What We Believe

Below are our beliefs as contained in our statement of faith in our church constitution:

  • We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, that they are inerrant as originally given, and are God’s final written revelation of Himself and His will, and the sole authority for all faith and practice. 
  • We believe there is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
  • We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died upon the cross as a perfect substitutionary sacrifice; all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He physically arose from the dead. He ascended into heaven where He is the High Priest and Advocate for His people. 
  • We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, who convicts of sin, who is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, and who, at the moment of conversion, baptizes and seals the believer into the Body of Christ, immediately indwelling him. 
  • We believe that it is the duty and privilege of the believer to be filled with the Holy Spirit, who illumines, guides, and energizes the believer, enabling him to maintain a consistent Christian walk. 
  • We believe that man was originally created by a direct act of God, in the image and likeness of God. Man fell through disobedience and thereby became depraved and guilty before God, and separated from the life of God. He can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. 
  • We believe that salvation has been provided for all men through Jesus Christ. Those who by faith receive Him are born of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. 
  • We believe in the sonship of all born-again believers in the family of God, their justification, sanctification, and eternal redemption being fully provided for and assured in the finished work of Christ on Calvary and in His continued intercession above. 
  • We believe that the Church consists of all those who have been born of the Holy Spirit; Christ is its head, and it has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations. 
  • We believe that the local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, and for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the Gospel, and the observance of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. 
  • We believe in the reality and personality of angels, both good and fallen, including Satan, the great enemy of God and man, whose opposition is ever increasing but whose ultimate doom is sure. 
  • We believe Jesus Christ will return to gather His church and judge the world. He will return suddenly, visibly and bodily with great power and glory. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. For the just this is a resurrection unto life and blessedness in the new heavens and new earth which God will create, and for the unjust a resurrection unto everlasting suffering in hell.