We believe that the Bible was written by divinely inspired men and is God’s revelation of himself and his will to man. The Bible in its entirety is the Word of God, and as such is wholly true in everything it affirms. The Scriptures are the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21; Ps. 18:30; 119:96)
We believe that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and that these three are one God, and are worthy of precisely the same confidence, obedience, and worship(Matt. 28:18-19, Mk. 12:29, Jn. 1:14, Acts 5:3-4).
We believe that God created all things and that by his sovereign power He continues to sustain His creation. (Gen. 1:1; Col. 1:17)
We believe that The Father in His position and authority is supreme among the persons of the Godhead. He is the grand architect, the wise designer of creation, redemption, and consummation. He is the giver of every good and perfect gift. He adopts His people by the work of His Son and secures their inheritance forever by His Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was fully God and fully man, that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and worked mighty works and wonders and signs as recorded in the four gospels, that He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins and was later raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers, and from whence He is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth to set up His eternal kingdom. (Heb. 1: 2; 4:15; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Rom. 8:34; Matt. 16:27)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, is God and possesses all the divine attributes. He convicts the world of sin. He indwells all believers, and baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of salvation. He uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the building up of the body. He guides believers in understanding and applying the Scriptures and empowers us to lead a life of Christ-like character. (Jn. 16:7-15; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30; Jn. 16:13, Gal. 5:22-23)
We believe that all men have defied God and have chosen to go their own independent way and, thereby, stand condemned by God. We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and His love for mankind, sent Jesus into the world to bring people back into fellowship with God, and that this salvation, with its forgiveness of sin, is a gift, wholly a work of God’s grace, not the result of human works, and that this salvation must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith. We believe that a true believer is eternally secure, that he cannot lose his salvation, but that sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father. (Rom. 3:23; 5.8; Eph. 2:8; Mk. 1:15; 1 Jn 5:12-13; Jn. 10:28; Heb. 12:5-6)
We believe there is one church universal, which is comprised of all who place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. The Scriptures command believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, fellowship, service to the body, and outreach to the world. Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to these commands, there is the local expression of the church. Under the watch care of elders and deacons, its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the one ultimate purpose of glorifying God. (Rom. 3:22; Acts 2:42-47; Matt. 28:19; Lk. 22:19; Heb. 10:24-25; Gal. 6:10; Acts 1:8; 1 Tim. 3:1 Peter 5:1-3; Jn. 4:7; Eph. 3:21)
The following is a summary of the main points of our beliefs:
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