What We Believe

What We Believe

Statement of faith

About God

There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–the same yesterday, today, and forever.

About Jesus Christ

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, his virgin birth, his sinless life, his miracles, his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, his bodily resurrection, his ascension, and his imminent bodily return in power and glory.

the Bible

The Bible to be the infallible Word of God, the supreme and final authority for all faith and life and that scripture is the final guide to the interpretation of scripture.

Account of Origins

The account of origins presented in Genesis is a factual presentation of actual events. The days in Genesis are six consecutive 24-hour literal days. The various original forms of life were made by the direct creative acts of God.

the Flood

The great flood of Genesis was an actual historic event, worldwide (global) in its extent and effect.

sin

Man was created in the image of God but chose to sin and therefore is lost, and only those who put their faith in Jesus Christ alone can be saved.

Faith

Christ has already done everything necessary by his death to pay the penalty for our sins and make us holy from God’s point of view.

Salvation

Salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose substitutional death on the cross paid the penalty for man’s sins.

the Holy Spirit

The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men of their sins, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.

Gifts

All believers are endowed with spiritual gifts to be used in ministry for the glory of God and edification of the body (his people).

Evangelism

Evangelism and discipleship are the responsibility of all believers and the fulfillment of the great commission is the responsibility of all God’s people.

Justification

Justification occurs at the moment of acceptance of Christ as Savior and sanctification is an ongoing process of moment-by-moment obedience resulting in the believer being conformed to Christ’s image and character.

Baptism

In the ordinance of believer’s baptism by immersion. Baptism is an act of obedience to our Lord’s command showing by an outward sign the inward change that has occurred in the life of the believer.

the Lord’s supper

The Lord’s command to partake in the Lord’s Supper is a remembrance service to reflect upon the finished work of Christ on the cross for our sins and to look forward to his imminent return.

Faith Alone in Christ Alone

Neither the ordinance of baptism nor the Lord’s Supper have any saving merits but are to be done as acts of obedience and expressions of love towards the Lord Jesus Christ.

PreTribulation

In the pre-tribulation appearance of Jesus Christ for the purpose of the rapture of His church.

Faith Alone in Christ Alone

Neither the ordinance of baptism nor the Lord’s Supper have any saving merits but are to be done as acts of obedience and expressions of love towards the Lord Jesus Christ.

Tribulation

In the literal seven year tribulation culminating in the return of Jesus Christ to rule for a literal thousand years upon the earth.

immortality of Souls

In the immortality of our souls and the resurrection of our bodies.

In the resurrection of the just for eternal life and the resurrection of the unjust to eternal damnation.

New heavens and new earth

God’s people shall rule and reign as co-heirs with Jesus Christ in the new heavens and the new earth.