Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is the God breathed and plenarily inspired Word of God, infallible in its original manuscripts. The Bible (66 books of the Old and New Testament) is our supreme and final authority in faith and life. 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1-3; John 4:24; Acts 5:3, 4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5, 6; 2 Corinthians 13:14
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, fully God and fully man, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary atoning death on the Cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where he is our High Priest, Intercessor, and Advocate. He is the only mediator between God and man. Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person. He is God, with all the distinctively divine attributes. He leads us to salvation, indwells us, and bears witness to the spiritual adoption of all believers. As our comforter and teacher, the Holy Spirit empowers us to serve and become more like Christ. By the Holy Spirit we are constantly renewed and instructed so that we might bear spiritual fruit: love joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 2:13; Ezekiel 36:26, 27; John 14:15-17; Romans 8:9-11; 1 John 2:27; Romans 8:16; 1 John 3:23-24; Luke 12:11-12; John 6:63; John 14:26; John 16:13-15; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38; Acts 10:18-20; Acts 16:6
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan - a created being who stands in opposition to God and His church.
Revelation 12:1-17; Jude 1:6-9; Job 1:6-12; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-10; Genesis 3:1-5; 1 Peter 5:8; John 13:2; Matthew 13:19-39; Zechariah 3:1; Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:11-19
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are guilty sinners in thought, word, and deed. Genesis 1:26, 27; Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:25; Romans 5:12-18; 1 John 1:8-10
We believe that the Lord Jesus died on the cross according to the scriptures as the only substitutionary sacrifice for our sins, that He rose victorious from the grave on the third day, and that all who believe in Him are redeemed and justified on the grounds of His shed blood. Isaiah 53 :1-12; Matthew 20:28; John 3:16-17; Romans 3:22-26; Romans 5:1; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; 1 John 2:2; Matthew 28:5-6; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:13-14
We believe salvation is by grace alone, provided as the free gift through Christ’s death. When one accepts this grace by faith in Jesus Christ, he/she is born again, completely forgiven, and therefore becomes a child of God. There is no salvation through works. John 3:3-5; John 1:12-13; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23; Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe that the Church in its invisible form is universal, the true body and bride of Christ, and that all who are born again are members, regardless of organizational affiliation. We believe that as Christians we are to meet together regularly for worship, ordinances, and fellowship. The Church is called to love our God and our neighbors and to witness concerning our Head, Jesus Christ, by preaching the Gospel among all nations and ministering to the “least of these” in body and soul.
Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 2:42-47
We believe that Christ ordained the observance of water baptism and the Lord's Supper until He returns.
Matthew 13:10-17; Luke 22:19-20; Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
We believe that water baptism is the Biblical testimony of the professed believer in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38-41; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:36-38; Acts 10:47-48; Acts 18:7-8; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Corinthians 12:13
We believe that the Lord's Supper is for born again believers, walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
The Return of Christ
We believe in the personal, visible, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ and the bodily resurrection of the dead when Christ returns to bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His Kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and a new earth, in which He will be glorified forever and exclude all evil, suffering, and death. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting joy of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the unsaved. Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15:1-58; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:4-15