WHAT WE BELIEVE
Abstract of Principals
Article 1- We believe in only one true and living God, the Father, the Son, and The Holy Ghost.
(Deut 4:39, Mk 12:29, 1Jn 5:7)
Article 2- We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God and the only true rule of faith and practice. (2Tim 3:16, Rom 15:4, 3:2, 2Pet 1:20-21)
Article 3- We believe in the doctrine of election that God chose His people in Christ before the foundation of the world.
(Eph 1:4-5, 2Thess 2:13-15, Tit 2:2, 2Tim 1:9)
Article 4- We believe in the doctrine of original sin. (Gen 3:6, Rom 3:12, 23, 5:12, Ps 51:5)
Article 5- We believe in man’s impotency to recover himself from the fallen state he is in by nature of his own free will and ability. (Eph 2:8-9, Heb 9:22, 1Pet 2:24)
Article 6- We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the imputed righteousness of Christ.
(Rom 3:22-25, 5:8-9, Tit 3:5)
Article 7- We believe God’s elect shall be called, converted, regenerated and sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
(Rom 8:29-30, Mal 3:17, 2Thess 2:13-15, 1Pet 1:2, 2Tim 1:9)
Article 8- We believe the saints shall be preserved in grace and never fall finally away.
(Jn 10:27-29, Rom 8:38-39, 2Tim 1:9, 1Pet 1:4-5)
Article 9- We believe in baptism, the Lord’s Supper and the washing of the Saints feet are ordinances of Jesus Christ and that true believers are the subject and the only true mode of baptism is by immersion.
(Baptism: Matt 3:13-17, 28:19-20, Acts 8:36, Lord’s Supper: Mk 14:22-25, Luke 22:17, 1Cor 11:23-36, Washing of the Saint’s Feet: Jn 13:1-17, Eph 4:4-6)
Article 10- We believe in the resurrection of the dead and the eternal judgment and the punishment of the wicked and the joys of the righteous shall be eternal. (1Thess 4:16, Jude 14-15, Rev 10:15, Matt 25:41)
Article 11- We believe that no minister has a right to the administration of the ordinances only such as are regularly baptized, called and come under the hand of the imposition of hands of the Presbytery.
(Acts 13:2-3, Tit 1:5)
Article 12- We believe that none but regularly baptized members have a right to commune at the Lord’s Table.
(1 Cor 11:24, Ex 12:43)