What We Believe

  1. We believe the whole Bible from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, as the verbally inspired and infallible Word of God. – II Timothy 3:16
  2. We believe Jesus Christ was born of Mary the Virgin, and is the Son of God, and God the Son. – Matthew 1:23
  3. We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, the Just for the unjust that He might bring us to God. – I Peter 3:18
  4. We believe that He rose from the grave the third day according to the Scriptures. – Matthew 28:6
  5. We believe that He, only is the great High Priest and we need not the intercession of any man, but that Christ ever liveth to make intercession for us. Hebrews 7:24-25
  6. We believe that Christ will come again in Person, bodily, visibly, to establish His Kingdom on the earth. – Acts 1:9-11
  7. We believe that in order to be saved, the soul must be born again – “Ye Must Be Born Again.” John 3:3-17
  8. We believe that every truly born again soul should declare his faith by the act of baptism (immersion in water) setting forth the Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection. – Romans 6:4-10
  9. We believe that the church is a body of baptized believers whose main objective is to evangelize the lost and educate the saved. -Acts 5:42

What we Believe about the Scriptures

  1. That the Holy Bible as written was verbally inspired. II Timothy 3:16
  2. That the Holy Bible is the product of Spirit controlled men. II Peter 1:19-21
  3. That the Holy Bible has truth without any admixture of error for its matter. Psalm 119:89; John 17:17; I Peter 1:23,25; John 10:34-35
  4. That the Holy Bible is the true center of Christian union. Psalm 119:93; 105,130; II Timothy 3:15,16,17; I Cor. 15:3-4 ; I Peter 1:22-23
  5. That the one great theme of the Holy Bible is Christ. Genesis 3:15 ; John 6:39; Revelation 22:20 ; cf. 18-19
  6. That the Holy Bible ought to be loved, read, and studied by everyone. Psalm 1:2 ; 119:93, 103, 104, 105, 111, 127, 129, 130 ; John 6:39; John 20:30-31 ; I Thessalonians 4:18; II Timothy 2:15 ; 3:15-17
  7. That the Holy Bible ought to be our only infallible rule of faith and conduct . John 6:39 ; II Timothy 3:15-17 ; Colossians 3:16
  8. That the Holy Bible ought to have the central place in the life of every church and in every pulpit. Matthew 28:19-20 ; Acts 2:42 ; II Timothy 4:1-2

What we believe about the True God

  1. That there is one and only one living and true God. I Corinthians 8:6 ; Exodus 20:2-3
  2. That God is a infinite and intelligent Spirit. John 4:24
  3. That God is the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth. Revelation 4:11; I Corinthians 8:6
  4. That God is inexpressibly glorious in holiness. Isaiah 6:3
  5. That God is worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love. Revelation 4:11
  6. That in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. I John 5:7 ; Matthew 28:19-20
  7. That the three persons of the Godhead are equal in every divine perfection. John 10:30; II Corinthians 13:14
  8. That the three persons of the Godhead execute distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. I Corinthians 15:3-4 ;John 3:16, 5,7

What We Believe About the Lord Jesus Christ

  1. That Jesus Christ is the Son of God. John 3:16; 20:31; 6:69; Hebrew 1:2
  2. That Jesus Christ is equal with God. John 10:30; 1:1-2; cf 1:14
  3. That Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things. John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:2
  4. That Jesus Christ is the sustainer of all things. Hebrews 1:3
  5. That Jesus Christ was born apart from sin and lived his earthly life without sin. II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:22; I John 3:5T
  6. That Jesus Christ was miraculously born of a virgin. Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-35
  7. That Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. John 1:29; I Timothy 1:15T
  8. That Jesus Christ died for our sins. I Corinthians 15:3; Matthew 26:28
  9. That Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. I Timothy 2:5
  10. That Jesus Christ is the only means of personal salvation. John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Colossians 1:14; Acts 10:43
  11. That Jesus Christ arose in bodily form from the grave in accord with the words of scripture. John 2:19; I Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:3
  12. That Jesus Christ ascended into heaven. Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9; cf 1:11
  13. That Jesus Christ is presently seated at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19; Hebrews 1:3
  14. That Jesus Christ is coming in the air for his believers and will take them to heaven. I Thessalonians 4:13-18
  15. That Jesus Christ is coming back to the earth. Acts 1:10-11; Revelation 1:7
  16. That Jesus Christ will reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lord during the 1000 year period of his Messianic Kingdom. Revelations 19:16; cf. I Timothy 6:15
  17. That Jesus Christ will judge the unbelievers at the Great White Throne of God. John 5:22,26-27; cf. Revelation 20:11-15

What We Believe About the Holy Spirit

  1. That the Holy Spirit is a divine person. John 14:26; 14:16-17; Hebrews 9:14
  2. That the Holy Spirit is equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature. Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14
  3. That the Holy Spirit was active in Creation. Genesis 1:1-3
  4. That the Holy Spirit restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled. II Thessalonians 2:7
  5. That the Holy Spirit convicts the unbelievers of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. John 16:8-11
  6. That the Holy Spirit bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony. John 15:26-27
  7. That the Holy Spirit is the agent in the New Birth. John 3:5-6
  8. That the Holy Spirit seals ( Ephesians 1:13-14), baptizes ( Mark 1:8; Acts 11:)endues ( Luke 24:49), guides (John 16:13), teaches (John 14:26; Romans 8:14), witnesses(Romans 8:16), sanctifies ( II Thessalonians 2:13), and helps the believer ( Romans 8:26-27).

What We Believe About the Devil or Satan

  1. That Satan is a distinct personality. Matthew 4:1-3; Mark 1:13
  2. That Satan was created by God. Colossians 1:16; I Timothy 6:16; Psalm 148:2,5; Ezekiel 28:15
  3. That Satan, in his original state, was holy or perfect. Ezekiel 28:15
  4. That Satan by an act of sin, fell from his original state. Isaiah 14:13-14; Ezekiel 28:15-16
  5. That Satan, because of his fall, is the unholy god of this age. II Corinthians 4:4
  6. That Satan is the author of all the powers of darkness. Ephesians 2:2
  7. That Satan is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice. Revelation 20:10
  8. That Satan will be cast into the place of eternal retribution known in the Scriptures as the lake of fire. Revelation 20:10

What We Believe About the Creation

  1. That the Genesis account of creation is correct and we accept it. Colossians 1:16-17
  2. That Genesis 1:1 declares God’s immediate creation , that is, that free act of God whereby He brought into being, immediately and instantaneously, the whole visible and invisible universe.
  3. That the work of God as described in Genesis 1:1 was perfect and complete. Isaiah 45:18
  4. That Genesis 1:2 declares the condition of the earth as a result of a catastrophe that befell the original creation– God’s judgment against angelic sin. Isaiah 14:13-14; Ezekiel 28:15-16
  5. That Genesis 1:3-2:25 declares God’s mediate creation, that is, those acts of God whereby He restored the earth to order and placed life upon it after the catastrophe.
  6. That the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit each had an equal part in the work of creation. cf. Genesis 1:1 – God is plural; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17; Genesis 1:2
  7. That man came by direct creation of God. Isaiah 43:1,7; Genesis 1:26-27
  8. That the evolutionary theory of creation does not harmonize with the Scriptures, therefore, we do not accept the theory. Isaiah 43:1,7; Genesis 1:26-27; John 1:3,10; Colossians 1:16-17

What We Believe About the Fall of Man

  1. That man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker. Genesis 3:1-6; cf. 2:16-17
  2. That man by a voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state. Romans 5:12
  3. That in consequence of Adam’s fall all mankind are now sinners. Romans 3:9; 5:12,19
  4. That all mankind are now sinners by constraint and by choice. Romans 3:10-19
  5. That man is under just condemnation without defense or excuse. Romans 1:18,20,32; John 3:18
  6. That man is a enmity with God. Romans 5:10
  7. That man is spiritually dead in trespasses and sins. Ephesians 2:1,3
  8. That man is wholly unrighteous. Romans 3:10
  9. That man is unable to save himself. Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:8-9

What We Believe About the Virgin Birth of Christ

  1. That Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost. Genesis 3:15 – prophecy
  2. That Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner. Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:35
  3. That Jesus Christ was born of Mary, a virgin. Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:27
  4. That Jesus Christ was born of Mary as no other man was ever born or can be born of woman. Luke 1:35
  5. That Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and God, the Son. John 1:1-2; 1:14; 10:30
  6. That Jesus Christ was born apart from any sin. II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:22
  7. That Jesus Christ was born in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:7; cf. John 1:14
  8. That Jesus Christ was born of a virgin in order that he might confirm the promises of God (Romans 15:8-9; cf. Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 9:6; 7:14; Micah 5:2), to reveal the Father (John 1:18;14:9), to become a Faithful High Priest ( Hebrews 5:5; 2:17-18; 4:15-16), to put away sin ( Hebrews 9:26; Mark 10:45; John 3:17; I Timothy 1:15; I John 3:8; Hebrews 2:14-15; John 12:31; cf. Rev. 20:10), to give us an example of a holy life ( I John 2:6; I Peter 2:21), to make possible his second coming (Hebrews 9:28).

What We Believe About the Death of Jesus Christ

  1. That the death of Jesus Christ for our sins was prophesied in the Old Testament. Isaiah 53:4-7, 10; Genesis 3:15
  2. That the death of Jesus Christ was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinners place. I Corinthians 15:3-4; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:24; John 10:17-18; I Timothy 2:6
  3. That the death of Jesus Christ was for our offenses. II Corinthians 5:21; Romans 4:25
  4. That the death of Christ was for the sins of the whole world. John 1:29; I Timothy 2:6; Titus 2:11; II Peter 3:9; Hebrews 2:9; I John 2:2
  5. That Jesus Christ by his death made a full and vicarious sacrifice for our sins. I Corinthians 15:3-4; Philippians 2:7-8; Isaiah 53:4-7; Romans 3:25
  6. That the death of Jesus Christ for our sins satisfies the divine justice of God. Romans 3:25-26
  7. That the death of Jesus Christ met the ransom price of God for the remissions of our sins. Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45; Luke 1:68; Hebrews 9:12; I Timothy 2:6
  8. That the death of Jesus Christ enabled Him to now be enthroned in heaven and qualifies Him in every way to be a suitable, compassionate, and the all-sufficnt Saviour. Hebrews 9:25-28; I John 2:2; Hebrews 12:2

What We Believe About Eternal Salvation

  1. That the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the meditorial office of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:24; John 3:16
  2. That in order to be saved sinners must be born again. John 3:3,5,7
  3. That the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus. II Corinthians 5:17
  4. That the new birth is instantaneous and not a process. I John 5:1; John 3:6-7; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 10:9-10, 13
  5. That in the new birth the sinner is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life. II Peter 1:4; Romans 6:23
  6. That eternal life is a free gift of God unto whosoever will by faith receive Jesus Christ as personal Saviour. John 1:12; Ephesians 2:8-9
  7. That the new creation is brought about by the Holy Spirit and in a manner above our comprehension. John 3:5,8
  8. That the new birth is not brought about by culture, nor by character, not by works, nor by the will of man, nor by the keeping of the church ordinances, but wholly by our personal faith in Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12-13; Titus 3:5
  9. That the new birth secures our voluntary obedience to the Word of God. Galatians 5:22; Titus 3:5; Galatians 2:20
  10. That the proper evidence of the new birth appears in the holy fruits of repentance, faith, and newness of life. Ephesians 5:9

What We Believe About Justification

  1. That the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification. Acts 13:39
  2. That justification means to declare righteous, therefore, it is that divine act whereby God declares the believing sinner righteous. Romans 3:24-29; Isaiah 53:11
  3. That justification includes the pardon of sin, the restoration of the believer to divine favor, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness. Romans 5:9 5:1; Titus 3:7
  4. That justification is not bestowed upon the believer by works of the law nor in consideration of any righteous works which he has done. Titus 3:5-7; Romans 1:17; Habakkuk 2:4; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38; Romans 4:1-8
  5. That justification is bestowed upon the believer solely by the grace of God. Romans 3:24; Titus 3:5-7
  6. That justification is God’s free gift bestowed upon the believer solely through faith in the redemption that is in Christ. Romans 5:9; 3:26-30; 5:1

What We Believe About the Church

  1. That the local church is a congregation of born again, immersed believers associated together by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel for the purpose of Christians worship, observance of the ordinances, promotion of Christian fellowship, instruction in Christian doctrines, and the propagation of the Gospel message. Acts 2:41-42
  2. That the true mission of the local church is the edification of the body of Christ, the observance of ordinances, the instruction of Christian doctrine, and the faithful witnessing of Christ and His Gospel to all men as we have opportunity. Acts 1:8; 2:41-42; Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 4:11-12; I Thessalonians 5:11
  3. That the one and only superintendent of the local church is Christ, through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:22-23; Acts 20:28
  4. That the local church has the absolute right of self government, free from the interference of any heirarchy of individuals or organizations. Acts 1:23, 26; 15:3,3; Matthew 18:17-18; I Corinthians 5:13; II Thessalonians 3:6, 14 15; Acts 15:22
  5. That the local church should be governed by Christ’s laws, exercise the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in His Word. Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 1:22-23
  6. That the local church is sovereign in all of there own affairs. Acts 1:23,26,6:1-6; 15:2,3; Matthew 18:17-18
  7. That it is scriptural for true churches to associate with each other for fellowship and the propagation of the Gospel ministry. Romans 16:1-2; I Corinthians 16:1-2; Acts 15:2-4, 22-27, 30-33; 18:27
  8. That the officers of the local church are pastors and deacons. I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9
  9. That the qualifications, claims, duties, of these officers are those clearly defined in the Holy Scriptures. I Timothy 3:1-7; 3:8-13; Titus 1:5-9

What We Believe About Christian Baptism

  1. That Bible Baptism is a divine ordinance appointed by Christ Himself. Matthew 28:19-20
  2. That this ordinance was instituted by Christ. Matthew 3:13,16,17
  3. That baptism is a command of the Lord Jesus Christ upon every born again believer. Matthew 28:19-20
  4. That the mode of baptism is by the immersion of the believer in water. Acts 8:38-39; Matthew 3:13,16
  5. That baptism is a prerequisite to church membership. Acts 2:41
  6. That baptism is to be administered to the regenerated believer only and, therefore, is not for infants or the unsaved. Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:38; 8:36-37; 9:5-6, 18; 10:43-48; 16:30-33
  7. That baptism is a visible sign of the saving truth of the Gospel. Romans 6:3-5
  8. That baptism shows forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem of our faith unto regeneration in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour. Romans 6:3-5
  9. That baptism does not have any part in the salvation of the sinner. John 3:3, 16,18,36; Acts 16:30-31; Ephesians 2:8-9

What We Believe About the Lord’s Supper

  1. That it is a divine ordinance instituted by Christ on the eve of the last paschal supper. Luke 22:19-20; Matthew 26:26
  2. That it was instituted as a rite of perpetual and universal obligation of the  local New Testament church. Matthew 28:19-20
  3. That it is a command of God resting upon all true believers. Matthew 28:19
  4. That it is a solemn and sacred privilege of every believer. Luke 22:20; Matthew 26:28; I Corinthians 11:24,25,26
  5. That its representation is three-fold.
    • It is commemorative of the sacrificial death of Christ for the accomplishment of redemption and the forgiveness of sins. I Corinthians 11:26; Hebrews 13:26; Matthew 26:28
    • It is indicated of the believers personal appropriation of the benefits of His death by faith, and His constant dependence upon Christ for all spiritual life and nourishment. John 6:51; I Corinthians 11:26
    • It is predictive of the return of Christ and the glorious resurrection of the saints. I Corinthians 11:26; Matthew 26:29
  6. That the prerequisites to participation in the Lord’s Supper are regeneration, baptism, and an orderly Christian walk. Acts 2:41-42; 2:46; I Corinthians 11:27-29

What We Believe About the Security of the Believer

  1. That not all who profess to be saved are saved. I John 1:6; 2:4
  2. That only those who have experienced the new birth by faith in Christ are truly believers. John 3:3,5,7
  3. That true believers are born into the family of God at the time of regeneration or the new birth. John 1:12
  4. That true believers become the children of God by faith in Christ. John 1:12
  5. That true believers are eternally saved and shall never come under the divine wrath of Almighty God. Romans 8:1; John 3:14-15,16,36
  6. That true believers are kept for God’s eternal glory of Jesus Christ. John 10:27-29
  7. That true believers can fall out of fellowship with God because of sin in their lives and thus bring the chastisement of God upon them, their family, and their church. Hebrews 12:6, 7, 8; I Corinthians 11:30-32
  8. That true believers should walk worthy of their heavenly calling. Ephesians 4:1; I John 1:6; 2:3,4,5:-6,29; 3:9,24; 5:4

What We Believe About the Righteous

  1. That the righteous are those only who have on Jesus Christ by faith unto salvation. John 3:18; Romans 3:22
  2. That the righteous have a physical nature and a divine nature. John 3:6; II Peter 1:4
  3. That the righteous receive their divine nature at the time of the new birth or regeneration. John 3:3,5,6,7; I Peter 1:1; Romans 3:22; II Corinthians 5:17
  4. That the righteous are declared to be righteous by a divine act of God upon faith in Christ. Romans 5:1,3:28
  5. That the righteous are children of God and member of His heavenly family. John 1:12; I John 5:1
  6. That the righteous will never come under the condemnation of God’s divine wrath. Romans 8:1; John 3:18,36
  7. That the righteous will never be judged for their sins. Romans 5:9
  8. That the righteous will live forever with Jesus Christ in a conscious state of righteous. I Thessalonians 4:16-17; John 14:1-3
  9. That the righteous will never see spiritual death nor separation from God. Ephesians 2:1; John 11:25-26; John 10:27-29
  10. That the souls and spirits of the righteous go immediately to heaven at the time of physical death. Philippians 1:21,23; II Corinthians 5:6,8

What We Believe About the Unrighteous

  1. That everyone is born in unrighteousness. Romans 3:23; 5:12
  2. That the UNRIGHTEOUS are dead in trespasses and sin. Ephesians 2:1
  3. That the UNRIGHTEOUS are separated from spiritual fellowship with God. Ephesians 2:12; John 3:18
  4. That the unrighteous walk “according to the course of this world” and “according to the prince of the power of the air.” Ephesians 2:2
  5. That the unrighteous are under the just condemnation of God. John 3:18
  6. That the unrighteous are abiding under the wrath of God. John 3:36
  7. That Jesus Christ died for the unrighteous. Romans 5:6,8,9
  8. That the unrighteous can be saved by faith in Christ. John 3:15; Romans 3:22
  9. That all who do not receive a Christ as personal Saviour remain unrighteous. John 3:3,5,7; 14:6; 11:25-26
  10. That there will be a resurrection unto damnation of the unrighteous. John 5:28-29
  11. That the unrighteous will be judged by Jesus Christ at the Great White Throne Judgment. Rev. 20:11-15; John 5:22
  12. That the unrighteous will be cast into the place of eternal retribution. Rev. 20:15
  13. That those who remain unrighteous will be forever under the wrath of God. John 3:36; Revelation 20:15

What We Believe About the Resurrection

  1. That the Bible accounts concerning the resurrection of Christ are true. Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-14; Luke 24:1-31; John 20:1-25
  2. That the resurrection of Christ was a visible resurrection. Acts 1:1-8
  3. That the resurrection of Christ was a bodily resurrection. Matthew 28:1-20; I Corinthians 15:4
  4. That the Bible teaches the bodily resurrection of the righteous. I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:51-57
  5. That the Bible teaches the bodily resurrection of the unrighteous. John 5:29; Revelation 20:11-14
  6. That the resurrection of the righteous and the wicked will be separated by at least a one thousand year period. Revelation 20:11-15; cf 5:10
  7. That the righteous will be resurrected at the coming of Christ. I Thessalonians 4:13-18
  8. That the unrighteous will be resurrected for judgment. Revelation 20:11-15
  9. That the righteous will be resurrected for heaven. Philippians 3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:13-18

What We Believe About The Ascension

  1. That the ascension of Christ is predicted in John 6:62; 13:1; 14:2-3; 14:25-26; 16:10,16,28; 20:17
  2. That the ascension of Christ is taught in Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-12; Hebrews 12:2; Ephesians 4:8-10; I Timothy 3:16.
  3. That Jesus Christ ascended into heaven. Luke 24:51
  4. That Jesus Christ ascended into the presence of God. Mark 16:19
  5. That the ascension of Jesus Christ was unto His Father and unto our Father. John 20:17
  6. That Jesus Christ ascended into heaven in bodily form. Revelation 3:21; Acts 1:9-10; 7:55-56
  7. That Jesus Christ ascended into heaven from the mount of Olivet. Acts 1:12
  8. That Jesus Christ ascended up into heaven in the presence of his disciples. Acts 1:9,10

What We Believe About The Rapture of the Church

  1. That Jesus Christ will return in bodily form for his believers. I John 3:2
  2. That Jesus Christ Himself will come in the air but not to the earth to receive his believing saints. I Thessalonians 4:16-17
  3. That the rapture of the church will take place before the Great Tribulation. Romans 8:1; Revelation 1:19,2-3,4:1
  4. That the rapture of the church is imminent. Titus 2:13; Philippians 3:20
  5. That the rapture of the church is the blessed hope of the saints. Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 14:1-3
  6. That Jesus Christ will come with a shout, with the voice of the ark angel, and with the trump of God. I Thessalonians 4:16 ; I Corinthians 15:52
  7. That Jesus Christ will resurrect the righteous dead first. I Thessalonians 4:16b
  8. That Jesus Christ will then change the bodies of his living believers. I Corinthians 15:51-54; Philippians 3:21
  9. That Jesus Christ will translate the resurrected saints and living saints to heaven. I Thessalonians 4:17; I Corinthians 15:52
  10. That all the dead in Christ from Adam to Christ’s coming will be included. I Thessalonians 4:14; cf. 15:16
  11. That the Old Testament saints will be a separate group from the church. Acts 2:1-47

What We Believe About the Tribulation

  1. That the Old Testament prophets speak of it as “That Day ,” and the “Latter Days” and the Prophet Joel calls it the ” Day of the Lord.” Joel 1:15; 2:1; 3:14
  2. That the tribulation period will be the fulfillment of Daniel’s seventieth week. Daniel 9:24
  3. That the tribulation period will be seven years in length. Daniel 9:27; cf. 9:24
  4. That the tribulation period will begin after the church age. Romans 8:1; Revelation 1:9
  5. That the tribulation period will be divided into two periods of three and one-half years each. Daniel 12:7; Revelation 12:6
  6. That the tribulation period will be the purpose of bringing Israel to repentance. Deuteronomy 28:58-68; cf. 28:1-57; 30:1-20 Jeremiah 31:33-34; Ezekiel 20:34-38; 22:19-22; cf. Malachi 3:1-3; Zechariah 13:9; Daniel 12:1
  7. That Revelation 6:1 through 18:24, 19:11-21 and Matthew 24:9-31 describes many of the events that will transpire upon the earth during the tribulation period.
  8. That the second coming of Christ to the earth at the Battle of Armageddon will close the tribulation period. Revelation 19:11-21

What We Believe About The Second Coming of Christ

  1. That the second coming of Christ to the earth will be in bodily form in fulfillment of Acts 1:11.
  2. That the second coming of Christ to the earth is described in Revelation 19:11-16.
  3. That the second coming of Christ to the earth will be a manifestation of His power and glory. Revelation 19:11-12
  4. That the second coming of Christ to earth will be in judgment. II Thessalonians 1:7-10
  5. That the second coming of Christ to the earth will bring on the battle of Armageddon. Revelation 19:17-21
  6. That the second coming of Christ to the earth will bring an end to Gentile dominion. Daniel 2:34-35; cf. 44-45; Luke 21:24; Daniel 7:13
  7. That the second coming of Christ to the earth will bring forth the binding of Satan for the period of 1000 years. Revelation 20:1-3
  8. That the second coming of Christ will usher in the Messianic Reign of Christ on earth for the 1000 year period. Daniel 7:14; Revelation 20:4
  9. That the second coming of Christ to the earth will accomplish divinely the regathering of Israel, the final possession of the land, and the obedience and blessing they are yet to experience. Deuteronomy 30:1-8

What We Believe About The Messianic Kingdom of Christ

  1. That the Messianic Kingdom of Christ is still future. Isaiah 24:23; Joel 2:30-31; cf. 28-29; 3:9-15
  2. That the Messianic Kingdom of Christ will follow the tribulation period. Amos 9:9-10; Malachi 3:1-6; Ezekeil 20:33-38
  3. That the Messianic Kingdom of Christ will be ushered in when Christ comes to the earth. Revelation 19:11-17; Daniel 2:34; cf. 44; Malachi 3:1
  4. That the Messianic Kingdom of Christ will be a literal kingdom. Isaiah 33:17; Obadiah 20-21; Daniel 2:31-35
  5. That the Messianic kingdom of Christ will be Christ ruling over the nations in absolute righteousness and justice. Isaiah 9:6-7; 33:20-22; 11:4
  6. That the Messianic Kingdom of Christ will be an earthly rule of Christ over the nations of the earth. Daniel 7:14; Zechariah 14:9; Psalm 72:8-11; Isaiah 9:7
  7. That the Messianic Kingdom of Christ will be the glory of Israel. Isaiah 60:10-11; cf. 12
  8. That the Messianic Kingdom of Christ will be centered in Jerusalem as its capitol. Isaiah 2:2-3; 24:23
  9. That the Messianic Kingdom of Christ will be an everlasting kingdom. Daniel 7:13-14, 2:44

What We Believe About the Great White Throne Judgement

  1. That the eternal judgment of the wicked was predicted by Christ. John 5:29
  2. That the eternal judgment will be for only for the lost. Revelation 20:15; cf.John 3:16,18,36; Romans 6:23
  3. That the eternal judgment will include all the unsaved from Adam to this time. Revelation 20:13; cf. John 5:29
  4. That the eternal judgment will be for all who refuse to accept Jesus Christ as Saviour. John 3:18,36; Revelation 20:12; Acts 16:31
  5. That the eternal judgment will be conducted by Jesus Christ Himself. John 5:22, 27; Revelation 20:11
  6. That the eternal judgment will be after the kingdom reign of our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 20:5
  7. That the eternal judgment will be at the time of the second resurrection. John 5:29; Revelation 20:5
  8. That the eternal judgment will result in the everlasting punishment of the lost. Revelation 20:14-15
  9. That the eternal judgment will be according to every man’s works. Revelation 20:12
  10. That the eternal judgment will be held in space. Revelation 20:11

What We Believe About Heaven

  1. That the word “heaven” is a term which in general denotes the abode of the Godhead-Father (Luke 11:13; Matthew 3:17;6:9), Son (Mark 16:19; Revelation 19:11; Acts 1:11; 7:56; Ephesians 4:10; I Thessalonians 4:16), Holy Spirit (Matthew 16:27, II Thessalonians 1:7); and the redeemed who are and ever will be with the Lord (Hebrews 3:1; Ephesians 1:3; 2:6; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; cf. John 3:3,5)
  2. That there are three experienced witness of heaven: Christ ( John 6:32-38), Paul(Acts 14:19-22; II Corinthians 12:1-9), John (Revelation 4:1; cf. 1:11,18 21:1, cf. 21:5).
  3. That heaven is a definite place. John 14:1-3; I Peter 3:22; Acts 1:11; Mark 16:19
  4. That heaven is described as a place of beauty (Revelation 21:1-22:7). a place for inhabitants (Hebrews 12:22-24), a place of life ( I Timothy 4:8; Revelation 19:1;I John 3:2), a place of holiness (Revelation 21:27), a place of service ( Revelation 19:1-3), a place of fellowship ( II Timothy 4:8), a place of glory ( II Corinthians 4:17; Romans 21:4-5; Colossians 3:4), and a place of rest (Rev 14:13).
  5. That the present standing of all born again believers in Christ makes them fit, suitable or qualified for heaven. Colossians 1:2
  6. That the only gateway to heaven is Christ. John 14:6; Colossians 1:12-13; John 3:3,5,7; 14:1-3; 5:39-40; 6:35,44,47,50-51,53-54

What We Believe About Eternal Retribution

  1. That there is a specific place of eternal retribution. Luke 16:23-24; cf. 16:19-31; Revelation 20:14-15, 19:20; 20:10
  2. That the place of eternal retribution is sometimes referred to in Scripture as “hell” and sometimes as the “lake of fire.” Psalm 9:17; Luke 16:23-24; Revelation 20:14-15
  3. That the inhabitants of the lake of fire will be Satan, fallen angels, False Prophets, Beast, and unrepenting people of the human race. Revelation 20:10; Isaiah 14:9,15,; II Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 19:20; 20:10; 20:14-15; Luke 16:23-24
  4. That the place of eternal retribution is described in the Scriptures as “a place of torment ” (Luke 16:23), as a place of unspeakable misery (Matthew 8:12), as a place of everlasting torment (Revelation 14:11), as a place of darkness ( Jude 13; Matthew 8:12), as a place of unsuppressed punishment ( Luke 3:17), as a place of severe retribution (Matthew 13:42). Note: Nearly all these expressions fell from the lips of Christ.
  5. That the only means of avoiding eternal retribution in the “lake of fire” is by a personal faith in Jesus Christ. John 3:16,18,36; Romans 8:1; Acts 16:30-31 II Corinthians 6:2
  6. That the duration of eternal retribution will be for ever and for ever. Luke 16:26; Mark 9:48; Revelation 14:10,11; 20:10

What We Believe About Civil Government

  1. That our first obligation is to God and then to our government. Matthew 10:28; 23:10
  2. That civil government is of divine appointment. Romans 13:1
  3. That it is for the best interest and good order of human society. Romans 13:3-4
  4. That magistrates are to be conscientiously honored. I Peter 2:17
  5. That magistrates are to be obeyed. Titus 3:1; I Peter 2:13-14
  6. That we must pay tribute to whom tribute is due. Romans 13:6-7
  7. That magistrates are to be honored and obeyed always except only in things opposed to the will of the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 4:19-20; Daniel 3:15-18
  8. That all Christians people should pray regularly for all those in places of authority. I Timothy 2:2