OUR BELIEFS

THE BIBLE
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.
[2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pt. 1:20, 21; Mk. 13:31; Jn. 8:31, 32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32]

GOD - THE TRINITY
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
[Gen. 1:1, 26; Jn. 1:1, 3; Matt. 28:19; Rom. 1:19, 20; Eph. 4:5,6]

GOD - THE FATHER
We believe in God the Father, 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.
[Lk. 10:21, 22; Matt. 23:9; Jn. 3:16; 6:27; Rom. 1:7; 1 Tim. 1:1, 2; 2:5, 6; 1 Pt. 1:3; Rev. 1:6]

GOD - JESUS CHRIST
We believe in Jesus Christ, 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, and bodily resurrection. We believe in His ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
[Matt. 1:18-25; Lk. 1:26-38; Jn. 1:1; 20:28; Rom. 8:46; 9:5; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pt. 2:21-23; Jn. 20:30, 31; Matt. 20:28; Eph. 1:4; Acts 1:11; Rom. 5:6-10; Heb. 7:25; 9:28; 1 Tim. 3:16]

GOD - THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit who comes forth from the Father and Son to expose and convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper and teacher.  The gifts of the Holy Spirit continue to be manifested today. All of the gifts must be exercised for the strengthening of the church. All Christians should earnestly desire the spiritual gifts.
[Jn. 14:16, 17, 26; 15:26, 27; Jn. 16:9-14; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19; 14:1, 26; Gal. 5:22-23]

SALVATION
We believe that man was created by God in His own image; that man voluntarily sinned and thereby incurred physical, spiritual, and eternal death, which is ultimately separation from God. As a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature, are sinners by choice, and therefore under condemnation. Salvation is God’s free gift to man. It is not possible for man to atone for his sin by self-improvement or good works. We believe that those who turn from their sin in repentance and place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior have experienced regeneration by the Holy Spirit and have become new creatures. Those individuals are delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life. That eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
[Gen. 1:26; 5:2; Gen. 3; Gen. 2:17; 3:19; Eccl. 2:11; Jn. 3:14; 5:24; Jn. 5:30; 7:13; 8:12; 10:26; Rom. 9:22; 2 Thess. 1:9; Rev. 19:3, 20; 20:10, 14, 15; 21:18; Ps. 51:7; Jer. 17:9; Jn. 1:14; Rom. 3:19; Prov. 28:13; 1 Jn. 1:9; Jn. 3:16; Jn. 1:13; 2 Cor. 5:17; Rom. 8:1; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9; Jn. 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; Rom. 5:1]

ETERNITY
We believe man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
[Jn. 3:16; 1 Jn. 2:25; 5:11-13; Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:15]

ETERNAL SECURITY
We believe the security of our salvation rests upon the gift that God has given us in the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is impossible to lose your salvation because it is sustained by the grace and mercy of God, not by the efforts of the Christian. It is the sealing and sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit that gives this security. There can be a “falling away” of some believers, but if it persists; it shows that their faith was not genuine and they were not born of God.
[Jn. 10:29-30; 2 Tim. 1:12; Heb. 7:25, 10:10-14; 1 Pt. 1:3-5; Rom. 8:38-39, 11:29; Eph. 1:13-14; 1 Jn. 2:19; Lk. 8:9-14]

THE CHURCH
We believe in the local church, consisting of a freely associating group of believers in Jesus Christ that have been baptized (immersed) on a credible profession of faith. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary tasks of loving Him supremely, loving others sacrificially, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and hurting world.
[Eph. 2:19-22; Acts 1:8; Eph. 5:19-21; Acts 2:42; Heb. 10:23-25]

CHRISTIAN MATURITY
We believe that Christ-Followers should live for the glory of God; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ by submitting to the teaching and preaching ministry of God’s Word.
[1 Cor. 10:31; Rom. 12:1-3; Heb. 12:1-2; Jn. 14:15, 23-24; 2 Cor. 9:6-9; 1 Cor. 1:9-10]

CHURCH ORDINANCES
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: Believer’s Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe baptism is the immersion of the believer in 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 ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
[Matt. 28:18-20; Rom. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 11:23-26]

CHRIST'S RETURN
We believe Jesus Christ will physically return to earth and establish His eternal kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous, and the endless punishment of the wicked.
[Matt. 16:27; Mk. 14:62; Jn. 14:3; Acts 1:11; Phil. 3:20; 1 Thess. 4:15; 2 Tim. 4:1; Titus 2:13]