The Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matter of faith and conduct.  (Prov. 30:5-6; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)

The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these three are equal in every divine perfection; and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.  (Matt 3:16-17; 28:19; John 10:30; 2 Cor 13:14; Eph. 2:18; 1 John 5:7)

God, the Father

We believe in God, that Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love.  We believe that he concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that he save eternally from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Ex. 15:11; Deut. 6:4-5; Matt. 6:9, 30-32; Rom. 6:23)

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Begotten Son, conceive by the Holy Spirit.  We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings.  We believe in his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession of His people, and personal visible return to earth. (Is. 7:14; 9:6; Matt. 1:20-23; 28:5-6; Acts 1:9-11; Col. 1:15-19)

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who cam forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ.  We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that he is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (Gen 1:2; john 4:24; 16:13-14; Acts 5:3-4)

Regeneration

We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation.  We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit (Ps. 51:5; Is. 53:6; Ez. 18:19-20; Luke 13:3,5; John 3:3-5; Rom. 3:9-23; 5:19; Eph. 2:13; Titus 3:5).

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head an all regenerated persons are members.  We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship.  We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:22-23; 2:19-22; Phil. 1:1; Heb. 12:23)

Christian Conduct

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well being of his fellowmen; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be faithful steward of his possessions; that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ; and that he should be a member of a local church. (Rom. 14:19; 1 Cor 4:2; 10:31; Eph. 4:13-15; Phil. 2:14-15; 1 Thess. 5:8-12, 22-23; Heb. 10:25; 2 Pet. 3:14)

The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the Name of the Triune God.  We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of his death.  We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Baptism: Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41, 8:36-39, 10:47-48; Rom 6:3-4; Lord’s Supper: Matt. 26:26-30; Mk 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 10:16, 11:23-32)

Religious Liberty

We believe that every human being can have a direct relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and is therefore responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore the church and state must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling it’s duties free from dictation or patronage of the other. (Matt. 22:21; Acts 1:23-26, 5:26-29; Rom. 14:10-12; Gal 1:10; Heb. 9:27-28)

The Last Things

We believe in the bodily resurrection the believer to eternal life with God, and in the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to the earth for the establishment of His kingdom.  We also believe in the resurrection of the unbelieverto final judgment and endless suffering. (Lk. 16:19-26; John 5:28-29; 1 Cor 15:51-53; 1 Thess. 4:13-17; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:6, 11-15)