What We Believe

We Believe…

• In one God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt. 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8, 9; James 1:17; John 1:1; 14:9; Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21)

• In God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible (Gen. 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; 2 Peter 3:18)

• In Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary

 

  • Who suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate
  • Who died and was buried, and who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day.
  • Who ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father.
  • And who will judge both the living and the dead.

 

• In the Holy Spirit, Who is an active and operative part of the triune God and who indwells every Christian. (John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7&8; Romans 8: 26 & 27; 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19; 2 Tim. 1:14)

• In the Bible and God’s Holy Word, Scripture. We believe God inspired the autographs. (Original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs were without error. (Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Cor. 2:12-13; 2 Tim. 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

• And accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. (Isaiah 40:8; Matt. 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)

• The Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. (Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23)

• The Bible teaches that salvation and the forgiveness of sins is achieved only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. (Matt. 26:28; Romans 5:9; Eph. 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7)

• The Bible teaches that one receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ, and being immersed into Christ, but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the assurance of salvation. (Romans 5:1-2; Luke 24: 45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9; Matt. 10:32; Romans 10:9; Phil. 2:11; 1 John 4:15; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; Gal. 3:27; Col. 2:132; 1 Peter 3:21)

• In the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere. (Matt. 16:13018; Acts 2:14-47)

• The Bible teaches that the Elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation. (Acts 20:28; Phil. 1:1; 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

• That the church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to evangelize the lost and edify the saved. Eph. 4:1-16