Our Beliefs

Statement of Faith

Scripture

We believe the Bible is the inspired, preserved Word of God and it is the ultimate authority in all matters of faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:89).

 

Sovereign God

God is a person, eternally existing as a Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – three Persons and yet one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6).

 

Son

Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and was crucified on the cross to pay sin’s penalty for all mankind (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1-15; Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 1:15).

 

Sin

Man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death but also spiritual death – separation from God. Now all of mankind is totally depraved, having inherited a sinful nature, and is sinful in thought, word, and deed (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:16-17; 3:6-19; Romans 3:10-23; 6:23).

 

Service

The local church is a group of believers saved by grace through faith and baptized by immersion who are banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission (Mark 16:15; I Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:22-23).

 

Second Coming

Jesus Christ is coming again at any moment to gather His church and to reward them for their service. The unbelievers left behind will go through the tribulation, after which Christ shall return physically to the earth to set up His kingdom under one thousand years of righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord (Matthew 24:29-42; I Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 19:11-20:15).

 

Salvation

Man is lost and must be born again to enter into Heaven. Salvation is by grace alone through personal faith in the finished work of Christ on the Cross and is available to all mankind (John 1:12; 3:3-7; Ephesians 2:8-9).