What We Believe
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, wholly inerrant in the original writing, infallible and God-breathed, the final authority for faith and life1.
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory and having the same attributes and perfections.
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe Jesus Christ was born of a virgin by miraculous conception and lived a sinless life. He is the Son of God who came to earth as fully man and fully God. Having taken on Himself human nature yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the law, suffered and died upon the cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried and rose again bodily the third day and ascended to His Father at Whose right hand He ever lives to make intercession for His people. He is the only Mediator, Prophet, Priest and King of the church and Sovereign of the universe.
Isaiah 7:14: Matthew 1:16-2:18; Luke 1:26-56; 2:1-40; 24: 50,51; John 1:1-18; Acts 1:9-11; II Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 7:25,26; 9:24-28; I Peter 3:18-22 Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14;
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person, co-eternal and co-equal with the Father and Son. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He dwells in the believer at the point of conversion, and regenerates all believers in Christ. He baptizes, seals, fills, teaches, endues, guides, witnesses, helps and sanctifies the believer. We seek to live under His control daily.
Satan or The Devil
We believe in the personality of Satan was once one of God’s highest created beings but, through pride he fell. He is now the malignant “prince of the power of the air”: and the unholy god of his world. He is the implacable enemy of God, and is the accuser of Christians. He destined to final defeat at the hands of Jesus Christ, and he will be cast into the lake of fire forever.
We believe the Genesis account of creation in six literal days. We believe that man came by the direct creation of God in His Own image.
The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of His maker, but by a voluntary decision fell from his sinless and happy state. Because of this, all mankind are now sinners by nature, and by choice. Therefore under condemnation without defense or excuse.
We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
We believe that, due to universal death through sin, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless born again; that salvation is only by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ; and that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ through faith are declared righteous by God and become children of God.We believe the Scriptures teach that regeneration, or the new birth, is that act of God by which the Holy Spirit imparts a new nature and a new spiritual life, not before possessed, and the person becomes a new creation in Christ Jesus.
We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost; to show a public picture of our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is a pre-requisite to the privileges church membership.
The Lord’s Supper
We believe that the Lord’s Supper (communion) is the commemoration and remembrance of His death until He returns for His church. We believe this commemoration should be preceded by individual, personal, serious and solemn self examination and prayerful confession of sin. We believe that communion is reserved for believers only.
We believe that God ordained the institution of marriage as a gift to humanity. We believe marriage is an exclusive union between one man and one woman in which believers are called to love one another, encourage one another and serve one another per the example of Jesus Christ and under his authority. Marriage is more than a civil contract and establishes a covenant relationship that is united by God and illustrative of Christ’s relationship with his church.