We Believe...


…in the absolute inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, given by the Holy Spirit without error, as He moved upon holy men of old.  Furthermore, we believe that the church has no authority to establish doctrine or practice contrary to these same scriptures, which were subsequently accepted as canonical by the early church.  (II Timothy 3:16-17)

 …that there is only one true and living God, infinitely perfect and who revealed himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Deuteronomy 6:4, I Corinthians 8:6, 2 Corinthians 5:19)

 …that our Lord Jesus Christ was begotten, not created, very God of very God, truly God, truly man.  He was born of a Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a vicarious and atoning death for the sins of the world, resurrected bodily for our justification, receiving fullness of the Godhead bodily, ascended into heaven and is soon to return for His church.  (Luke 1:26-35, John 1:1-18, Isaiah 7:14; 9:6)

 …that justification is by grace through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work on the cross on Calvary and that none is justified by the keeping of the law.  (Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 9:12-22, Romans 4:1-10; 5:11)

 that salvation is by grace and comes by obedience to the Word of God through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and is appropriated to man through identification with Christ's death (repentance), burial (water baptism), and resurrection (spirit baptism).  (Ephesians 2:8-9, I Corinthians 5:1-4, Acts 2:38)

 in water baptism by immersion to be administered in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ proceeding repentance and faith toward God.  (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38; 19:1-6, Romans 6:4)

  …in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit given for endowment of power to those who ask for it, with the scriptural evidence, namely, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.  (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46, Galatians 3:14-15)

…in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14.

…that the callings of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher are functional within the Body of Christ until the Lord's return.  These ministries are gifts to the church for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, that the body of Christ be edified.  (Ephesians 4:11-13)

…in the Priesthood of the Believer.  That is to say all people born of God have equal status before, and direct access to, their Lord.

…in the spiritual unity of all who are truly born of God. (Romans 15:1-7)

…that the blood Christ shed provides healing of the human body in answer to the prayer of faith.  (James 5:14, I Peter 2:24)

…in partaking of the table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord's Supper, for believers. (I Corinthians 11:28-32, Matthew 26:26-28)

…in eternal life for believers (John 3:16; 5:24) and eternal punishment for unbelievers.  (9:43-58; II Thessalonians 1-9, Revelations 20:10-15)

…in the literal second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.      (I Corinthians 15:50-51, I Thessalonians 4)