After careful consideration and cooperative study of the scripture, we have compiled our beliefs into this very brief, condensed, and compact statement of our beliefs and what we see as basic Biblical truths. This is not meant to be exhaustive or complete; neither is it meant to be limiting in its scope. Please use this as a basis for your own study of the scriptures.
What We Believe:
About the Scriptures
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved upon by the Holy Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
(2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe in one God who exists in three eternal, everlasting, and distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe God the Father is the creator and initiator of all things in the beginning of all of creation. We believe that Jesus Christ (the Son of God) is the second member of the Trinity who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. We believe the Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and Son to help and empower us.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
About the Christian Life
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. We believe that we are assisted and empowered in our efforts by the Holy Spirit, who was sent to be our guide and helper in living a successful Christian life. We believe that healing for the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of a person were provided for in the finished work of Jesus.
(1 Peter 1:24)
About the Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head of the church. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost people in the world.
We believe the soul is an eternal part of every person. We believe in an eternal reward for those who have placed their faith in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins and an eternal punishment for those who reject God’s love.