What We Believe...
ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible to be the Word of God, completely reliable for every area of thought and action. It is without mistake, error, or contradiction. It is God’s special revelation of himself and his plan for the ages to his creation.
We believe in one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is Creator, Savior, and Lord. He alone is worthy of all our praise. He is ever-present, all powerful, and all knowing. He is characterized by love, holiness, and righteousness
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST We believe Jesus Christ, the second person of the one and only God existing as three persons in the Trinity, is eternally existing and is the virgin born Son of God. He is 100% God and 100% man. Being without sin, His death on the cross was in our place. He is the only way to God. Eternal life and the forgiveness of sin is found in no other. He was resurrected in the flesh, ascended to the Father, and will come again for his church.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT We believe the Holy Spirit, the third person of the one and only God existing as three persons in the Trinity, is eternally existing and residing in the believer, setting up an eternal residence. He has sealed us for final redemption and is the guarantee that Jesus will come for us. He gives gifts as he wills. These gifts are for the building up of the body of Christ, the church.
ABOUT THE CHURCH We believe that once a person is saved the Holy Spirit places him into the body of Christ, the church. The church is God’s instrument in the world to preach salvation in Jesus and to worship him. The believer enters the local church through baptism (immersion in water) in obedience to the instructions of the Lord.
ABOUT SALVATION We believe salvation was secured by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It comes as a gift from God based on His grace. The conditions to salvation are repentance and faith. Through salvation God assures us of the forgiveness of sin, eternal life, and Heaven as our home. But salvation is more than just escaping an eternal Hell. Eternal life is an eternal love relationship with God. Once a person comes into that relationship he is a new creation and is viewed by God differently. That person is now a child of God and can never be a lost sinner again. God is continually at work in the believer accomplishing his purposes in and through the life of those who have believed.