Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; 1 John 5:7-8; Hebrews 1:3; Psalm 135:6).

WE BELIEVE that the scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).  The Word of God is superior to any traditions of men (Mark 7:8).

WE BELIEVE in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit (John 1:18), perfect in holiness (Psalm 99:5), wisdom, power (Job 12:13; Romans 11:33), and love (1 John 4:8); that He hears and answers prayer according to His will (1 John 5:14); and that He saves from sin and death all He gives to Jesus Christ (John 6:40; 17:6, 9).

WE BELIEVE in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 1:1, 10:30).  We believe in His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35), sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26), miracles (John 2:11), and teachings (John 6:45), His propitiating, atoning death (Isaiah 53:5-6, 10-12; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:11-15), bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-4), ascension into heaven (Mark 16:19), perpetual intercession for His people (Romans 8:34), and personal visible return to earth at the appointed day (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).

WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son (John 14:16-17, 15:26) to convict of sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8-11), and to regenerate (John 3:3, 5-8), sanctify (1 Corinthians 6:11), and empower (Luke 3:16; Acts 1:8) for the ministry all who believe in Christ.  We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ at the moment of salvation (Romans 8:9), and that He is an abiding help to live a godly life (Galatians 5:16; 2 Timothy 1:7), a teacher (John 14:26), a guide (Proverbs 16:9; John 16:13), and intercessor (Romans 8:26-27).  We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the giving of Biblical gifts of the Spirit that glorify Jesus Christ and build up the church in accordance to His will (1 Corinthians 12:11, 14:12, 26).  These gifts are to be practiced by the strict order given in the Holy Scriptures (1 Corinthians 14:32-33, 40).

WE BELIEVE that all people are sinners by nature and choice (Romans 3:23) and, therefore, are under condemnation (John 3:18); that by God’s sovereign grace the Holy Spirit regenerates those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord (Mark 1:15, John 3:3, 5, 16-21; Romans 5:8-9; 10:9-10; Ephesians 1:4-5, 2:4-5; Titus 3:5).  We believe Jesus Christ baptizes the believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service (Luke 3:16; Acts 1:8).  We are saved and justified by grace alone by faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-10).

WE BELIEVE in the universal CHURCH, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all regenerate persons are members (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the church: baptism (Matthew 28:19) and the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).  We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and King.

WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible return of Christ to the earth and the establishment of His kingdom (Acts 1:11; Revelations 19:11), in the resurrection of the body (1 Corinthians 15:50-54), the final judgment (Revelation 20:11), eternal blessing of the righteous (Ephesians 1:3), and the endless punishment of the wicked (Revelation 20:15, 21:8).

Note:  This is a short summary of what we believe.  We love God’s Word, and we make every effort to seek out the truth in it’s pages.  Truth and knowing the God of truth is more important to us than traditional dogma, what we have been taught growing up, or what we want to believe about God.  We are here to be pleasing to God, believe, and teach the truth, not to be pleasing to men, confirm error, or continue contradiction.