Our Beliefs

 

We believe:

  • The Bible

We believe that God's Word (Old and New Testaments) is verbally inspired by God and is without error. We believe the Bible is the sole authority for life, conduct, and doctrine. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5-6

  • God

We believe in God the Father who is the only true God- intelligent, spiritual, personal, and infinite. He is Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. His attributes are revealed through the Word and His Creation. Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1; Psalm 90:1-2; Revelation 1:8

We believe in Jesus Christ, the One and only begotten Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless, perfect life and died on the cross as the substitute for every one who would believe and trust in Him. He rose from the dead on the third day. Presently, He is our High Priest before the Father, acting as advocate for every believer. He will physically return one day and receive all believers to Himself. Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 24:23-40; Hebrews 4:14-16; 9:22; Romans 5:8; I John 2:1-2; 3:5

We believe in the Holy Spirit who is the third person of the Trinity. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment to come. He indwells every believer to convict of sin, guide into all truth, enable them to be what God has called them to be, and to encourage every believer that they are God’s. This process is identified as sanctification in Scripture. John 14:16-31; 16:7-10; Romans 8:9, 11; Galatians 5:22-25; Ephesians 5:15-25; I John 2:21-27

  • Man's Condition

We believe that man is created in the image of God, but since the fall of man in Adam in the Garden of Eden, that image of God in man is distorted.  As a result, every human has a sinful nature. Each person has sinned and has thereby incurred the consequences of sin which is physical death and spiritual death. Genesis 1:27; 5:1; Romans 3:10, 23; 6:23; Galatians 3:22  This includes the inability, on their own to understand the things of God. 1 Corinthians 2:14

  • ​​​​​​​Salvation

​​​​​​​Through God's grace, and by a faith He produces in the heart of those who are His, God saves those who trust in Him (Ephesians 2:8-9).  They are counted righteous not by any works of righteousness that a person performs, but by God's merciful work on their behalf (Titus 3:5).   His righteousness is place in their account by faith (Romans 4:3) to positively count the believer as righteous, and his guilt is removed through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the cross for Him (Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24).

  • Eternity

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people: the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost in the lake of fire (spiritual death), and eternal conscious blessedness and fellowship of all believers with God in heaven. I Corinthians 15:51-58; Matthew 25:31-46

  • The Church

We believe that all believers comprise the “Church.” Each local church is a representative of that larger church. The church’s mission is to glorify God by the Christians who comprise that church living a life of obedience,  faithfulness, evangelism (local), and missions (world-wide). The church also has the mission of equipping the saints through its teaching ministry. Ephesians 4:11-16; 1:22-23; Colossians 2:19; 3:15; Matthew 28:18-20

 

 
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