We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible; that it is the supernatural revelation of God to man, and that it is our absolute authority for Christian faith and life (II Tim. 3:16, II Peter 1:21).
We believe in one God, who exists eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (I John 5:7; Acts 2:32-33).
We believe that the entire human race, by an act of sin on the part of Adam and Eve, was plunged into ruin and that a new birth is necessary for anyone to be saved (Rom. 5:12-21 with Gen. 3).
- We believe that the Lord Jesus was born of a virgin (Matt. 1:23).
- We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 10:30, 37, 38).
- We believe that Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in him are justified solely on the ground of the blood which he shed on Calvary’s cross (Rom. 5:8-10).
- We believe that those who thus receive Christ by faith have their sins forgiven (Eph. 1:7), their hearts cleansed (Acts 15:9), are born of the Spirit, become children of God (John 1:12, 13), and are made new creatures in Christ Jesus (II Cor. 5:17).
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was literally and bodily raised from the dead, that he ascended into heaven and is there now, as our intercessor (Matt. 28:5, 6; Rom. 8:34).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, and as such he is our abiding comforter and helper (John 14:16, 17). We believe he convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and judgment, and that it is by his power that the born-again Christian is enabled to live the Christian life.
- We believe that there will be a bodily resurrection of the saved and the unsaved: that the saved will be eternally blessed in heaven, and that the unsaved will be in everlasting and conscious punishment in Hell (I Cor. 13; John 5:28, 29).
- We believe in the blessed hope, the personal, literal, visible, premillennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to receive his own unto himself (John 14:2, 3; Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:13-18).
- We believe that a local church is a congregation of immersed believers, associated by a covenant of faith, and for fellowship in the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by his laws and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by his word; that its officers are pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and duties are clearly defined in the scriptures.
- We believe that the local church has the absolute right of self-government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations, and the one and only head is Christ; that local churches of true scriptural doctrine are to cooperate with one another in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that each local church is the sole judge of the measure and method of its cooperation. On all matters of membership, of polity, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final (Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 20:17, 28; I Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22, 23; Eph. 4:11; Eph. 5:22, 23; I Cor. 11:2; Col. 1:18).
- We believe that the Bible records only two public ordinances and that these should be followed by the local church. They are water baptism and the Lord’s Supper, or Communion.
- Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to show his faith in, and identity with Christ in his death, burial, resurrection, and the Spirit-filled life. It is a symbol and demonstration of the conversion experience.
- We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of the atoning death, burial, resurrection, and personal return of Christ and that only born-again believers are to participate in it. We believe that the elements, bread and the juice of the grape, are symbols of Christ’s body and blood and have no merit in themselves.
- We believe that we are under obligation to contend earnestly for the faith once and for all delivered unto the saints (Jude 3).
If you have any questions or would like to know more, we would love to talk with you!