Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs2018-06-12T11:24:25+00:00

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (Psalm 19:7-14, 119; John 17:17, Romans 15:4, II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:19-21)

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit — that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption. (Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-4, I John 5:7)

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ, and to bestow spiritual gifts on every believer for ministry in the body of Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. (Ezekiel 36:26-27, Joel 2:28, John 3:8, John 14:26, John 16:7-15, Acts 1:8, 2:1-21, 38-39, Romans 8:9, 14-17, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 12:1-11, Ephesians 1:13-14)

We believe in the universal church, a living, spiritual, body, of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary tasks of Christ-centered worship of God and of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. (Matthew 16:16-19; 22:34-40, Acts 2:38-41, Ephesians 2:19-22, Ephesians 5:25-27)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ, for commemoration of His death and as a reminder of His imminent return. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:41-42, Romans 6:3-5, I Corinthians 11:23-32)

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through faith in Jesus Christ. (John 3:16-17, John 4:24, John 14:6, John 17:5, Psalm 8, Psalm 139)

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. We believe in His substitutionary, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. (Isaiah 7:14, Zechariah 14:1, John 1:14, Acts 1:11, Philippians 2:5-11, Hebrews 1:2-3, I John 1:7)

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. (John 1:12-13, John 3:3, 16-17, Acts 20:21, Ephesians 2:1-9, Titus 3:5)

We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. (I Corinthians 4:1-4, II Corinthians 9:6-8, Ephesians 4:11-16, Philippians 2:14-16, Colossians 3:17-23, I Thessalonians 5:17-18)

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked. (John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:1-15, II Corinthians 5:10, Matthew 25:31-46)