What We Believe
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative word of God (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12).
God the Father
We believe that there is only one true God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; Luke 1:35; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6).
We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-2; 10:30; 14:9); in His virgin birth (Matthew1:23); in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15); in His miracles (John 2:11;; John 10:38); in His atoning death through His shed blood (Romans 3:23-26; 1 Corinthians 15:3;; 1 John 1:7; Hebrews 10:1-10); in His bodily resurrection (Matthew 28:6; Romans 1:4; 1 Corinthians 15:4); in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:9-11; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews; 8:1); and in His future personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a life pleasing to God (I Corinthians 6:19, 12:4-11; Galatians 5:22-23; Joel 2:28-29).
We believe mankind is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. He is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." Sin separates man from God. (Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1-3).
We believe that through the personal acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by faith, a person becomes a believer (John 1:12; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8-9). The acceptance of Christ assures us that:
a) Christ comes into the life (Galatians 2:20; 1 John 4:15)
b) Sins are forgiven (; 1 John 1:9; 1 John 2:2)
c) Becomes a child of God (John 1:12)
d) A new life with Christ begins (2 Corinthians 5:17; John 10:10)
e) Assured of heaven (; Luke 23:42-43; John 14:2-3)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has set forth the ordinance of Believers baptism as an outward testimony of a person’s belief in Christ. (Acts 2:41; Matthew 28:18-20).
We believe Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and fruit of the vine are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross and the return of Christ. (I Corinthians 11:23-26).
We believe in the seven year period of tribulation during which the judgments of God will be poured out upon the unbelieving world. These judgments will climax with the return of Christ in glory to the earth. He will destroy His enemies and restore Israel to her land. (Matthew 24:15-31; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12; Daniel 12:5-13; Zechariah 14:1-11).
The Second Coming of Jesus
We believe in the imminent personal return of Jesus Christ the Lord for His church and His premillennial coming to establish His kingdom on earth (Luke 12:40; 1 Thess. 5:1-11; 1 Tim. 6:14-16; Titus 2:11-13; Zechariah 14:1-9).
We believe in the resurrection of both the Christian and the non-Christian; Christian to everlasting life; the non-Christian to everlasting loss (John 5:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; Revelation 20:11-15).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:4; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Hebrews 10:25).
Our faith is expressed in "The Apostles Creed":
"I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
"I believe in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. He descended into Hades. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
"I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen."