We believe in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
(2 Timo thy3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three divine persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2)
Person and Work of Christ
* We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man, without sin. (Matthew 1:18-25; Colossians 1:15; Luke 3:21-38; Luke 2:4-12)
* We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a perfect representative and substitutionary sacrifice. All who believe in Him are justified based on His shed blood as payment and atonement for our sins. (1 John 1:7; Ephesians 1:7-8; 1 Peter 2:21-24; John 14:6; 3:16)
* We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate. (Hebrews 7:25, 4:14; Matthew 28; John 20:6-31; Acts 1:9-11)
Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
* We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person and proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is therefore eternal, and of the same essence, majesty, and glory with the Father and the Son. We believe, therefore, that the Holy Spirit is truly God. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6)
* We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person who by His power convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment; and that He is the supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body (church) of Christ, indwelling them, and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14)
* We believe He is the divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; it
is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit. (John 16:13; 1 John 2:20, 27; Ephesians 5:18)
* We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, according to His will, on behalf of the sick and afflicted, in the power of the Holy Spirit. (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14-15; James 5:14-15)
We believe that Satan is a fallen angel, the author of sin, and the cause of the fall, that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man, that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire.
(Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:2-11; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10)
Creation, Marriage, and Fall of Mankind
* We believe in the literal understanding of creation as recorded in Genesis; that God created human beings on the sixth day of a seven day creation week, male and female, in His own image; that Adam and Eve were created with distinctive roles before the fall, with the man exercising loving leadership and the woman exercising respectful submission; Adam and Eve were made to complement each other as an exclusive pattern of biblical marriage of one man and one woman. (Genesis 1:1-27, 2:4-25, Ephesians 5:22-33)
* We believe Adam sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 1:26-27;
Exodus 20:11; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 5:12; Romans 3:10; Romans 3:23)
* We believe the sole condition for receiving eternal life is faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ alone, who died a substitutionary death on the cross to pay for mankind’s sins, and rose bodily from the dead.
* We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become Children of God. (1 Peter 1:23; John 3:15-16; John 17:3; John 3:1-7; 2 Corinthians 5:17; John 1:11-12)
* We believe eternal life is a free gift based on Christ’s death for the sins of the whole world, and that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:16; Acts 16:31)
We believe that those born again possess two natures, and that the new nature may be victorious over the old nature through the power of the Holy Spirit, but that eradication of the old nature is unscriptural. (Ephesians 4:22-24; Romans 8:12-13)
* We believe that those born again are saved with an eternal salvation, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever, and the ultimate goal of the Holy Spirit’s work in the believer’s life is to grow toward spiritual maturity reflected in consistent Christlike behavior and attitudes.
(John 6:37-39; John 10:28; Romans 8:38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; Philippians 1:6)
* Baptism: We believe that the Christian Believer's baptism is the immersion in water "in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."
(Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:35-39)
* Communion: We believe the Lord's Supper is a memorial service and is set forth in a sacred and symbolic manner of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ on our behalf. The elements of the communion service are not literally the body and blood of Christ, nor do they contain His flesh and blood, but are symbolic of Christ’s body sacrificed on the cross and his blood shed for the remission of our sin. Participation is open to all believers in Christ that are in good fellowship with God. The Lord’s Supper will be commemorated monthly (typically the second Sunday). (I Corinthians 11:23-24)
We believe in the Blessed Hope, the personal imminent pre-tribulational and pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and His subsequent return to earth with His saints to establish His millennial Kingdom. (Acts 1:11; John 14:3; Revelation 22:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-13)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the just to everlasting blessedness with God in heaven, and the unjust to everlasting punishment, separated from God in the lake of fire. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:25-29)
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