Our Beliefs

The Bible

We believe the Old and New Testaments are supernaturally inspired and inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God in its verbal and plenary inspiration. The Bible is a divinely authoritve standard for all ages and every life.

(Matthew 5:18; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21)

God

We believe in one God who eternally exists and reveals Himself in three persons – The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit – all having the same nature, the same attributes, the same perfections, and worthy of the same worship and confidence.

(Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 1:1-2, 14, 10:30, 14:15-17; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

We  further believe that God is the absolute Creator and Sustainer of the universe, and He created this universe, this world and all within, by divine command from nothing and not through an evolutionary process.

(John1:3, 10; Acts 17:24-25; Genesis 1:1)

We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for man, sent Christ into the world to live and died to save sinners.

(John 3:16; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 John 4:14)

 

God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man in the flesh, and that He was born of a virgin and He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and performed mighty works and wonders as revealed in the four gospels.

We believe Christ was crucified, shed His blood and died upon the cross of Calvary, to pay the sin debt of man. I further believe that Christ in three days was bodily raised from the dead, and forty days later He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He intercedes for believers. From there He is coming again personally, bodily and visibly to this earth to set up His millennial kingdom.

(Isaiah 7:14, 9-6; Hebrews 1:1-2, 7:25; Luke 1:30-35; Ephesians 4:8; John 1:1-5, 10-14, 14:3)

 

God the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person and is God, possessing all divine attributes. He convicts of sin, regenerates, indwells, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of their salvation, filling them in response to yielded ness with the goal of conforming them to the image of Christ.

(John 3:5, 16:7-11; Acts 5:3-4 Ephesians 1:1-13)

 

Man

We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God, but with Adam’s sin the world fell, man thus inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God. I further believe all men are morally corrupt, and of themselves utterly unable to remedy their lost condition.

(Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 1:18, 3:23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12)

 

Salvation

We believe salvation is a gift from God and is received through personal faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and His sacrifice for our sins on Calvary. I further believe that man is justified by grace  through faith apart from works and that all true believers, once saved, are kept secure in Christ forever.

(Acts 13:38-39; Romans 4:5, 6:23, 8:1; John 10:27-29; Ephesians 2:8-9)

 

The Church

We believe that the true Church is composed of all persons who are regenerated by the Holy Spirit through saving faith in Jesus Christ; that they are united in the body of Christ of which He is Lord and Head; and are commissioned for the God-given task of worshiping, fellowshipping, teaching, evangelizing and exercising the spiritual gifts.

(Acts 2:42, 47; Romans 12:5; Ephesians 1:22-23, 5-23-24; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

We believe that the establishment and continuance of the local church is clearly taught in the New Testament scriptures.

Acts 14:27, 20:17, 28-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 5:1-4)

We believe that the local church is autonomous and free of any external authority or control.

(Acts 13:1-4, 20:28; Romans 16:1, 14; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16, 5:4-7, 13:1; 1 Peter 5:4)

 

The Ordinances

We believe the ordinances for believers are water baptism by immersion and the Lord Supper as a memorial. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation. But both of which are an evidence of obedience and fellowship with the Lord.

Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:38, 41, 8:12, 35-38; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

 

The Christian Life

We believe that a Christian should walk in holiness and not after the flesh, with the goal of being conformed to the image of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As a new creation, walking in the Spirit, the Christian learns to grow in faith, in obedience to scripture, in power, in fellowship with the saints and in a life of service to our Lord Jesus Christ.

We also believe that every Christian will stand before the judgment seat of Christ to have his life evaluated according to his deeds.

(Galatians 5:16-26; Hebrews 10:25; Ephesians 4:20-24; Hebrews 11:6, 12:1-2; John 17:17; Ephesians 6:18; Romans 8:29; c Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15)

 

The Second Coming

We believe in the personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. I also believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting glory, and the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.

(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Titus 2:11-13; John 14:1-6; Matthew 25:46 Revelation 20:15; 2 Peter 3:10)

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