What do we believe?

 

Holy Scripture

The Bible, verbally and plenarily inspired, is God's infallible Word, authoritative for all faith and life.(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter1:21)

 

the One True God

There is one God, personal, infinite, perfect, and eternally self-existing self-revealing in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; each of whom is to be honored and worshiped equally as true God. (Matthew 28:19; John 5:23; Acts 5:3-4)

 

The Lord Jesus Christ

Is true God and true man,was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, provided substitutionary atonement for lost mas, and rose bodily from the grave. He ascended into Heaven, there to appear before the face of God as our Advocate and Intercessor.
(Philippians 2:6-8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; 1 John 2:1)

 

The Holy Spirit

Is a divine person and works in conviction of men and in the regeneration, sanctification, and preservation of the believer. (Ephesians 4:30, Romans 8:14; 1 Corinthians 6:11)

 

The Creation and The Fall of man

God directly created the universe from no per-existing substance. We reject both naturalistic and theistic evolution. Man was made in God's own image and fell into sin through Adam and we are now a sinner both by nature and choice. (Genesis 1:26-28; Ephesians 2:3)

 

Salvation by Grace Through Faith

Man can be restored to God's favor, but only by His provision of salvation through faith in Christ. Christ, and not human merit, is the only ground for man's justification which includes both pardon from sin and the gift of eternal life. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

 

Righteous Living and Good Works

It is the responsibility of each saved individual to consistently live their life in such a manner as to bring glory and honor to their Lord and Savior. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 12:1-2)

 

The Existence of Satan

Satan is a fallen, created personality, opposed to all that is hold and he is destined for eternal punishment. (Ezekiel 28:13-17; Revelation 12:10)

 

The Second Coming of Christ

The return of Christ includes both the rapture of the church and His return in glory.  The first is for His church which is personal per-tribulational, per-millennial, and may occur at any moment. The second is His return to earth to establish His kingdom and righteous reign over the earth. The coming is visible, personal, per-millennial and is power and great glory.
(2 Thessalonians 2:3; 1 Corinthians 15:52)

 

Future Life, bodily resurrection and eternal judgement

All persons will experience resurrection; believers to a state of eternal bliss and unbelievers to eternal punishment. (2 Corinthians 5:8; 2 Peter 2:9; Revelation 20:11-15)

 

The body of Christ and local churches

All those who have experienced salvation are members of the "church which is His body" and thus are eligible for baptism and membership in the local church. Jesus Christ is the head of the church and every local church has the right under Christ to govern itself. Baptism by immersion and the Lord's supper are ordinances of the Church.
(Acts 2:41-47)

 

Separation from the world

It is the duty of every Christian to set themselves aside from the world and unto the Lord, to live in the world, but not be of the world. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Ephesians 5:11; 1 Peter 2:11-15)