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What We Believe

Articles of Faith

We believe

— in the
Scriptures of the Old and New testaments as verbally inspired by God, inerrant and preserved, and they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

— in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 


— that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of Mary, a virgin, and is true God and true man.
— that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also the spiritual death, which is separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners in thought, word, and deed.
— that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
— in the "eternal security" of the believer; that it is impossible for one born into the family of God ever to be lost.
— in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in his present life there as High Priest and Advocate.
— in "that blessed hope" - the personal, premillinneal, pretribulation, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when the church will be "gathered together unto Him."
— in the literal fulfillment of the prophecies and promises of the Scriptures which foretell and assure the future regeneration and restoration of Israel as a nation.
— that all who receive, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ are
born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
— in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
— that the Scriptural ordinances of the church are Baptism and the Lord's Supper and are to be administered by the local church; that Baptism, by immersion, should be administered to believers only, as a symbol of their belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and as a testimony to the world of that believer's identification with Christ.


Doctrinal Statement

   We believe the Bible in its original writing to be the infallible Word of God, and that the Scriptures teach the existence of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Three persons, yet one in essence, one in purpose, each working in perfect unity and harmony to fulfill all the perfect will of God.
   We believe that man was created by God in His likeness and image. We do not believe this creative act occurred by an evolutionary process. We believe man was placed in a perfect environment and walked with God, until by deliberate choice sinned and was cast out of God's presence.
   We believe that because man sinned and fell from his holy estate, God chose through His mercy and grace to regenerate, justify, and sanctify all who in faith will call upon His name. This atoning work of salvation rests in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
   We believe in the imminent, personal, and visible return of our Lord for His redeemed people.