Our Beliefs

THE TRINITY

We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1; Matthew 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

 

GOD

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible (Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)

 

JESUS

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, our one and only Savior (John 1:14; 1 John 4:9 / John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18)

  • Who was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary (Matthew 21:11; John 19:19 / John 1:14; Romans 5;15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1 / Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38)
  • Who suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1-46)
  • Who died and was buried, and Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day (Luke 23:44 – 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
  • Who ascended into Heaven's glory and now sits at the right hand of the Father (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1)
  • Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead and claim his own and take them to heaven (Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3, Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5)

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit who convicts the world in regard to sin, righteousness and judgment, and who at the point of salvation indwells every believer and equips them for personal growth and service to the church.  As followers we seek to live under his control daily.  (John 16:8-9; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:13-14).

 

THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the inspired, written Word of God and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:14-16).

  • We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23)
  • We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ, and being immersed into Christ (Romans 5:1-2 / Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9 / Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15 / Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21)

 

ETERNITY

We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. When  Christ returns he will pronounce the eternal fate of each individual,  both living and dead – the saved to eternal life in heaven, the unsaved  to eternal separation from God in Hell (John 5:28-29; Daniel 12:2; 2  Corinthians 4:14). -

People will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or exist eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is eternal death in Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23; 8:17-18; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9; Revelation 20:15)

 

OUR SINS

We believe that man, created by God, willfully sinned and as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23, 6:23; Acts 4:12).

 

SALVATION

We believe that salvation – the forgiveness of sins – is available only  by the grace of God through the blood of Jesus Christ. This free gift of  salvation is offered to all who receive Christ as Lord and Savior  (Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 2:6; John 3:16).

  • We believe the Bible clearly teaches the pattern to receive Christ is to  believe in Jesus as God's Son and Savior of the world, repent of  personal sin, confess Christ publicly, and to be baptized (Romans 10:9;  Acts 2:36-38, Mark 16:16).

 

BAPTISM

We believe that full immersion under water is the prescribed mode of baptism as indicated by Jesus' own example, command, and the meaning of the original Greek word "baptizo," which means to immerse. (Mark 1:9-10, Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4)

 

COMMUNION

Communion is a memorial, a new covenant, and a proclamation. It is a sacred event for those who have a vital, biblical relationship with Jesus.  We take communion every week in our services. Christ is the Head of the Church and we proclaim His glory every Sunday through this memorial action. (1 Corinthians 11:23-30)