Our Beliefs

Summarized Statement of Beliefs
 
 
We teach one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.(Deuteronomy :4, Matthew 28:19)
 
We teach God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His perfect will and grace.(Psalm 145:8-9, 1 Corinthians 8:6)
 
We teach Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, is true God and true man.  Jesus birthed by a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, arose bodily from the grave and ascended to heaven where He is our Advocate.(Luke 1:26-35, John 10:30, Philippians 2:5-11, Colossians 2:9)
 
We teach that Jesus Christ will physically return to receive the church and will establish His millennial kingdom on earth.(Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 20)
 
We teach the ministry of the Holy Spirit (the third Person of the Trinity), is to convict people of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, instruct,and empower the believer for godly living and service.(Acts 5:3-4, John 14:6-7, John 16:7-11)
 
We teach the Bible is the inspired word of God, without error in the original writings, and is the final authority for all Christians.(1 Corinthians 2:6-14, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Matthew 5:18, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

We teach God created man in His own image and likeness, and that God created man free of sin.(Genesis 2:7, 15-25, James 3:9)
 
We teach that Adam sinned against God and man lost his innocence and incurred the penalty of spiritual and physical death.(Genesis 3:1-19, John 3:36, Romans 6:23)
 
We teach that all men, with the exception of Jesus Christ, are sinners by nature, by choice, and by divine declaration.(Psalms 14:1-3, Romans 3:9-18, 23)
 
We teach that salvation is solely of God by grace on the basis of redemption of Jesus Christ, and not on the basis of human merit or works.(John 1:12-13, Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-10, 1 Peter 1:18-19)
 
We teach election is the act of God by which, before the foundation of the world, He chose those whom He graciously saves and gives a new life.(Romans 8:28-30, Ephesians 1:4-12)
 
We teach that man must repent and trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord in order to be forgiven of sin and receive eternal life.(Luke 13:3, John 3:16-19, 36, 5:39-40, Romans 10:9)
 
We teach the bodily resurrection of all humankind:  the believer in Christ into everlasting joy, and the unbeliever into everlasting punishment.(John 14:19), Romans :5-10, Revelation 20:11-15)
 
We teach that the Church, headed by Jesus, is one united spiritual Body made up of all whom by the Holy Spirit place their faith in Jesus Christ.(1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:15-16)
 
We teach the purpose of the Church is to glorify God by building itself up in the faith, by instruction of the Word, by fellowship, by keeping the ordinances of baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper, and by advancing and communicating the gospel to the entire world.(Ephesians 3:21, 4:13-16, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 John 1:3, Matthew 28:19, Acts 1:8)
 
 
We teach God calls every saint to the work of service (ministry).(1 Corinthians 15:58, Ephesians 4:11-12, Revelation 22:12)
 

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