WHAT WE BELIEVE:

 

The Scriptures: We believe the Scriptures are “God breathed” and written by Holy men controlled by the Holy Spirit; that it is the unchanging truth of God without error and is the only complete and final revelation of God’s will to mankind.

 

The True God: We believe there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth. We believe He is holy and worthy of all possible honor. We believe He is a trinity; three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, one God yet three distinct persons all equal in divine perfection.

Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and therefore fully God and fully man each in equal perfection.

 

The Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is God, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same divine nature. He convicts of sin, of judgment, and of righteousness; and that He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel. He baptizes guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer in every way.

We believe that the fruit of the Spirit is the evidence of His indwelling.

Salvation: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, perfectly Holy was and is our all sufficient savior. We believe that he died on the cross a sacrificial death to make atonement for our sins. We do not believe He was a martyr, but gave his life voluntarily substituting Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust. He is every way qualified to be our all-sufficient savior. As such He provides a salvation wholly by grace through faith plus nothing to those who receive Him.

 

The Devil or Satan: We believe that Satan was once perfect and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride, rebellion, and ambition to be as God fell and drew after him a host of angels. He is now the malignant prince of the power of the air and the unholy god of this world. He is our tempter. He is a deceiver. He is our accuser and the author of all false religions, the chief power of darkness destined to final defeat at the hands of God’s Son and to the judgment of an eternal justice in the Lake of Fire a place prepared for him and his angels.

 

The Fall of Man: We believe that man was created in innocence by God, but by voluntary disobedience to God’s command fell from his sinless and happy state. Because of his disobedience all men are born sinners and therefore under just condemnation without excuse.

 

The Church: We believe that the church of Jesus Christ is an assembly of immersed believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship surrounding the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We observe the ordinances of Christ, including Believer’s Baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that the local church is to be made self-governing and that the one and only superintendent is Jesus Christ.

 

The Resurrection, Return of Christ and Related Events: We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, His ascension to the Father’s right hand, His second coming consisting of first the rapture of the righteous dead and the Living in Christ and following the tribulation he will return for his reign on earth during the millennium. At its conclusion a new heaven and earth will descend for those who believe to live in forever.

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