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  • Our Beliefs

    We believe in the infallible, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that the Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice. We believe that the King James Version (KJV) is the only true and accurate, preserved Word of God in it’s English translation. We use only the KJV in teaching and preaching (ministering) from the pulpit. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5-6; John 12:47-48)

    We believe in a triune God, manifesting Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, all being equal in divine perfection. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalms 83:13, 90:2, 147:5; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14)

    We believe Genesis is a literal account of creation. (Genesis 1 – 2)

    We believe in the deity, virgin birth and sinless humanity of Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-20; John 1:1,14; II Corinthians 5:19,21; Philippians 2:8; John 10:30)

    We believe that faith, hope and love are the only abiding Spiritual gifts. (I Corinthians 12 – 14)

    We believe that God created Man in His own image, and that man lived in innonency until he fell by voluntary transgression from his sinless state. As descendants of the first man, all mankind inherited a depraved nature. (Genesis 1:26; 3:6-24; Romans 3:23, 5:12; Ecclesiastes 7:29)

    We believe that Satan is a fallen angel, the archenemy of God and man, the unholy god of this world, and that his destiny is the eternal lake of fire. (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Matthew 25:41; II Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 6:10-17; Revelation 20:10)

    We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ; that His suffering and death was substitutionary for all mankind and is effective for those who believe. (Matthew 28:1-7; Acts 1:9-22; I Corinthians 15:41-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Isaiah 53:6; Hebrews 2:9; I Peter 2:2, 3:18; II Peter 3:9; I John 2:2 )

    We believe that the depraved sinner is saved wholly by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and that regeneration requires repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Luke 13:3-4; John 3:6, 16-18, 16:8-9; Acts 20:21; Romans 6:23, 8:9-11; I Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 2:8,9, 4:30; Titus 3:5)

    We believe that a person saved by the grace of God and “born again” has eternal salvation which can never be lost. (John 3:36, 5:24; 10:27-30; Romans 8:28-39; Hebrews 10:39; I Peter 1:5, 23; Jude 24)

    We believe that Jesus Christ established His Church during His ministry on earth. A scriptural church is always a local, visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers in covenant relationship under New Testament authority to carry out the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, with an unbroken history from His personal ministry on earth to this present day. We believe that Jesus gave the Great Commission to the New Testament Churches only, and that He promised the perpetuity of His churches. We believe that the Lord’s New Testament church is always congregational in nature. (Matthew 4:18-22; 16:18; 18:17-18; 20 – 25; 28:19, 20; Mark 1:14:20; John 1:35:51; Acts 1:15-26; 6:1-6; Ephesians 3:21; 5:23-27)

    We believe that there are only two scriptural ordinances practiced in the Lord’s churches: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

    Scriptural baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, administered by the authority of a New Testament Church, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Baptism is a pictorial ordinance symbolizing our faith in the crucified, buried and resurrected Savior. It is a public declaration of our acceptance of God’s call to service and discipleship in a local, New Testament Church.

    The Lord’s Supper is a New Testament church memorial ordinance, remembering the death of Christ, observed only by members of that local church. The Lord’s Supper symbolizes the broken body and shed blood of Jesus Christ commemorated by the taking of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-47; 8:12,38; 10:47-48; John 4:2; Romans 6:4; I Corinthians 5:11-13; 11:1-2; 17-20-26)

    We believe that there are two divinely appointed offices in a church, Pastors and Deacons, to be filled by men whose qualifications are set forth in the scriptures. (I Timothy 3:1-13, 5:17; Hebrews 13:7,17, 24; I Peter 5:1-5; Acts 6:1-6, Titus)

    We believe that God deals with believers as His children, that He chastises the disobedient, and that He rewards the obedient. (Matthew 16:27, 25:14-23; John 1:12; Hebrews 12:4-11; 2 John 8; Revelation 22:12)

    We believe in the pre-millennial, personal, bodily return of Christ as the crowning event of the Gentile age. This event will include the bodily resurrection of His saints followed by the Millennial rein of Christ on earth. The Millennium will be followed by the eternal punishment of the unrighteous (unsaved) in the lake of fire, and the dwelling of the righteous (saved) in the New Heaven for eternity. (Matthew 25:46; John 14:1-6; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; II Thessalonians 1:7-9 2:8; Revelation 19; 20:4-6; 20:11-15; 21:8)

    We believe that all associations, fellowships, and committees of such, are and properly should be servants of, and under control of, the participating churches. (Matthew 20:25-28)

    We believe in freedom of worship without interference from the government and affirm our beliefs in civil obedience. (Matthew 22:21; Romans 13:1-7; I Peter 2:13-15)

    We believe the Bible definition of marriage is the union between a man and a woman (Gen. 2:21-24; Matt. 19:4-6; Mark 10:6-9; 1 Cor. 7:2-4; Eph. 5:22-31).

  • First Steps

    How to Have Eternal Life!

    Most people, at some point in their life, will inevitably ask themselves one or more questions. Some of the most challenging questions are those “questions of life”; such as, “How did I get here?”, “What is my purpose?”, and “What happens after I die?”.

    Here at Benchmark, we are confident that God has given us the answers to all of life’s questions. In particular, he has answered all of the life questions noted earlier. God has answered those questions through His Holy Bible. Perhaps the most important of the answers that God has provided is the answer to the question, “What happens after I die?”

    We would like to share just a bit of God’s answer with you in the next few moments. Thank you for your attention to the following thoughts and ideas from God’s Holy Word, the Bible.

    First, we must realize that we will all in fact die.

    Hebrews 9:27 says, “…it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”

    Second, we need to understand the cause of all death is sin.

    Romans 5:16 tells us, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men”

    Third, we must understand that each of us has and will sin.

    Romans 3:23 says, For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

    Fourth, we must know that there is a penalty for our sin.

    Romans 6:23 tells us in the first part of the verse that,For the wages of sin is death;

    Then, we should understand that God has Himself paid that penalty.

    The latter half of Romans 6:23 says, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. and Romans 5:8 tells us, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

    Finally, we must accept God’s gift of eternal life that was given to us.

    Once we understand that Jesus’ death on the cross, His burial in the tomb, and His resurrection from the grave is God’s remedy for our sin problem, all we need to do to be assured that we have eternal life is to call upon His name. When we repent of our sins, and pray out to God asking to be delivered from the penalty of our sins, we have assurance that God in Heaven will honor that request; not because of our good thoughts or deeds, but because of what Jesus has done for us on the cross of Calvary. It is not we who save ourselves, but rather it is God who has shown mercy and grace toward us and provided Himself as a remedy for our sins. He is our Redeemer! Following are some additional bible verses that verify and validate what you are reading here. We encourage you to read them for yourself and then make an informed decision to accept Jesus as your savior who will give you eternal life!

    Matthew 4:17 “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

    Ephesians 2:8-10 “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. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”

    Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

    1 John 5:13 “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.”

    If you have read these words and understood your need, we encourage you to pray out to God, call on the name of Jesus, and BE SAVED TODAY!

    And when you do, please contact us and share that good news with us.

    Want to know what comes next? Read Next Steps.

    In Christ,

    Pastor Alan Schoeff

  • Service Times

    Sunday School: 10:00 AM
    Worship: 11:00 AM

    Bible Study: 7:00 PM