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Beliefs


Our Statement of Faith

  • We believe there is one and only one living and true God, and that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Exodus 20:2, 3; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Titus 2:13).
  • We believe in the inspiration, inerrancy, authority, and sufficiency of the Scriptures, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments (2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
  • We believe the Biblical account of the creation of the universe through the direct and immediate creative acts of God (Genesis 1-2).
  • We believe that all people are sinners by nature and in conduct, and cannot save themselves (Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 3:10-19 and 5:12).
  • We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ and that He is both fully God and fully human (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:5-11).
  • We believe in the atoning death of Christ and in His literal, bodily resurrection from the dead (Romans 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5).
  • We believe in salvation by grace alone, through faith in the finished, redemptive work of Christ alone, and that no works of people, however good, need to be or can be added for salvation, but that evidence of salvation appears in the holy fruits of repentance, faith and newness of life (Romans 3:23-25; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 3:16,17; Hebrews 10:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 John 5:1).
  • We believe the Church is an ordained institution of God with Christ as its Head. We recognize the authority of the local church and practice two ordinances: baptism by immersion, and the Lord’s Supper for all those who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (Matthew 16:18, 19; Ephesians 2:20; Colossians 1:18; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32).
  • We believe in the reality and personality of the Devil, who is the enemy of God and humans, and that he is destined for eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire (Matthew 4:1-11; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10).
  • We believe in the existence of a literal heaven and a literal hell and that every person will spend eternity in one of the two places (Luke 16:25; Revelation 20:14, 15).
  • We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ to restore all creation to its original state and that He will rule and reign forever with His people (Rom. 8:19-23; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; Rev. 21:3).