• We believe the Holy Bible to be the divinely inspired, inerrant and final authoritative Word of God. 2 Tim 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21; John 17:17 

  • We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Gen 1:1-2; Deut. 6:4; 1 Cor 8:6 

  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ and that He was virgin born, sinless, died on the cross, atoned for the sins of the world, was physically raised from the dead on the third day, which insures the resurrection of all believers who have personally received Him, and He is coming again. Luke 1:26-35; John 3:16; Rom 4:24-25; Rom 5:1-11 

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit, whom every believer receives at conversion, leads and guides us. John 16:4-15; Rom 8:9-11 

  • We believe all human life is sacred from conception and made by God in His image, created male and female. Gen 1:26-27; Mark 10:6; Matt 19:4 

  • We believe man is by nature a sinner from birth, separate from God, and eternally lost until salvation. Gen 3:6,13; Rom 3:20-23; Jer 17:9 

  • We believe salvation is a free gift, bestowed by God’s grace, and received by faith in Jesus Christ alone. Eph 2:8-9; Rom 5:8,17; Rom 6:23; Rom 10:9-13 

  • We believe sex should stay within marriage, and that marriage, as a symbol of the relationship of Christ and the church, means the uniting of one man and one woman for a lifetime commitment. Eph 5:22-32; Gen 2:22-25 

  • We believe all forms of abuse, slander, dehumanization, or oppression toward fellow humans is an affront against God’s sacred image, which has been stamped upon all people. Matt 22:39

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all who are saved by Jesus Christ and that believers are called to be in the world but separate from it. Eph 4:1-3; John 15:19; James 4:4 

  • We believe the purpose of the church on earth is to fulfill the last command of Jesus, which is to make disciples of all men. Matt 28:19-20 

Statement of Faith:

These are the beliefs held by By the Book. We will be guided by these principles and maintain these principles in our conduct and in what we produce.