Statement of Faith

We BELIEVE...

...the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings.  They provide the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

...in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

...that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as the perfect, sinless sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where He now sits at the right hand of the Majesty on High as our High Priest and Advocate.

...that the ministry of the Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, convicts men, regenerates the believing sinner, indwells and guides, instructs and empowers the believer for godly living and service.

...that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore spiritually lost.  It is only through Regeneration (new birth) by the Holy Spirit that salvation and spiritual life can be obtained.

...that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who've received Jesus Christ as Lord are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God.

...that Water Baptism and the Lord's Supper are Ordinances to be observed by the Church during this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation.

...that the true Church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together as the Body of Christ of under Christ, Who is the Head.

...that only those who are thus members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.

...that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local Church has the right, under Christ, to govern its own affairs.

...in the "Blessed Hope," that is, the personal, physical, bodily Return of our Lord Jesus Christ which provides a motivating influence on the personal life and service of the believer.

...in the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting, conscious punishment.