Our Beliefs

The Authority of the Bible:

The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the verbally inspired Word of God, they are without error in the original writings, and they are the complete and final revelation of God. (Matthew 5:18; John 17:17; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21; Revelation 22:18-19).

The Triunity of God:

The Triunity of God: There is only one God, externally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Who are co-equal in their essential nature, attributes, and perfection; and each of Whom is to be honored and worshiped as God. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 18:30-31,147:5; Matthew 28:19; Mark 23:29; Luke 3:22; John 4:24,523,10:30,14:9; Acts 5:3-4; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 2:1-3

The Person of Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is God the Son, the promised Messiah, conceived in the flesh by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, true God and true man, without sin, and the only mediator between God and Man.(Isaiah 7:14,9:6-7; Matthew 1:18-25; Mark 14:61-62; John 1:1-3,14,29,5:18,8:58,10:30; II Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:2-9, 2:14-156; I John 5:20)

The Work of Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ, through his death, Jesus Christ arose bodily from the dead, was seen by many during a period of forty days, and then ascended into Heaven where He is seated at the right hand of God as our Advocate and High Priest, from which place he will some day return to establish His Kingdom on earth.(Isaiah 53:5-6;Luke 24:36-43;John 1:18,3:16,20:25-28;Acts 1:6-11;Romans 3:21-26; I Corinthians 15:3-8,20-23; Galatians 3:13; Colossiams 1:13-14; Thessalonians 4:13-18;Titus 2:13; Peter 1:18-19,2:24;I John 2:1-2; Revelation 20:6)

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is that Person of the Triune Godhead who convicts men of sin, causes spiritual birth, indwells, seals, sanctifies, guides,equips, teaches, and fills the believer, thus enabling him to walk in obedience to God and His Word. (John 3:5,14:16-17,26,15:26-27, 16:7-15; Acts 1:8,5:3-4; Romans 8:9,14; I Corinthians 2:10-11,6:11,19,12:4-13; II Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:16-18,22-23; Ephesians 1:13-14,4:30,5:18-21

The Creation and the Fall of Man: Man was created by God in His own image and is not the product of evolution; e fell into sin through personal disobedience to the revealed will of God; and as a result, mankind is sinful in nature and practice, is unable to save himself, and faces eternal separation from God. (Genesis 1:26-28,2:7,18-24,3:1-24,9:6; Matthew 19:4; Mark 7:21-23; John 8:42-44; Romans 1:18,3:10,23,5:1; Ephesians 2:1-3)

The Salvation of Man: Eternal salvation from sin, death and hell is the free gift of God's grace, and is based solely upon man's personal faith and belief in Jesus Christ. He voluntarily died as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and arose bodily from the dead, thus guaranteeing our own resurrection to eternal life. This salvation is not received by, nor based on, any sacrament, merit, or good work on our part. The one who receives Christ's salvation is eternally secure. (John 1:11-13,3:16,5:24,10:28-30,14:6; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:23-26,5:8,6:23,10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 7:23-25; I Peter 1:18-19; I John 5:11-13)

The Nature and Organization of the Church: All who have place their faith in Christ are united together immediately by the Holy Spirit in one spiritual body, the church, of which Christ is the Head. In addition, the members of this one spiritual body are directed to associate themselves together in local churches.(Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:46-47; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:25)

The Ordinances of the Church: Two ordinances have been committed to the local Church: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the triune God. This ordinance, being a command of Christ, is recognized as a prerequisite for membership in the local church. Likewise, the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His atoning death. These two ordinances are to be observed until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:41,10:47-48; I Corinthians 11:23-39)