BELIEFS


We believe…

  • The BIBLE is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error. It is the supreme and final authority for all matters of Christian life and belief.
  • There is one true and living GOD, who eternally exists in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who are equal in every divine perfection and who execute distinct but harmonious offices in all the work of the Godhead.
  • GOD THE FATHER is an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
  • JESUS CHRIST is God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and taught authoritative truth. Jesus died a substitutionary atoning death, was bodily resurrected, ascended into heaven, intercedes perpetually for His people, and will personally and visibly return to earth.
  • The person of the HOLY SPIRIT came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. His work is carried on in our hearts through such appointed means as the study of Scripture, prayer, worship, and fellowship with other believers. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
  • MAN was created by God in His own image, but through his sin incurred physical and spiritual death. As a result, all people are separated from God by their sin and are lost and without hope apart from salvation in Christ.
  • The GOSPEL is the good news of God’s saving actions towards sinners through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, the eternal son of God, took on human nature, lived a sinless life, and died a substitutionary death for sinners.
  • SALVATION involves the redemption of the whole man, and anyone who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus Christ and His death on their behalf receives forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.
  • BAPTISM is an outward expression of our faith in Jesus Christ and simply a public testimony of what God has done by His grace. Baptism is by immersion after salvation with no merit for salvation and is  in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the  Holy Ghost (Spirit).
  • The one true CHURCH, the body and bride of Christ, is composed of all true believers of the present age and the organization of its members in local churches for worship, for edification of believers, and for world wide gospel witness. Each local church is autonomous but cooperates in fellowship and work. All members of the universal church are to be vitally committed members of a local church, where they receive pastoral care and the opportunity to employ their God-given gifts in His service.
  • Jesus Christ will RETURN to the earth, personally and visibly, to establish His kingdom in the new heavens and the new earth. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the saved to endless joy, living and reigning with Christ, and the lost to endless punishment away from the benevolent presence of God.