Our Beliefs

What we believe…

The Word of God

The Old and New Testament autographs were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit and are therefore authoritative, inerrant and infallible.
– II Samuel 23:2; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21; Deuteronomy 17:18; John 5:39; Isaiah 8:20; James 1:22
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The One True God

Existing eternally as three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
– Luke 3:22; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14

The Lord Jesus Christ

His pre-existence and deity – John 1:1-3

Incarnation by virgin birth – John 1:14

Sinless life – Hebrews 4:15

Substitutionary death – II Corinthians 5:21

Bodily resurrection – Luke 24:36-43

Ascension into heaven and present ministry – Hebrews 4:14-16

Coming again – Acts 1:11

The Holy Spirit

His personality – John 16:7-15

His deity – Acts 5:3-4

His work in each believer, baptism and indwelling at the moment of regeneration/salvation
– I Corinthians 12:13; Romans 8:9

His filling – Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:23 -24

Man

His direct creation in the image of God – Genesis 1:26-28

His subsequent fall into sin resulting in spiritual death – Genesis 3:1-24

The necessity of the new birth for his salvation – John 3:3-5

Salvation

A complete and eternal salvation by God’s grace alone, received as the gift of God through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work.
– Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; I Peter 4:18-19

The Church

One true Church, the body and Bride of Christ – Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-32

Composed of all true believers of the present age – I Corinthians 12:12-13

The organization of its members in local churches for worship, for edification of believers, and for worldwide Gospel witness. Each local church is autonomous but cooperating in fellowship and work
– Ephesians 4:11-16

Ordinances

The Christian should observe the ordinances of our Lord Jesus Christ, which are:

  —   Baptism of believers by full immersion – Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:1-4; Acts 2:41

  —   Communion of the Bread and the Cup – I Corinthians 11:23-26

Christian Life

A life of righteousness, good works, and separation unto God from the evil ways of the world – Romans 12:1-2

Christian life is manifested by speaking the truth – James 5:12

Maintaining the sanctity of the home – Ephesians 5:22, 6:4

Settling differences between Christians in accordance with the Word of God
– I Corinthians 6:1-8

Not engaging in carnal strife but showing a Christ-like attitude toward all men
– Romans 12:17-21

Exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22-23

Maintaining a life of prayer – Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:16

Satan

His existence and personality as the great adversary of God and His people
– Revelation 12:1-10

His judgment – John 12:31

His final doom – Revelation 20:10

Second Coming

The personal, visible and imminent return of Christ to remove His church from the earth
– I Thessalonians 4:16-17

It will take place before the tribulation – I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10

Afterward to descend with the Church to establish His millennial kingdom upon the earth
– Revelation 19:11, 20:6

Future Life

The conscious existence of the dead – Philippians 1:21-23; Luke 16:19-31

The resurrection of the body – John 5:28-29

The judgment and reward of believers – Romans 14:10-12; II Corinthians 5:10

The judgment and condemnation of unbelievers – Revelation 20:11-15

The eternal life of the saved – John 3:16

The eternal punishment of the lost – Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:15