Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE the Bible is the Word of God, inerrant and inspired in its original autographs. A complete and final revelation of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Revelation 22:18-19)

WE BELIEVE in one God, personal and knowable, Who eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 6:27; 1 John 5:7,20; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, born of a virgin, without sin, the chosen Messiah Who will one day set up His kingdom on earth. (Isaiah 7:14; John 1:14; John 20:30-31; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:15; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 19:1-16; Revelation 20:1-6)

WE BELIEVEThat God the Holy Spirit is sovereign in the bestowing of all His gifts for the perfecting of the saints today and that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles in the beginning days of the church were for the purpose of pointing to and authenticating the apostles as revealers of divine truth, and were never intended to be characteristic of the lives of believers today. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 13:8-10; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:7-12; Hebrews 2:1-4)

WE BELIEVE Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried, rose again from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will one day return to earth again. (1 John 2:2; 1 John 4:10; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; Acts 1:9-11; John 14:1-3)

WE BELIEVE that all persons are sinners, guilty before God, deserving of judgment, and in need of a savior, Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 3:19-26; Romans 5:12-21; Romans 6:23; 1 John 4:14-15)

WE BELIEVE that salvation from sin, death, and hell is by God's grace, based on the work of Jesus Christ alone, and is received by faith apart from any human performance or merit (John 14:6; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:28)

WE BELIEVE that all believers in Jesus Christ are baptized, sealed and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and that He fills those believers who obey God and separate from sinful habits and lifestyles. (Acts 2:38; Titus 3:5-6; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14)

WE BELIEVE that eternal life is a gift from God and nothing can separate the believer from the love of God. (1 John 5:11-13; John 10:28-29; Romans 8:38-39)

WE BELIEVE in eternal punishment of the unbeliever, and the eternal life of the believer. (Matthew 25:46; 1 Thessalonians 1:8-10; Revelation 20:1-15)

WE BELIEVE that all believers should assemble in local churches for mutual edification, encouragement, evangelism, service, and worship (Hebrews 1:24-25; Acts 2:41-47; Matthew 18:20)

WE BELIEVE that two ordinances have been given to the church, that of baptism by immersion and the observance of the Lord's Supper. (Acts 2:38; 8:36-38; 10:47; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)