Daniel B. Troutman, Senior Pastor
Concerning the Scriptures
Concerning the Godhead
God the Father
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit of apostleship, prophecy, tongues, healing, and revelation were temporary and are not to be expected today (I Corinthians 12:4-13; 13:8-11). The Holy Spirit testifies of Jesus Christ and never leads any person, at any time, contrary to the true
teaching of the Bible (John 14:16, 17; 15:26-27).
Concerning the Sinful Nature of Man
We believe that regeneration, or the new birth, is that transformation in man’s nature by the Holy Spirit. A new nature and spiritual life, not before possessed, are imparted, making the person a new creation in Christ Jesus (John 3: 3-6; I Corinthians 5: 17; Titus 3: 5; I Peter 1: 23).
We believe that from the moment of regeneration the salvation of every believer is secure for all eternity. This security is guaranteed to each believer and is kept by the power of God (John 5:24; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 29, 30, 38, 39; Ephesians 1:13, 14; 4:30).
Concerning the Local Church
We believe that every believer has the responsibility to join with and be faithful to the program of a New Testament local church. While the church depends on individual believers for prayer, support and work, the individual depends upon the church and its ministries for Spiritual nourishment, fellowship and the opportunity to exercise their Spiritual gifts (Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:3-8; I Corinthians 12:4-31; 16:2;
We believe that the officers of the church are limited to pastor and deacons and are to be filled by Scripturally qualified men of God
- Baptism by immersion after salvation.
2. Regenerated church membership.
3. Autonomous church government.
4. Priesthood of the believers.
5. Soul Liberty.
6. Ecclesiastical and ethical separation.
7. Separation of church and state.
8. The Bible is the only standard for faith and practice.
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Suppose you were asked the question, “If you were to die today, do you know for certain that you would go to heaven?” what would be your answer? Though no one may have ever asked you, this is the most important question you could ever be asked. Thankfully, the Bible teaches that you can answer with a confident “YES!”
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (I John 5:13)
Notice it reads, “know” and not “think,” “hope” or “wish.” So then, how can you know for sure? In the Bible, God has given His plan of salvation: that is, knowing for sure that you are going to heaven. This is the same as knowing how to be saved or how to become born again.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)
His plan outlined in the Bible is very simple! Consider the following:
First, even though you may not consider yourself a really bad person, God says every person is a sinner. Thus, you need to realize and acknowledge that you are a sinner.
“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10)
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
Second, because you are a sinner, you are separated from God. The ultimate result of this sinful condition is eternal separation from God in Hell.
“For the wages of sin is death;…” (Romans 6:23a)
“…the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments,…” (Luke 16:22,23)
Third, God loves you. He provided the payment to pardon you from “the wages of sin.”
“For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
Fourth, God sent Jesus Christ to die for you, to pay the penalty of sin as your personal substitute and willing sacrifice.
“For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
This is necessary because no sinner could remove or cleanse his/her own heart of sin. Also, no church, no minister, no good works can provide forgiveness of sin.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)
God says that Jesus Christ is the one and only way of salvation.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
Fifth, by admitting to God that you are a sinner and agreeing with God that Jesus died for you on the Cross, you can be saved! God invites you to turn from your sin (repentance) and trust in Jesus Christ (acceptance) for eternal life.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
It all sounds so simple! God made it simple because He does not want any person to go to hell. He wants everyone, including you, to become saved.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (II Peter 3:9)
Does God’s plan of salvation make sense to you? If His plan is not perfectly clear, read through it again, or contact us for more information. If you understand this Bible plan of salvation and want everlasting life, pray and receive His free gift of salvation. Right now, wherever you are, you can pray to God asking Him to forgive your sin and save your soul. Today, take God at His word and simply claim His salvation by faith.
If you have just trusted Christ as your Savior, it would be a joy to hear from you. Contact us and send us a note. We look forward to hearing from you. May God bless you in your new life in Christ!