What We Believe

What We Believe:          What We Believe (click to open pdf)

1. The Bible

We Believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God.  Men of God were moved by the Holy Spirit to record the words that God intended.

2. God

We believe in one living and true God, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three equal persons – God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. The Person and work of God the Father

We believe God the Father reigns with sovereign care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of human history according to His purpose and grace.

4. The person and work of Christ the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who became a man without ceasing to be God. He lived a perfect life and died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins. Our salvation is guaranteed by His literal, bodily resurrection from the dead. He is now exalted in heaven at the right hand of God the Father, where He ministers as High Priest for His people. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission.

5. The person and work of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the ministry of God the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts people of sin, and gives life to the spiritually dead that receive Jesus Christ as Savior, baptizing them at the moment of faith.  He permanently indwells believers and bestows on them spiritual gifts.

6. Man’s Creation and Fall

We believe that all things in heaven and on earth are created by God and exist by His power and for His glory. We believe that man was created innocent and in the image of God, but that he sinned, bringing both spiritual and physical and spiritual death to himself and his posterity.

7. Salvation

We believe that every person is lost in sin apart from Christ and in need of a Savior. Jesus Christ died as a full and sufficent payment for the sins of the entire world, and His blood is the only provision by which an individual may be delivered from the wrath of God. we believe that salvation is a gift of God and is received by man only through faith in Jesus Christ.

8. The Ordinances

We believe that Christ instituted the ordinances of water baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which are to be observed by believers until He returns.

9. The Church

We believe that the true, universal church is made up of all who have saving faith in Jesus Christ.

10. Events of the End Times

We believe in the personal, physical coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in the air to receive to Him all those, dead or alive, who have received salvation. This event, the rapture of the Church, is the blessed hope for which we should be constantly looking.