We Believe

...that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, and is the all-sufficient and final authority for our faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)


...in one God eternally existing in one essence, yet three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; John 14:16, 20:28; 2 Cor. 13:14)


…that God the Father is the First Person of the Godhead; that He works all things according to the council of His own will; that He is eternal, personal, immutable, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, holy, righteous, and just, yet extending love, mercy, and grace to mankind. (Eph. 1:11; 1 Tim. 1:17)


...that Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfect, sinless human life, died and rose again after three days, ascended into heaven, and sits now at the right hand of the Father interceding for the saints. (John 1:1-3, 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Php. 2:5-8)


...that the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son; that He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and that He ministers to the believer. (John 14:26, 15:26, 16:7-11)


…that Satan, or the Devil, is an actual being who once was holy and enjoyed heavenly honors, but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world. (Eph. 2:2, Jude 6; Rev. 12:7-9)


...in God's creation of the universe out of nothing by His spoken Word in six 24-hour days, and His creation of mankind in His own image. (Gen. 1:1-2:3; Col. 1:176 Heb. 11:3)


...that all people are sinners by nature and by choice, and are therefore spiritually dead and in need of a Savior. (Rom. 3:10-12, 5:12-19)


...that salvation is wholly the work of God, and that it is by grace through faith in the work of Christ alone, resulting in right standing before God. (Rom. 3:23, 6:23; Eph. 1:3-5, 2:4-10)


...that the church is the body of Christ, consisting of all people who have confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior from the day of Pentecost until Jesus’ return and who join together locally for worship, growth, fellowship and service to God. (Acts 2:41-42; 1 Cor. 12:12-13; 1 Tim. 3:15)


…in the ordinance of believers’ baptism by immersion in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. (Matt. 3:16-17, 28:19; Rom. 6:3-4)


…in the Lord's Table, in which the members of the Church commemorate together the dying love of Christ, preceded always by solemn self-examination. (Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 11:27-32)


…We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be conscientiously prayed for, honored, and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Tim. 2:1-3)


...that all people will face final judgment: believers to eternal life in heaven, and unbelievers to eternal punishment in hell. (1 Cor. 3:13-15, 15:20-24; 2 Cor. 5:10; 2 Thes. 1:6-9; Rev. 20:11-15)


...in the bodily resurrection or rapture of all believers, that Jesus will return to establish His kingdom, and that we shall rule and reign with Him. (1 Cor. 15:42-44, 51-53; 1 Thes. 4:13-5:3; Rev. 20:1-4)


This list is summarized. For a more complete doctrinal statement, feel free to contact us.