Our Beliefs
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The Scripture

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, written by men fully inspired by God through the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Word of God in the original manuscripts is without error or contradiction providing believers with the supreme authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and godly living.

2 Peter 1:20, 21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31, 20:31; Acts 20:32

The Trinity

We believe in one true eternal God who has eternally existed in three persons, the Father, the Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We believe they are equal in divine nature and perfection, yet have distinct functions in creation, salvation, and sanctification.

Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14

The Father

We believe in God the Father, Creator of all things, perfect in holiness and purity, all knowing of things past, present, and things to come, in control of all things, infinitely lovely and good. We believe He purposes all things for His ultimate glory and our good, as demonstrated by His grace through the giving of His Son, Jesus Christ, unto death on the cross.

Luke 10:21; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16, 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:1, 2; 2:5, 6; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6

The Son

We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, who before all time was eternally present with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Being conceived by the Holy Spirit in His incarnation, we believe that He is fully God, that is of the same essence and divine nature of the Father, and fully human. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, teachings and miracles. We believe in His atoning death on the cross, resurrection from the dead, ascension into the heavens after forty days, and future visible and personal return to earth.

Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1, 20:28; Romans 9:5; 8:46; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21-23; John 20:30, 31; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8; 6:9-10; Hebrews 7:25; 9:28; 1 Timothy 3:16

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who comes from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin and conform all those who believe into the image of the Son. We believe that He indwells believers at the moment of initial faith, sanctifying, giving gifts, empowering, encouraging, and interceding on their behalf.

John 14:16, 17, 26; 15:26, 27; John 16:9-14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26

Salvation/Regeneration

We believe human kind was created in God's image, that he sinned resulting in spiritual, physical, and eternal death, which is separation from God. This sin affected all human nature resulting in the condemnation of all human beings, who are born in sin and also sin by choice. Therefore, we believe that no one is capable of escaping condemnation by the accumulation of good works or efforts, but can only be saved by God's grace through faith in the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; such a faith results in genuine repentance and forsaking the sinful nature and lifestyle. We believe that the new believer being justified by faith is regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit, becoming a new creature, beginning the process of sanctification, and receiving eternal life. We believe in the eternal security of the believer; that is the genuine believer experiences total justification and forgiveness at the moment of initial faith never again to be under threat of condemnation and death.

Romans 9:22; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 19:3, 20: 20:10, 14, 15; 21:18; Psalms 51:7; James 1:14; Romans 3:19; Proverbs 28:13; I John 1:9; John 3:16; John 1:13; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:1

The Church

We believe in the universal church, which is a spiritual body made up of many members, where Christ is the head. We believe that God in His sovereignty has chosen to use the church to establish His kingdom among the nations. We believe in the local church expressing itself through unity of faith and baptism, common fellowship and service, and its efforts in establishing God's kingdom among the nations by making disciples through sharing of the Gospel and personal discipleship.

Ephesians 2:19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-20; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:19-21; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25

The Ordinances

We believe Jesus Christ established two ordinances to be practiced by the local church, baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe in believer's baptism by immersion in water into the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit. We believe that Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper to the community of faith as a commemoration of His death and as an opportunity for the local church to express communal thanksgiving for His atoning death. We believe that both baptism and the Lord's Supper should be observed until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

The Last Things

We believe in the second coming of Christ to earth and in the future bodily resurrection of believers at the appointed time.

1 Corinthians 15:50-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Acts 1:10-11; Matthew 25:31-46

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