WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

We believe in God the Father and Creator of everything.  (Genesis 1; Hebrews 11:3; John1:1-5)

 

We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the only Son of the living God, and the only source of salvation.  We regard the divinity of Christ as the fundamental truth of the Christian faith, as evidenced by Christ’s virgin birth and resurrection from the grave. (John 3:16; John 14:6-7; John 1:14; Colossians 2:9; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-33, Acts 1:3; I Corinthians 15:3-8)

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, as part of the trinity of Father (God), Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit.  The Spirit is actively present in conversion to Christ and is living in the heart and soul of baptized believers.  (John 14:9; Genesis 1:2; John 14:16-20; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 6:17)

 

We believe the Old and New Testament scriptures are the inerrant, inspired Word of God.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 119:105; Hebrews 4:12)

 

We believe that salvation is through God’s grace and is for all who have faith in Christ as Savior; who confess their sins; who repent of sinful ways; who are baptized by immersion for the forgiveness of sins.  (John 3:16; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 3:27; 1 Peter 3:21; Romans 6:3-7)

 

We believe in a literal heaven and hell.  We believe that God will complete his plan for his creation when Christ returns to earth and claims his people to take them to heaven.  (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Peter 3:10-13; Ephesians 5:25-33; Revelation 19:4-9)

 

We believe that God hears and answers prayers.  (James 5:14-16; Hebrews 4:16; Romans 8:26; Matthew 6:9-13; Matthew 7:7-11; I John 5:14)

 (James 5:14-16; Hebrews 4:16; Romans 8:26; Matthew 6:9-13; Matthew 7:7-11; I John 5:14)

We believe the first century church as presented in the New Testament is the pattern for the church today.  All Christians should live and worship according to the Bible, creating a purposeful, unified, loving community of believers.  (Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 119:105; Ephesians 2:19-22; Ephesians 4:1-6; Acts 4:32)

 

We believe we are saved for a purpose; to lead people to Christ and develop them to maturity.  (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; I Thessalonians 5:11; Galatians 6:2; Romans 14:19)

 

We believe it is proper for the church to observe the Lord’s Supper every Sunday, as the first century church did.  (Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:42; Acts 20:7)