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THE LOCAL CHURCH

We believe that a local church is a congregation and assembly of immersed believers associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel; and that we should cooperate with such churches in the accepted methods of scriptural evangelism and the placing of new converts. (Acts 2:41-47)

BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER

We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to show our identity, with the crucified, buried and risen Savior. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of our Lord’s death until He come. (Acts 8:26-29; Rom. 6:3-5; I Cor. 11:23-28)

RESURRECTION AND RETURN OF CHRIST

We believe in the resurrection of the body of our Lord, His ascension in to heaven, His present life there as our High Priest and Advocate, and His personal, visible, pre-tribulational, pre-millennial return to establish His kingdom on earth and to resign as the Only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords. (Luke 24:26-43; John 20:24-29; Acts 1:9-11; I Cor. 15:20-25 I Tim. 6:14; Rev. 1:5-7; 19:11-16; 20:6)

RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH

We believe that any moment the rapture of the saved may occur, when “the Lord shall descend from heaven” to catch up His people to meet Him in the air, and “so shall we ever be with the Lord”, after which the seven year tribulation will begin on the earth, revealing the antichrist, and ending with the glorious second coming of Christ to the world. (John 14:1-3; I Thes. 4:13-18; 5:1-4; I Cor. 15:51-58)

DESTINY OF SAVED AND LOST

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead - the saved to life of eternal glory and bliss in heaven with God; the unsaved to eternal judgment of conscious suffering and woe in the lake of fire. (John 5:28, 29; Rev. 20:6, 11-15; Mt. 10:28; 18:8, 9; 25:41, 46; Mark 9:43-49; II Thes. 1:6-9)

SEPARATION FROM THE WORLD

We believe in separation from all worldly practices and in wholehearted devotion to the cause of Christ as the only scriptural basis for a happy and useful Christian life. For this reason we oppose all indulgence in intoxicating liquors, narcotics, tobacco in any form, membership in secret societies, and all similar practices which detract from a separated life. (Mk. 4:22; Lk. 8:17; Rom. 6:1-14; 12:1, 2; Gal. 5:16-25; II Cor. 6:14; 7:1; Col. 3:1-17; Jas. 4:4; I John 2:15-17)

SEPARATION FROM APOSTASY

We further believe in separation from apostasy as exemplified in ecclesiastical organizations, such as the National and World Council of Churches, or local alliances that are inconstant with upholding all biblical doctrine in statement or practice. (Gal. 1:8, 9; II Cor. 6:14-17; II John 9-11; Titus 3:10; Rev. 2:12-29; 17:1-18)

GENDER ROLE DISTINCTIONS

We believe that in the body of Christ there is no distinction as to personal salvation and baptism. (Gal. 3:28) However we do believe in the distinction of male and female and to the divinely given roles of those distinctions in the assembly and home, whereby the glorious relationship of Christ and His Bride is kept pure before the world. Therefore, we do not believe that women should pastor, nor teach or take authority over men in the church, nor do we condone the sin of homosexuality in any form, according to the scriptures (Gen. 1:27; 2:18-25; I Cor. 6:9, 10; Eph. 2:22-33; I Tim. 2:9-3:7)



 

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