What We Believe

The Scriptures
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13)

The Godhead
We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Man’s Creation and Fall
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sin nature and consequent alienation from God, and came under the judicial sentence of death. (Genesis 1:26; Romans 3:23 and 6:23)

The Person and Work of Christ
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return for His church and with His church in power and glory. (Romans 3:25; Hebrews 7:24-25; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 20:31)

The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, in the present age indwells all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, baptizes them into the body of Christ, seals them unto the day of redemption, and that every believer is commanded of God to be filled with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 5:18-20; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17)

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this faith is manifested in works pleasing unto God. (Titus 2:11-14; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; 1 John 5:11-13)

The Church
We believe that the church, which is the body and bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons in this age of grace, irrespective of their affiliation with Christian organizations. (Ephesians 1:2-23 and 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

The Final State
We believe that the condition and retribution of the lost and the salvation and blessedness of the saved are conscious and everlasting. (Mark 9:43-48; John 5:28-29 and 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-15)