What we believe....

...about God


There is but one true and living God. He is the Creator and Preserver of all things visible and invisible. God eternally exists as a Trinity of one substance and power, and coeternal, namely the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4 | Matthew 28:19 | 1 Timothy 1:17




...about Jesus


Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man. He is the eternal Word made flesh, the only begotten Son of the Father who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived, suffered and died on the cross. He was buried, rose from the dead and ascended bodily into heaven to be with the Father, and we await his return. Matthew 1:23 | 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 | Colossians 1:15-20




...the Holy Spirit


The Holy Spirit proceeds from and is one Being with the Father and the Son. He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He leads men, through faithful response to the Gospel, into the fellowship of the Church. He comforts, sustains, empowers and sanctifies the faithful, and guides them into all truth.
John 14:16-17 & 26 | John 15:26-27 | John 16:7-13 | Acts 5:3-4




...about the Bible


The Holy Scriptures in their entirety are the inspired, inerrant, written Word of God. They alone contain the will of God as far as it is necessary for us to know it for our salvation, so that whatsoever is not contained therein, nor can be proved thereby, is not to be enjoined on any as an article of faith, or as a doctrine essential to salvation. By the Holy Scriptures we understand those 66 canonical books of the Old and New Testament.
1 Timothy 3:15-17 | 1 Peter 1:19-21




...about my sin and God's grace


Through the transgression of Adam humanity is fallen from original righteousness and apart from the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ we are inclined to evil. Apart from God’s grace we are incapable of doing that which is pleasing to Him. As free moral agents we are responsible for our eternal destiny, and as we are influenced and empowered by the Holy Spirit, due to the prevenient grace of God, we are enabled to exercise his will for good and to the glory of God.
Psalm 51:5 | John 3:3-7 | Romans 3:10-18 | Romans 5:15-21 | Ephesians 2:8-9 | Titus 2:11




...about salvation


God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. The offering of Christ freely made on the cross through the shedding of His blood is the perfect and sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the world, both original and actual, so that no other satisfaction is required.
John 19:30 | Hebrews 7:26 | Hebrews 9:26 | Hebrews 10:12




...about santifitcation


Sanctification begins in the new birth and is the work of God's grace through the Word and the Holy Spirit, by which those who have been born again and delivered from the willful practice of sin are enabled to live in accordance with God's will, and to seek earnestly for holiness without which no one will see God. Entire Sanctification is that second definite, instantaneous work of God, wrought in the heart of the believer, subsequent to regeneration, by which God cleanses the heart from all inherited sin and fills the soul and spirit with the person of the Holy Spirit, thus enabling us to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Acts 15:9 | Romans 6:6 | 1 Thessssalonians 5:23-24 | Colossians 1:9-14 | Galatians 5:22,23




...about the security of believers


The believer is secure in Christ as long as he walks in obedience and faith. It is possible after the experience of regeneration and/or the experience of entire sanctification to depart from grace and fall into sin, and if one remains in this state to be eternally lost. However, by the grace of God, a man may through repentance and faith rise again from a backslidden state and be restored to righteousness and true holiness.
Matthew 18:15-35 | Galatians 6:1 | Philippians 1:6| Philippians 2:12 | Hebrews 6:1-6




...about good works


Good works are the necessary fruits of faith and follow regeneration but they do not have the virtue to remove our sins or to avert divine judgment. We believe good works, pleasing and acceptable to God in Christ, spring from a true and living faith, for through and by them faith is made evident even as a tree is discerned by its fruit.
John 15:1-8 |Galatians 2:16 | Ephesians 2:10 | James 2:17-18 | James 3:10-13




...about the church


The Church is the community of (born again) believers under the Lordship of Christ. It is the fellowship of the redeemed in which the Word of God is preached by men divinely called, and the sacraments are duly administered according to Christ's own appointment. Under the discipline of the Holy Spirit the Church exists for the maintenance of worship, the edification of believers and the redemption of the world.
Acts 2:41-47 | Romans 1:18 & 21 | 1 John 1:7




...about baptism and communion


Baptism signifies entrance into the household of faith, and is a symbol of repentance and inner cleansing from sin, a representation of the new birth in Christ Jesus and a mark of Christian discipleship, and is to be administered to those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Matthew 28:19-20 | Acts 2:38-41 | Acts 8:36-39 | Acts 16:30-33 | The Lord's Supper is a representation of our redemption, a memorial of the sufferings and death of Christ, and a token of love and union which Christians have with Christ and with one another. Those who rightly, worthily and in faith eat the broken bread and drink the blessed cup partake of the body and blood of Christ in a spiritual manner until He comes.
Luke 22:19-22 | 1 Corinthians 11:23-29




...about healing


God is able to heal and we ought to pray for the sick. Although healing cannot be demanded of God, it may be sought in accordance with the instructions in James. God heals in three ways: (1) through the natural processes of the human body which may be aided by medical help, (2) through the instantaneous intervention of God bringing healing to the body, and (3) through the death and resurrection of the body to a glorified state.
James 5:13-16




...about the second coming of Christ


Christ will bodily return to the earth and that he will cause the fulfillment of all prophecies made concerning His final and complete triumph over all evil. Faith in the imminence of Christ's return is an inspiring hope to the people of God.
Acts 1:9-11 | 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 | Titus 2:11-13




...about life after 'life after death'


There is a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. All men stand under the righteous judgment of God, both now and in that day. The Scriptures further teach an eternal state of rewards in which the righteous dwell in endless life with God and the wicked in endless punishment. Isaiah 35:8-10 | Matthew 25:41 | John 5:22 | Acts 17:31





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