What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God; that it is written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit so that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or will be. They are the complete and final revelation of the will of God to man, and so are the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice.
Of the True God
We believe the one and living God is one in essence, possessing three eternal personal distinctions which are revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in ever divine perfection, yet executing distinct but harmonious offices (Duet. 6:24, II Corinthians 8:6, I Peter 1:2).
Of the Son
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem men. We believe that He lived a sinless life and accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a perfect substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Intercessor and Advocate (John 1:1, Romans 4:25, II Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 10:12, I John 2:1).
Of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person of Divinity with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil on until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts us of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; that He bears witness of the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into all trust, and that it is the privilege and duty of all saved to be filled with the Spirit and (John 18:8, I Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:30, John 16:13, Ephesians 5:18).
We accept the Genesis account as being the accurate, historic record of creation, and believe that the universe with all that is in it was created by God, not produced by some process of evolution (Genesis 1&2, John 1:3, Colossians 1:16).
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God. We believe that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in though and deed by choice.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who by faith receive Him as their personal Savior, are justified on the ground of His blood shed on Calvary and His resurrection from the dead and are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become the children of God.
Of a Gospel Church
We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that it’s only Scriptural officers are bishops or pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are defined in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus.
Of Baptism and The Lord’s Supper
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. We believe that the Lord’s Supper, in which the members of the church by the sacred use of the bread and juice are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ, is to be preceded always with solemn self- examination.
Of the World to Come
We believe that the end of this age is approaching (I Peter 4:7). We believe in “That blessed hope” — the personal, imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.