What We Believe...

The Bible...

We believe only the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21)


God...

We believe in one God existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are coequal and coeternal. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19)


Jesus Christ...

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who became man without ceasing to be God. We believe in His virgin birth. We believe in His substitutionary and sacrificial death as the necessary atonement for the sins of all mankind -- making salvation free and available to all who trust only in Him. We believe in His bodily resurrection and ascension; and in His personal, visible, premillennial return to earth to reign as King and to consummate God's plan for history. (John 1:1; Luke 1:34, 35; I Peter 2:24; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 20:4-6; John 1:29; I John 2:2)


The Holy Spirit...

We believe in the personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit. We believe in His ministry of convicting the world of sin and interceding for and permanently indwelling every believer for a life of victory and service. His mission is to occupy our minds with Christ, not with our own experiences. (John 14: 16, 17; John 16:7-15; Romans 8:26, 27)


Man...

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God. We believe that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:12)


Salvation...

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are, at that moment, justified on the grounds of His shed blood, born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God, having passed from death unto everlasting life.(John 1:12; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Romans 5:1; I John 5:13)


Human Destiny...

We believe in the eternal blessing of believers in God's presence and the eternal, conscious punishment of unbelievers. (John 10:27-29; Luke 16:22-31; Mark 9:43-49)


Ordinances...

We believe Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper to be observed by all believers until His return. (Matthew 28:19, 20;I Corinthians 11:23-26)