What We Believe

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be inspired by God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.   II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21

 

We believe in one God, existing eternally in three distinct persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are completely, equally and eternally divine.   Deut. 6:4; I Tim. 2:5; Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14.

 

We believe that the Son of God, begotten by the Father, has been manifest in the flesh, born of a virgin, died for our sins, has risen from the dead and ascended into heaven, whence He will come again in Glory.   John 1:14; I Pet. 2:24; I Cor. 15:3, 4; Acts 1:9, 11; Matt. 25:31; Matt. 1:18.

 

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.  John 15:26; John 16:8

 

We believe that man, created holy is now sinful, and that he can be saved only through the blood atonement of Christ.   Gen. 1:26, 27; Eccl. 7:29; Gen. 3:6; Romans 5:8, 12; Acts 4:12;  Heb. 9:11-14; Heb. 13:20, 21.

 

We believe that salvation is offered in the gospel and that those who accept it, being “chosen to salvation through sanctification of the spirit and belief of the truth”, will be kept unto eternal life.   Rom. 5:8; I Tim. 2:6; Rev. 22:17; II Thess. 2:13; I Pet. 1:5; Jude 24.

 

We believe that the true church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been born anew by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head. I Cor. 12:12-14.

 

We believe that the only proper subjects for Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are believers in Christ; and that Baptism is properly administered by immersion.  Matt. 28:19; Acts 18:8; Acts 8:36-39; Rom. 6:3, 4; Acts 2:41, 42.

 

We believe that the first day of the week should be observed as the Christian Sabbath or Lord’s Day.  John 20:1, 19; Acts 20:7; I Cor. 16:2; Rev. 1:10.

 

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the just to a state of everlasting rewards and the unjust to a state of everlasting punishment.   John 5:28, 29; II Cor. 5:10; Matt. 25:46.