What We Believe

The Bible

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in

the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final

authority for all Christian faith and life.

The Trinity

We believe in one God (Jehovah), Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three

persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Person and Work of Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the

virgin Mary. He is completely God and completely man. He lived a sinless life, and he died on the cross as

 a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into

 heaven, where at the right hand of the Father, He now is our High Priest and Advocate.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to

convict men, give life to the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly

living and service.

Man and Sin

We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore seperated from God

both physically and spiritually and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual

life be obtained.

Salvation

We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's substitutionary payment for our sins, not

 based on human merit, works, or religious ceremony. We believe that anyone who has placed their faith in

 Christ is eternally secure, has everlasting life, will not come into condemnation, and shall never perish. We

 believe that assurance comes to the believer from three primary sources: trusting the Word of God's

promises, the witness of the Holy Spirit, and a perservering walk with the Lord.

The Church

We believe in the church, both universally and locally, as the spiritual body of which Christ is the Head,

 and in the practices of water baptism by immersion of believers and the Lord's Supper as the ordinances

of the local church.

The Great Commission

We believe that those whom God has saved are sent into the world by Christ as He was by the Father.

Those so sent are ambassadors, commissioned to go make disciples and make Christ known to the whole

world. We also believe that everyone should have an opportunity to carefully examine the facts about

Christ and have an opportunity to make an intelligent decision about Him.

Eternity

We believe in the physical resurrection of the human body (at the second coming of Christ); in the eternal

 conscious existence of all individuals in either heaven or hell; and in the rewards of the saved and the

punishment of the lost for eternity.