1. LOVE  We believe that love one for another as Jesus loves the believer manifests our discipleship, proves our love for
God and symbolizes our authority as New Testament churches. Love is therefore the great commandment of the LORD
Jesus Christ upon which all others are dependent (Matt. 22:35-40; John 13:34, 35; John 15:12; 1 John 4:7-21; 1 John 5:1-3;
Rev. 2:4, 5).

2. BIBLE  We believe in the infallible, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that the Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith
and practice (Psalm 119:160; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17).

3. GOD  We believe in the personal triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in divine perfection (Matt. 28:19).

4. CREATION We believe in the Genesis account of Creation (Gen. 1; 2).

5. SATAN  We believe that Satan is a fallen angel, the archenemy of God and man, the unholy god of this world, and that
his destiny is the eternal lake of fire (Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:11-19; Matt. 25:41; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 6:10-17; Rev. 20:10).

6. INCARNATION OF JESUS  We believe in the virgin birth and sinless humanity of Jesus Christ (Matt. 1:18-20; 2 Cor.
5:21; 1 Peter 2:22).

7. JESUS IS GOD  We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 10:30; John 1:1, 14; 2 Cor. 5:19).

8. HOLY SPIRIT   We believe the Holy Spirit is the divine Administrator for Jesus Christ in His churches (Luke 24:49; John
14:16, 17; Acts 1:4, 5, 8; Acts 2:1-4).

9. SPIRITUAL GIFTS  We believe that miraculous spiritual manifestation gifts were done away when the Bible was
completed. Faith, Hope and Love are the vital abiding Spiritual Gifts (1 Cor. chapters 12-14).

10. MANKIND  We believe that Man was created in the image of God and lived in innocency until he fell by voluntary
transgression from his sinless state, the result being that all mankind are sinners (Gen. 1:26; Gen. 3:6-24; Rom. 5:12, 19).

11. JESUS' DEATH We believe that the suffering and death of Jesus Christ was substitutionary for all mankind and is
efficacious only to those who believe (Isa. 53:6; Heb. 2:9; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 2:2).

12. JESUS RESURRECTION  We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ and the bodily resurrection of
His saints (Matt. 28:1-7; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Cor. 15:42-58; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).

13. JESUS' RETURN  We believe in the premillennial, personal, bodily return of Christ as the crowning event of the Gentile
age. This event will include the resurrection of the righteous to eternal heaven, and the Millennium will be followed by the
resurrection of the unrighteous unto eternal punishment in the lake of fire and that the righteous shall enter into the heaven
age (John 14:1-6; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 2 Thess. 2:8; Rev. 19; Rev. 20:4-6; Rev. 20:11-15; Rev. 21:8).

14. SALVATION  We believe that the depraved sinner is saved wholly by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the
requisites to regeneration are repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 13:3-5; John 3:16-18; Acts
20:21; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8, 9), and that the Holy Spirit convicts sinners, regenerates, seals, secures, and indwells every
believer (John 3:6; John 16:8, 9; Rom. 8:9-11; 1 Cor. 6:19, 20; Eph. 4:30; Titus 3:5).

15. SECURITY  We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish
(John 3:36; John 5:24; John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:35-39; Heb. 10:39; 1 Peter 1:5).

DISCIPLINE  We believe that God deals with believers as His children, that He chastises the disobedient, and that He
rewards the obedient (Matt. 16:27; Matt. 25:14-23; John 1:12; Heb. 12:5-11; 2 John 8; Rev. 22:12).

17. CHURCH  We believe that Jesus Christ established His church during His ministry on earth and that it is always a local,
visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers in covenant relationship to carry out the Commission of the Lord Jesus
Christ, and each church is an independent, self-governing body, and no other ecclesiastical body may exercise authority
over it. We believe that Jesus Christ gave the Great Commission to the New Testament churches only, and that He
promised the perpetuity of His churches (Matt. 4:18-22; Matt. 16:18; Matt. 28:19, 20; Mark 1:14-20; John 1:35-51; Eph.

18. BAPTISM & LORD'S SUPPER  We believe that there are two pictorial ordinances in the Lord's churches: Baptism and
the Lord's Supper. Scriptural baptism is the immersion of penitent believers in water, administered by the authority of a New
Testament church in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Lord's Supper is a memorial ordinance, restricted to
the members of the church observing the ordinance (Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 8:12, 38; Rom. 6:4; 1 Cor. 5:11-13; 1 Cor. 11:1,
2, 17-20, 26).

19. CHURCH OFFICES  We believe that there are two divinely appointed offices in a church, pastors and deacons, to be
filled by men whose qualifications are set forth in Titus and 1 Timothy.

20. ASSOCIATION  We believe that all associations, fellowships, and committees are, and properly should be, servants of,
and under control of the churches (Matt. 20:25-28).

21. GOVERNMENT  We believe in freedom of worship without interference from the government and affirm our belief in civil
obedience, unless the laws and regulations of civil government run contrary to the Holy Scriptures (Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Peter

22. MARRIAGE We believe the Bible definition of marriage is the union between a man and a woman (Gen. 2:21-24; Matt.
19:4-6; Mark 10:6-9; 1 Cor. 7:2-4; Eph. 5:22-31).
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