SERVICE TIMES

 

Sunday

10:00 AM

Sunday School

 

11:00 am

Morning Worship

 

6:00 pm

Evening Worship

 

Wednesday

7:00 pm

Mid-Week Services

 

Tel: 540.345.7173

 

3541 Orange Ave NE

Roanoke, VA 24012

Statement of Faith

The Holy Scriptures
We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Old and New Testaments; that they are God-breathed, inerrant, and infallible, and are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning. The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used by this Church (2 Tim. 3:16-1 7; 2 Pet. 1 :20-21; 2 Pet. 3:15-16; Matt. 5:18; Matt. 24:35).
The Godhead
We believe in one triune God, the maker, preserver, and ruler of all things ­ eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, each with distinct personal attributes but without division of nature, essence, or being (Gen. 1:1, 2, 26; 6:3; Deut. 6:4; John 1:1, 2, 14; 10:30; Phil. 2:6; I John 5:7).
The Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is eternally equal with God: that He became man by the Holy Spirit and virgin birth, that He lived a sinless life on earth, that He died on Calvary as a satisfactory sacrifice for sinners, that His body was buried in and arose from Joseph’s tomb, that He ascended to heaven and is exalted at God’s right hand, that He sent the eternal Holy Spirit on Pentecost to convict the world and regenerate, indwell, and empower believers, and to build the Church that He is coming again got His own and to set up His kingdom on earth. (Matt. l : 20-23; 19:28; 25:31; Luke 23: 50-53; John 1:1; 3:5; 16: 7-11; Acts 1:9-11; 7:55, 56; Rom. 5:11-19; I Cor. 1 2:1 3; 11 Cor. 5:21; Phil. 4:13; I Thess. 4:16, 17: Heb. 4:14, 15; 9:11-28; 10:12).
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, in whom all believers are baptized into the Body of Christ; that He indwells and seals them unto the day of redemption. We believe that He is the Divine Teacher and Helper who guides all believers into all truth and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit (John 16:7-15; l Cor. 12:13; II Cor. 1:22; Eph. 1:13; 5:18).
The Personality of Satan
We believe that Satan is a supernatural person, the author of sin and the cause of the Fall, that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man, that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Gen. 3:1-15; Matt 4:1-11; Luke 10:18,19: John 8:44; 13:2, 27; I Peter 5:8; Rev.12:3,4,9; 20:1-3, 7-10).
Hell
We believe in a literal Hell, the lake of fire and brimstone, which shall be the place of eternal punishment of Satan, fallen angels, demons, and all who reject Jesus Christ as their Personal Savior. (Matt. 26:24; Mark 9:48; Luke 16:26; Rev. 19:20; 20:10, 15, 21:9).
Heaven
We believe in a literal place called Heaven, where God’s immediate presence is manifested, where the angels dwell, and where the redeemed shall ultimately dwell, from whence Christ descended and to which He ascended again, where He maketh intercession for the saints, and from whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead (Ps. 102:19; Ecc. 5:2; Isa. 66:1; Matt. 22:30; John 14: 1-3; 16:28; Acts I :11; II Thess. 1:7-10; II Tim. 2:5; Heb. 7:25; I John 2:1).
The Eternal State

A. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.

B. We believe that the souls of the unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection when, with spirit, soul, and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne judgment and shall be cast into the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting punishment.

C. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord where, in conscious bliss, they await the first resurrection when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 16:19-31; 23:40-43; John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; II Cor. 5:8; I Thess. 4:14-17; I John 3:2; Rev. 20: 4-15).

Man
We believe that God created man in His own image and in a state of innocence; that through his transgression “sin entered into the world and death by sin” that, consequently, his posterity inherit a corrupt nature, being born in sin and under condemnation and, as soon as they become capable of moral action, become actual transgressors (Gen 1:26, 27; Rom. 3:23; 5:12; Eph. 2:3; I John 1 :8).
Salvation
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ “died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures”; that He ascended into heaven where, as our great high priest and advocate, He ever lives to make intercession for us; that all who believe on His name are justified on the ground of His shed blood, thereby receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit and eternal life by the grace of God (John 1:12; Rom. 5:1-11; 10: 9,10,13: I Cor. 15:3,4; Eph. 2:8-10: Heb. 7:25; I John 2:2).
Regeneration
We believe that regeneration is a divine and instantaneous work of the Holy Spirit, whereby God imparts a divine nature to one dead in trespasses and sins (John 3:5; II Cor. 5:17; Eph. 2:8-10; IT Peter 1:4; I John 5:11 ,12).
Justification
We believe that justification is the non-imputation of guilt and the imputation of the righteousness of God (Acts 13:38, 39; Rom 1:17; 8:1, 33, 34; I Cor. 1:30; IT Cor. 5:21).
Sanctification

A. We believe that believers, positionally, have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

B. We believe that sanctification is a Divine and progressive work of the Holy Spirit whereby God, upon the ground of the finished work of Christ on the cross, His present intercessory ministry, and His Divine Word, sets the believer apart and works in and through him, by means of a submissive will, that which is well pleasing to Himself through Jesus Christ.

C. We believe that sanctification culminates in the redemption of the body and complete conformity to the moral image of Christ (Rom. 6:13; 8:13; Phil. 3:20, 21; Col. 3:8-12; I Thess. 3:13; Heb.10:1-10; I Pet. l:22; IJohn3:2).

The Church

A. We believe in the one true Church, the spiritual body and bride of the Lord Jesus Christ, composed of born-again believers from Pentecost to the Rapture, into which born-again believers are baptized by the Holy Spirit.

B. We believe that the local Church is an organism composed of born-again, baptized believers, instituted for the purpose of evangelism, worship, discipleship, fellowship, and service. In matters of administration and policy it is self-governing (Acts 2:1, 41, 42; I Cor. 12:13; II Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:27).

Baptism
We believe in the Church ordinance of Christian baptism by the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Immersion is the Bible mode of baptism and testifies to the believer’s faith in and identification with, the crucified, buried, and risen Savior (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:3, 4; Col. 2:12; I Pet. 3:21).
The Lord’s Supper
We believe in the Church ordinance of the Lord’s Supper which is a memorial ordinance by which believers remember and show forth the Lord’s death ’til He comes (Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19, 20; I Cor. 11:23-29).
The Second Advent of Christ
We believe in that “Blessed Hope”, the personal, imminent, pretribulational, and premillennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in the air to rapture His Church, and, at the end of the seven year Tribulation, Christ will personally and visibly return with His saints to the earth to establish His millennia! kingdom (Matt, 25:34, Luke 19:12; Acts 1:6-11; I Cor. 6:2, 3; II Cor. 5:10; I Thess. 4;16, 17; Titus2:11-13; Rev. 3:10).
The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers

A. We believe that all of the redeemed are sealed by the Holy Spirit and kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.

B. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh (John 10:27-30; Rom. 5:8-12; 11:29; Gal. 5:13; Eph. 1:13; 4:30; Phil1:6; II Tim 1:12; Heb 7:25; I Pet. 1:5)Section 19- Civil Government: We believe that God has ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic institutions: 1) the home; 2) the Church; and 3) the state. Every person is subject to these authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God and governed by His Word. God has given each institution specific Biblical responsibilities and balanced those responsibilities with the understanding that no institution has the right to infringe upon the other. The home, the Church, and the state are equal and sovereign in their respective Biblically assigned spheres of responsibility under God (Rom. 13:1-7; Eph. 5:22-24; Heb. 13:17; I Pet. 2:13, 14).

Missions
We believe that God has given the Church a great commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude from every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. As ambassadors of Christ we must use all available means to go to the foreign nations and not wait for them to come to us (Matt. 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; II Cor. 5:20).