Our Beliefs
 
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Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
The Bible
We believe the Bible is the perfect Word of God. We believe every word was inspired by God exactly as He wanted it. We also believe that God has preserved His Word through the centuries. We use the King James Bible. While we support translating the Bible into every language, we believe that the modern English versions of the Bible have gone beyond translation, and have ventured into revision. Since we believe the Bible came from God, we reject man's efforts to change or revise it. Since we believe the Bible is God's Word for us, we strive to follow it in all we do. Our preaching is centered on the Bible. While we certainly address issues of the day, we always strive to expound Biblical principles that will help us to face these issues in a way that pleases God. Our focus is not on making Christianity fit with modern culture, but rather confronting and challenging modern cultural ideas with the unchanging principles of the Bible.

Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternally existent only begotten Son of God. He took on a human body some 2000 years ago, and was born of the virgin Mary. In the flesh, He was completely man, and yet completely God at the same time. He lived a perfect sinless life, and died on the cross for our sins. He rose again, and is seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven. He will one day return to gather His children to Himself. He will establish a physical kingdom on this Earth for 1000 years before the final destruction of this earth in judgment, and the bringing in of a new heaven and a new earth. Our belief in Jesus Christ has too many ramifications to list them all, but here are a few. Since we believe Jesus dies to be the Savior of all men, we encourage everyone to place their trust in Him. We believe it is the duty of the church to tell the world that they must make a decision about Jesus Christ. To accept Him is to be saved from the consequences of sin, to become the children of God, and to live with Him for all eternity. To reject Him is to answer for your own sins on judgment day, and spend eternity in Hell.

Salvation
We believe that salvation has everything to do with Jesus Christ. We are all sinners and deserving of God's wrath. Jesus paid the price for our sins by offering Himself as the perfect sacrifice for sins. The Bible makes it very clear that we are forgiven based on God's grace, and not of our own works. To be sure of your own salvation, click here.

Christian Living
Although we are not saved by anything we do, we accept the Bible's teaching that it is the duty of every Christian to strive to live a holy life. When God saves us, we are born again, and receive a new nature from God. God's Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us. The daily battle for holiness is then not a matter of our efforts, or how good we can make ourselves. It is rather a matter of letting God's Spirit guide our lives, and not listening to our old sinful nature. As a result, we give all glory to God for the changes He makes in our lives. There is no room for arrogance, or boasting, and we seek to remain humble while pursuing holiness.

Other Issues
This has been a relatively short description of our beliefs, but we feel it will give you a good idea of who we are. We are Bible Literalists, and if the Bible says it, we believe it, including a literal 6 day creation, a worldwide flood, etc... If you would like a detailed statement of our beliefs, or if you have a specific question, please contact us.