OUR BELIEFS

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word, revelation of God, inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed. It shall be our guide in all matters of faith and conduct. (Ps. 19:-11, 2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Pet. 1:19-21, Matt. 5:18)

We believe in the triune Godhead, composed of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, coexistent, eternal, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. (Deut. 6:4, 1 Pet. 1:2, John 1:1, Acts 1:34)

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth and sinless life, that He is the incarnation of the Father, very God of very God, and whom and by whom all things were created, and that He is the head of His body, the true church. (John 1:1-14, 2 Cor. 5:21, Col. 1:18)

We believe that man was created in the image of God. Man chose to sin and thus became totally lost and absolutely incapable of saving himself by his own works. Therefore, apart from Jesus Christ all human beings incur physical, spiritual, and everlasting death. (Gen. 1:26, Gen. 3, Is. 64:6, Rom. 5:12 & 19, Eph. 2:1, 8-9, Rom. 6:23)

We believe that because of the very nature of the gift of eternal life, because of the present intercessory ministry of Jesus Christ, and because of the sealing of the Holy Spirit, all true believers once saved, will be kept saved by the power of God forever. (John 5:24, 10:28, Rom. 8:29, Eph. 4:30, Heb. 7:25, Jude 24)

We believe that the true Church is one body composed of all believers with Jesus Christ as the Head. We further believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are scriptural ordinances and are to be observed by the Church today. (Eph. 5:23, Acts 2:41, Matt. 28:19, 26:26-29, 1 Cor. 11:17-34)

We believe in the personality and reality of Satan as well as his present and ultimate judgment. (Rev. 12:9, Rev. 20:10, Matt. 4:2-11, Is. 14:12-17, John 8:44 & 16:11)

We believe that all followers of the Lord Jesus Christ have eternal life and are expected to maintain good works. This involves separation from the sinful pleasures of the world system. (1 John 2:15-17, Titus 2:1-15, John 10:27-29, Rom. 5:19, John 3:16)

We believe in the great Evangelistic Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.” (Matt. 28:16-20, Acts 1:8)

We believe in the personal, pre-millennial coming of our Lord Jesus Christ for his saints and with his saints to reign a thousand years of this earth. We believe in the bodily resurrection of believers and unbelievers. Those who accepted Christ as Savior and Lord will be with Him in Heaven forever and those who have rejected Him will be separated from Him in the lake of fire forever. (1 Thess. 4:13-18, 1 Cor. 15:50-58, Rev. 19:19-20 & 20:1-6, Matt. 25:41)

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, and was fully God and fully man. We believe in His sinless life, His miracles, His death for sin, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His ministry on the behalf of true believers, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matt. 1:18, Luke 1:27, Phil. 2:5-7, Heb. 4:15, John 19:30, Matt. 28:6, Luke 24:6, Col. 3:1, Heb. 7:25, 1 Thess. 4:16-17, Rev. 19:11-16)

We believe that Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice and that all who receive him as personal Savior and Lord are declared righteous by faith on the basis of His shed blood. (Is. 53:6, Heb. 10:14, Eph. 5:2, John 1:12, Rom. 5:1, 18-19, 10:9, Eph. 1:7)

We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to give unbelievers a new life in Christ. The Holy Spirit baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ and permanently indwells them at the time of salvation. The filling of the Spirit enables believers to live a godly life and empowers them for service. (Titus 3:5-6, 1 Cor. 12:13, 6:19-20, Eph. 5:18)

We believe that marriage is Biblically defined as a covenant commitment between a male (as established by birth gender) and female (as established by birth gender) for life, and that heterosexual sexual activity is only permitted after the covenant marriage commitment is established and only permitted between the said couple. VM believes that “sexually immoral behavior” as defined in the Bible is any sexual activity before and outside of marriage, sexual promiscuity, the viewing of or involvement with pornography, sexual conduct with or improprieties involving minors, and homosexual behavior, including but not limited to embracing a lifestyle of or identifying with homosexuality/bisexuality, or any attempt to change one’s sex or disagreement either one’s biological sex is sinful and contrary to God’s design. (Gen. 2:24, Rom. 1:21-27, Lev. 20:9-21, 1 Cor. 6:9-20, Heb. 13:4)