We Believe the Bible, the Old and New Testaments to be equally and in all parts, the inspired, infallible Word of God, ultimately authoritative for the Christian faith and life, revealing God’s will for the salvation of all people pointing to the coming of His Son Jesus Christ.
(Luke 24:27,44; Acts 17:2-3; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)
We Believe that God eternally exists in three Persons--- Father, Son and Holy Spirit---and that these three are one God having exactly the same nature and attributes and are worthy of the same worship and obedience.
(Matthew 28:18-19; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3)
We Believe the Father is Almighty God---Infinite Creator of all things, who in His sovereignty reigns over and sustains all creation.
(Genesis 1:1; Psalm 19:1; Psalm 8; Revelation 4:11)
We Believe Jesus Christ is God and has existed for all eternity. He became flesh and dwelt among us as both fully God and fully man, was born of a virgin the only Son of the Father. He lived a sinless life, was obedient to the Father, allowing Himself to be crucified as the only substitution for our sins, rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven and will visibly, bodily return again in judgment and in blessing to reign forever.
(Matthew 1:18,23; John 1:1-2,14, and John 3:16; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Colossians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-3; and Hebrews 7:26-28; 1 Peter 2:24-25; Revelation 19:11-16)
We Believe the Holy Spirit is God---who proceeds from the Father to glorify the Son, to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He renews repentant sinners, lives within them, seals them as God’s guarantee and empowers them for all godly living.
(John 14:16-17,26 and John 16:8-11, John 13-15; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, and Ephesians 4:30; Titus 3:5-6)
We Believe that man is created in the image and likeness of God, but because of our sin, we are separated from God, which is spiritual death. Sinful people may be reconciled to God only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, who conquered death in resurrection and offers eternal life to all who believe and receive. This salvation is not through works, but by grace alone through faith in Christ.
(Genesis 1:26-27 and Genesis 3:22-23; John 1:12; Romans 3:22-24, Romans 5:1, and Romans 8-11; Ephesians 2:8-9)
We Believe in the resurrection of the dead---for the believer, resurrection to everlasting life with God; for the unbeliever, resurrection to judgment and everlasting punishment separated from God.
(John 5:28-29; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Peter 2:4-9 and 2 Peter 3:10; 1 John 4:17; Revelation 20:5-6, and Revelation 11-18)
We Believe our primary purpose is to glorify God. We are to proclaim the Gospel of saving grace and to disciple Christians in the faith. We believe God’s people should live holy lives that are pleasing to God and should abstain from every form of evil.
(Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 22:32; Acts 1:8; Romans 14:7-19; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; 2 Timothy 2:2; 1 Peter 2:11)
We Believe all believers and only believers should be baptized to identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe, however, that baptism is not a condition of salvation, and does not confer special grace, but is an act of obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12)
We Believe all Christians are to observe the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance of Christ’s sacrificial death until Christ returns.
(Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 8:36-39; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)