Doctrine

I believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired and infallible, authoritative Word of God and that God gave the words of Scripture by inspiration without error in the original autographs. God also promises that He will preserve His Word. I believe that God has kept that promise by preserving His infallible Word in the traditional Hebrew and Greek manuscripts. We trust and use the King James Version in all aspects of our ministry.

I believe that there is one triune God, eternally existent in the persons of Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit; these three are one in essence, but distinct in person and function.

I believe that the scriptures teach 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.

I believe in the burial, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb, and His ascension into Heaven.

I believe that the scriptures teach that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the Evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of judgment and of righteousness; that He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, baptizes, endures, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer. I stand against the Charismatic movement and the confusion it has created.

I believe that God created the heavens and the earth in six literal days, and that God created all life. I reject the theory of evolution. I believe that God created man in His own image, but man chose to sin. Hence, all persons inherit a depraved nature and are lost sinners in need of salvation.

I believe that God created man and woman in His image and instituted marriage between one biological man and one biological woman. Marriage is a sacred, exclusive union between a man and woman and serves as a picture of Christ’s relationship with the church.

I believe that Christ’s blood, shed on Calvary, is the only atonement for man’s sin. I believe that salvation is a free gift of God for “whosoever will”; it is by grace, through faith, plus nothing, and believers are eternally secure. Salvation is received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work. “Whosoever will” may come to Christ; God does not pre-elect persons to heaven or hell.

I believe the Scripture regarding Satan, who rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven with a host of angels who followed him. He introduced sin to Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. He continues to turn people from truth and against God. Eternal hell was created for Satan, his demons, and people who do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.

I believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: those that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in heaven, and those that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation in a literal lake of fire.

I believe in the imminent, pre-Tribulation return of Jesus Christ for all believers. The Rapture of the saints will be followed by a seven-year Tribulation, after which Christ will return in glory to judge the world and set up His millennial reign on earth.

I believe dispensationalism is the proper method of biblical interpretation. I believe there are two distinct peoples of God, ethnic Israel and the local church, with two distinct futures.

I believe in separation from the world and false teaching.

I believe preaching of the Word of God is God’s main method of declaring truth in today’s dispensation.

I stand against hyper-Calvinism, Covenant theology, and the Charismatic movement. I also believe the Christian’s expressions of worship should be holy and reflect the character of God. This is particularly true in the area of music. I do my best to create and encourage music that is both creative and conservative in nature.