What We Believe

Our church holds the following beliefs as essential to understanding and being in relationship with God:

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority for all matters of faith.

          2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12

WE BELIEVE that God is the creator of man and all things.

          Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28

WE BELIEVE that man willfully sinned and, as a result, is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.

          Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:7

WE BELIEVE in the deity of Jesus Christ (that Jesus is God in human form), and in the trinity (God is three in one – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit).

          John 14:9-11; Matthew 3:16-17

WE BELIEVE in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.

          Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34-38

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, is the Messiah, the Savior of the world.

          John 3:16-17; 1 Peter 3:18

WE BELIEVE that Jesus died on the cross, and that salvation (the forgiveness of sins) comes by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ.

          1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 2:8-9; Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:8-11

WE BELIEVE that three days after His crucifixion, Jesus came out of the grave in bodily form, and then ascended into heaven.

          Luke 24:36-43; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Mark 16:19

WE BELIEVE that the Bible teaches that God’s plan of salvation is to hear God’s Word, to believe His Word to be true, to repent of the sin in your life, to confess that Jesus is God’s Son, and to be immersed in baptism.

          Luke 13:5; Romans 10:9-10; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; 2 Peter 3:9

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit dwells within every Christian.

          John 16:5-15

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is going to come back one day.

          John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18

WE BELIEVE that heaven and hell are real, and that there is coming a day of judgment when all people will be held accountable for their behavior. The saved will inherit eternal life; the unsaved, eternal separation from God.

          John 5:28-29; John 6:47; Revelation 20:10, 15; Revelation 21:2-5, 27

WE BELIEVE that the church is the body and Bride of Christ, founded on the day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere.

          Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47

WE BELIEVE that it is God’s plan for the elders to shepherd the local church.

          Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Peter 5:1-4