Beliefs

Our Belief Statement

1. The Word of God - We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God's will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak. (Matthew 5:17Rom. 15:41 Cor. 2:132 Tim. 3:16-172 Peter 1:21Hebrews 4:12)

2. The Trinity - We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; that these are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption. (Genesis 1:26Isaiah 6:8Matt. 3:16-17Matt. 28:192 Cor. 13:14)

3. God the Father - We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death allwho come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 6:27Acts 17:29Eph. 4:6Heb. 1:1-3)

4. Jesus Christ - We believe that Jesus Christ is God's eternal Son, and has precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.  We believe further that He is not only true God, but true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  We also believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible, pre-millennial return from heaven. (Matthew 16:16Luke 1:30-35John 1:1-21:183:16Hebrews 1:8Rev. 19:16)

5. Holy Spirit - We believe in the Holy Spirit, His personality, and His work in regeneration, sanctification, and preservation. His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and implement Christ's work of redeeming the lost and empowering the believer for godly living and service. (John 16:7-13;14:16-17Acts 1:85:3-41Cor. 2:10-112 Peter 1:21)

6. Man - We believe God created man, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. We further believe man, as a result of Adam’s sin, is a sinner by nature and choice and is therefore spiritually dead. We also believe that those who repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:262:717Jer. 17:9Romans 3:10-181 John 3:8)

7. Salvation - We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We further believe that this salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, and was purchased by Christ on the cross, and is received by man, once forever, through faith, apart from any human merit, works, or rituals. (Romans 6:23Eph. 2:8,9John 1:122 Cor. 5:21Gal. 3:13Titus 3:51 Peter 3:18)

8. Resurrection of the Body - We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and lost, the eternal existence of all men either in heaven or hell, in divine judgments, rewards, and punishments. (John 5:281 Thess. 4:13-18Rev 20:411-15)

9. The Church - We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of which Christ is the head. We believe that the true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies whose individuals have been baptized upon credible confession of faith and have associated themselves for worship, for instruction, for evangelism, and for service. We believe the ordinances of the local church are believer's baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper. (Matt. 16:181 Cor. 1:212:27-28Eph. 1:22-234:12Col. 1:18)

10. The Personality Of Satan - We believe that there is a fallen angel named Lucifer who is the Devil, a being of great cunning and power; the Prince of the Air, the Prince of the World, that he prowls around like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour, that he has been cast out of the highest Heavens, that his power is limited by God, and that he shall be cast into the Lake of Fire forever. (Isaiah 14:12;Ephesians 2:2John 12:3116:11Hebrews 2:141 Pet. 5:8).