What We Believe

 

The Trinity

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, and that He is true God and man. We believe He died on the cross for our sins and rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father and is now our High Priest and Advocate. (Matthew 28:19, Luke 1:35, Hebrews 12:2)

Salvation

  • We believe in eternal salvation and that it is the free gift of God, entirely apart from the works of man, and is possessed by any and all who have faith in and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • We believe in the personal, bodily, imminent, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ and that His Second Coming inspires believers into service for Him while waiting on His return. (Titus 2:13)
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, the everlasting blessedness of the saved in heaven, and the everlasting punishment and separation from God of the unsaved in hell. (John 5:28-29, John 11:25-26)

 

The Bible

We believe the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God, without any error, the all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

Total Depravity of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore lost. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and that only through regeneration by the work of the Holy Spirit can man’s salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

(Genesis 2:27, Romans 5:12, John 16:7-11)

 

Baptism

Baptism is the first opportunity after accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior to obey what He commanded; be baptized in the Name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.  Our going to Heaven, however, is not dependent upon being baptized.    We are saved the instant we invite the Holy Spirit into our heart.  Baptism is symbolic of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.  It is important for us, in that we are reminded that as Christ died for us, so will He raise us to new life from death.  Christ was baptized by immersion, therefore, so are we.

(Mark 10:39, John 1:29-33)

The Lord’s Supper (Communion)

This is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers remember the death of Christ and His anticipated return.  The Bread represents the body of Christ and the juice represents His blood.

(Matthew 26:26-29)

 

Separation

We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and, that separation from all religious false teachings, sinful pleasures, practices, and associations is commanded by God.

(Romans 12:1-2)

 

Tithing

We believe that giving 10% of our income by an undesignated offering to the storehouse or local church is our responsibility as obedient children of God.

(Leviticus 27:30, Numbers 18:26, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

Evangelism

God’s word tells us to go ye therefore unto the uttermost parts of the world, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  It also says to make disciples of mankind.

(Matthew 28:19-20)

 

The Church

It is the body and bride of Christ.  It should reflect the love, obedience, and practices of the New Testament Church reflecting all of the proper characteristics.  A house divided cannot stand.

(Acts 20:28)