirit, of virgin birth, sinless in His life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension and visible return to the world according to His promise.
- We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify, and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the gifts of tongues, prophecy, and knowledge mentioned in 1 Corinthians chapters 12, 13, and 14 are not in the church today according to 1 Corinthians 13:8.
- We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners but that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God's presence and those who refuse to accept Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated in eternal torment.
- We believe in the Church - a living, spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a local church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, immersed on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that to those churches were committed for perpetual observance the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper, and that God has laid upon those churches the task of proclaiming to a lost world the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and the enthroning of Him as Lord and Master. We believe that all human betterment and social improvements are an inevitable by-product of such a gospel.
- We believe that every human being is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and autonomous and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; and therefore, church and state must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from the dictation or patronage of the other.
- We also include the New Hampshire Confession of Faith with the addition of the premillennial article as an integral part of this confession.