23 Gail Drive, Cattaraugus, NY 14719

Doctrinal Statement

We believe…..

    • In one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. [Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 14:10,26]In the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, and preserved in English in the King James Bible—which is the infallible, inerrant Word of God and is of supreme and final authority in faith and life. [2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21]
    • That the Genesis account of creation is to be accepted literally—not allegorically or figuratively—that man was created directly in God’s own image and was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species; that all animal and vegetable life was created intentionally, and—as God ordained—should bring forth only “after their kind.” [Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11]
    • That man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death—a generational separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and—in the case of those who reach the age of moral responsibility—are sinners in thought, word, and deed. [Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:1719]
    • That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of Mary while she was yet a virgin, and that He is fully God and fully man. [Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2,14; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-8]
    • That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified by means of His shed blood. [Acts 2:18-36; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5]
    • In the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life here as High Priest and Advocate. [Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2]
    • That all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. [John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19; I John 3:1]
    • In the eternal security of the believer—that it is impossible for one born into the family of God to be lost. [John 10:28; 2Corinthians 1:22; Romans 11:6]
    • That the Church of our Lord is a visible, local, self-governing body of believers who have been baptized and that there are only two ordinances—baptism and the Lord’s Supper—both of which are to be administered only to believers. [1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 18:18; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26]
    • In the literal fulfillment of the prophecies and promises of the Scriptures which foretell and assure the future regeneration and restoration of Israel as a nation. [Isaiah 43:5-6; Amos 9:14-15]
    • That Jesus Christ is coming again to take His church out of the world, at which time the tribulation begins and will end at His coming to earth to rule and reign for 1,000 years as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. [Psalm 89:3-4; Daniel 2:31-45; Zechariah 14:4-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Revelation 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6]
    • In the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. [Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29, 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13]