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What We Believe

Our beliefs summarize the major tenets of the Holy Bible that we strive to live by.

 

The Holy Bible

We believe in the Bible as God’s only inspired, inerrant and authoritative revelation of Himself to man in written form (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

The Godhead

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7)

 

Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1), His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18), His sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (Acts 10:38), His vicarious death as the only sacrifice for the sin of the world (1 John 2:2), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:39), His ascension to the right hand of God as our intercessor (Hebrews 4:14), and His future return in glory, first to rapture His Church (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18) and second, to rule and reign for 1,000 years upon the earth (Rev. 20:6).  We believe in the finality of Christ mediatorial work for the redemption of mankind and the present freedom of access to the Father (1 Tim. 2:5; Hebrews 7:25).

 

Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an endowment of power for all believers (Acts 2:4, 38-39; acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:1-6; Ephesians 5:18). This baptism results in a deeper expression of spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22-23), a greater growth in Christ-likeness (2 Corinthians 3:18) and a genuine manifestation of spiritual gifts (Romans 8:26-27).

 

Salvation

We believe in the new birth as the only means of receiving eternal life. The new birth involves a cleansing and deliverance from the penalty and power of sin. It is effectuated through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin (John 3:3, 5, 7; Ephesians 2:8,9; 1 Peter 1:18-20).

 

Life of a Disciple

We believe in the process of spiritual development (sanctification) wrought in the believer’s life by the Holy Spirit through yielding and obedience. This growth involves a daily dying to sin and living unto righteousness (Romans 6:1-23), finds expression in a holy life (Hebrews 12:24) and will be culminated at the return of Christ (1 John 3:2). We believe the mark of a true Christian is evidenced in the fruits that they bear (Galatians 5:22-23) according to the life of Jesus and working of the Holy Spirit.

 

Eternal Life

We believe in the resurrection from the dead. First, the righteous unto eternal life, and second, the ungodly unto eternal damnation (Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; revelation 20:4-6,11-15).

 

The Holy Ordinances

We believe in the sacraments of the church established by Jesus Christ our Lord; the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) and baptism by immersion as a symbol and witness of the new birth (Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 3:20-22).

 

Marriage

We believe that marriage is defined in the Bible as a union between one man and one woman. While we believe in civil rights for all as defined by the United States Constitution, we hold the sanctity of marriage as defined in the Holy Scriptures (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:5).

 

Sanctity of Human Life

We believe in the sanctity of human life and define the beginning of life as the moment of conception.