photo by ed main

photo by ed main

  1. We believe that the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of humanity, and the divine final authority for all Christian faith and life. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21

  2. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14

  3. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Father, He now is our High Priest and Advocate. John 1:1; Luke 1:35; I Corinthians 15:3,4

  4. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to convict and regenerate the sinner and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. John 15:26; 16:8

  5. We believe that the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become believers. John 3:3; John 1:12

  6. We believe that humanity was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be received. Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12

  7. We believe that water baptism for the believer and the Lord’s Supper for the believer (communion) are ordinances to be observed by the church. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation. Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 11:23

  8. We believe the church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith on Jesus Christ, have been born anew by the Holy Spirit and are united in the Body of Christ of which He is the head.  I Corinthians 12:12-14

  9. We believe in the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this blessed hope has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.  I Thessalonians 4:12-18

  10. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord and of the impenitent to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.  I Corinthians 15:51-54