Statement of Faith
We Believe: that the Bible is the Inspired Word of God, and as such, it is our sole source for doctrine and practice in all affairs of life and ministry. We believe that God is a triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit--the Holy Trinity. We believe that man fell into sin and death through disobedience, yet Christ died for our sins in order for us to embrace new life and forgiveness in Him. We believe that salvation is a gift of God by grace through faith alone. We believe in a vibrant, daily relationship with our Lord Jesus, the Author, Finisher, and Perfecter of our faith. We believe in water baptism by immersion; in the regular celebration of the Lord's Supper; in the indwelling and baptism of the Holy Spirit; and in the fruit and gifts of the Spirit, including divine healing. We believe that the rapture of the church is imminent, and that the judgment of God will follow. We believe in a literal heaven and hell. We believe that the church of Jesus Christ is responsible to evangelize the world and to preach deliverance from a life of sin and death by embracing the good news of God's promise of new and everlasting life through faith in His Son Jesus. We believe in the giving of tithes and offerings in support of the work of the ministry, both here and abroad.
Here's what America's Founding Father's believed:
America's Founding Father's believed that a widespread faith in God was the true source of America's greatness. They would see today's war against Christianity by our government, our educational institutions, the media and throughout our popular culture as a grave threat to America's survival as a free nation.
"Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent, our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian." US Supreme Court, 1892
"I have a tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty; through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a sinner. I look to Him for mercy; pray for me." Alexander Hamilton Last dying words, July 12, 1804
"This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed." Patrick Henry; In his "Last Will and Testament" November 20, 1798
"Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only Law Book, and ever member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited ... What a paradise would this region be!" John Adams, 1756; America's Second President
"It is fit and becoming in all people, at all times, to acknowledge and revere the Supreme Government of God; to bow in humble submission to His chastisement; to confess and deplore their sins and transgressions in the full conviction that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and to pray, with all fervency and contrition, for the pardon of their past offenses, and for a blessing upon their present and prospective action." Abraham Lincoln; Declaring a National Day of Prayer and Fasting following the Battle of Bull Run
"It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor."George Washington; October 3, 1789; Proclaiming a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving
"If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity." Daniel Webster, 1821
"We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.. I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel." Benjamin Franklin; Statement he made at the Constitutional Convention, June 28, 1787
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever." Thomas Jefferson, 1781
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Declaration of Independence, 1776
It's important for every American to understand what America's Founding Fathers knew to be true: 1) That America's political freedoms are based on Christian principles; and 2) That only a widespread Christian faith and general belief in God could keep our political freedoms secure.
We concur . . .