Our Faith
Four Things God Wants You to Know:
 You need to be saved.  "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."  (John 3:3)
You Cannot Save Yourself: "Not by works of righteousness (good deeds) which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us." (Titus 3:5)
Jesus Has Already Provided for Your Salvation:  "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God."  (I Peter 3:18) "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."  (John 3:16)
By Faith Accept Him Today:  "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."  (Acts 16:31)  "If you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved."  (Romans 10:9)
We Believe . . .
that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired. The "Holy Bible" means a collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which as originally written does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but IS the very Word of God.
that there is one, and only one, living and true God and that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
the Holy Spirit is a divine person and that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer.
that Satan was once holy and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world.
in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God's own image and after His own likeness.
that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners.
that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of woman, and that He is both the Son of God and God, the Son.
that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace. 
sinners must be born again and that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus, instantaneously and not in a process.  The proper evidence of this new birth appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.
in God's electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel.
that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believers in Him is Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but soley through faith in the Redeemer's blood, His righteousness is imputed unto us.
that Repentance and Faith are solemn obligations and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God; thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Saviour.
that a Baptist Church is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word.
that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer; in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, with the authority of the local church, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Saviour, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life.
that such only are real believers as endure unto the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and that they are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation.
that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked.
in and accept the sacred Scriptures that Christ rose bodily "The third day according to the Scriptures", that He alone is our "merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God;" "that this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven" - bodily, personally and visible; that the "dead in Christ shall rise first," that the living saints "shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump;"  "that the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His Father David;" and that "Christ shall reign a thousand years in righteousness until He hath put all enemies under His feet."
in the command to give the gospel to the world and support missionaries who take the gospel message to all corners of the earth.
scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the faith. "Therefore as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also."  (II Corinthians 8:7  See also I Corinthians 16:2, Matthew 23:23)
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Our Church Believes... In a supernatural Bible, which tells of a supernatural Christ, Who had a supernatural birth, Who spoke supernatural words, Who performed supernatural miracles, Who had a supernatural life, Who died a supernatural death, Who rose in supernatural splendor, Who intercedes as a supernatural priest, and Who will one day return in supernatural glory to establish a supernatural kingdom on earth.