Beliefs

What We Believe

1. WE BELIEVE that the Holy Bible, as originally written, is divinely inspired. (II Tim. 3:16, 17; Il Pet. 1:19-21)

2. WE BELIEVE in one God, eternally existing in three (3) Persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the three (3), one (1) in essence and attributes, yet distinct in office and activity.(Ex.20:2,3; I Cor.8:6)

3. WE BELIEVE in the personality of Satan, the unholy god of this age. ( Matt.4:1-3; Rev. 20:10; II Cor. 4:4; Eph.6:11, 12)

4. WE BELIEVE that the material universe, including man, came into being by direct creation at the Word of God, and not by evolution. (Gen. 1:1; Col. 1:16, 17; John 1:3)

5. WE BELIEVE that man was created in innocence but fell by voluntary transgression; that because of this fall all men are now sinners by birth and must be born from above to be fit to fellowship with God. (Gen. 3; Rom. 5:10-19)

6. WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man. (John 1:1, 2; I John 5:20; Matt. 1:20; Luke 1:26-28)

7. WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person who convicts the world of sin; that He also brings new life to those who are spiritually dead; that He baptizes (or places) all believers into the one true Church, which is the Body of Christ; that He indwells them permanently, seals them unto the Day of Redemption, bestows spiritual gifts upon them, and fills (controls) those who are yielding to Him. (John 3.3-8; 16.7-11; 1 Cor. 12.13; John 14.16, 17; Eph.4.30; 1Cor.12.7-11; Eph.5.18).

8. WE BELIEVE that salvation is by grace alone through faith in Christ alone, and not as a result of man’s good works. Those who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus Christ and His redemptive work on the cross will be saved from their sins and receive eternal life. (Acts 16:31; Eph. 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5-7; Rom. 10:9-13)

9. WE BELIEVE that justification includes pardon for sin, the gift of eternal life, and a perfect standing before God. (Ex. 23:7; Acts 13:38, 39; II Cor. 5:21; Rom. 3:24; Rom. 5:1)

 10. WE BELIEVE that the true Church, called in the Scripture the Body of Christ, is a spiritual organism. Every person who has trusted Jesus Christ for salvation in this present age has been baptized (placed) into this organism by the Holy Spirit. The local church, as established in the Scripture, is made up of redeemed individuals who have joined together for worship, instruction, fellowship, and service (Eph. 1.22; 1 Cor. 12.13; Acts 2.42; 13.1-2)

11.  WE BELIEVE that there are two (2) Church Ordinances – Baptism and Communion; baptism is the immersion of the believer in water. (Acts 2:41-47; Acts 8:36-39; Rom. 6:35; I Cor. 11:23-32)

12. WE BELIEVE that our mission as a church is to communicate the Gospel by all means and without distinction.  (Mt 18:14;  Mt.28:18-20)

13. WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment. (Jn 5:21-30; I Thess 4:16; Rev 7:9-17; Rev 20:11-15)

14. WE BELIEVE in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal bliss of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked. (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:18, 29; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:1-15)