What We Believe

God

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same perfections.

(Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Bible

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed.

(2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13)

Jesus Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5) We believe that Jesus ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9, 10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1,2) We believe Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead.

(1 Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person in the Godhead, who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is the supernatural Agent in salvation, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, infilling them with power to be witnesses for Christ, to live a godly lifestyle, and gifting them with ministry gifts for the edification of the body of Christ. (Luke 24:49; 1 Corinthians 12:8-11) We believe that he indwells and seals the believer unto the day of redemption.

(John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9;Ephesians 5:18)

Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.

(Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12)

Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.

(Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18,19

The Church

We believe that the church, which is the body and bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons. (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 11:2) We believe that the church’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, both in word and deed, making disciples throughout the world. (Matthew 28:18; 2 Corinthians 3:2, 3) We believe that God has given gifts to His church, manifesting in the lives of individual believers, and it is the responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him. (Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Peter 4:10,11) We believe that the ordinances of the church, given by our Lord, are water baptism and the Lord’s supper.

(Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

The End

We believe in the personal, physical and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 24:44; Acts 1:11;Hebrews 9:28; I John 3:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:16) We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, and that in the final judgment, the fate of the just is to eternal happiness with God and the fate of the unjust is eternal separation from God.

(Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 10:15; 11:22, 24; 12:36; 25:31-46; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Hebrews 6:2; 2 Peter 2:4)