Our Beliefs

Statement of Faith

The God-Head
We believe there is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Mark 12:29John 1:1-4Genesis 1:26-27II Corinthians 13:14)
The Person of Christ
We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified by His shedding blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace. (John 1:1,2,14Luke 1:35Romans 3:24,25I Peter 2:24Ephesians 1:7I Peter 1:3-5Acts 1:9,10Hebrews 9:247:25Romans 8:34I John 2:2:1,2)
The Person of the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to dwell in, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. (Acts 5:3-4Matt. 28:19Romans 8:9-11Eph. 5:18John 16:8-11)
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Old and New Testaments are inerrant as originally given, were inspired by God and are the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice. (II Tim. 3:6-17II Peter 1:21-21Matt 5:18)
We believe man was originally created in the image and likeness of God; he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The state after death of the unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer is everlasting joy and bliss. (Gen. 1:26,27Rom. 3:235:12Eph. 2:8-10John 1:12-13Luke 16:19-26Matt. 25:41-46II Thess. 1:7-9Rev. 20:4-6I Thess. 4:16-17)
We believe salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. ( John 3:18Eph. 2:8-10John 1:12I Peter 1:18-19)
We believe it is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin, the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both a crisis and progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion. (Eph. 5:18I Thess. 5:23John 17:17,19II Cor. 6:14-18Rom. 12:1,2II Peter 3:18)
The True Church
We believe the Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations. (Rom. 12:5I Cor. 12:12-27Eph. 1:20-23Eph. 4:3-13Matt. 28:18-20)
The Local Church
1. We believe the local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the Gospel, and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s supper. (Acts 20:1728-32Acts 2:41-47Acts 4:31-33)2. We believe that baptism is an act all should take part in as soon as possible after the salvation experience. We believe that baptism is an outward sign of the internal cleansing that has already occurred through the shed blood of Christ. Baptism is reserved for any born again person reaching the age of accountability and is performed by submersion. (Matt. 28:19-20Acts 2:41Acts 8:35-39Acts 10:47-48)3. We believe that provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and the anointing with oil are taught in the scriptures and are a privilege for the church in the present age. (John 4:46-53James 5:14,15I Cor. 12:9)4. We believe in infant dedication as held in accordance to the teaching of the scriptures. Mary, the mother of our Lord brought the child Jesus, and Hannah brought her son, Samuel, to be dedicated. Jesus said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me.” Infant dedication is a vital link in bringing up a child in the way he should go. Infants are brought forward to the Pastor, who dedicates them to the Lord. (Luke 2:22-24Mark 10:13-16I Sam. 1:24-28)
The Eternal State
We believe there shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; for the just, a resurrection unto life; for the unjust, a resurrection unto judgment. (Matt. 25:46John 5:28,29John 11:25,26Rev. 20:5-612-13)
The Blessed Hope
We believe the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible and premillenial. This is the believer’s blessed hope. (I Thess. 4:13-18I Thess. 1:10I Thess 5:9Rev. 3:10)