Statement of Faith
We believe that the entire Bible, all 66 books of the combined Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and are inerrant in the original writings. Through the providence of God, the Word of God has been protected and preserved and is the only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
We believe that there is only one true, living sovereign, holy, and eternally existent God. He exists in three co-equal persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each being a distinct person and with a distinct function, but all of one essence and all possessing the same nature, perfection, and attributes.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, shed His blood on the cross as a vicarious substitute, was buried, bodily resurrected, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return literally, visibly, and personally in glory and power.
John 1:1-3,14; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:5-9; Colossians 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:11
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, co-equal and co-existent with the Father and the Son. He is the chief convictor of sin, the chief agent of regeneration and sanctification. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and empowers every believer to live a godly life.
John 14:16-19; 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 8:9,11; Titus 3:5
We believe that in the beginning God created mankind in His image. Mankind was originally created with the ability to live perfectly for God’s glory.
Genesis 1:27, 31
We believe that Adam, the first man, sinned by disobedience. This act resulted in the fall of all mankind; therefore, all people have sinned and lost their ability to live for the glory of God. Mankind’s fall has incurred both physical and spiritual death on all until there is forgiveness and salvation by the grace of God.
Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:10-23; 5:12-21; 6:23
We believe that God is the sole determiner of one’s guilt or innocence of sin. Those who have professed their faith in Jesus Christ will be declared righteous by the grace of God and will spend eternity with God (Heaven). Those who have rejected Jesus as their Lord and Savior will be separated from God for eternity (Hell). God’s judgment is final, just, and complete.
We believe the salvation of lost and sinful mankind is a free gift of God’s grace apart from human works, based solely upon Christ’s vicarious and atoning death, effected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and received only through faith in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ and the family of God. Wet is made up of saved and baptized believers who regularly join together on the Lord’s day for worship, fellowship and ministry.
Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Hebrews 10:25
As an act of obedience to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we believe that the Bible teaches us to practice two ordinances:
Baptism – A public act of immersion in water that affirms and celebrates the commitment and regenerate work of God in a person’s life. The act of baptism must be accompanied by repentance, recognition that one is saved by grace through faith, and commitment to a local congregation for continued spiritual growth.
The Lord’s Supper – An act of remembrance of what Jesus did through his death and resurrection for all who believe. The Lord’s Supper should follow the pattern of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples and participation should happen only after careful reflection of one’s relationship with God.
The Lord’s Day.
The Lord’s Day finds its origin in the Hebrew concept of Sabbath. While the traditional Sabbath in on Saturday, our typical Sabbath rest is on Sunday, the day Jesus rose from the grave. Rest and worship are its hallmarks. We believe that the most important component of a Sabbath rest is not the day, but the observance. A Sabbath rest provides a balance and a rhythm for living in relationship with God. People who have jobs requiring them to work on Sunday should choose another day to rest and worship.
We believe that it is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and to seek to make growing disciples.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts: 8
We believe that the Believers will one day experience a bodily resurrection where they will go to be with God. The resurrection body may have similarities to our earthly body but will also be different in many ways.
In addition to these important beliefs, we also believe that God has given the parents and the home the responsibility to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 22:6