What We Believe
The Word of God
We believe and teach 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 God’s Word has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
(II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32)
We believe and teach that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
(Genesis 1:1, 26; John 1:1, 3; Matthew 28:19; John 15:26)
God the Father
We believe and teach that God the Father is an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
(Luke 10:21-22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16, 6:27; Romans 1:7; I Timothy 1:1-2, 2:5-6; I Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6; Ephesians 4:6)
God the Son
We believe and teach that Jesus Christ is God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal visible return to earth.
(Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; Romans 9:5; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:21-23; John 20:30-31; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8, 6:9-10; Hebrews 7:25, 9:28; I Timothy 3:16)
God the Holy Spirit
We believe and teach that 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. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
(John 14:16-17, 26; John 15:26-27; John 16:7-14; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26)
We believe and teach that man was created by God in His own image; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical and spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God; that as a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners by choice and therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who are called will repent and forsake sin and trust Jesus Christ, as Savior and are regenerated by the Holy Spirit as new creatures, delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life.
(Genesis 1:26; 5:2; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3; Ecclesiastes 2:11; John 5:24, 8:12, 10:26-28; Romans 9:22; II Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 19:3, 20; Revelation 20:10, 14-15, 21:18; Psalm 51:7; Jeremiah 17:9; James 1:14; Romans 3:19, 5:19; Proverbs 28:13; I John 1:9; John 3:16; John 1:13; II Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:1)
We believe and teach that the church is 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, baptized on a credible profession of faith and united for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
(Ephesians 2:19-22; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:19-21; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25)
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of their fellow saints; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be a faithful steward of their possessions and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
(I Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15, 23-24; I John 2:3-6; II Corinthians 9:6-9; I Corinthians 4:2;
We believe and teach that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two sacraments to the local church, baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of the 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. We believe that these two sacraments should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:23-26)
We believe and teach that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
(I Timothy 2:5; Acts 4:13-20)
We believe and teach 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 joy and peace of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked.
(Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:15; II Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; I Corinthians 4:5;
I Corinthians 15; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15)