Statement of Faith

1. The Word of God

We believe the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is God’s inspired and infallible Word in its original manuscripts and is the supreme and final authority for all matters of faith and practice. Psalm 119:11,89,105,140; Isaiah 40:8; John 5:39; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21

 

2. God

We believe there is one God, eternally existent, infinite in holiness and all other perfections, who reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, without division of Nature, essence, or being.

 

A. God the Father

God as Father reigns with providential care over His creation. He is all-powerful, knowing, present, wise and loving. Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 40:18, 25, 28-29; Jeremiah 10:10; Acts 17:24-29

 

B. God the Son

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life and miracles, in His substitutionary, atoning death, in His physical bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal return in glory and power. Genesis 3:15; Psalm 22; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 53; John 1:1-14, 29; John 14:1-3,6; John 20:1-20, 30-31; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Colossians 1:3-22; Colossians 2:9; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Hebrews 1:3

 

C. God the Holy Spirit

We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit, who inspired men to write the Scriptures. He reveals Christ to men, convicts of sin, regenerates repentant sinners and cultivates Christ-like character. John 16:8-11, 13-14; Acts 1:8; Acts 5:1-4; Acts 13:2; 2 Peter 1:20-21

 

D. Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but by willful choice sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Man is born in sin, is a sinner by practice and by Divine decree. Unregenerate man is under the condemnation of God and in need of Salvation. Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 2:7; Genesis 3; Psalm 51:5; John 3:18; Romans 3:9-10; Romans 5:12-21; Romans 6:23

 

E. Salvation

We believe that the only salvation from condemnation is received through faith in the Person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this salvation is a free gift of God’s love and grace. John 1:12; John 3:16; John 4:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 5:8; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9

 

F. The Church

LOCAL: We believe that a New Testament Church is a local body of believers, baptized by immersion, associated for worship, service and to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world.

 

UNIVERSAL: We believe in the Church Universal, the body of Christ, which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages. Matthew 16:15-19; Acts 2:41-47; Acts 6:3-6; Acts 14:23; Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 3:1-15; Revelation 2-3

 

G. Ordinances

We believe in the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is to be administered only upon profession of faith, by immersion, therefore declaring our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, The Lord’s Supper is for believers who upon self-examination remember the Lord’s death and anticipate His second coming. Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 26:26-29; Matthew 28:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 8:26-39; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

 

H. Eternal State

We believe in the resurrection of the just and the unjust. The just, having been redeemed by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be with Him throughout eternity in glory; the unjust, having died an unregenerate man, un-reconciled to God, to eternal condemnation in hell. Matthew 18:8-9; Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 16:19-31; John 14:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15:35-58; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 2 Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Peter 3:7; Revelation 20:11-15

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