Our Statement of Faith

The Scriptures:We believe the scriptures are the inspired, inerrant Word of God, the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak.

The Trinity:We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  They are equal in every divine perfection, yet they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

Jesus Christ: We believe Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son and has the same nature, attributes and perfections as God the Father and the Holy Spirit. He is true God and true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  We believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible, pre-millennial return from heaven.

Man:We believe God created man, male and female, in His own image and free from sin.  We believe that man is a sinner by nature and choice and is therefore spiritually dead.  We also believe that those who repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

Salvation:We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.  We believe that salvation was purchased by Christ on the cross and is received by man through faith, apart from any human merit, works, or ritual.We believe that salvation results in righteous living, good works, and proper social concern.

The Church:We believe the Church is the spiritual body of Christ and is composed of all persons who through faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit.  We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies whose members have been immersed upon a credible confession of faith and have associated themselves for worship, instruction, evangelism and service.We believe the ordinances of the Church are believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s supper.

Last Things:We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost, the eternal existence of all men either in heaven or hell, in divine judgments, rewards, and punishment.

 

(a more detailed Statement of Faith is available)

 

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