What We Believe

About The Bible

We Believe the thirty nine books of the Old Testament and the twenty seven books of the New Testament to be the inspired Word of God. We Believe that these books are written without error in the original writings and that they are the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of men, and are the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5

About God

We Believe in one God Who is the Creator of all things. We Believe that God is infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2

About Jesus

We Believe that Jesus is true God and true man. We Believe that He was conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin Mary. We Believe that He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures. Further, that He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Advocate.

Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

About The Holy Spirit

We Believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.

2Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13;14:16-17;Acts 1:8; 1Corinthians 2:12; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18; Galatians 5:25

About Man

We Believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; 139:13-16; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23; Titus 3:5; John 3:3-8

About Salvation

We Believe that the blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become the children of God.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; 3:16; 14:6; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

About Communion & Baptism

We Believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means for salvation.

Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3-7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

About The Church

We Believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ. We Believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs. We Believe that all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are eligible for membership in the local church.

Acts 2; Ephesians 5:22-26; Colossians 1:18, 24; Matthew 6:18

About Jesus’ Return

We Believe in the personal, premillennial, and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

Matthew 24:35-42; Mark 8:35-38; John 14: 1-3; Acts 1:6-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-22:16

About Eternity

We Believe in the rapture of the extant church and the bodily resurrection of the dead. We Believe in the everlasting fellowship of believers with Christ. We Believe in the judgement of the unbeliever and his consignment to everlasting conscious punishment.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Corinthians 5:1-8; 4:14-18; Matthew 25:31-32, 41; John 5:25-29; Revelation 20:11-15