Statement of Faith

The following is a brief synopsis of our beliefs.

 

We believe the Bible is without error, and is the only inspired, infallible, authoritative, Word of God.  (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)

We believe there is one God existing in three co-equal persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  (John 1:1; John 10:30; Matthew 28:19)

We believe that God is the creator and ruler of the universe. (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3)

We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. (Matthew 16:16)

We believe in His:

  • Deity (John 10:33)
  • Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35)
  • Miracles (John 2:11)
  • Sinless Life (Hebrews 4:15 and 7:26)
  • Atoning Death on the Cross (I Corinthians 15:3; Luke 23:1-46)
  • Bodily Resurrection on the Third Day (I Corinthians 15:4; Luke 24:1-8)
  • Ascension into Heaven (Acts 1:9)
  • Return to Earth One Day (Acts 1:11)

We believe in the Holy Spirit as an agent in conversion, and that He indwells in every Christian, enabling us to live a godly life.   (John 16:7-14; I Corinthians 6:19; II Timothy 1:14)

We believe that all have sinned and are in need of the Savior, Jesus Christ.  (Romans 3:23; Acts 4:12)

We believe in eternal life for those who accept Jesus as Savior, and eternal damnation for those who don’t. (John 5:24-29)

We believe it is by grace we are saved, through faith in Jesus Christ, and that it is a gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)

We believe that the Bible teaches we need to: believe (Acts 16:31), repent (Acts 2:38), confess (Romans 10:10), and be baptized (immersed) (Mark 16:16, Romans 6:3-5, Acts 2:38, Acts 8:35-39, Galatians 3:27, and 1 Peter 3:21), but that none of these is sufficient in, and of, itself for the assurance of salvation.

We believe in observing the Lord’s Supper (Communion), and we participate in it weekly to keep the remembrance of His death one of the focal points of our worship service.(Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 10:16,17)

We believe the church of Jesus Christ was founded on the day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:14-47)

We believe that according to Scripture, the elders have the responsibility of oversight, shepherding, and spiritual growth of the church. (Acts 20:28; I Timothy 5:17; Titus 1:9)

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