Articles of Faith

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. {Deut 4:35; Deut 6:4; Jer 10:10; Ps 90:2; 1 Cor 8:6; 1 Tim 2:5; 1 John 5:7}
  2. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspiration of God and the infallible rule of faith and practice for the Saints.{Ps 12:6-7; Prov 30:5-6; Rom 15:4; 2Tim 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Peter 3:15-16; Rev 1:2;Heb 1:1-2; Luke 24: 44-48}
  3. We believe in the doctrine of predestination and of the election of a definite number of the human family to grace and glory before the world began, and that they will in time be manifested heirs of God, and joint heirs of, or with, the Lord Jesus Christ by a birth of the Spirit.{Eph 1:4-11; Rom 8:29; 2Tim 1:9-10; Rom 8:17; Rom 9:10-13; Heb 9:11-14; 1 Peter1:2}
  4. We believe that the entire human family are dead in trespasses and sins by reason of the first transgression and are utterly unable to recover themselves from their fallen condition.  {Gen 6:5; Gen 8:21; Ps 10:1-11; Ps14:1-3; Jer 13:23; Jer 17:9; Rom 3:10-20; 1 Cor 2:14; Eph 2:1-3; Ps 39:5; 1 Cor 15:20-22; Col 2:13-14}
  5. We believe that the Saints shall be preserved by grace and never finally fall away.{Ps 37:28; Ps 89:3-4, Ps 89:28-37; Psalm 121:1-8; John 6:39; John 10:28-29; 1 Peter 1:5;Rom 8:30-39; 2Tim 4:18;  Jude 1}
  6. We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of Jesus Christ, and that feet washing is an example, a duty, connected with the supper, and that true believers are the only subjects of either and should be practiced by the churches; and that baptism by immersion is the apostolic mode.  {Matt 3:13-17; Matt 18:19-20, Matt 26:26-29; Matt 28:19-20; Mark 14:23-25, Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:12, 38-39; Rom 6:4, John 13:1-17; 1 Cor 11:1}
  7. We believe in the resurrection of the just and the unjust, and that the vile bodies of the Saints shall be changed like unto the glorious body of Jesus Christ, and that the felicity of the Saints will be eternal and the punishment of the wicked will be everlasting.  {Dan 12:2; Matt 25:31-41;John 5:28-29; Acts 23:6; Acts 24:15; Rom 8:11,23; 1 Cor 15:20-52; 1 Thes 4:13-18; Rev 20:12-15; Matt 17:3; Matt 10:28; Luke 20:3}
  8. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the ordinances of the gospel but such as have been regularly baptized and called by God and comes under the hands of a presbytery.{Matt 9:38, Mark 3:14; Acts 13:2,3; Acts 14:23; 1 Tim 4:14, Heb 5:4}
  9. We believe that none but those who give a reason of a spiritual birth and have been legally baptized have a right to commune at the Lord’s Table.  {Luke 22:29-30; Matt 26:20, 29;1 Cor 10:14; 1 Cor 11:27; Col 2:12; Matt 28:19-20; Heb 13:7-10; Gal 1:6-9}