Statement of Faith

The Bible

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God. They are inerrant in the original writings. The Bible is the Word of God and it is the Final Authority in faith and conduct.

God

We believe in one God, the Creator of man and all things. We believe He exists eternally in three Persons — that of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. We believe He is God incarnate. He is truly God and truly Man.

Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God. Man sinned and thereby, incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death as well. Spiritual death is separation from God. Adam’s sin is imputed to all of mankind and thus, every human is born with a sinful nature.

Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, your sins, the sins of the whole world. He gave Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice. All who believe in Him are freely justified before God. All who believe in Him are accepted by the Father on the merits of the blood that was shed for them. Salvation is by grace alone.

Holy Spirit

We believe that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit. They receive the Holy Spirit and a new nature. They are baptized by the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ and thereby, become the Children of God

Resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the unsaved.

Ordinances

We believe the scriptural ordinances of the Church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion), are to be administered by the local Church. Baptism by immersion should be administered only to Believers as a sign of their belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Baptism is a testimony to the world and a commandment of God, but not a requirement to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Rapture

We believe in the personal, pre-tribulational, and pre-millennial Second Coming of Jesus Christ. First, to receive His Own to Himself, and later to set up His earthly kingdom and reign over Redeemed Israel and all nations. He will bring peace and blessings to the whole world — this is the blessed Hope of all Believers.

Evangelism

We believe that until He returns, the responsibility of all Believers is to follow the Great Commission: to proclaim the Gospel to all people by all means possible.

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