What We Believe

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, written by Divinely inspired men and is complete and inerrant in the original writings and is the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (II Tim.3:16,17)

God

We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Mat: 28:19).

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, is God the Son, manifest in the flesh, yet sinless; He bodily arose from the dead, ascended to Heaven, and is present there; in His second coming, Jesus Christ will come personally, bodily and visibly to set up His kingdom on earth and to judge the world in righteousness. (Matt. 1:19-25; Luke 24:2-6; I Thess. 4:3-18)

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit indwells all Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, baptizing them into the body of Christ (I Cor. 6:19), and sovereignly bestows His gifts for ministry.

Sin

We believe man was created in the image of God, sinned and incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death. We believe all mankind is born with a sinful nature and in need of a Saviour. (Gen. 1:26-27)

Salvation

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died a substitutionary death upon the cross. His sacrifice made atonement for the sin of the world. All those who believe in Him and by faith receive Him as Lord and Savior have eternal life. (I Cor. 15:3,4; I John 5:11-13)

Satan

We believe that Satan is a real, personal being; he is the enemy of God, the instigator of all false systems of religion; able to exert great power but only so far as God allows; he and his followers shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire forever. (Eph. 6:11; Rev. 20:14,15).

Final State

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; for the saved, everlasting blessedness in the presence of God and for the lost, everlasting punishment and separation from God. (John 3:16-18)

Church

We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, composed of all born-again Believers; the primary mission of the church is to honor God by preaching His Word, loving one another, and teaching people to love and follow Christ.

Doctrine

The statements listed above define the very basic Christian beliefs necessary for true fellowship in any Christian church. And although they do not encompass all scriptural thoughts and beliefs, they do define a common ground for study and pursuit of greater understanding of the Word of God. There are, however, other issues and beliefs that have been deliberated and debated for centuries. Many of these issues have led to strife and division within the Church, rather than to love and unity. We support and encourage each to be fully convinced in their own conscience about such issues, but ask that they not be held dogmatically to the point of division and separation. (Ephesians 4:1-13)