What We Believe & Teach Concerning:
We believe that the Bible as originally given is the inerrant Word of God and is the final authority in all matters of doctrine and practice.
We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God the Father
We believe in God the Father as the Father of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Father of all who receive the salvation provided through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
God the Son: Jesus Christ
We believe in the Son of God, who became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ, who was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of Mary in her virginity, and is true man as well as true God. As such He willingly died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice, was buried and rose the third day bodily from the dead, being seen by many witnesses; He ascended to the Father to continue His intercessory work for believers and shall return bodily and visibly to establish his earthly Kingdom.
God the Holy Spirit
We believe in the divine person of the Holy Spirit: in His work of convicting the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment; in His indwelling every believer enabling him to gain victory over sin, to receive power for service, and to make known to him the things of God.
We believe in man’s creation in the “image of God”; that man sinned and thereby became spiritually dead and subject to physical death; that all descendants of the original parents thus inherit a sinful nature and become sinners in thought, word and deed.
We believe that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith as Savior and Lord are justified in the sight of the Holy God on the grounds of Christ’s shed blood and receive eternal salvation, while those who reject Him are judged to eternal condemnation. Both shall be raised bodily from the dead, the just to everlasting blessedness with the “Lord God Almighty and the Lamb” and the unjust to everlasting punishment in the Lake of Fire with “the devil and his angels.”
Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church and all believers are members of His spiritual body. Jesus guides a local body of believers through using qualified under-shepherds (called elders, pastors, or overseers) who study, submit to, and accurately teach the Bible. The group of believers who make up a local church are responsible to look after the spiritual welfare of any member using discipline when necessary to protect the body and restore those living in unrepentant sin. The Church gives glory to God through corporate worship (singing, praying, reading scripture, preaching, baptism and communion), making disciples who pursue holiness, and by equipping the saints for ministry.