Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed onCalvary for the forgiveness of sins.  Salvation is solely through faith in that shed blood and is not earned by any good works whatsoever.  All those who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are regenerated and become sons of God.  Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 3:5-7.

We believe that all the elect of God, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever.  John 10:27-30; Romans 8:31-39.

Sanctification

Sanctify means separate or set apart.  We believe sanctification is in three tenses:  every saved person has been sanctified through the death of Christ, is being sanctified by the Holy Spirit, and will be sanctified completely when he goes to be with Christ.  Every believer has two natures, an old and a new; and the old cannot be eradicated during this life.  Hebrews 10:10; John 17:17; Ephesians 5:25-27.

We believe in the Biblical doctrine of separation which encompasses three things:  the separation of the local church from all affiliation and fellowship with those who deny the verities of the “faith once delivered to the saints”; the separation of the believer from all worldly practices that may dishonor the Savior; and the separation of the church and the state.  II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1-2; 14:13.