our beliefs

 

OUR BELIEF IN GOD

We believe there is one living and true God, the self-existent, sovereign, transcendent, perfect, infinite and eternal creator of the universe. He is revealed in the unity of the Godhead as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each having a distinct ministry in relation to His creation and His people.
 

Our Belief in the Word of God

We believe the Bible, the complete writings of both the Old and New Testaments is the literal Word of God, verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, inerrant as originally given by God, and infallible as the standard of our faith and practice.
 

Our Belief in the Nature of Man 

Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God but became a sinful creature by personal rebellion against God and perpetuated a sinful nature to all his descendants. Man is universally sinful by nature and by choice. He is void of spiritual life and incapable of saving himself. He stands under the righteous judgment and wrath of God, condemned to a literal, eternal, and fiery hell.
 

Our Belief in Salvation

Salvation is the free gift of God by grace through faith; it is totally the act of God apart from any work or merit of man. 
 

Our Belief in Christ’s Second Coming 

We believe that Christ will literally return from Heaven in a personal, visible and glorious fashion. We believe that His return is the Blessed Hope, for which all believers should continually watch and pray, and that it signals the consummation of the age and the final disposition of all creation. We also believe that the time of His return is unrevealed but always imminent. 
 

Our Belief in the Church

-We believe in the Importance of the Local Church. A New Testament church is a local congregation of born-again, baptized believers united together to proclaim the good news and exalt the Lord Jesus.
 
-We believe in the Autonomy of the Local Church. A New Testament church has Christ as its only Head and is free to govern itself apart from ecclesiastical interference.
 
-We believe in the two Ordinances of the Local Church. Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer as a public profession of his personal faith in Christ. The Lord’s supper is the sharing of the bread and the cup by the assembled church as a memorial to the broken body and shed blood of Christ..