What we believe

ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith, life and conduct. (II Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:20, 21; Revelation 22:18,19)


ABOUT GOD

We believe that God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14)


ABOUT THE SON

We believe that Jesus Christ is the true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was crucified, dead, buried, and rose again. The shedding of His blood on the cross and bodily resurrection became the only ground of atonement for sin, whereby man through faith is delivered from the penalty of sin. (Luke 1:35; Romans 1:3-4; John 3:16; Acts 3:18-19; Acts 4:12; Romans 5:8-11, 18-21; 

I Corinthians 15:3-4, 4:20-22; Ephesians 1:3-7; Hebrews 7:23-27, 9:11-15, 24-28; I Peter 1:18-21)


ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Triune God, the Divine Agent in nature, revelation, and redemption. His present ministry is: to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ; to convict men of sin; to regenerate the believing sinner; and to justify, seal, sanctify, cleanse, instruct, indwell, and empower the believer for godly living and service. 

 (John 14:16-17, 26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:1-17; I Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:11, 19-20; Ephesians 5:18; Titus 3:5)


ABOUT MAN

We believe Man was created by God and in His image. We believe that as a result of the sin of Adam and Eve, all people are separated from God with no possible means of salvation. The entire human race is therefore lost, without spiritual life, separated from God, and by choice under the judgment and wrath of God.   (Genesis 3:1-7; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:10-12, 23; 5:12, 17-19; 6:23; I Corinthians 15:22; 

Ephesians 2:1-3, 12; 4:18-19)


ABOUT SALVATION

We believe that salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; 

John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)  


ABOUT SATAN

We believe that Satan is a real being, evil, active, and powerful. He has become the adversary of God and the adversary of God's loving purpose and plan for man. He is the author of sin. We believe he was defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and will be finally eternally punished in the lake of fire.  (Genesis 3:1-7; Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:14-15; Matthew 4:1-11; 25:41; II Corinthians 4:4; 11:14; Ephesians 6:11-12; Hebrews 2:14; II Peter 2:4; I John 3:8; Jude 6; 

Revelation 20:10)


ABOUT THE CHURCH

We believe that the true church is composed of all persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together making up the body of Christ of which He is the Head. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. (I Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 2:19-22; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25)


ABOUT BAPTISM AND COMMUNION

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has established two ordinances to the local church, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water into the name of the Triune God as an outward expression of an inner commitment to serve Christ. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for the commemoration of His sacrificial death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-21; Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:23-26)  


ABOUT SPIRITUAL GIFTS

We believe that the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to each member of the body and that each member shall contribute in service to the church body through the discovery, development, and exercise of these gifts. (Romans 12:4-21; I Corinthians 12:4-11, 27; II Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:7-16)


ABOUT CHRISTIAN CONDUCT

We believe that all Christians are called to a life separated from sinful practices and appearances of evil. We believe Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of their fellow Man. We believe that we are God’s ambassadors for declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ to this world. We believe that we are to be involved personally and as a community in serving the lost, making disciples and being both locally and globally oriented in our outreach. (Matthew 4:19, 9:37-38, 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; 

Romans 12:1-2; I Corinthians 9:19-22; II Corinthians 6:14-18; Ephesians 4:25-5:5; I Thessalonians 5:22; I John 2:15-17)


ABOUT END TIMES

We believe in the imminent and bodily return to the earth of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: the believer to everlasting joy with the Lord, and the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matthew 24:36-44, 25:13, 41-46; Mark 9:41-48; Luke 23:43; Acts 1:6-11; II Corinthians 5:8; 

II Peter 3:10-14; Revelation 19:11-16; Revelation 20: 4-15)


Download Printable Version