Our Faith

  1. We believe the Scriptures, the sixty-six canonical books of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority on all matters on which it speaks (2 Timothy 3:16-17; John 14:26, 16:12-15).
  2.  We believe in one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19).
  3. We believe Jesus Christ is true God (John 1:1) and true man (Hebrews 2:14), having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:34, 35).  He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3, 20:24-29), and ascended into heaven (Acts 1:1-9), where he is at the right hand of the Majesty on High (Colossians 3:1).  He now is our High Priest and Mediator (Hebrews 7:25, 26; 1 John 2:1; Philippians 2:5-7).
  4. We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14) and during this age to convict people of sin (John 16:8), regenerate the believing sinner (John 3:5-8), indwell (1 Corinthians 12:13), guide, instruct (John 14:26), and empower the believer for godly living and service (Ephesians 5:18-21).
  5. We believe that man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) but fell into sin (Genesis 3) and is therefore lost (Romans 5:12-21), and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained (John 3:5-8).
  6. We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and his resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe (Hebrews 9:22-28; Romans 4:25), and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God (John 1:10-13, 3:5-8).
  7. We believe that the true church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ, of which he is the Head (Colossians 1:18-22).
  8. We believe in the personal (Acts 1:11) and imminent (Mark 13:33-37; Revelation 22:20) coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (Titus 2:11-14).
  9. We believe in the resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting life and joy with the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18), and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment (Revelation 20:7-15).
  10. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel and to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).  Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to Jesus.  He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service (Ephesians 2:10).