Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is the verbally and totally inspired Word of God, inerrant in its original manuscripts. The Bible is our supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Tim 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1,26; Matt. 28:19; John 1:1-3, 4:24; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 1:20; Eph. 4:5-6; 2 Cor. 13:14)
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Matt 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13)
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and are guilty sinners in thought, word, and deed. (Gen. 1:26-27, 3:1-24; Romans 3:25, 5:12-18; 1 John 1:8)
We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, that He rose victorious from the grave on the third day, and that all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood. (Isaiah 53; Matt. 20:18; John 3:16; Romans 3:24-26, 5:1; 1 Cor. 15:3, 2 Cor. 5:21; Eph. 1:7; 1 John 2:2; Matt. 28:6; Romans 10:9; 1 Cor. 15:14)
We believe in the personal and visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16-17)
We believe that all who come by grace through faith to accept the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (John 3:3-5, 1:12-13; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23; Eph. 2:8-9)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting joy of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (John 5:28-29; 1 Cor. 15; 2 Cor. 5:10; Matt 25:31-46; Rev 20:4-6, 11-15)
We believe that all Christians are indwelt and baptized by the Holy Spirit when they receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
We believe that water baptism by immersion is the biblical testimony of the professed believer in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:28-41,47; Matt 28:18-20; Acts 8:36-40; 10:47, 18:8; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Cor. 12:13)
We believe that those who partake of the Lord’s Supper should be regenerate believers, walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:42-46; 1 Cor. 11:23-29)
We believe that all Christians have direct relations with God through Jesus Christ, are responsible to God alone, and that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any outside authority.
We believe in the universal church, composed of all regenerated believers of any race or nation.
We believe in the local church, consisting of a group of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. (Matt 28:17-20, Acts 2:41-42; 1 Cor. 12:12-31)