Our Beliefs

Scripture:

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (II Timothy 3:16-17).

The Trinity:

We believe that there is one living God, and that He has revealed Himself in three distinct persons: God the Father; God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The three members of the Triune God are co-equal, co-eternal, and co-existent. (Titus 3:4-6).
a) God the Father: We believe in God the Father: an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of man, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
b) God the Son: We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He is eternal and shares all of the attributes of deity with the Father and the Holy Spirit, as God’s only begotten Son. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit to be born of a virgin, Mary. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into Heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.
c) God the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person and shares all the attributes of deity with the Father and the Son. He came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ, and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide.

Salvation:

We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, deserving of eternal condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are regenerated and become children of God by the Holy Spirit (John 1:12, Romans 5:6-8).

The Church:

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, of which Christ is the Head. It consists of all regenerated persons. We believe in local churches as visible manifestations of the invisible Body of Christ, the Church Universal, and the Bride of Christ. We believe that God has given the task of evangelism of the world to the Church under the direction of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God (Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 12:12-14, Ephesians 1:22).

Christian Living:

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others. Believers are called to live holy and godly lives (I Corinthians 10:31, I Peter 1:5-6, Matthew 22:37-40).

Ordinances:

We as a church practice communion on the first Sunday of each month (the Lord’s Supper) and water baptism for believers by immersion as a public act of confession of faith(Acts 8:36-39, I Corinthians 11:23-26).

Last Things:

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous, and the endless suffering and separation of the lost (Acts 1:11, Isaiah 9:6-7, II Peter 3:7, John 3:16).

Christian Liberties:

We believe in the personal Lordship of Christ over individual believers. Each believer must give account for himself to Christ. Therefore, in matters not strictly defined in Scripture, convictions of one should not be imposed on others (Romans 14).