Declaration of Faith

  • The result of the heart acceptance of Jesus Christ is justification, whereby pardon is secured and we are brought into a state of peace and favor with God. Ephesians 2:7; Romans 4:4, 5; 5:1.
  • The human means by which this result is secured is repentance and faith whereby we turn unto God in sincere contrition and accept Jesus Christ as an all-sufficient Savior. Acts 2:38; Ephesians 2:8; Hebrews 7:25.
  • The Church Spiritual includes the whole company of believers of whatever name, age, or country and is known only to the eye of God.  The Church Formal is a company of believers baptized in the name of the Triune God and observing the forms, ordinances, and principles laid down in the New Testament. Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 1:22, 23; 2:19-21; 5:27; I Corinthians 1:2; 11:2; 12:27, 28; Romans 6:17; II Timothy 1:13.
  • Civil government is of divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society, and magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the will of Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Romans 13:1-7; Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:29; 4:18-20.
  • There will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust – the just for blessedness and reward, the unjust for judgment and eternal doom. Daniel 12:2; John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Luke 20:35-38; I Corinthians 15:22-24, 42-58; Matthew 25:31-46; II Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20.