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what we believe

The Bible
We believe the 66 Books which comprise the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, infallible and God-breathed.
II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18

The Godhead
We believe in one triune God, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfection.
Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14.

The Person and Work of Christ
a. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.
John 1:1-2: Luke 1:35
b. We believe that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, who voluntarily took our sin upon himself and satisfied the judgment of God, dying on our behalf, thereby becoming a Sacrifice acceptable to God and effectual for every sinner who receives him.
Leviticus 17:11; Matthew 26:28; John 1:12; Romans 5:6-9; Galatians 3:13; Ephesians 1:7;
I Peter 1:18-19, 2:24; II Corinthians 5:21.
c. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2

The Personality, Deity and Present Mission of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the holy spirit is a Divine Personality - The third Person of the Trinity - who is now, throughout this age of Grace, here present in the true Church, having been sent for the express purpose of revealing Christ Jesus to the members of the Church, that they may be comforted, instructed, and built up in their most holy faith, and to the world that sinners may be convicted of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
John 7:38,39, 14:16,17, 15:26, 16:13-15; Acts 1:8, 2:1-4.

Salvation by Grace through Faith
We believe that sinners are saved through Faith alone and that not of themselves, it is the gift of God, not of works. We further believe that every saved person is justified from all things from which he could not be justified by the law of Moses. Acts 13:39; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 2:11-14

The Believers Security and Assurance
We believe in the Eternal Security of all who are actually born again by the Spirit of God through Faith in Christ as revealed in the scriptures, and it is the privilege of all such to be assured of their present salvation and eternal security.
John 10:28,29; II Timothy 1:12; Romans 8:33-39; John 5:24; Philippians 1:6.

Church Ordinances
a. We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, to show forth in a beautiful emblem of our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life in Christ
Matthew 28:19,20; I Peter 3:21.
b. We believe that the Lord's Supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes.
I Corinthians 11:23-32
c. We believe that both of these ordinances are to be practiced in this present church age until His coming for the church. They are however not regarded as a means of salvation.

The Second Coming of Christ
We believe in the literal, physical return of Jesus Christ back to earth to establish His Millennial Kingdom.
I Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1:10, 5:9; Revelations 3:10, 19:11-16, 20:1-6.