What We Believe


God

     We believe in the one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is the absolute and sole Creator of the universe.  

John 6:27, Hebrews 1:10Deuteronomy 6:2 and 6:4

Jesus Christ

     We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man; that He was miraculously born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. Being fully God and fully man, He is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. 

John 1:14, Hebrews 2:14Matthew 1:18-25John 8:40Hebrews 1:10Colossians 2:9John 1:3

     We believe that Christ died on the cross for the sins of mankind, was raised bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven there to intercede for believers and from whence He shall come again to receive believers unto Himself. 

2 Corinthians 5:14Mark 10:451 Peter 3:18Romans 5:8Romans 1:4Acts 1:9-11,Matthew 24:30Revelation 20:4-6, Isaiah 9:6-7

     We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified through His shed blood, being declared righteous.

1 Corinthians 15:3Romans 5:8-9Hebrews 7:25

Eternal Life

     We believe that every true believer is assured of eternal life with God. 

Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6:23Romans 8:38-392 Corinthians 5:17John 6:37John 10:28-29

     We believe that every believer looks forward to the hope of Christ's second coming when each will receive a resurrection body, whether through resurrection from the dead or rapture (being caught up) while still living.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-171 Corinthians 15:32Revelation 20:4-6Titus 2:13

     We believe that all believers will share in the eternal state after Christ's millennial reign. 

Revelation 20:12-15Revelation 21: 1-8

The Holy Spirit

     We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, possessing all the distinctly divine attributes of God. He is God.

Acts 5:3-41 Corinthians 2:10-111 Corinthians 12:11Psalm 139:7-12

     We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates, seals, and sets apart the believer to a holy life. At regeneration, He baptizes the believer into the Body of Christ and comes to indwell him permanently. 

Titus 3:5John 3:5-7John 14:16-17John 16:7-15, Ephesians 1:132 Thessalonians 2:131 Corinthians 12:13Romans 8:9Ephesians 5:18

The Bible

     We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God which reveals the complete will of God for all mankind through every age. Inspiration may be defined as the inward work of the Holy Spirit in the hearts and minds of chosen men who then wrote the Scriptures as God directed. The Bible in all of its parts constitutes the written Word of God to man. This Word is free from all error in its original manuscripts. It is wholly trustworthy in matters of history and doctrine, and is the final, supreme authority on all matters of faith and life. 

John 10:35, Matthew 5:182 Timothy 3:162 Peter 1:21

Covenant Marriage

     We believe that marriage has been ordained by God. On the basis of Scripture, this church recognizes marriage as exclusively the legal union of one man and one woman in which such union is a lifetime commitment. 

Genesis 2:24Mark 10:6-9

     We believe that legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within the Biblical covenant marriage. Hence, all other forms of sexual activity are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the Church.

Genesis 19:5Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:261 Corinthians 6:9Galatians 5:19, Jude 7

The Father

     We believe that the Father is the first person of the  Godhead and is the Original Source of all things. He is the source of grace, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Father of all men as the source of their being. He is particularly the loving Father of all those redeemed by the blood of His Son. 

Genesis 1:1Ephesians 3:141 Corinthians 8:6Ephesians 4:6Luke 12:30-32

     We believe that the Father is the author of salvation, that He sent the Son into the world, that He is the disciplinarian of His children.

Psalm 2:7-9Ephesians 1:2-6John 5:37Hebrews 12:9

Humanity

     We believe that man was created in God's image, that man sinned and incurred both physical decay and a spiritual death, that all mankind is born with a sinful nature, and those who reach moral responsibility, being sinners in thought, word, and deed are accountable for their sins.

Genesis 1:26-27Genesis 2:17Genesis 3:6, Romans 5:12-21Ephesians 2:1-3Ephesians 4:18Mark 7:20-23John 2:24-25

Salvation

     We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

Romans 3:24John 1:12Ephesians 2:8-9

The Church

     We believe that people and not buildings are the Church, for the local church is a coming together of believers.

Ephesians 4:4-6Matthew 16:18Hebrews 10:23-25

     We believe that Christians are to commit themselves to the local church with an attitude of love for one another as they carry out the activities of Bible teaching, fellowship, prayer the Lord's table and water baptism, seeking to build up another in love as a witness to unregenerate people.

Acts 2:42John 13:34-351 John 1:3Matthew 28:18-201 Corinthians 11:24-26Ephesians 4:11-16