The Scriptures

We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments, as inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority of faith and life. {Psalm 119:105; Matthew 4:14; Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32, 20:31; Acts 20:32; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21} 

God

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  

{Genesis 1:1, 26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1, 3, 3:16-17, 4:24, 14:16-18; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2}

Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.

{Genesis 1:26, 2:17, 3:1-24, 5:1-2; Isaiah 53:6, 59:2; Romans 3:23}

Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

{Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Mark 14:62; Luke 1:26-33; Romans 9:5} 

 

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative, substitutionary and complete sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood.

{Isaiah 53:5, 12; Matthew 20:28; John 3:14, 16; Romans 5:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 9:28}  

 

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life as High Priest and Advocate. {Psalm 16:10, 68:18; Mark 16:19; John 5:24, 30, 8:12, 19:33, 20:19-28; 1 Corinthians 15:4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 2:17, 4:14-15, 5:5-6, 7:24-27, 9:15} 

Salvation

We believe salvation is based on faith in Jesus Christ alone and that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, saved eternally. {Mark 16:16; John 1:12, 3:16, 14:6, 16-17, 26; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:17, 5:10-11, 8:9-11, 10:9; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25}

The Church

We believe in the priesthood of the believer and have been entrusted with the ministry of reconciliation.

 {1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; Galatians 5:22-26; 1 Peter 2:9}
 
We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal, imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the rapture of the church. 
{Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:2, 3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28}
 

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. {Matthew 16:27; Philippians 3:20, 21; I Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:1}

Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church; Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water into the name of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death.  We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

{Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26}