"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD."
"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD."

Our Articles of Faith

1. We believe the scriptures comprising of the Old and New Testaments, are of divine authority and are to be taken as the only rule of faith and promise. Deuteronomy 4:2; Hebrews 1:1; Romans 16:4; 2 Timothy 3:16

 

2. We believe in one God who is manifested in three persons called the Godhead, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19

 

3. We believe that in the transgression of Adam he fell under the condemnation of God’s holy law and that all his posterity were corrupted in him and so are condemned in sin and have neither will nor power to deliver themselves from this state and condemnation. Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12; Romans 3:9-23; Ephesians 2:1

 

4. We believe that God chose a definite number of particular persons in Christ to salvation before the foundation of the world. This salvation is wholly of grace and is unconditional on the part of the chosen.

Ephesians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:4; Romans 9:11-16; 2 Timothy 1:9  

 

5. We believe that God has predestinated the elect unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ according to the good pleasure of his will. Ephesians 1:5; Romans 8:29; Ephesians 3:11

 

6. We believe that the Lord Jesus, who was set up from everlasting to be the Mediator between God and Men, did in the fullness of time really and truly take upon himself a human body and nature, sin excepted, and in that body he suffered, bled and died as surety for the elect. Hebrews 7:15-16; Hebrews 8:3, Galatians 4:4-5; John 17:9

 

7. We believe that Christ has obtained eternal redemption for the elect, His life, suffering blood and death constituting a complete and full atonement for their sins, and that this is the only ground of justification before God. Isiah 53:6; Hebrews 9:26; Hebrews 9:12; Ephesians 1:7

 

8. We believe that being born again is not the act of a person, nor does it result from what he may believe or do; but it is the work of God, who gives eternal life, thus quickening the sinner, which causes him to confess his sin and to feel the need of a Savior and the desire to serve him. John 3:3; John 1:13; John 5:21; John10:28; 1 Corinthians 1:30

 

9. We believe that none who are born again will fall away so as to be lost, but that they will persevere through grace to glory. John 10:28-29; John 6:39; Peter 1:5; Philippians 1:6

 

10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, both the just (elect) and the unjust (non-elect) and that the unjust shall go away into everlasting punishment but the righteous into life eternal. 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 1 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Matthew 25:34-46

Doctrines of Grace

Total Depravity

 All men are sinners by nature and are dead to spiritual things while in their natural (unregenerate) state. Psalms     51:5; Romans 3:10-23

Unconditional Election

All who are to possess spiritual life were individually chosen by God to receive such life; moreover, this choice was not based upon any merit seen or foreseen in the elected; rather, this election was motivated by the sovereign love of God. Romans 9:11; Ephesians 1:4

Limited Atonement (Particular Redemption)  

The saving benefits of Christ’s death were intended for the elect only; furthermore, His redemptive work was alone sufficient to secure their salvation. Matthew 1:21; John 6:37

Irresistible Grace

All of the elect will be quickened (made alive) by the Spirit of God at some point in their natural lives. John 6:37-40; Romans 9:11-16

Preservation of the Saints

The blood of Christ is sufficient both to procure and secure salvation of all for whom it was shed. Therefore, all of the elect will finally be saved. Romans 8:29; John 10:25-29

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