what-we-believe

  • We believe in the inspiration and infallibility of the Bible: that every word and every part is inspired by God, that it is inerrant in the original autographs and that it is the final authority in faith and life. (II Timothy 3:16 – 17; II Peter 1:20 – 21)
  • We believe in the Triune God; Father, Son and Spirit – One essence but three persons. (Matthew 28:18 – 19; John 14 – 17; II Corinthians 13:14; I John 5:1 – 21)
  • We believe in the eternal Son of God, who became incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, and who is true God and true man. (John 1:1,14,18, 5:18; Philippians 2:6-11; Colossians 1:19, 2:9; I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:1-9; I John 5:20)
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, who regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all believers in Christ and fills those yielded to God. (Acts 5:3-4; Matthew 28:19; John 3:3-7; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 2:12, 6:19, 12:13; Ephesians 1:13, 4:30, 5:18)
  • We believe that God created angels as sinless, spiritual beings. We believe that the highest of these sinned through pride and became the originator of sin – he is known as Satan. (Ezekiel 28:11 – 19; Zechariah 3:1-2; I Peter 5:8-9; Revelation 12:7-12.)
  • We believe that God is the creator of the heavens and the earth and everything in them. (Genesis 1 – 2; John 1:1-3)
  • We believe in the total depravity of man, who by nature and choice is both sinful and lost and has therefore incurred both physical and spiritual death. (Genesis 3; Romans 3, 5; Psalm 14:1-3, 51:5; Ephesians 2:1-3)
  • We believe in the substitutionary atonement and sacrificial death of Christ; that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone on the basis of His death and resurrection. (Romans 3:21 – 26; Romans 5; II Corinthians 5:18 – 21; Galatians 3:13; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 10:5-10)
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus, His ascension into heaven where he sits at the right hand of God the Father and is our Advocate and High Priest. (John 20 – 21; Acts 1:9-11, 5:30 – 32; I Corinthians 15:1 – 19; Hebrews 2:17 – 18, 4:14 – 16, 8:23 – 25, 9:11 – 14, 24)
  • We believe in the eternal security of all believers. (Romans 8:28 – 39)
  • We believe in progressive sanctification. That this is separate from salvation, yet joined with it so that every believer, although pure in the sight of God by the blood of Christ, in this life goes through a maturing process of sanctification which is not complete until final glorification when he/she is with the Lord. This process is also done by the grace of God.  (II Corinthians 3:18, 7:1; Galatians 3:1-5; Ephesians 4:17 – 24, I Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 10:10, 14)
  • We believe in the future bodily resurrection of all people, a conscious eternal destiny of either punishment or life   with our Lord. (I Corinthians 15:20 – 58; Revelation 19:20, 20:5, 10 – 15, 21:8, 22:1 – 5)
  • We believe in the pre-millennial and imminent return of Christ to earth. (Matthew 24, Revelation 20:4-6)
  • We believe in the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These are a testimony for the believer to the body and the world of the salvation they already have, they are not a means of salvation. (Matthew 28:19, Luke 22:17 – 20; Acts 18:1 – 8; I Corinthians 11:23 – 26)
  • We believe that all believers who have received salvation by grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ make up    the church. We believe that the local church is a group of believers joined together voluntarily to worship God, to become mature, and to carry out the great commission. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:5; I Corinthians 12: 12 – 27; Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:3-6)

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