What We Believe...
What We Believe...
We believe in the authority of both the Old and New Testaments and the verbal inspiration of the Scriptures.
(II Timothy 3:16)
We believe that God eternally exists in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, that these three are one God, having the same nature and attributes and worthy of the same worship and obedience.
(Phil. 2:6; Matt. 3:16,17; I Pet. 1:2)
We believe that man, created in the image of God, sinned through disobedience, and that all humans share in this lost nature. (Rom. 3:23)
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, the eternal Son of God, who humbled himself, came to earth and lived among men – a sinless life. (John 3:16)
We believe that atonement for sin was made through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ-that Jesus died, rose again, ascended into heaven, and is our priestly intercessor. (Heb. 1:3)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God, by grace alone, and is received by personal faith in Jesus, as Savior and Lord. (Rom. 6:23)
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Comforter, the Promise of the Father, who indwells and places every believer in the Body of Christ, who bestows gifts upon the Church and convicts the world of sin. (John 14:16,17)
We believe those who receive Jesus as personal Savior are indwelt by the Spirit of God (Romans 8), but that subsequent to the new birth is the baptism of the Holy Spirit for the believer to be endued with power for service. (Acts 1:8)
We believe in divine healing, wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. (James 5:14,15)
We believe the ordinances of the church, as commanded by Christ, are Communion (Lord’s Supper) and Water Baptism by immersion. Both are administered to those who are born again. ( I Cor. 11:23-26; Matt. 28:19)
We believe in the eternal salvation of the believers and in the eternal damnation and punishment of the nonbelievers. (Heb. 9:27)
We believe that the consummation of all things includes the visible, personal, and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (John 14:3)