What we believe
The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts (2 Timothy 3:16). It was written by men under the direction of the Holy Spirit and has supreme authority in all matters on which it speaks. (2 Peter 2:20-21.)
We believe that there is one living and true God (Deuteronomy 6:4) eternally existing in three equal persons. (1 Corinthians 13:14).
God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite (Psalm 139:7-12), eternal (Revelation 1:8), personal (Exodus 3:14), spirit (John 4:24). He is perfect in Holiness (1 Peter 1:16), wisdom (Psalm 139:1-6), power (Genesis 17:1), and love (1 John 4:8). He provides for the salvation of men (Romans 6:23) and hears and answers prayer (Matthew 21:22).
God the Son
We believe in Jesus Christ as Son of God (Matthew 3:17), fully God (Colossians 2:9) and Creator of all things (John 1:3). We believe in His conception by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18), virgin birth (Matthew 1:23), sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), miracles (John 20:30, 32), and teachings (Hebrews 1:1-2). We believe in His death on the cross as payment (1 Peter 1:18-19) for the sins of the world (1 Peter 2:24), His bodily resurrection (Luke 24:6-7), ascension into Heaven (Acts 1:9), constant intercession for His people (Hebrews 7:25) and personal, visible return to earth (2 Thessalonians 1:7-8).
God the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8), to renew (Titus 3:5), to sanctify (2 Thessalonians 2:13), and to empower (Ephesians 3:16) all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit fills (1 Corinthians 3:16) and distributes gifts (1 Corinthians 12:7) to every believer in Christ.
We believe Salvation is a free gift received only through personal belief in Jesus Christ. It is given by the by the unmerited favor of God and without regard to any and all human works or goodness. All those who accept this gift by faith are eternally secure in Him. John 1:12, 3:16, 5:24, 14:6; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-10; Titus 3:4-7.
We believe the Church is the living, spiritual body (Romans 12:5) of which Christ is the head (Colossians 1:18) and all saved persons are members (1 Corinthians 12:12,13). We believe in the local church (Romans 16:4,5) consisting of baptized believers in Jesus Christ (Acts 2:41,47) who are gathered for Bible study, fellowship, worship, prayer (Acts 2:42) and witness (Matthew 28:19,20).
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God (Ephesians 1:11,12), as much as possible at peace with his fellowmen (Romans 12:17-21), and in love toward other Christians (Romans 12:10). He should strive for a Christ-like character (Ephesians 4:13) by diligently praying (Ephesians 6:18), obeying the Scripture (1 Peter 2:2), witnessing (1 Peter 3:15), and managing possessions (1 Timothy 6:17-19).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is for believers only (Acts 8:36, 37), preferably by immersion to preserve the symbolism of identifying with Christ's death and resurrection (Romans 6:4). The Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for believers to commemorate His death until He returns (1 Corinthians 11:23-27). The bread and cup are symbols of His death on the cross for the sins of mankind (Matthew 26:26-28).
The Last Things
We believe in the premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1,2), the resurrection of the body (1 Corinthians 15:52), the final judgment (Revelation 20:12), the eternal happiness of the righteous (Revelation 21:3,4), and the endless suffering of the wicked (Revelation 21:8).