WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the Holy Bible, consisting of both the 39 Old Testaments books and the 27 New Testament books, is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, and authoritative written Word of God. The Scriptures are both fully and verbally inspired by God. Therefore, the original autographs are inerrant. The Bible is infallible in all that it teaches. The Scriptures are the authoritative rule and guide of all Christian life, practice, and doctrine. The Bible is the complete revelation of God’s will for salvation and is also the ultimate authority on all issues of life, faith, doctrine, and practice.
We believe in one God who has revealed Himself as eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of Heaven and Earth, and all things. He is completely sovereign and His purposes and decrees cannot be altered or stopped. He is holy, infinite, perfect, just, righteous, merciful, gracious, and loving. God has purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new. He does all things for His glory.
The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate. He is fully God and fully man. He is one Person in two natures. He was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the Cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the redeemed. Repentance toward God, and faith in Christ and His finished work the Cross is the only means by which man can be saved.
We believe in the Holy Spirit. He glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. Through the preaching of the gospel, He persuades men to repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord. The Holy Spirit regenerates sinners, and by Him, they are baptized into the body of Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christian service. He distributes the spiritual gifts as He wills to empower the Church to fulfill the Great Commission, thus we believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit continue to operate in the church today.
Fall of Man
We believe that God created man, both male and female, in His own image. Adam willfully sinned against God in the Garden of Eden. When he sinned, as our federal representative, he brought the curse and wrath of God upon all mankind. Therefore, all men are born in sin, under its bondage, and cannot be reconciled to God apart from the saving work of Jesus Christ being applied to him through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the true church is made up of all those who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. The church is united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ. Jesus is the Head of His Church. Individual Christians are members of the visible Church and are placed under the authority of the Word of God and the leadership of a particular congregation for their spiritual development and to be matured into a perfect man in the earth as Paul taught in Ephesians chapter four. The church’s purpose is to worship God, disciple believers, evangelize the lost, and expand the Kingdom of God on the earth. The church is to train believers to apply God’s Word and principles to every area of life in order to redeem and transform culture. The church’s mission is the Great Commission, which is to bring all things under the dominion of Christ thereby transforming culture.
Sacraments of the Church
We believe there are two sacraments that were given by the Lord Jesus Christ to His Church. They are water baptism and Communion.
We believe in the personal, bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ. His return will consummate history. Furthermore, at the end of all things, the dead will be raised and will face the final judgment. Those who are saved shall be raised up unto everlasting life, and those who have rejected Christ and His salvation unto eternal damnation. Until Christ returns, it is the Christian’s responsibility to work to bring all things under the dominion of Christ.