Doctrinal Statement

 What we believe…

 THE BIBLE

We believe in the accuracy, truth, authority, and power of the Holy Scriptures as the Word of God.

(II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21).

THE ONE TRUE GOD

We believe in one God, who has revealed himself in and through the person of Jesus Christ. God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- each distinct, yet all of one essence. (Luke 3:22; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14).

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

We believe Jesus Christ to be the virgin born Son of God, who died for the sins of the world, was buried, rose again, and ascended to the father. We believe in his pre-existence and deity (John 1:1-3), incarnation by virgin birth (John 1:14; Matthew 1:18-23), sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), substitutionary death (II Corinthians 5:21), bodily resurrection (Luke 24:36-43), ascension into heaven and present ministry (Hebrews 4:14-16), and coming again (Acts 1:11). 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

His personality (John 16:7-15); and deity (Acts 5:3-4); and His work in each believer; baptism and indwelling at the moment of regeneration (I Corinthians 12:13; Romans 8:9); and filling (Ephesians 5:18) to empower for Christian life and service (Ephesians 3:16; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22-23).

MAN

We believe all people were created by God in his image, and that all people need salvation because mankind chose sin which resulted in spiritual death and darkness. (Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 3:1-24, Romans 5:12, John 3:3-5).

SALVATION

We believe that the death of Jesus was the once and for all sacrifice made for everyone and available to all mankind. Salvation is obtained by grace through faith in Jesus alone. All who recognize that they’re broken, realize their separation from God, repent, and receive Jesus as their Savior are born again into eternal life as God’s children. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; I Peter 1:18-19).

THE CHURCH

One true Church, the body and Bride of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-32) composed of all true believers of the present age (I Corinthians 12:12-13); and the organization of its members in local churches for edification of believers and for world-wide gospel witness, each local church being autonomous but cooperating in fellowship and work (Ephesians 4:11-16).

CHRISTIAN LIFE

A life of righteousness, good works, and separation unto God from the evil ways of the world (Romans 12:1-2), manifested by speaking the truth (James 5:1), maintaining the sanctity of the home (Ephesians 5:22-6:4), settling differences between Christians in accordance with the Word of God (I Corinthians 6:1-8), not engaging in carnal strife but showing a Christ-like attitude toward all men (Romans 12:17-21), exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and maintaining a life of prayer (Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6), including the privilege, when sick, of calling for the elders of the church to pray and to anoint with oil in the name of the Lord (James 5:13-18).

ORDINANCES

The Christian should observe the ordinances of our Lord Jesus Christ, which are (1) baptism of believers by immersion (Matthew 28:19) and (2) the communion service (I Corinthians 11:20-22, 33-34, Jude 12).

SATAN

His existence and personality as the great adversary of God and His people (Revelation 12:1-10), his judgment (John 12:31), and final doom (Revelation 20:10).

SECOND COMING

The personal, visible, and imminent return of Christ to remove His Church from the earth (I Thessalonians 4:16-17) before the tribulation (I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10), and afterward to descend with the Church to establish His millennial kingdom upon the earth (Revelation 19:11-20:6).

FUTURE LIFE

The conscious existence of the dead (Philippians 1:21-23; Luke 16:19-31), the resurrection of the body (John 5:28-29), the judgment and reward of believers (Romans 14:10-12, II Corinthians 5:10), the judgment and condemnation of unbelievers (Revelation 20:11-15), and the eternal life of the saved (John 3:16).

 

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