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What We Believe

We believe the Bible teaches that salvation and the forgiveness of sins are achieved only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ.(Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7)

 

SALVATION

  • We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ as God’s only Son, and being immersed into Christ, but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the assurance of salvation. (Romans 5:1-2 / Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9 / Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15 / Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21)
  • We believe the only way a Christian can lose their salvation is to reject God’s grace, Jesus’ atonement, and the Holy Spirit’s work in his or her life. (John 15:1-8; Hebrews 6:4-8; 10:26-30)

 

THE CHURCH

  • We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere. (Matthew 16:13- 18; Acts 2:14-47)

 

AUTHORITY

  • We believe the Bible teaches that the Elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation. (Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

 

COMMUNION

  • We believe Christians are to observe the Lord’s Supper in a worthy manner until He comes again. (Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 11:23-27; Acts 20:7)

 

THE TRINITY

  • We believe in one God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8, 9; James 1:17 / John 1:1; 14:9 / Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21)
  • We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible. (Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)
  • We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, our one and only Savior, (John 1:14; 1 John 4:9 / John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18) Who was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, (Matthew 21:11; John 19:19 / John 1:14; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1 / Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38) Who suffered and was crucified, (Luke 23:1-46) Who died and was buried, and Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day, (Luke 23:44 – 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8) Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father, (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1) and Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead. (Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1- 3; Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5)
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who is an active and operative part of the triune God, (John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27) and Who indwells every Christian. (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14)

 

GOD’S WORD

  • We believe in the Bible and God’s Holy Word, Scripture. We believe God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs were consequently without error. (Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21) We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)

 

WORSHIP

  • We believe worship involves every aspect of life.  God has called us to worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)  This means that worship is more than just praising God.  It is being daily renewed to him and through him.  It is in everything we face, choosing God over ourselves.  Worship is sacrificing ourselves for his glory. (Romans 11:36-12:2)  When we worship God, we Bring Jesus… everywhere i am, in every situation, in every conversation, and in every thought we have.