Our Beliefs

 

The Bible

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God as they wrote it. Therefore, we hold that the Scriptures, in their original manuscripts, are infallible and inerrant; and that they are the final authority on all matters of faith and practice.

 

God

We believe there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three equal persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the beginning, God demonstrated His power, wisdom, and goodness by creating the world and everything in it. Through His divine power and providence, God continues to sustain His creation, operating within history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.

 

 Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ, the eternal second person of the Trinity, was fully united with a human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived in perfect obedience to the Father, voluntarily paid the price for the sins of all people by dying on the cross as their substitute, and satisfied divine justice, bringing salvation to all who trust in Him alone. After His physical death, Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father as the only intercessor between God and humans. He promises to return to earth, personally and visibly, to fulfill history and the eternal plan of God.

  

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is one of the three persons of the Trinity, who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is the life of every believer, and he empowers the preaching and teaching of the gospel.

  

Human Destiny

We believe death seals the eternal destiny of each person. All humanity will experience a bodily resurrection and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Having rejected God, unbelievers will suffer eternal condemnation apart from Him. Believers will be received into eternal communion with God and will be rewarded for works done in this life.

 

 Salvation

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who repent of their sin and place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. We believe this to be a total act of grace and that salvation cannot be earned by human effort.

 

The Church

We believe the Church is the Body of Christ, whose mission it is to preach the gospel to all the world with its endeavors being supported by the freewill gifts and offerings of the people. The ordinances of the Church, given by our Lord, are baptism (by immersion following conversion), and the Lord’s Table (Communion).