We Believe

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, inerrant in the original writings, and the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (Galatians 1:11, 12; II Timothy 3:16- 17; II Peter 1:16-21).

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:17-20; John 1:1-14: Colossians 1:12-19; Hebrews 1:1-12).

We believe in the current ongoing ministry of the Holy Spirit in the lives of God's people. We also believe that the Holy Spirit gives gifts to all of God's children. These gifts are given for the purpose of ministering to the church for the common good, and are only valid as true gifts of the Spirit, if they are used in absolute accord with the literal teachings of God's word.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-32).

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach the age of moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed. (Genesis 1:26; Romans 1:18-32; 3:10-23).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and all that believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood. (Isaiah 53; Romans 5:1-2, 6-10; I Cor. 15:3-4).

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate. (Luke 24; John 20; Acts 1:8-10; Hebrews 7:4-28).

We believe in "that blessed hope," which is the visible return of Jesus Christ to the world according to His promise. (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14).

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (John 3:1-18); Romans 8:8-17; 10:4-13; Eph. 2:8-9).

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost, according to the order set forth in the Scriptures. (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Revelation 20).