what-we-believe
 
 
 

 

Scripture:  We believe the Bible (all 66 books) is inspired by God; and it teaches, rebukes, corrects, and trains us to walk with God. The Bible is both inerrant and complete in the original manuscripts; no one should delete from or add to Scripture. II Timothy 3:16-17, Deuteronomy 4:2, Revelation 22:18-19, II Peter 1:20-21.

 

God: We believe in the one true, eternal God, who is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal being. He is the creator and sustainer of all things and the source of all truth. He is triune (three-in-one): He is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; He is three distinct persons, but without division of nature, essence, or being. Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 40:28, Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19
 

Jesus Christ: We believe Jesus Christ is God who became a man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on a cross to atone for sin, was resurrected from the grave, ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and will someday return to establish his kingdom forever. Luke 1:26-28 and 34-35, Philippians 2:5-11

Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He is the chief agent of conviction, regeneration, and sanctification. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer at the point of conversion, and equips and empowers believers to live Godly lives. John 16:8, Titus 3:5, Ephesians 1:13-14
 
Mankind:  We believe Adam, the first man, was created in the image of God. He was innocent of sin and was given dominion over everything God created. Genesis 1:26-28
 
Sin:  We believe when Adam disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, sin entered into the human race; consequently, all people are born sinners, separated from God and unable to live for His glory. Romans 3:23, Romans 5:14-19, I Corinthians 15:21-22
 
Salvation: We believe salvation is given to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Salvation cannot be earned by good behavior or lifestyle; it is a gift from God that is received by grace, through faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9
 
Baptism: We believe baptism by immersion is an act of obedience, symbolizing a believer’s faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It serves as an outward testimony of a believer’s death to sin, burial of his old life, and resurrection to his new life in Christ. Acts 2:38a and 41a, Acts 8:13a, Matthew 28:18-19
 
Lord’s Supper: We believe the Lord’s Supper is an act of obedience that memorializes the death of Christ and anticipates His second coming. Matthew 26:26-27, I Corinthians 11:23-26
 

Church: We believe every Christian should be an active member of a local church, the body of Christ. It is through the local church that believers associate by common faith in Jesus Christ, share in the fellowship of the gospel, observe the two ordinances of Christ (baptism and the Lord’s Supper), commit to Biblical teachings, exercise spiritual gifts, seek to evangelize the world, and make faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Acts 2:42, Matthew 28-18-20