What We Believe

The Bible

 

The Bible was written by men, divinely inspired and is the record of God's revelation of Himself to Man. It has God as it's author, salvation for it's end, and truth without mixture of error, for it's matter.

Salvation

 

We believe every person is a sinner by nature and by choice and is, therefore, under condemnation. We believe those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that the salvation of man, who is sinful and lost, is instantaneous and accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the instrumentality of the Word of God when the repentant sinner- enabled by the Holy Spirit- responds in faith. This salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit or works. All Christians are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.

Baptism

 

Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believers faith in a crucified, buried and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life and resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. Baptism is not connected to the salvation of a believer, it is an outward sign of an inward change.

God

 

There is one infinite, personal God. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit; with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence or being.

Man

 

Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creaton. Through man, sin entered into the human race. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man, therefore every person possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

The Church

 

We believe those who put their faith in Jesus Christ immediately become a part of His Body, the Church. There is one Church universal, made up of all believers from all places throughout history. The local church is an individual, autonomous part of the larger universal Body of Christ. The local church gathers as individuals who have been baptized and professed faith in Christ. The Church’s purpose is to glorify God through instruction in the Word, keeping the ordinances, advancing the Gospel, and living in fellowship with one another.

The Lord's Supper

 

The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby Christians memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His return.

The Evangelism and Missions

 

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations seeking constantly to win the lost to Christ through His divine providence.

The Last Things

 

God in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly. The dead will be raised; Christ will judge everyone into righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. The righteous will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.

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