We Believe

 the basis of the Christian faith is the Bible,

 which is the only inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21) 

 there is only one God,

eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
(Exodus 20:2-3; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 10:30; j Timothy 2:5; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 John 5:7; Ephesians 4:4-6)

 in the deity of Jesus Christ;


 in His Virgin Birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:18; Philippians 2:6-8; Romans 3:24-26; Galatians 2:16; Colossians 1:15-20; Romans 5:1-9; John 11:25; Philippians 3:10; Matthew 28:6-7; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 John 2:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13)

 Jesus Christ is the
Head of the Church. 

His body, which is composed of all people, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith. God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.(Ephesians 1:22-23; Hebrews 10:23-25; Acts 16:5)

 the Holy Spirit


 draws sinners to Christ and equips believer's personal growth and service to the body. (Acts 2:32-38; 1 Corinthians 12:3;
1 Corinthians 12:14-27)

 humans were originally created in the
image of God.
 


However, they sinned and their sin has alienated them from their Creator. The only way to a relationship with God is through trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and repentance from sin. Salvation comes only through God’s saving grace -- not human effort -- and must be received personally by repentance and faith. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8-10; John 3:3-5; Ephesians 2:1-10; Titus 3:5-7; John 1:12-13; John 14:6)

 in the resurrection of both
the saved and the lost. 


They who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (1 Corinthians 15:21-23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 25:32-34)

 that the ordinances of the Church,

 
given by our Lord, are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion). Baptism is by immersion. The Lord’s supper is an important act of remembrance of the supreme sacrifice of Jesus Christ. 
(Acts 22:16; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 8:38; Matthew 3:16; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

 the Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. 


The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us."(Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)

  in the Priesthood of Believers. 


Every believer in Jesus Christ has direct access to God through Jesus Christ with no mediator other than Christ.  The believer is privileged to read and interpret the Scriptures as guided by the Holy Spirit. (1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:16; John 14:13-14; 1 John 1:9;
Hebrews 9:12-24; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20)

 

 

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