What We Believe
We believe all Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak.
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite intelligent Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son, and has precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. We believe further that He is not only true God, but true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We also believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible, return from Heaven.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature. He is active in His work in regeneration, sanctification, and preservation. His ministry is to implement Christ’s work of redeeming the lost and empowering the believer for godly living and service.
We believe the Church is the spiritual body and family of God which Christ is head. The Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies whose members have confessed faith in Christ and have associated themselves for worship, for instruction, for evangelism, for fellowship, and for service. Ordinances of the local church are baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.
We believe God created man, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. But by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless state, in consequence of which, all mankind are now sinners, continuing to choose to sin; therefore, man is under just condemnation without defense or excuse.
We believe that sin is directed against God Himself and that all men are born into sin, our sin nature. The Bible has clear teaching on the definition of sin and its consequences. The only remedy for sin is forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
We believe in eternally secure salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We further believe that this salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, and was purchased by Christ on the cross, being of unlimited atonement; and is received by man through faith, apart from any human merit, works, or ritual.
Baptism is an ordinance of the Church (Matt. 28:19-20), it is the immersion of professed believers in Jesus Christ (Acts 2:41, 8:41), as an outward sign of an inward change in their life (2 Cor. 5:17).
We believe in the reality of the existence of angels, demons and Satan. They are at work around us, some for the good of God and others for evil of the world.
We believe Christ will return personally and bodily to the earth to overcome Satan, to judge the living and the dead, and to establish His millennial kingdom and fulfillment of God’s eternal plan. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost. The believer shall be raised to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord in heaven; and the unbeliever, to everlasting and conscious punishment in hell.
We believe that God ordained marriage as a voluntary union for life of one man and one woman; that sexual intimacy is legitimate only within the bounds of marriage; that marriage is more than a contract between two persons: It is a covenant before God; and that in Christian marriages, the Church acts as an agent of God's blessing and a supportive community.