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What We Believe

We believe in one living and true God who created all, upholds all, and governs all things and who eternally exist in three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) equal in power and glory, possesses all of the divine nature and attributes, and is totally worthy of our worship and service.  (Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 1:14; John 10:30; 2 Cor. 13:14)

We believe that the entire Bible (Old and New Testament) is the inspired Word of God and that men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” to write the very words of Scripture.  The bible is therefore without error (inerrant) in its original manuscripts.  The Word of God is the foundation upon which this church operates and is the basis for which this church is governed.  The Bible is the sole and final authority for faith and life, providing encouragement, guidance, comfort, and instruction for training in righteousness. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

We believe that God the Father is the first person of the Trinity and is the eternal, unchanging all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving, completely just and perfectly holy, sovereign Ruler and Sustainer of the Universe.  He saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ.  (Gen. 1:1; Eph. 4:6; John 1:12-13; John 5:19-21, John 17:1-5; Isa 40:21-28; Isa 43:10-13, Isa, 46:8-11; Rom. 8:14-16)

We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.  We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people.  We also believe in His return in the air to claim His bride the church and He will come again to the earth in bodily form, which is His personal, visible return to earth, and establish His millennial kingdom Reign and complete God’s eternal plan.  (John 1:1, 14-18; John 3:16; Luke 1:30-35; Col. 2:3, 9; Mark 10:45; Acts 2:22-24; John 1:29; Rom. 3:25-26; Heb. 10:5-14; 1 Pet. 2:24; 1 Pet. 3:18; John 20:20; Phil. 3:20-21; Heb 1:3; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1; Acts 1:11; Heb 9:28; 1 Thes. 4:13-18; 2 Thes. 2:7; Matt 24:44; Rev. 19:11-21; Rev. 21-22)

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity.  He is the primary agent for the conviction of sin and for regeneration.  Simultaneously with salvation, the Holy Spirit imparts new life, baptizes the believer into the body of Christ (His church), permanently indwells the believer, and securely seals the believer unto the day of redemption.  The Holy Spirit fills (directs and controls) those believers who are yielded to Him, enables believers to bear fruit, and empowers believers to live a life free from sin’s dominion.  We also believe that the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers for the purpose of edifying the church in accordance with the teachings of scripture.  (1 Cor. 13:8; 1 Cor. 14:32; John 16:7-8; 1 Cor. 6:19; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:13-14; Eph. 4:30; Gal 5:16-17: Gal. 22-23; Rom. 8:5-13; 1 Pet.4:10-11: Rom. 12:3-8)

We believe that man was created in the image of god by direct act of God and did not come into being as the result of evolution.  Man was created to glorify God, worship and serve Him, and have fellowship with Him.  Man fell through sin by disobeying God, thus incurring both physical and spiritual death, which alienated him from God.  Man’s nature was thus corrupted and he is utterly los, “dead in trespasses and sins,” and totally incapable of saving himself and coming back into right relationship with God by his own merit or effort.  (Gen 1:26; Gen 2:6, 17; Gen 3:17-23; Isa 59:1-2; Rom. 3:9-19,23; Rom 5:8; Luke 18:26-27; Eph. 2:13)

We believe that Satan is the instigator of evil and a real spirit being, not simply the personification of evil.  He is a fall angel who, under the sovereign permission of God, has been given temporary rulership of the earth.  He was utterly defeated at the cross, but the execution of his judgment has been postponed by God until the Millennial Kingdom when he will be cast into the eternal lake of fire.  In the meantime, he deceives the world and seeks to establish his counterfeit kingdom on earth to discredit and blaspheme God and to tempt, accuse, attack, and destroy believers.  He can be resisted by the believer through faith and reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit. (Gen. 3:1-5; Isa. 14:12-17; Ezek. 28: 11-19; Job 1-2; 1 John 5:19; 2 Cor. 11:14; 1 Tim. 3:6; 1 Pet. 5:8-9; James 4:7; Rev. 12:9; Rev. 20:1-3; Rev. 7-10)

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for forgiveness of sins and salvation, which is the free gift of God’s grace.  Salvation is affected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and cannot be secured by man’s works or personal merit.  Salvation is only appropriated by a person placing his faith in the finished work of Christ.  Repentance is a turning toward God and away from sin and is a part of but not separate from believing faith.  “The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” and those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born again, have their sins forgiven, become children of God, are a new creation in Christ, and “are sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption” being kept by the power of God. (Eph. 1:7, 13-14; John 1:12-13; John 3:1-7: John 14-16; 2 Cor. 5:17; Rom. 1:16; Rom 10:9-10; Eph. 2:8-10; Rom. 8:14-17; Rom. 31-39; John 10:27-29; Rom. 14:6; Acts 26:20; 1 Pet. 1:3-5)

We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself and should, by the power of the indwelling Spirit, allow Christ to manifest His life through him to God’s glory.  By every increasing obedience to the Word of God, each believer should mature and progressively become more like Jesus.  In the power of the Spirit, each believer should live a holy life; not fulfill the lusts of the flesh; exercise his spiritual gifts to build up the body of Christ; witness for Christ; be personally involved in making disciples to fulfill the great commission ;perform good works, and bear fruit to the glory of God.  (Gal. 2:20; 1 Pet. 1:15-16; 1 Pet. 2:11; 2 Cor. 5:14-15; Rom. 6:11-13; Eph. 2:10; Eph. 4:11-12; Eph. 4:22-24; 1 Pet. 4:10-11; Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 1:10; John 15: 8, 16)

We believe that the Church is the body of Christ of which Jesus is the Head and whose members are those who have truly received Christ by faith.  The local church is a tangible expression of the body of Christ in a particular location.  Since all members of the body of Christ are united in Christ by the same Spirit, they should live in love, harmony, and unity.  The purpose of the church is to make Christ known to lost men and to make disciples, and glorify God on earth. (Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 1:20-23; Eph. 4:1-6; Eph. 4:12-16; Matt. 28:18-20; John 17: Col. 1:24-29).