What We Believe


Scripture

We believe that the word of God is the standard and authority for every area of life. It is infallible and we believe that every single word of the Bible is inspired by God. We believe the Scriptures are free from error of any sort and believe in the truths of the Bible scientifically and historically, as well as morally and theologically (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13).

God, Himself

We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as ONE God existing in THREE persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; distinguishable but indivisible (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

Creation

We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis and his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness (Romans 3:10-18).

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, completely God and completely man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:16).

Christ's Death & Resurrection

We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples (1 Corinthians 15:14; Romans 4:25).

Christ's Bodily Ascension

We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and His coming again the second time for the Church (John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Salvation by Grace Through Faith

We believe in the salvation of people by grace, through faith in the perfect and sufficient work of Jesus on the cross by which we obtain forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12, 22; Romans 5:11).

Water Baptism

We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in order to fulfill the command of Christ (Matthew 28;19; Acts 2:37-39; 19:1-6).

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a distinct aspect of the Christian foundational experience. (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15).

The Gifts of the Spirit

We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life that reflects the fruit of the Spirit in how we live, speak, and do life daily as an expression of our Christian faith. We believe God gives gifts of the Spirit to people for the good of all. (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:22-24; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7).

Communion

We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord's Supper, for believers (1 Corinthians 11:28-32).

Eternal Life

We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-58; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15).

Satan & His Judgment

We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and the eternal judgment of Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15).