Our Beliefs

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THE BIBLE

The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God. It is our supreme source of truth. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. (2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5)

GOD

There is one and only one living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. (John 1:1-5, 10-14; Matthew 28:18-20)

THE FATHER

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men (Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3:14; 6:2-3; 15:11; 20:1; Leviticus 22:2; Hebrews 11:6; 12:9; 1 Peter 1:17; 1 John 5:7)

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a perfect life and died on a cross as a sacrifice for our sin and rose from the dead to be our Lord. He sits at the right hand of God and will return some day. (Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:22-23, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Hebrews 4:14-15, 10:10-14, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13)

HOLY SPIRIT

Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and Son. Holy Spirit reveals to mankind their need for Christ. He guides the believer into all truth and gives him power for Godly living. Holy Spirit enters into the heart of man upon salvation and bestows spiritual gifts to every believer. (2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, 5:18, Galatians 5:25, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6)

MANKIND

God created men and women in His image. Because of sin, all mankind has become separated from God and suffered the effects of the fall in Eden. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2)

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THE CHURCH

The church is a set apart assembly of believers in Jesus Christ who have decided to believe The Gospel and obey His Word. The church is the manifestation of God’s presence on earth and is made up of individual members for the purpose of displaying the glory of God. It practices the two ordinances of Christ, it is governed by His laws, it exercises the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeks to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. (Matthew 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42,47; 5:11-14; 6:3-6; 13:1-3; 14:23,27; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:28; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:16; 5:4-5; 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:8-11,21; 5:22-32; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-14; 3:1-15; 4:14; Hebrews 11:39-40; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3; 21:2-3.)

SALVATION

Salvation is a gift to man from God. It is a free gift; it cannot be earned. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Christ by faith. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12-13, 14:6, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1) 

BAPTISM AND COMMUNION

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus


The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.


(Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; 14:22-26; Luke 3:21-22; 22:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; 20:7; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16,21; 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12.)

LAST THINGS

God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord. (Isaiah 2:4; 11:9; Matthew 16:27; 18:8-9; 19:28; 24:27,30,36,44; 25:31-46; 26:64; Mark 8:38; 9:43-48; Luke 12:40,48; 16:19-26; 17:22-37; 21:27-28; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 17:31; Romans 14:10; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 15:24-28,35-58; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Philippians 3:20-21; Colossians 1:5; 3:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 5:1ff.; 2 Thessalonians 1:7ff.; 2; 1 Timothy 6:14; 2 Timothy 4:1,8; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:27-28; James 5:8; 2 Peter 3:7ff.; 1 John 2:28; 3:2; Jude 14; Revelation 1:18; 3:11; 20:1-22:13.)