Our Beliefs

What We Believe

  • We believe in the absolute authority and accuracy of the Holy Bible, both the Old and New Testaments; its full verbal inspiration in the original manuscripts, and its all-sufficiency as the Christian’s rule of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
  • We believe there is but one living and true God, the infinite, all-knowing, perfect Spirit and personal Being, the Creator, Preserver and Supreme Ruler of the universe; that He is perfect in holiness, mercy, love, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power, and worthy of all possible honor; that He reveals Himself to the world as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection and harmonious in all His works. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Nehemiah 9:6; 1 Chronicles 29:11, 12; Exodus 15:11; 1 John 4:8; Matthew 28:19; Isaiah 45:21b.)
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true man, and is the only sufficient Mediator between God and man. (Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:35; John 1:1; 1:14;12:45;14:9; 1 Timothy 2:5)
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Triune God, co-eternal with the Father and the Son, whose ministry is to convict the world of sin, and righteousness and judgment, to regenerate the unbelievers, and to seal, sanctify, teach and comfort those that have believed in Jesus Christ. (John 16:8-11;3:3-7;14:26; Ephesians 1:13)
  • We believe that man was created in the image of God and that he sinned and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death; thus, we believe that all men, by nature and by choice, are sinners and, apart from Christ, shall be forever separated from God. (Genesis 1:27; 2:17; 3:6-8;Romans 6:23)
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe on Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. (1Corinthians 15:3,4; Revelation 1:5)
  • We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, not of works, and that all who receive, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, thereby becoming the children of God. (Ephesians 2:8,9; John 3:3-7; 1:12)
  • We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and His present ministry there for us as High Priest and Advocate. We believe in the personal, visible, bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ to set up His kingdom upon the earth. We believe the Scriptures teach that the rapture of the church will be pretribulational, and that Christ’s return to establish His kingdom will be premillennial. (1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:8-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; 1 John 2:1,2; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-15)
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (1 Corinthians 15:20-24;2 Corinthians 5:8; Revelation 20:12-15)
  • We believe in the church, a living, spiritual body of which Christ is the head, and of which all regenerated people are members, and that the local, visible church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, associated together for worship, work, and fellowship. (1 Corinthians 12:1-31;Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 2:42-47)
  • We believe in the observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper in obedience to the command of Christ. We believe that baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit as a sign of his/her fellowship with the death and resurrection of Christ, of remission of sins, and of his/her giving of him/herself up to God to live and to walk in newness of life. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is of the bread and the cup, and is a commemoration of his death “till He come.” (Acts 2:42,46-47; Romans 6:4; Matthew 28:19,20; Philippians 3:10; Acts 2:38; 8:36-39)
  • We believe in the universal spiritual priesthood of believers; that is, all true believers are priests and have the privilege of approaching God through Christ and of interpreting the Scriptures through the Holy Spirit. (1 Timothy 2:5; John 2:27; Revelation 1:6)
  • We believe in the sovereignty of the local church, recognizing Christ as our sole head and that each local church has the right to be independent and autonomous and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority. (Acts 6:2,3; 4:18-20; 2 Corinthians 8:19)