Articles of Faith

1. We believe in one true and living God, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one. (1 John 5:7, John 1:1)

2. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, King James Translation, are the word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. (2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16)

3. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world, chose a definite number of the human race in Christ Jesus to salvation and they, in particular, are redeemed. (1 Peter 1:2, Ephesians 1:4-5)

4. We believe in the doctrine of original sin that Adam’s fall in the garden plunged his entire posterity into death in trespasses and sins and that man cannot, of his own free will and ability, recover himself from the fallen state that he is in by nature. (Romans 5:12, Genesis 2:17, Romans 4:16, John 6:44)

5. We believe that sinners are justified only through the merits and power of the obedience, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus imputed to them. (Acts 20:28, Revelation 5:9, Romans 4:11)

6. We believe that God’s elect shall be called, regenerated, justified, and glorified by the Holy Spirit and that the saints will be preserved by grace and never fall finally away. (Romans 8:29-30, 2 Timothy 1:9, John 10:27-29, 1 Peter 1:23)

7. We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper and feet washing are ordinances of Jesus Christ, and that true believers are the only proper subjects and the proper mode of baptism is by immersion. (Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Romans 6:4, Ephesians 4:5, John 13:14-16)

8. We believe that Jesus Christ who is the Head and Lawgiver has instituted the ordinance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which are to be perpetually observed by the Church to the end of the world. (Isaiah 33:22, James 4:12, John 13:17)

9. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment and that the joys of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be everlasting. (John 5:28-29, 1 Corinthians 15:19, Daniel 12:2)

10. We believe that no minister has a right to the administration of the ordinances except those who have been regularly baptized and called of God and have come under the imposition of hands by a presbytery and that only so long as they continue in the faith once delivered to the saints. (Acts 13:2-3, Titus 1:5-6)

11. We know, from experience, that no good can result to the church from any secret organization; therefore, we declare non-fellowship that those who participate or engage in secret organizations of any kind. (John 18:20-21, Ephesians 5:11-13, Matthew 5:14-16)

Additionally, we believe the only three components instructed in the New Testament scriptures for public worship in the Church are: singing (with the voices of the saints and without the accompaniment of any musical instruments), praying (in the Spirit and with understanding), and preaching (by a God-called minister in demonstration of the Spirit and in power for the edification of the Church).  Furthermore, the scriptures give no precedent for segregation or division in the worship service, and we observe the New Testament pattern of family integrated worship where the entire family, regardless of age, all worship together and are all instructed by the same God-called minister. We hold public worship on the first day of the week, on Sunday, in accordance with the pattern of the New Testament Church in scripture, since Jesus Christ fulfilled all the law and put away the requirement to observe the seventh day Sabbath.

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