What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God. We believe and accept the scriptures as our authority. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe in one God eternally exisiting in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; three in one, co-equal, which is the Trinity. (1 John 5:7)
GOD, THE FATHER
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 48:12; Psalms 95:3,6; Isaiah 40:21-26; Psalm 139:1-12; John 7:37,38)
We believe that Jesus Christ was the only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. (John 3:16, Matthew 1:18, Matthew 1:22,23)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin. He indwells the believer, and empowers the preaching and teaching of the Word. (John 16:8, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Acts 1:8)
We believe that the death of the Lord Jesus Christ was according to scripture (Isaiah 53:10) and was a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of all mankind (Romans 5:6-10) so that all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10:13) and be justified by His shed blood.
We observe the two ordinances given by the Lord Jesus Christ: Baptism and Communion. Baptism is by full immersion to commemorate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:3-4) Communion is a memorial of the New Testament, which commemorates the substitutionary death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. The bread signifies His broken body, and the fruit of the vine represents His shed blood. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
THE LAST THINGS
We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:3-4), His ascension into heaven (Acts 1:9), and His present life there as our High Priest and Advocate. (Hebrews 7:24-26, 1 John 2:1,2) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will come in the clouds to catch up his saints (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, 1 Corithians 15:51-55) and will return to rule and reign for 1000 years (Revelation 19:11-16).
We believe that man was created directly by God in His own image. (Genesis 1:27)
We believe that man is a sinner, fallen from original righteousness; and apart from God's redeeming grace is hopelessly lost. (Romans 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3)
We believe that man is justified solely by faith in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ; resulting in forgiveness of sin and his being born into the family of God by the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:1, Galatians 2:16, Hebrews 9:12, Ephesians 2:1)