Our Beliefs

WE BELIEVE:


THE BIBLE
The scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by the inspiration of God. These scriptures are infallible and are our rule of faith and practice. 

GOD 
There is one living and true God. He is revealed in the Scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; there are three personalities but one God.


THE FATHER
Revealed in nature as the Creator, Preserver, and Righteous Governor of the universe.

JESUS CHRIST 
Christ is God manifest in the flesh; in His divine nature truly God, in His human nature truly man. He is indeed the God-Man. The mediator between God and man, once crucified, He is now risen and glorified and is our ever present Savior and Lord. 

THE HOLY SPIRIT 
The Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit all the attributes of God. He indwells every believer.

THE GOVERNMENT OF GOD 
God exercises a wise and benevolent providence over all beings and all things by maintaining the constitution and laws of nature. He also performs special acts, not otherwise provided for, as the highest welfare of men requires.

THE SINFULNESS OF MAN 
Man was created innocent, by disobedience fell into a state of sin and condemnation. His posterity, therefore, inherit a fallen nature of such tendencies that all who come to years of accountability, sin and become guilty before God.

THE WORK OF CHRIST
The Son of God by His incarnation, life, sufferings, death, and resurrection has provided for all, a redemption from sin that is full and free, and the ground of salvation by faith.

THE CONDITIONS OF SALVATION
The conditions of salvation are:
A. Repentance toward God - or sincere sorrow for sin and hearty renunciation of it.
B. Faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ - or the unreserved committal of one's self to Christ as Savior and Lord with purpose to love and obey Him in all things.
In the exercise of saving faith, the soul is renewed by the Holy Spirit, freed from the dominion of sin, and becomes a child of God unto continued faith andobedience.

ELECTION
God determined from the beginning to save all who should comply with the conditions of salvation. Hence, by faith in Christ, men become His elect. Salvation is unlimited and for whosoever will.

FREEDOM OF THE WILL 
The human will is free and self-controlled, having power to yield to the influence of the truth and the Spirit, or to resist them and perish.

SALVATION IS FREE
God desires the salvation of all, the Gospel invites all, the Holy Spirit strives with all, and whosoever will may come and take of the water of life freely.

PERSEVERANCE
All true believers in Christ have promise of eternal salvation as demonstrated by their continuance through grace in faith and holiness.

GOSPEL ORDINANCES  
Baptism, or the immersion of believers in water, and the Lord's Supper, are ordinances to be perpetuated under the Gospel. Feet washing, is an observance practiced by Free Will Baptists to teach humility and mutual service.

TITHING
God commanded tithes and offerings in the Old Testament; Jesus Christ endorsed it in the Gospel (Matt. 23:23), and the apostle Paul said, "Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him." (I Cor. 16:2a)

SUNDAY
The divine law requires that one day in seven be set apart from secular employments and amusements, for rest, worship, holy works, and activities, and for personal communion with God.

RESURRECTION, JUDGEMENT, AND FINAL RETRIBUTION
The Scriptures teach the resurrection of all men at the last day. They that have done good will come forth to the resurrection of life and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation; then the wicked will "go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."