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What We Believe

We believe in the verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures and the authority of both the Old and New Testaments.   (II Timothy 3:16)

We believe that God eternally exists in three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and that these three are one God, having the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of the same worship, reverence, and obedience.

We believe man was created in the image of God, but sinned and fell through disobedience.  The entire human race shares in man’s lost and depraved nature.

We believe Jesus, the eternal Son of God, took upon Himself the form of a man by means of the virgin birth, lived a sinless life, yet retained His absolute deity, being at the same time very God and very man.  (Matthew 1:18-25)

We believe that atonement for sin was made by the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.  (Hebrews 9:13-22)

We believe in the literal resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His priestly intercession.  (Matthew 28:7-9)

We believe salvation is the gift of God by grace alone and is received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

We believe the Holy Spirit is the Promise of the Father, the Comforter who indwells and places every believer in the Body of Christ, bestows spiritual gifts upon the Church and convicts the world of sin and the judgment to come.

We believe the filling of the Holy Spirit is for all believers as a definite endowment of power for service.  The filling of the Spirit also produces Christian character in the believers life, and is and separate from, conversion.

We believe that the ordinances of the church, by the command of Christ, are Water Baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper, both of which are administered to those who are born again.

We believe in the eternal salvation of the believers and in the eternal damnation and punishment of the nonbelievers.  We believe that the consummation of all things includes the visible, personal, and glorious return of Jesus Christ the “Blessed Hope” of the Church.

We believe the true Church is composed of all persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head.