In Summary

WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD TO ALL PEOPLE. IT WAS WRITTEN BY HUMAN AUTHORS UNDER THE SUPERNATURAL GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. BECAUSE IT WAS INSPIRED BY GOD, THE BIBLE IS TRUTH WITHOUT ANY MIXTURE OF ERROR AND IS COMPLETELY RELEVANT TO OUR DAILY LIVES. Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4, 16:25-26; 2Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1Peter 1:25; 2Peter 3:16

We Believe

  1. In one God eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All Three were involved in the creation of the universe from nothing. God is great and awesome. No human view of Him is big enough: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises. Ex 20:2-5; Matt 28:19; Gal 3:20; Gen 1:26; Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4
  2. That the Lord Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is fully God and fully Man. Is 9:6; Mt 14:33, 9:6; Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1, 1:18, 5:18, 10:33,33; 14:9, 20:28; Heb 1:8
  3. In the reality and personality of our enemy Satan and his demons, who are fallen angels who seek to steal, kill and destroy. Ezk 28:14-16; Rev 12:3-6; Lk 10:18; Gen 3; Is 14:12-13; 1Pet 5:8-11; Job 1:7; 2 Cor 11:14; John 10:10; Eph 6:12; Heb 2:14-15; James 4:6-8
  4. That God created man in His image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual, and that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which results in actual transgression involving personal guilt that we cannot undo ourselves. Gen 1:27; Gen 3; Rom 3:23, 5:12-18, 6:23
  5. That God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, after living a sinless earthly life, died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in (trust, adhere to, obey, cleave to, rely on) Jesus, are justified by grace alone on the grounds of His shed blood and that there is no other way to God—no other salvation. Heb 9:12, 22; 1John 4:2; 1Cor 15:1-4; Rom 4:25; John 3:16, 36, 14:6, 8:24; Eph 2:8-9; Acts 4:12
  6. In the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate. By His resurrection, Jesus defeated death so we can have life. 1Cor 15:1-4; Rom 4:25; Luke 24:51; John 11:25-27; Rom 8:1-3; Eph 1:20, 4:8-10; Heb 1:3, 3:1
  7. Prayer is our ability to communicate with God. Through Jesus’ salvation, we no longer need a human intercessor to go between God and us; we can address Him directly. We believe that no monumental thing can be done without prayer preceding it and continuing through it. Ps 145:18; Prov15:29; Mt 7:11; Luke 18:1; Rom 8:26; Phil 4:6; Col 4:2; 1Thes 5:17; 1Tim 2:8
  8. That all who live repentant of their sin, following the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. That true faith is evidenced by works (obedience to God), but faith without works is dead and worthless. John 3:16, 36; James 2:14-26; 1John 2:4; Mt 7:21, 3:8,9; Acts 26:20; Titus 1:16, 3:5; 1Jn 1:7
  9. In water baptism of believers by immersion upon repentance, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, where a personal confession of faith in Christ is celebrated publicly by this symbol of burial and resurrection to new life. God commands baptism. It is an outward act intended to follow closely after the inner choice of repentance. Mt 28:16-20; Mk 16:15-16; Acts 2:38-41, 8:7-12, 36-41, 10:47-48, 19:5; Rom 6:3-5; Col 2:11-12
  10. That all Christians are called to a life of holiness (separation from the world), in the awe and respect of God, growing in devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and service to Him, repeatedly and continuously being filled with the Holy Spirit, hereby continually becoming more like Jesus in character and activity. John 15:19; 1John 2:6; Col 3:10; Acts 4:31, 9:31; Eph 5:18; 2Cor 6:14-7:1; Rom 12:1-2
  11. In the personality of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work, and abiding presence in the true believer; that the Holy Spirit indwells all true believers and that He has been sent to be the Comforter and Empowerer of the Christian Church, to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the Scriptures; that while the Holy Spirit is present in a Christian’s life, His power in that life can be quenched by unbelief and disobedience. John 3:5-6, 14:16-17; 1Cor 6:19; 1Cor 12-14; Gal 5:22-23; Acts 5:32; Judges 16:19-20; 1Thes 5:19
  12. That apostasy is the consequence of a deliberate and volitional choice to depart from or turn from the living God after experiencing real relationship with Christ, hereby abandoning the eternal security and salvation that a believer has if he does persevere and remain in relational union with Christ. 2Pet 2:20-22; 2Thes 2:3; Rom 11:17-21; John 15:1-8; Mt 10:22; James 5:19-20; Heb 6:4-6; Ezk 33:12-19
  13. That the whole company of those who have repented (turned from their sin and turned to God through Jesus Christ) have been saved and redeemed by Him and regenerated by the Holy Spirit and form the one true universal Church. That each local church is a community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ, committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands. Acts 2:38; 1John 1:9; Heb 9:15; 1Cor 12:12-13; Eph 1:7; 1, 4:24, 5:26-27; Titus 3:5; 1Pet 1:23
  14. In the priesthood of all believers in Jesus Christ. Rev 1:6; 1Pet 2:5-9; Mt 27:51
  15. That the ascended Christ has given various ministry positions to the local and universal Church, active today, including apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, in order to bring all believers to the place of Christian maturity in life transforming truth and to spread the Gospel. Eph 4:11; Rom 12:4-8; Acts 2:42; 1Cor 12:10-31; [Paul and Barnabas both called Apostles in Acts 14:3-4, 14:14]
  16. That the healing of the sick and casting out of demons in the name of Jesus Christ is still important and active through the Church. Mk 16:16-18; Mt 8:16-17, 10:8, 12:28-29; 1Cor 12:9; Acts 16:16-18; Eph 6:10-19; 2Cor 10:4; James 5:14-15
  17. That the miracles as recorded in the Bible were real miracles, and are possible in the present day. John 14:12; 1Cor 12:10
  18. That God never removed the gifts of the Holy Spirit from the Church, and that the Scriptural commands to "seek earnestly the best gifts", and to "earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues", are still applicable today. The gifts of the Spirit noted in 1Cor 12-14 as manifest in the early church, are likewise to be used to boldly further today’s church. 1Cor 12, 13, 14; 1Cor 13:10-12
  19. That all believers are called to fulfill the Great Commission, namely, to make disciples. Mark 16:15-20; Mt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8, 8:4
  20. In the Lord’s memorial, commonly called The Lord’s Supper, celebrated by believers, where the elements of bread and wine express in a spiritual way, the body and blood of Jesus in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. 1Cor 11:23-32, 12:4-30, 14:29-31; Gal 3:26-29; Eph 4:8-13; Phil 4:3; Rom 16:1-7
  21. In the autonomous government of the elder led, local Church. Mt 18:17; Acts 15:22; 1Cor 16:12; Luke 22:26; 1Thes 5:12-13
  22. That Christ is the Head of His body, the Church, and that in all things He has pre-eminence. Col 2:10; 1 Cor 11:3
  23. That Christ desires peace and unity amidst believers and local churches, that this unity must hinge on common essential doctrine, where discernment and prudence avoids unity with those of false doctrine. John 17:23; Acts 2:42-47; Eph 4:3; 2 Tim 3:5; Rev 2:20
  24. As part of Christ’s work of salvation and restoration, it is the Father’s perfect (ideal) will for believers to become whole, healthy, and successful in all areas of life: Spiritual-- John 3:3; Rom 10:9-10; 2 Cor 5:17-21, Mental & Emotional-- Prov 1:1-3; Isaiah 26:3; 2Tim 1:7; Rom 12:2 Physical-- Prov 3:1-2, Isaiah 53:4, 5; Mt 8:17; 1Pet 2:24; Prov 3:15-16 Financial-- Prov 8:17-21; 24:3-4; Deut 28:1-14; Josh 1:8; Ps 34:10, 84:11; Mal 3:10 However, temporarily, we live in a broken world with a spiritual war raging which sometimes results in hardship and testing. This fits within God’s permissive will as compared to His perfect will. In all things, we pray that his will be done here on earth just as it is in heaven. 1Pet 5:8-11, Mt 6:9-13, Rom 8:26-30, Deut 13:1-5
  25. Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish his authority on earth. This will occur at a time undisclosed by scripture so we live every day in expectation of Christ’s return. 1Thes 4:13-18; Mt 24:30, 26:63-64; John 14:2-3; Acts 1:9-11; 2Thes 1:7-8; Rev 1:7
  26. Man was created to exist forever. He will do so either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. After the resurrection will come God’s final judgment of both the justified and the unjustified, each one according to our deeds, the eternal punishment in hell of those who have rejected God’s offer of salvation, and the eternal blessedness of the redeemed with God in heaven. Ezk 33:12-20; Mt 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34, 41; Mk 9:43-48; John 3:16, 36, 5:24, 14:2-3; Rom 6:23; 2Thes 1:9; Heb 9:27, 11:16; 1Jn 2:25; 5:11-13; Rev 14:9-11, 20:10-15, 21:8, 22:12

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