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What We Believe

The following form the core elements of our beliefs: (1.) THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD

Given by divine inspiration, it is trustworthy, sufficient, without error – the supreme authority and guide for all doctrine and conduct. It is the truth that brings people into a saving relationship with Himself and leads them to Christian maturity. (II Tim.3:16; I Peter 1:23-25; John 20:31; Matthew 4:4).

(2.) THERE IS THE ONE LIVING AND TRUE GOD WHO EXISTS ETERNALLY IN THREE COEQUAL PERSONS WHO ACT TOGETHER IN CREATION, PROVIDENCE AND REDEMPTION. (I Tim. 1:17; Ps. 86:15; Genesis 1:26; Hebrews 1:1-3)

* FATHER – He initiated salvation by sending His Son, and He is Father to those who by faith accept His Son as Lord and Savior.
* SON – Jesus Christ, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Being fully God and fully man, He revealed God through His sinless life, miracles and teaching. He provided salvation through His atoning death in our place and by His bodily resurrection. (John 1:14; John 14:9; Matthew 4:23-24; I Cor. 15:3-4).
* HOLY SPIRIT – Inspired men to write the Scriptures. Through this Word, He convicts individuals of their sinfulness and of the righteousness of Christ, draws them to the Savior, and bears witness to their new birth. At regeneration and conversion, the believer is baptized in the Holy Spirit. The Spirit indwells, seals and gives spiritual gifts to all believers for ministry in the church and society. (II Peter 1:21; James 1:18; John 16:7-11; I Cor. 12:13; Romans 12:5-8).

(3.) GOD CREATED AN ORDER OF SPIRITUAL BEINGS CALLED ANGELS.
(Psalm 148:1-5; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:6-7,13-14)
Certain angels, called demons, Satan being their chief, through deliberate choice, revolted and fell from their exalted position.
(Rev. 12:7-9; I Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 2:14).

(4.) GOD CREATED MAN IN HIS OWN IMAGE TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIMSELF AND TO BE STEWARD OVER HIS CREATION.

Through the temptation of Satan, Adam chose to disobey God; this brought sin and death to the human race and suffering to all creation. Therefore, everyone is born with a sinful nature and needs to be reconciled to God. (Genesis 3; Romans 5:12-21; 8:22; 3:9-18,23).

(5.) SALVATION IS REDEMPTION BY CHRIST OF THE WHOLE PERSON FROM SIN AND DEATH.

It is offered as a free gift by God to all and must be received personally through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ (II Timothy 1:9-10; I Timothy 2:4; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 20:21).

(6.) THE CHURCH IS THE BODY OF WHICH CHRIST IS THE HEAD AND ALL WHO BELIEVE IN HIM ARE MEMBERS (Ephesians 1:22-23; Rom. 12:4-5).

Christians are commanded to be baptized upon profession of faith and to unite with a local church for mutual encouragement and growth in discipleship (Acts 2:41-42,47; Luke 24:45-48. Each church is a self-governing body under the lordship of Christ with all its members sharing responsibility (Acts 13:1-3; 14:26-28). The form of government is understood to be congregational (Matthew 18:17; Acts 6:3-6; 15:22-23).

The ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water (Matthew 28:18-20). The Lord’s Supper is the partaking of bread and of the cup by believers together as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ. (I Cor. 11:232-26).

(7.) RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, ROOTED IN SCRIPTURE, IS THE INALIENABLE RIGHT OF ALL INDIVIDUALS TO FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE WITH ULTIMATE ACCOUNTABILITY TO GOD (Gen. 1:27;
John 8:32; II Cor. 3:17; Rom. 8:21; Acts 5:29.)

Christian should pray for civil leaders, and obey and support government in matters not contrary to Scripture (I Tim. 2:1-4; Rom. 13:1-7; I Peter 2:13-16)

(8.) CHRISTIANS, INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY, ARE SALT AND LIGHT IN SOCIETY (Matt. 5:13-16).

In a Christlike spirit, they oppose greed, selfishness and vice; they promote truth, justice and peace; they aid the needy and preserve the dignity of people of all races and conditions (Heb. 13:5; Luke 9:23; Titus 2:12; Phil. 4:8-9; I John 3:16-17; James 2:1-4).

(9.) GOD, IN HIS OWN TIME AND IN HIS OWN WAY, WILL BRING ALL THINGS TO THEIR APPROPRIATE END AND ESTABLISH THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH (Eph. 1:9-10; Reve.21:1).

The certain hope of the Christian is that Jesus Christ will return to the earth suddenly, personally and visibly in glory according to his promise (Titus 2:13; Rev. 1:7; 3:11; John 14:1-3).

The dead will be raised, and Christ will judge mankind in righteousness (John 5:28-29). The unrighteous will be consigned to the everlasting punishment prepared for the devil and his angels (Matt. 28:25-41,46; Rev. 20:10). The righteous, in their resurrected and glorified bodies, will receive their reward and dwell forever with the Lord (Phil. 3:20-21; II Cor. 5:10; I Thess. 4:13-18).