Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

beliefThe Scriptures are God’s Inspired and Infallible Word.

The Bible in its entirety is the inspired, inerrant Word of God and the only infallible rule of faith and conduct. Written by human authors under the supernatural guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Ps.19:7-11, 2 Tim. 3:15-17, 1 Pt 1:23-25, Heb 4:12

The One True Godhead.

We believe in the Trinity, the Godhead comprised of three separate and distinct persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed, and function as one member, co-equal and co-eternal. Jn 14:9-11, 23-26, 2 Cor 3:27,18

Man, His Fall and Redemption.

Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” But, man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. Gen 1:26-31, 3:1-7, Rom 5:12-21

The Salvation of Man.

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood and work of Jesus Christ. Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it by faith. First, there must be repentance from sin and then faith towards Jesus Christ. Righteousness results from our faith in the blood of Jesus and is totally separate from our works. (John 14:6; Acts 3:19 & 4:12; Rom. 3:23-24, 5:17-19 & 6:23; 2 Cor. 5:21; Eph. 2:8,9).

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is the third member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit has been sent by Jesus Christ to indwell and empower all believers. Every godly aspect of the Church and the believer’s life is accomplished by the influence and work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit indwells believers (Jn 14:7), seals them for the day of redemption (Eph 1:13,14), baptizes them with power (Acts 1:4-8), fills and controls them (Eph 5:17-19), sanctifies them (1 Cor 6:11), and equips them with gifts and ministries (1 Cor 12:4-7)

Baptism in Water.

Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ. (Mat 28:19, Rom 6-8).

The Lord’s Supper.

Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross. (1Cor 11:23-32)

The Church.

The Church is the body of Christ and it made up of every true believer. We exist to worship God, encourage one another in the Christian life, and spread the gospel by word and deed. Every believer has a God-given purpose to fulfill and part in building up the body of Christ. (Eph 1:22,23, Eph 2:19-22, Eph 4:12, Heb 12:22-24)

The Gospel Message.

The Church has been given the Great Commission, to take the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ to every tongue, tribe, people, and nation (Mt 28:18-20, Mk 16:15-20).

The Second Coming.

The Scriptures declare that Jesus Christ is coming again to gather all His Saints unto Himself. The dead in Christ shall rise first — then those believers who are alive will be gloriously transformed. Death will be swallowed up in victory. (1Cor 15:50-58, 1Thess 4:16-17, 2 Thess 2:1).