What We Believe

THE BIBLE:

We believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God, divinely inspired; that it is inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God for us, that it is authoritative for this church and each one of us for every age.

 

GOD:
  • We believe that God exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. These three are one God.
  • We believe God create the universe by His Power and His Word.
  • We believe God is all knowing, all powerful and ever present.

JESUS:
 
  • We believe Jesus Christ was sent by God the Father into this world to save us from our sins.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ was born from a virgin, sinless in His life and mighty in words and deeds.
  • We believe Jesus was both God and man, and He was crucified on the cross for our sins, and was bodily resurrected from the dead. He then ascended into Heaven where He sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
  • We believe that He is the head of the church and intercedes for believers.
  • We believe Jesus Christ is coming again personally, visibly and bodily to reign as Lord.

HOLY SPIRIT:
 
  • We believe the Holy Spirit is a person, is the third person of the Godhead, and has all the divine characteristics. He indwells all believers, baptizes and seals them at the moment of salvation. He fills them in response to confession of sin and surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ.

SALVATION:
 
  • We believe that Jesus, through His death on the cross, provided salvation for all. However, to receive, one must repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ alone. The true believer is eternally secure and cannot lose his salvation. He may, however, lose his joy by sin and bring the loving discipline of the Father upon himself.
  • All who received Jesus Christ, as Lord will at death depart to be with Him in their spirits and at Christ's return receive a new body, which will be like His glorious body.

THE CHURCH:
 
  • We believe a New Testament church is a local body of believers who agree together to worship Jesus Christ, edify the body of believers, evangelize the lost, minster to and disciple one another.
  • The church has two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord's Supper
  • Baptism symbolizes death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the new life we have in Him.
  • The Lord' Supper is a reminder of Christ's death, by the taking of the bread, which symbolizes His body, and the drinking of wine, which symbolizes His blood.

MARRIAGE:

This Church believes in the sanctity of the marital union as described in Scripture.

 
  • God created the first marriage as a sacred covenant relationship between one man and one woman for the purposes of procreation, companionship, and dominion over creation, in keeping with the covenant relationship God himself established with his own creation (Genesis 2:15-24; Romans 1:16-32)