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Doctrinal Statement

Scriptures
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration and authority of the scriptures, and that they are inerrant and infallible. The Bible reveals to man: God, the fall of man, the way of salvation and God's plan and purpose through the ages. We believe the word of God is preserved in the King James (authorized) version for English speaking people. {PS 119:89, MT 24:35, 2 TIM 3:16, I PE 1:25, 2 PE 1:21, HEB. 4:12}

God
We believe God is eternal, infinite, and immutable. He is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscience. He is completely holy, sovereign and just. There is only one God, but in the unity of the Godhead there are three coequal persons: God; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit who are full of love, truth and peace. {GEN 1:12, PS 19:1, 90:2, 1 JOHN 5:7}

Jesus Christ
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus. He is deity and lived an impeccable life. He died a vicarious death and resurrected bodily from the dead after three days and three nights. He ascended bodily to heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father and is advocate, mediator and intercessor for the believer. He will rapture the believers before the seven year tribulation and will pre-millennially return. {MAT 1:18, HEB 1:8, 2 COR 5:17}

Holy Spirit
We believe he is coequal with the Father and Christ in his deity. He reproves (convicts) the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He regenerates, indwells, and seals the believer. He teaches, guides and distributes gifts to the believer. Being filled with the Spirit means to be controlled completely by Him which manifests the fruits of the Spirit. {ACTS 5: 3-4, JOHN 16:8-15, TIT 3:5, I COR 6:19, EPH 1:13, 4:30, I COR 12:11, EPH 5:18, GAL 5:22-23}

Man
We believe man was created by God, in the image of God, with a body, soul and spirit. He was created innocent and chose to disobey God and fall into sin, which brought physical and spiritual death. This sin nature has been passed to all men and women who are already under condemnation. {GEN 2:7, 3:19, I THES 5:23, GEN 3, ROM 5:12, JOHN 3:18}

Salvation
We believe salvation is by God's mercy and grace through faith in the finished work (death, burial and resurrection) of Christ. Salvation is a free gift to anyone and can in no way be achieved nor earned. The conditions for salvation are repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ, which is a simultaneous act in the heart of man {EPH 2:8-9, ROM 6:23, ACTS 20:21}

Security
We believe those who accept Christ into their heart as Savior are eternally secure. The believer's security rests solely upon the promises of Christ to keep the believer eternally secure through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. {JOHN 10:28-29,5:14, EPH.1:14}

Church
We believe the new testament church is an organized body of baptized believers, practicing biblical principles and new testament doctrines. The two ordinances are baptism (by immersion) and communion (the Lord's supper). The ordained offices of the church are pastor and deacons. The church is sovereign and autonomous in polity and bonded together for service, worship, edification and carrying out the great commission locally and abroad. Christ is the head and the scriptures are the supreme authority for both faith and practice. {ACTS 2:41-42, 5:38, ROM 6:3-5, I COR 11:23-26, 1 TIM 3, ACTS 15, MAT 28:19}

Heaven and Hell
We believe in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed in the presence of God in heaven and the eternal punishment and separation from God of the lost in hell. {JN 14:2, 2 COR 5:8, MK 9:43-49, LUK 12:5, LUK 16}

God’s Simple Plan of Salvation

My Friend: I am asking you the most important question of life. Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved? It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die? 
God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.” 
In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How?

First, my friend, you must realize you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). 
Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death. “For the wages [payment] of sin is death”(Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in Hell. 
“ . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). 

But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. “ . . . He hath made Him [Jesus, Who knew no sin] to be sin for us . . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). 

Jesus had to shed His blood and die. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Lev. 17:11). “ . . . without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]” (Hebrews 9:22). “ . . . God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”(Romans 5:8). 

Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God cannot lie.

My friend, “God . . . commandeth all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). This repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the Cross. 
In Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “ . . . ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’And they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved . . . .’ ” 

Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior.
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12). “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13). 
Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved.

Surely, you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift your heart to God in prayer. In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed: “God be merciful to me a sinner.” Just pray: “Oh God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen.” 

Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it!

God’s simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.
You say, “Surely, it cannot be that simple.” Yes, that simple! It is scriptural. It is God’s plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive Him as Savior today.
If His plan is not perfectly clear, read this tract over and over, without laying it down, until you understand it. Your soul is worth more than all the world.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36). 

Be sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all. Please! Let God save you this very moment.

God’s power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious Christian life.“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). 

Do not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God’s promises. They never change. After you are saved, there are three things to practice daily for spiritual growth:

      • Pray -- you talk to God. 
      • Read your Bible -- God talks to you. 
      • Witness -- you talk for God. 

You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as a public testimony of your salvation, and then unite with a Bible-believing church without delay. “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord . . . .” (2 Timothy 1:8) 

“Whosoever therefore shall confess [testify of] Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32).

Copyright: Robert Ford Porter, 1991

God’s Simple Plan of Salvation

My Friend: I am asking you the most important question of life. Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved? It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die? 
God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.” 
In the Bible God gives us the plan of how to be born again which means to be saved. His plan is simple! You can be saved today. How?

First, my friend, you must realize you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). 
Because you are a sinner, you are condemned to death. “For the wages [payment] of sin is death”(Romans 6:23). This includes eternal separation from God in Hell. 
“ . . . it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). 

But God loved you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to bear your sin and die in your place. “ . . . He hath made Him [Jesus, Who knew no sin] to be sin for us . . . that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). 

Jesus had to shed His blood and die. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Lev. 17:11). “ . . . without shedding of blood is no remission [pardon]” (Hebrews 9:22). “ . . . God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”(Romans 5:8). 

Although we cannot understand how, God said my sins and your sins were laid upon Jesus and He died in our place. He became our substitute. It is true. God cannot lie.

My friend, “God . . . commandeth all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30). This repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner, and also agrees with what Jesus did for us on the Cross. 
In Acts 16:30-31, the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas: “ . . . ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’And they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved . . . .’ ” 

Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior.
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name” (John 1:12). “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13). 
Whosoever includes you. Shall be saved means not maybe, nor can, but shall be saved.

Surely, you realize you are a sinner. Right now, wherever you are, repenting, lift your heart to God in prayer. In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed: “God be merciful to me a sinner.” Just pray: “Oh God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen.” 

Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you will be saved. No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it!

God’s simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.
You say, “Surely, it cannot be that simple.” Yes, that simple! It is scriptural. It is God’s plan. My friend, believe on Jesus and receive Him as Savior today.
If His plan is not perfectly clear, read this tract over and over, without laying it down, until you understand it. Your soul is worth more than all the world.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36). 

Be sure you are saved. If you lose your soul, you miss Heaven and lose all. Please! Let God save you this very moment.

God’s power will save you, keep you saved, and enable you to live a victorious Christian life.“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). 

Do not trust your feelings. They change. Stand on God’s promises. They never change. After you are saved, there are three things to practice daily for spiritual growth:

      • Pray -- you talk to God. 
      • Read your Bible -- God talks to you. 
      • Witness -- you talk for God. 

You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as a public testimony of your salvation, and then unite with a Bible-believing church without delay. “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord . . . .” (2 Timothy 1:8) 

“Whosoever therefore shall confess [testify of] Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32).

Copyright: Robert Ford Porter, 1991