Articles of Faith

The Scriptures: We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired; that is truth without mixture of error, and that is the standard by which all human conduct and creeds should be tried. (II Timothy 3: 15-17)

The True God: We believe that there is one, and only one True and Living God; and that in the Unity of the God-Head there are three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (John 4:24, 10:30)

The Fall of Man: We believe that man was created in Holiness, but by transgression fell from that Holy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners and are under condemnation of eternal ruin. (Genesis 1:7, Romans 5:12)

The Way of Salvation: We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of Grace through the atoning death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8, Isaiah 53:4-5, Hebrews 7:25)

Justification: We believe that through justification the perfect righteousness of God is imputed to the believers in Christ Jesus. (Acts 13:39, Romans 5:1-2)

The Freeness of Salvation: We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel, and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but his own depravity and rejection of the Gospel. (Isaiah 55:1, John 3:16)

Grace in Regeneration: We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated or born again through the work of the Holy Spirit. (John 3:3, II Corinthians 5:17)

Repentance and Faith: We believe that repentance and faith are inseparable Graces wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God, and are essential steps in salvation. (Mark 1:15, Romans 10:9)

God's Purpose and Election: We believe that Election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners; and that this is consistent with the free agency of man. (Romans 8:28-31, II Peter 1:10-11)

Sanctification: We believe that sanctification is a progressive process by which the believer is made partaker of God's Holiness, and that this process begins regeneration, and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. (I Thessalonians 4:3, Phillipians 2:12-13)

The Perseverance of Saints: We believe that only believers endure to the end, and they are kept by the power of God through faith in Jesus Christ. (Romans 8:38-39,II Timothy 1:12)

A Gospel Church: We believe that a Church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers bound together in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel; and that Jesus committed the Ministry of His Gospel to His Churches. (Acts 2:41-42, Matthew 28:20)

Baptism and the Lord's Supper: We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and on the authority of the New testament and a New Testament Church; that baptism is a prerequisite to the Lord's Supper and only such have been scripturally baptized are proper subjects for the Lord's Supper. (Acts 8:36, Matthew 28:19, I Corinthians 11:26)

The Christian Sabbath: We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord's Day, and is to be kept sacred to religious purposes. (Acts 20:7, Exodus 20:8)

The World To Come: We believe at the last day, Christ will ascend from Heaven and raise the dead, that a solemn judgment and separation will take place, and that His judgment will fix forever the final state of men in Heaven or Hell. (Acts 1:11, 24:15; Matthew 13:49, 25:31-46)

Note: These are only abstracts from the Articles of Faith. You are urged to read the articles in complete form.