What We Believe

What We Believe

What We Believe and Teach

We accept the scriptures as our only authority in matters of faith and practice and our interpretation of
Bible doctrine leads us inevitably to believe and teach:

THE BIBLE: We believe and teach the verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures and the authority of both the Old and New Testaments.

GOD: We believe and teach 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.

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

JESUS CHRIST: We believe and teach 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.

ATONEMENT FOR SIN: We believe and teach that atonement for sin was made by the sacrificial and substitutionary death of Jesus Christ.

THE RESURRECTION: We believe and teach in the literal resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His priestly intercession.

SALVATION: We believe and teach salvation is the gift of God by grace alone and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this faith is manifested in works pleasing to God.

THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe and teach 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.

ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH: We believe and teach 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.

ETERNITY: We believe and teach 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.