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THE WORD OF GOD

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.  (John 17:17; Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21)

 

THE TRINITY

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. (Matt. 28:19; John 1:1-4; 1 John 5:4-7).

 

GOD THE FATHER

We believe in God the Father, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (1 Tim. 2:3-5; 1 John 5:11-15).

 

GOD THE SON, JESUS CHRIST

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings.  We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily  resurrection, ascension into heaven and perpetual intercession for His people (Isa. 7:14; John 1:14;           Phil. 2:5-11; Heb. 1:2-3; 1 John 1:7).

 

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came to convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ.  We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is our abiding helper, teacher and guide.
(John 14:26, 16:7-15; Rom. 8:14-17; Eph. 1:13-14).

 

REGENERATION

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and are therefore under condemnation.  We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.  We believe that salvation is available exclusively to those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ, thus being regenerated by the Spirit  (John 1:12, 13, 3:3, 16-17; Acts 20:21; Eph. 2:1-9; Titus 3:5).

 

THE CHURCH

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world
(Matt. 16:16-18; Acts 2:38-41; Eph. 2:19-22, 5:25-27; Matt. 28:18-20).

 

THE ORDINANCES

We believe in two ordinances for the local church; baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 2:41; Rom. 6:3-5; 1 Cor. 11:23-32).

 

THE LAST DAYS

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal blessing of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked. (John 5:28-29; Rev. 20:1-15; 2 Cor. 5:10; Matt. 25:31-46).