What We Believe

The following paragraphs simply  summarize what we believe as a servant of Jesus Christ.  We believe the Bible and teach it to be perfectly true.  Every belief and teaching of our ministry flows from God's Word.
 
THE SCRIPTURES: We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.  For reasons of unity within the church and because of it's textual reliability, we choose to use the King James Version of the Bible. 2Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21
 
OUR SOVEREIGN GOD: God is a Person, eternally existing, as a Trinity in unity~Father, Son, and Holy Spirit~three Persons and yet one God.  Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 8:6
 
THE SON, JESUS CHRIST: Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God, Who became a sinless man to redeem us.  He was born of a virgin and is true God and true man.  Luke 1:30-55, John 1:1-15, Philippians 2:5-8
 
OUR SERVICE TO GOD AND THE LOCAL CHURCH: The local church is a group of believers baptized by water;banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission: preaching the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15, 1 Corinthians 12:12, Ephesians 1:22-23
 

MAN'S SIN: Man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death, but also spiritual death or eternal separation from God.  Now all of mankind exists as a fallen race with an inherited sinful nature. Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:16-19, Romans 3:10-23, Romans 6:23
 
THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST: The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary payment for the sins of the whole world.  He physically arose from the dead and then ascended into Heaven.  Simple faith in this sacrifice is the only way of salvation for mankind.  Luke 24, Acts 1:9-11, Romans 5:8-10, 1Peter 3:18
 
THE END OF TIME AND THE ETERNAL STATE: Jesus Christ, Himself, will soon come again in air to catch up His Church to reward it's service.  The unbelievers left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which Christ will return to the earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord.  Matthew 24:29-42, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, Revelation 19:11 and 20:13