Our Beliefs


SCRIPTURE

The Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient. Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Peter 1:20-21

Human authors, under the supernatural inspiration of the Holy Spirit, wrote the Bible. It is the supreme and absolute source of God’s truth, transcendent values, and His principles for Christian living. It is our aim to preach the Gospel in line with Scripture. 2Timothy 3:16

GOD

There is one true God in three distinct persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; Isaiah 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5; Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. His nature is eternal and He exists from everlasting to everlasting. Psalm 90:2

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He is co-equal with God the Father, was born of a virgin, and lived in human form among men to bring us grace and truth. He was crucified, physically rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of God until His return. John 1:1-5; 10-18; Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7

HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Lord, a distinct person, and is co-equal with God and Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

HOLY TRINITY

All believers have access to the grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. We know them as the Holy Trinity. 2 Corinthian 13:14

HUMAN BEINGS

All people are sinful and can expect only death as the wages of sin. Romans 3:23; 6:23

God’s desire is that everyone escape death and be saved through faith in Jesus Christ. He is patient with us not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

SALVATION

Salvation is by grace through faith. It is the free gift of God and has nothing to do with our works. Ephesians 2:8-9

The sole condition for receiving eternal life is believing (trusting) in the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, who died a substitutionary death on the cross for man’s sin and rose from the dead. His perfect, sinless life and death is the atonement for our sin. Our response to believing is a confession from our mouths that Jesus is Lord and a repentant heart.  John 3:16-18; John 1:29; 10:1-18; Romans 5:8, 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; 1 Peter 3:18

As part of our salvation experience, we immediately receive and are sealed by the Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the day Christ returns. Ephesians 1:13-14

Once someone has been saved and sealed with the Holy Spirit, God then desires that they progress beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity. God wants believers to grow in spiritual knowledge and understanding while bearing fruit. Hebrews 6:1

If we have received the free gift of salvation we are permanently and forever saved. We have eternal life, and will not be condemned because we have crossed over from death to life. John 5:24

BAPTISM

Baptism is intended for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and give testimony to their faith. We baptize by immersion because we believe it to be the original intent of baptism. Baptism points to our spiritual death, burial and resurrection in Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-11

Baptism is an outward profession of inward faith. It does not save us, but is an act of obedience in following Jesus as Lord and Savior. 

DISCIPLESHIP

Discipleship requires a commitment to Christ, the church of Christ, and the work of Christ. Luke 14:25-35; Hebrews 10:25; Matthew 22:37-40, 28:19-20

We are to be motivated in our discipleship by gratitude for God’s mercy and Christ’s love, and not in an attempt to earn salvation. Romans 12:1; 2 Corinthians 5:14

RESURRECTION

There will be a future physical resurrection from the dead.  John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15

HEAVEN AND HELL

Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. Christ will return to judge both the living and the dead. Those who have rejected salvation will be separated eternally from God, while those who have been saved will live with God for eternity. Revelation 20:11-15, 21:1-7