What We Believe

What We Believe

Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God consisting of sixty-six (66) books of the Old and New Testaments.  We further believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Scripture as God gave it to us, inerrant and infallible in the original writings. We believe the Word of God to be the final authority in faith and life.  (II Timothy 3:16 -17; II Peter 1:19-21; Isaiah 8:20; Psalm 19:7-10; II Peter 1:3)

God

We believe there is only one Living and True God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the same in substance and essence, equal in power and glory.  (Matthew 28:19-20; John 1:1-19; Matthew 3:13-17; Colossians 1:15-19, 2:9; John 14:9-29)

Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; is truly God and truly Man; and, as such, He lived a perfect and sinless life.  (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-19; I Timothy 3:16; Philippians 2:4-9; I Peter 1:15-19; Isaiah 53:9)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of our crucified Lord; in His ascension into heaven; and in His present life there, serving as our High Priest, Advocate, and only Mediator between God and man. (I Corinthians 15; Hebrews 9:11-15; I Timothy 2:5, 3:16; Hebrews 10:12-14)

We believe in the personal and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ to judge the living and the dead, to establish fully His kingdom upon the earth, and to reign completely and eternally in righteousness and justice.  (Revelation 5:9-13, 20:11-15; Matthew 7:21-23, 24:36-51, 25:31-46, 28:18-20; I Thessalonians 4:13-5:3; Joel 1:1-3:21)

About Salvation

In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram. Sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut Filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in eum non pereat sed habeat vitam aeternam. In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram. Sic enim dilexit Deus mundum ut Filium suum unigenitum daret ut omnis qui credit in eum non pereat sed habeat vitam aeternam. In principio creavit Deus caelum et terram.

Man

We believe that man was created in the image and after the likeness of God; that he sinned in Adam and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; that since that time, all mankind has been conceived with a sin nature, a condition which presents him as morally culpable before God. This sin nature pervades all dimensions of his being, manifesting itself in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 1:26-27, 3:1-24; Ephesians 2:1-3; Romans 3:10-12, 5:12-21, 7:15-20; Jeremiah 17:9; Psalm 51:5)

Redemption

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for the sins of those of every nation who are appointed to eternal life, according to the Scripture, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; furthermore, that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood and righteousness.  (I Corinthians 1:30, 15:45; Romans 3:24-26, 5:8-21; I Timothy 2:5-6; Hebrews 9:12, 22, 10:14; John 3:16; Acts13:48)

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone; that, having been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith will become children of God; thereafter, that the Holy Spirit forever indwells all believers, sanctifying and glorifying them as well.  (Ephesians 2:8-9; Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 64:6; John 3:5, 18; Romans 5:6-9)

Ordinances

We believe there are two ordinances:  Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which are divinely enjoined upon all Christians.  They provide an expression of faith regarding the believer’s identification and fellowship with Christ.  (Luke 22:19-20; Romans 6:4; I Corinthians 11:23-33)

Christ’s Return

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the conscious punishment of the unsaved in the Lake of Fire.  (Luke 16:19-26; John 14:1-6; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15)