Our Beliefs

The Scriptures

We believe the Bible, the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. The Holy Spirit gave the very words of these sacred writings to holy men of old. (2 timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; Acts 1:16)
 

The Triune God

We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of all things, and upholds all things by the Word of His power. (John 17:3; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Revelation 4:11; Hebrews 1:3)
 

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life, was crucified, shedding His blood for the remission of sins. Christ was buried, rose bodily from the grave on the third day, and ascended on high. He sits at the right hand of the Father where He is our High Priest and advocate. We are looking for His imminent return. (Matthew 1:20-25; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; 1 John 2:1-2; Hebrews 4:14-16)
 

The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third person of the Trinity. His ministry in this age is to convict the world of sin, of judgment, and of righteousness. He also indwells, guides, teaches, and empowers the believer for effective service and holy living to the glory of Christ. (John 3:5; 16:8-14; Acts 1:8)
 

The Exceeding Sinfulness of Man

We believe that as a result of the sin of Adam and Eve, man is dead in trespasses and sin. This “death passed upon all men for all have sinned.” Human nature is totally corrupt and estranged from God. A new life imparted by the Holy Spirit through the Word is absolutely essential to salvation. Man must be born again to receive eternal life. (Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-2; Isaiah 53:6; John 3:3, 18; Titus 3:5; Philippians 3:4-9)
 

The Means of Salvation

We believe that the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ alone has accomplished our salvation. The Lord Jesus Christ became sin for us, and as our substitute, paid the penalty of our guilt. Through simple childlike faith in this substitutionary death, the repentant soul is born again by the power of God. “The old has gone, the new has come.”
(John 1:12; 5:24; 14:6; 2 Corinthians 5:17, 21; Romans 5:6-9; Ephesians 1:7)
 

The Ordinances

We believe water baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper (communion) are ordinances to be observed as the Lord commanded in this age. (Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30)
 

The True Church

We believe that the True Church is composed of all those who have been born again by the power of the Holy Spirit and, thus, united together in the Body of Christ. Being so united, we are responsible to keep the unity of the faith, rising above all sectarianism and denominational differences in the bond of love. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Jude 1:3; Ephesians 4:4-6)
 

The Return of Our Lord

We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this blessed hope has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Acts 1:11; Revelation 20:1-6)
 

The Resurrection of the Just and Unjust

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved, to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment. Death does not end all. (John 5:29; Revelation 20:12-15)
 

Satan

We believe in the reality and personality of Satan. (Revelation 12:9-10; Matthew 4:2-11; John 8:44)
 

The Eternal Destiny of Man

We believe in the eternal destiny of man. Heaven is a real place of eternal joy and bliss for the redeemed. Hell is a real place of eternal condemnation for those who reject salvation in Christ. (John 14:1-3; Revelation 20:11-15)
 

The Mission of the Church

We believe in the great commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” This is the purpose of the Church. This is the duty and privilege of every believer.
(Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:8; 8:4)