Beliefs

Our Beliefs

It is the infallible, inerrant Word of God. It is the only supernaturally-inspired, written revelation from God to man, and it is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 2:22
There is one true God. He is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He has revealed Himself as externally existent in a three-part Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) who are co-equal. Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19
Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God, and the second person of the Trinity. He was born of a virgin through miraculous conception. He lived a sinless life, offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for all sins, died on the cross, and arose after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He sits at the right hand of God as the exclusive mediator between God and man and will return again to earth to rule and reign. Matthew 1:18-23, Matthew 28:1-6, Acts 1:9, Acts 1:11, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 John 3:4-5
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, equal with God the Father and Jesus the Son. He remains on earth as the Comforter for every Believer, empowering them with an understanding of spiritual truth. There is a separate and distinct infilling of the Holy Spirit for the endowment of power which is subsequent to the salvation experience. There are nine fruits of the Spirit that are evidence of a Spirit-filled life and spiritual maturity. John 14:16-17, John 14:26, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:31, 1 Corinthians 14, Galatians 5:22-23
We were created in the image and likeness of God. Adam’s voluntary choice to disobey God, however, led to the first sin, which brought into effect a cursed Earth, began the process of physical death, and caused spiritual separation from God. We exist in eternal separation from God unless we accept the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. Genesis 1:26, Genesis 3:1-7, Genesis 3:17, Romans 5:12-21
John 3:16, John 14:6, Romans 4:4-5, Romans 6:23, Galatians 4:4-7, Hebrews 8:12, Hebrews 10:17
Baptism by immersion is a public profession of our faith and is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is our testimony to others that we have chosen to die to sin and have now been raised to walk in newness of life. Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4, Hebrews 10:22
The Lord’s Supper consists of the bread representing the broken body of Jesus Christ and the cup representing His shed blood. It is both a memorial of Jesus’ suffering and death as well as a celebration of our salvation. 1 Corinthians 11:26, 2 Peter 1:4
The Church is the body of Christ, made up of all those who are Believers in the one true God and His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. The collective purpose of the Church is to worship God, equip Believers for ministry, and fulfill the Great Commission. Mark 16:15-20, 1 Corinthians 12:12-28, Ephesians 4:11-13
Every person ever created will either exist forever in the Kingdom of Heaven with God or in Hell– forever separated from God. Where a person spends eternity depends entirely on their decision to choose or refuse forgiveness and salvation. Once a person dies a physical death, this choice is final. No power in the universe can separate a Believer from God. Conversely, nothing can be done for an unbeliever who dies apart from God. Matthew 25:31-46, Romans 2:1-9, Romans 8:35, Romans 8:38-39, 1 Corinthians 4:5, Revelation 20:10-15, Revelation 21:1-22
Scripture is the absolute authority in all matters of faith and practice. As such, it is the final word on what is absolute. Outside of the Scriptural realm of absolutes, convictions are those areas that do not have eternal consequences in which Believers can differ as the interpretation of God’s Word. Preferences are neither absolutes nor convictions; rather, they are reflective of one’s desires based on traditions or individual taste.