What We Believe

1. WE BELIEVE that the Bible has been inspired by God, and is the complete and infallible Word of God.
II Timothy 3:16II Peter 1:20Revelation 22:18-19

2. WE BELIEVE that there is one God, without beginning and without end.
Revelation 1:8Micah 5:2

3. WE BELIEVE that God is a trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19II Corinthians 13:14

4. WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is God incarnate. He was born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life. He died on the cross in the place of the sinner, and His shed blood is the atonement for our sins.
John 20:28Isaiah 9:6-7Hebrews 1:1-8Isaiah 7:14Matthew 1:23John 8:46Hebrews 7:26I John 2:2II Corinthians 5:21Ephesians 2:13-20

5. WE BELIEVE in His bodily resurrection and His ascension to the right hand of God, and that He will make a personal return to earth in power and glory.
I Corinthians 15:4-8Matthew 25:31Acts 1:9-11

6. WE BELIEVE that all are sinners and lost, awaiting the judgment of God, but God is not willing that any should be lost.
Romans 3:10,23II Peter 3:7-9Romans 11:32

7. WE BELIEVE that the sinner may have salvation by repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ.
Acts 2:38Acts 20:21Romans 10:8-13Hebrews 7:25

8. WE BELIEVE that a saving faith will result in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God without which there is no salvation.
John 1:12-13John 3:6-8;16-17Ephesians 5:26-27I Peter 1:22-23

9. WE BELIEVE in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, by Whose indwelling the believer is empowered to live a Godly life in spiritual unity with Christ.
John 1:33Acts 8:16-17Romans 8:2-17John 14:23I Corinthians 3:16;12:13I John 2:6

10. WE BELIEVE that both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; the saved unto life eternal and the lost unto eternal ****ation.
John 5:28-29I Corinthians 15:51-58

11. WE BELIEVE that under any and all circumstances, we should speak the truth, and should not swear – obeying the commandment of Christ: “Swear not at all; but let your communication be Yea, Yea; and Nay, Nay. . . “
Matthew 5:34-37James 5:12

12. WE BELIEVE that government is ordained of God to enforce law and order and to prevent evil works. Government should, therefore, be supported and obeyed. Laws and ordinances – local, state and national – are to be respected and conscientiously obeyed, except when to do so violates the commandment of God. The call to military service, likewise, is to be respected and obeyed, but with the limitation to non-combatant service, as taught by Jesus Christ; “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”
Matthew 5:44Romans 13:1-10I Peter 2:13-15

13. WE BELIEVE that God now commands all men to repent and be baptized and that immersion is the scriptural mode of water baptism, but WE BELIEVE that baptism should be administered to those alone who have believed on Christ, and have been converted by Him, who have indeed died to sin and have experienced a spiritual rebirth.
Matthew 28:19-20John 3:3Acts 2:37-38;26:20Romans 6:1-13Acts 3:19II Corinthians 5:17

14. WE BELIEVE in the exercise of discipline by the church in order to deal with the presence of sin in the lives of it’s members.
I Corinthians 5:1-13II Corinthians 2:5-11;5:14-18II Thessalonians 3:6,14,15; Matthew 18:15-17Hebrews 10:24-26Galatians 6:1-2Titus 3:10-11I Timothy 5:20

15. WE BELIEVE that the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ is an invitation for everyone to live a life of abandonment to Him Who loved us and gave Himself for us – surrendering His personal ambitions and possessions in an unreserved committal to take the proclamation of the Gospel throughout “all the world to every creature”.
Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8Mark 16:15Luke 24:47II Corinthians 5:18Luke 14:26-27, 33Luke 5:27-28

16. WE BELIEVE that the gift of eternal life is a present possession of every true disciple of Jesus Christ, and that nothing nor anyone can take it from him; but, that it is a realistic possibility, however, for a true believer, once saved, of his own free will to no longer “continue in the faith” but instead to apostatize, “depart from the faith” return to sin, and consequently forfeit the eternal life he once possessed.
I John 5:11-13; Romans 8:35-39Acts 14:22Hebrews 3:6,12-14Romans 6:16II Peter 2:1-22Matthew 25:24,30I Corinthians 9:27;10:1-12I Timothy 1:18-20;4:1-3Revelation 2:10;3:5John 3:15-18;15:1-7

17. WE BELIEVE that “the bread and fruit of the vine” in Holy Communion, symbolize the body and blood of Christ. Communion is served to members of the fellowship only, following self-examination.
I Corinthians 10:16,21;11:17-32Luke 22:7-20