THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God. Given that truth, we believe it is our duty to carefully study what it says and apply it as the supreme and final authority on all matters of faith and life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

GOD

 

We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three Persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — equal in nature but differing in roles and functions. Acts 5:3-4, Matthew 3:16-17, John 14:9-10

We believe God is the Creator of man and of all things. Genesis 1:1; Acts 17: 24-28

We believe God the Holy Spirit dwells within every Christian.  John 16:5-15

 

JESUS

 

We believe that Jesus Christ is God; that He was born on earth as man; that He lived a sinless life; that He died on the cross for our sins; that He literally rose from the dead; and that He lives today ready and able to forgive those who trust in Him. John 3:16, Mathew 1:18, John 20:24-31

 

SIN

 

We believe that man was originally created by God and in His own image, but that Adam sinned, marring that creation and separating us from God. We believe that man today is born with a sinful nature and is destined to be eternally lost without salvation through faith in Christ. Romans 5:12

 

SALVATION

 

We believe that the gift of salvation is available to all solely by the grace of God through faith placed in Jesus Christ because He paid the complete penalty for the sins of every human being by His death on the cross. Ephesians 2:8-9, Colossians 2:13-14

 

Any person who desires to be saved by the grace of God is called to confess the reality of their sin, express a commitment to turn away from their sin, and be baptized by immersion, all in the name of Jesus Christ.  In response, the Bible promises the forgiveness of sin, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promise of eternal life. Acts 2:38 

 

BAPTISM

 

Baptism is a command that was given by Jesus to His disciples and is part of the journey to be more like Jesus. Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 3:13-17

 

WORKS

 

Christians are inspired to do good works as an outgrowth of God’s saving grace.  Because we are children of God and followers of Jesus, we strive to serve others and to witness to the unchurched in hope of bringing them into a saving relationship with Christ. 2 Corinthians 9:8, James 2:26, Matthew 5:13-16