What we Believe

The Bible: 

We believe the Old and New Testaments to be verbally inspired of God, inerrant in the original writings, completely trustworthy, and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 1:4-6) 

The Trinity: 

We believe in but one living and true God who is Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler of all.  He is one in essence, yet manifests Himself in three distinct and equal Persons:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:18-19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3; 1 John 5:7; Revelation 1:4-6.)

We believe the Father concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of mankind, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 3:16; 1 John 3:1-2)

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal God, and that He is the only begotten Son and that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and paid for the sins of the world by His sacrificial death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, ascension into Heaven, His high priestly intercession for His people, and His personal, visible return to this world in power and great glory to establish His millennial kingdom. (Zechariah 14:4-11; Matthew 24:15-25;  Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2,14; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-21; Romans 3:24-25; Colossians 1:17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Hebrews 4:15; Revelation 20:6)

We believe the Holy Spirit came forth from God to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and judgment; and to regenerate, indwell, baptize, seal, sanctify, and comfort all who believe in Jesus Christ. (John 14:16-17;  Acts 2:2;   1 Corinthians 6:19 & 12:13;  Ephesians 4:30;  1 Thessalonians 5:19)

Salvation: 

We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners, but that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)  Salvation is by grace, through faith, apart from human merit, and those thus saved are secure in Christ forever.  (Genesis 1:26 & 2:17; Psalms 14:1-3; Jeremiah 17:9; John 3:6,16 & 5:40;  Romans 3:10-19; Ephesians 2:1-2;  1 John 3:8; John 1:12; Romans 6:1-2 & 8:29-30; Ephesians 2:7-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19)

The Church: 

We believe the church is the Body of Christ, made up of all regenerated believers from the Day of Pentecost to the Rapture. A local church is an assembly of regenerated believers who gather together for worship, fellowship, prayer and the teaching of God's Word; and who are responsible for the evangelization of the world. While Christ is the Head of the church, He governs His church through the delegated authority of spiritually qualified and gifted men. The two ordinances of the church, as ordained by Christ, are believer's baptism by immersion and the observance of the Lord's Supper.  (Matthew 28:19-20;  Luke 22:19-20; Acts 8:36-38; 1 Corinthians 12:13,27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

Accountability: 

We believe that every human being is personally responsible to God in all matters.  (Psalm 96:13; Ecclesiastes 11:9; Luke 12:2-5; 1 Corinthians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:11-15)