What We Believe

GOD

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections.


THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God.  The Holy Spirit revealed God's truth to the minds of the human writers, so that using their own individual personalities they composed and recorded God's perfect revelation to man.  We further maintain that God has supernaturally preserved His revelation so that it is the infallible Word of God.


THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST

We believe Jesus Christ, God the Son, always existed with the Father, but at His incarnation was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  As the God- Man, the Lord Jesus became perfect humanity and Deity in one person forever.  The Lord Jesus was sinless in His nature and life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His death on the cross.  We believe in His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into Heaven, His perpetual intercession for His people at the right hand of God and His ultimate return to earth.


THE PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the deity and the personality of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit convicts the unsaved of their need for Christ.  The Holy Spirit is also the agent of the New Birth, who at the time of salvation permanently indwells, seals and baptizes the believer into the body of Christ.  He further ministers to the believer, teaching, interceding, guiding, filling, and imparting spiritual gifts. 


MAN

We believe that man was directly created by God in His image and likeness, and was free of sin.  Every person is born in the sinful condition inherited from Adam and also becomes a sinner by their choice to disobey God’s absolute perfect standards.  Every human being outside of Jesus Christ is under the sentence of separation and death and is powerless to change their sinful standing without the grace of God.


SALVATION

We believe that salvation from the power and penalty of sin is only found in the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ.  Full and complete forgiveness of sin, salvation from eternal death and the reception of eternal life cannot be earned by good deeds or religious works.  Salvation is offered to man as a free gift of God’s grace.  It is received as a person repents and exercises saving faith in the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and in His resurrection from the dead.


THE CHURCH

We believe the local church is a congregation of believers who have come together in a local assembly for the exaltation of God, edification in the faith, encouragement in Christ, equipping of believers for life and ministry and the expanding of the gospel locally and in the world.  We believe that the churches of the New Testament practiced two ordinances:  (1) Baptism by immersion as a sign of a person’s faith and identification with the Lord Jesus Christ; and (2) the Lord’s Supper, which was instituted by our Lord Jesus to be done in remembrance of His great sacrifice for our sins.


LAST THINGS

We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ.  At that moment the dead in Christ shall be raised in glorified bodies, and the living in Christ shall be given glorified bodies, and all shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead, the saved to eternal life and blessedness in Heaven, and the unsaved to eternal suffering in Hell.

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