The Authority of the Bible

We believe that all scripture, both in the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God. We believe that it contains both the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, and the divine authority for all Christian faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Deut. 4:1-2; Romans 15:4; Psalms 19:7-10; Psalms 119; Isaiah 34:16; 1 Samuel 3:21).

The Existence of the Trinity

We believe in one God, who is the Creator of all things. We believe that he is infinitely perfect and eternally-existing in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14; Psalms 19:1-3; Matthew 6:9-34; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6).

The Person of Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ came to earth as God in the flesh. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He is completely God and completely man. We believe that he lived a sinless life, and that he died on a cross as the ultimate sacrifice for the sin of mankind, according to Scripture. We believe that he arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father acting now as our High Priest and Advocate. (Psalms 2:7-12 Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23; Matthew 3:17; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Matthew 28:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; John 1:1).

The Presence of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the purpose of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the current age to convict mankind of its sin. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells with each Christian to guide, instruct, and empower each believer for godly living and Christian service. (Genesis 1:2; Judges 14:6; Psalms 51:11; Psalms 139:7-24; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; Romans 8:9-11; Acts 2:1-4, 38; Acts 4:31).

The Gift of Salvation

We believe that salvation occurs by God’s grace according to our faith in Jesus Christ. We do not believe that salvation is a result of human merit, good works, or religious ceremony. We believe that anyone who has placed their trust in Jesus Christ is eternally secure, possesses everlasting life, is free from God’s condemnation, and will never perish. We believe that this eternal assurance comes to us from three sources: Faith and Belief in the Word of God; the Witness of the Holy Spirit; and a continual, persevering walk with God. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Acts 2:21; Acts 4:12; John 3:16; Romans 3:23-25; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:22-25; Romans 8:29-39).

The Body of the Church

We believe that the church, both universally and physically, is the spiritual Body of which Christ is the Head. We believe in the ordinances of water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 26:26-30; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 21; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Matthew 16:15-19; Matthew 18:15-20; Colossians 1:18)

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