What We Believe

About the Bible:

We believe that the Holy Bible is God’s Word—the inspired, infallible, and authoritative source of Christian doctrine and precept.

References: 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21

 About God:

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

References: Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19

 About Humanity:

We believe that human beings were created in the image of God, but as the result of sin are lost and powerless to save themselves.

References: Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:7-3:19; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12-21; Romans 6:23

 About Jesus and Salvation:

We believe that the only hope for people is to believe in Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son of God, who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of humanity. We believe further in the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is by receiving Him as Lord that people are made spiritually alive. This begins a relationship with the living Savior.

References: John 1:12; John 3:3-7; John 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-10; Hebrews 9:11-28

 About Eternity:

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost, the eternal conscious existence of all people either in heaven or hell, and in divine judgments, rewards and punishments. We believe, as well, that Jesus Christ will return in person to earth in power and glory. 



 References: John 5:29; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 John 8; Revelation 19-20

 About the Holy Spirit:

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells those who have received Christ for the purpose of enabling them to live righteous and godly lives. Both the gifts and fruit of the Spirit are a continuing part of God’s plan for His Church. It is God’s will that each believer be filled with the Holy Spirit.

References: Galatians 3:2; Galatians 5:22; Romans 8:5-9; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Ephesians 4:7-12; Ephesians 5:18

 About the Church:

We believe that the Church is the body of Christ and is composed of all those who, through belief in Christ, have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The mission of the Church is worldwide evangelism on the one hand, and the nurture and discipling of Christians on the other. We believe in the ordinances of baptism and The Lord’s Supper.

References: Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 26:26-30; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Romans 6:3-4

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