What we believe....
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.
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.
...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
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
Acts 15:9 | Romans 6:6 | 1 Thessssalonians 5:23-24 | Colossians 1:9-14 | Galatians 5:22,23
...about the security of believers
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
Luke 22:19-22 | 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
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:
...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.