We believe the Bible is God’s Word, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives.
God (The Trinity)
We believe there is one and only one true and living God. While there is indivisible unity in the Godhead, He exists in three separate persons – God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – equal in every divine attribute and executing distinct offices in the work of creation and redemption.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in love, holiness, justice, and grace. We believe that He is all-knowing and all-powerful. We believe that He mindfully and mercifully concerns himself with the lives of humankind, that He hears and answers our prayers, and that He offers salvation from sin and death through Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man, that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and wrought mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as revealed in the four Gospels, and He was crucified, died to pay the penalty for our sins and was raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers, and from whence He is coming again personally, bodily, visibly to this earth to set up His millennial kingdom.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, is God and possesses all the divine attributes. He indwells all believers, baptizes and seals them at the moment of their salvation, and fills them in response to confession of sin and yielding of one’s life.
We believe that God is the absolute and sole creator of the universe, and that creation was by divine feat, not through evolutionary process.
We believe our sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort.
We believe that all who receive Christ become joint heirs with Christ, and at death, their spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness and at the rapture their bodies will be raised to the likeness of the body of His glory and dwell forever in His divine presence.
We believe that since His death, by His shed blood, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin, redeeming us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us — providing opportunity for all mankind to be saved and justified on the simple and single ground of the shed blood.
We teach that such salvation with its forgiveness of sins, its impartation of a new nature and its hope of eternal life is entirely apart from good works, baptism, church membership – or man’s effort – and is of pure grace.
We teach that a true believer is eternally secure, that he cannot lose his salvation, but that sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father.
We believe that it is the goal of every Christian to grow in spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God and indwelling Spirit.
We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer, communion and worship.