Our Beliefs

 

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures. Further, he arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Father, He is now our High Priest and advocate.

We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age, is to convict people, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower through the gifts of the Holy Spirit the believer for Godly living and service.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but willingly sinned and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

We believe sex is a gift from God to be enjoyed within the marriage relationship. We believe that God has commanded abstinence from any form of sexual/intimate activity outside of a marriage between one man and one woman. We believe that participation in any activity related to fornication, pornography, homosexuality, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, and/or adultery is a sinful perversion of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God created human beings male and female; therefore we hold the distinction between the two sexes to be sacred. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to change the appearance of one’s sex by hormones, surgery, or any other means.

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection from the dead provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe; that only through true faith and repentance are we born of the Holy Spirit and thus become Children of God.

We believe that the Lord’s Supper and Believer’s Baptism are ordinances to be observed by the church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.

We believe that the true church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ, of which, He is the Head.

We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.