We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matt. 5:18; John 16:12-13).
We believe in one True God, the eternal sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things. The One True God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. Who is declared by scriptures to be Omnipresent, Omnipotent, and Omniscient (Deut. 6:4; Mal. 2:10).
The Person & Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal the Father and redeem sinful man. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man, by living the perfect, God-honoring life sinners could not live (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Rom. 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Eph. 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Heb. 7:25, 9:24; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead. (1 Peter 4:5; Rom. 14:9; 2 Tim. 4:1). His second coming will bring about the restoration of all things to God (Acts 3:20-21; Col. 1:15-16, 19-20; Rev. 21:1-5).
The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Ghost who was sent by the Father to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8, 11; 2 Cor. 3:6; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 5:18).
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but through Adam’s sin, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3, 12).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace through the work of the Holy Spirit and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Eph. 1:7; 2:8-10; John 1:12; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
Eternal Security & Assurance of Believers
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ, forever sealed by the Holy Spirit (John 6:37, 40; John 10:27, 30; Rom. 8:1, 38-39; 1 Cor. 1:4, 8; 1 Peter 1:5; Eph. 1:13-14). We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’ s Word, which clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for the flesh (Rom. 13:13-14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11, 15).
Ministry & Spiritual Gifts
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts. However, it is the believer’s responsibility through the work of the Holy Spirit to develop their spiritual gift(s). We believe that particular spiritual gift(s) are neither essential, nor prove the presence of the Holy Spirit, nor are an indication of deep spiritual experience (1 Cor. 12:7, 11, 13; Eph. 4:7-8). We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14-15). We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him (Rom. 12:1, 8; 1 Cor. 13; 1 Peter 4:10-11).
We believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all those whose faith is in Christ (Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25, 27; 1 Cor. 12:12, 14; 2 Cor. 11:2). We believe that the establishment and continuance of the local church is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 18:22; 20:17; 1 Tim. 3:1, 3; Titus 1:5, 11). We believe in the autonomy of the local churches, free of any external authority and control (Acts 13:1, 4; 15:19, 31; 20:28; Rom. 16:1, 4; 1 Cor. 3:9, 16; 5:4, 7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1, 4). We recognize believer’ s baptism and the Lord’ s Supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 18:8; 1 Cor. 11:23, 26).
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