WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Bible, the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, and are the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

 

God – There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three manifestations: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

Jesus Christ – Truly, Jesus Christ is God and man. Being conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, He died on the cross which was the complete and final sacrifice for our sins. Further, He arose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father. He is our High Priest and Advocate.

 

The Holy Spirit - The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men of sin, rebuke and reprove, reconcile, comfort, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for righteous living and service for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

The Bible - the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings. The Bible is the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and it is the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

 

Man - Man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through reconciliation by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

 

Salvation - The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe. We, the believer receive Jesus Christ by faith and are born of the Holy Spirit, thus becoming children of the Most High God.

 

The Return of Jesus Christ - The personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

 

Future Events - The resurrection of the dead is for the believer and the unbeliever. Simultaneously, both are judged and for the believer - everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, for the unbeliever - everlasting conscious punishment.

 

The Church - The true Church of God is comprised of persons who have been saved by grace through faith, reconciled by the Holy Spirit, and united with Christ as the head.

 

Baptism and Holy Communion – The two ordinances of the Church are Water Baptism Holy Communion. Water Baptism, by immersion generally occurs soon after accepting Christ as Savior and Lord. It is a testimony of one’s death to sin and their resurrection to a new life in Christ Jesus.

 

Holy Communion, also known as the Lord's Supper is a sacred memorial service setting forth in a symbolic manner the death of our Lord, Christ Jesus. Only believers are invited to partake of the Holy Sacraments (the bread and wine), which are symbolic of the broken body and shed blood of our Savior and Lord, Christ Jesus.

 

Offering – An offering is any free-will gift given out of your heart.

 

Tithe – The tithe is “a tenth,” or the “first tenth” of all our increase (salary, wages, or income). The covenant act of tithing is the act of giving back to God that which already belongs to Him.