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our beliefs

 WHAT WE BELIEVE
 
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible,
and authoritative Word of God, without error in the original writing.
 
We believe in one God who is Creator of all things,
infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons:
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
 
We believe that through Adam's sin of disobedience
he fell from his high and holy estate and, as a consequence of his transgression,
became a sinner by nature, being alienated from God. 
That fallen nature was transmitted to every human with the exception of Jesus Christ.
As a result, we are essentially and unchangeably morally deficient apart from God's grace and are, by ourselves utterly unable to remedy our lost condition.
 
We believe in the existence and personality of Satan.
 
We believe that the believing sinner is saved and justified by God's grace
through faith and that "not of ourselves" but by the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
 
We believe that all believers have been born of the Holy Spirit
and are now partakers of eternal life and sealed unto the day of redemption.
 
We believe that believer's baptism and communion
are the only Scriptural ordinances for this present age.
 
We believe that it is the responsibility of the local church
to collectively and individually witness Christ by life and by word of mouth
and to evangelize the whole world with the Gospel of the grace of God.
 
We believe that the local church is autonomous and self-governing
under the leadership of Christ, through pastors and overseers to whom the membership looks for instruction, example, counsel, and discipline.