What We Believe

A.  GODthere is but one eternal, all-powerful, all knowing and everywhere present, triune God -- the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- the Creator and Sustainer of all things.

B.  JESUS CHRIST—the only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ was God Incarnate, yet human. He lived a sinless life, died vicariously to make atonement for the sin of mankind, was bodily resurrected and is now Mediator at the right hand of the Father. He is assuredly coming in power and glory for His believing followers and is the only Savior of man. 

C.  HOLY SPIRIT—He is of One substance, majesty and glory with the Father and the Son. His purpose is to convince the world of sin, righteousness and judgment; to regenerate those who repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and cleanse, indwell, empower, teach, guide and comfort believers.

D.  BIBLE—The Holy Scriptures are the divinely inspired Word of God and are authoritative in all matters of Christian faith and practice. They contain all that is necessary to salvation.

E.  SALVATION—Genuine repentance for sin and faith in the atoning work of Christ and the promises of God bring forgiveness to the penitent and make him a partaker of the divine nature and give him peace with God. This is spoken of as the “new birth”.

F.  A SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE—The Bible teaches that every believer is the temple of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit-filled life is characterized by the fruit of the spirit and the gifts which God bestows for the building up of the church. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues gives the believer power to use the Gifts of the Spirit to impact their community.

G.  SERVICE—Witnessing to one’s faith in Christ is a necessary means of spiritual exercise, growth in the Christian life and winning the lost to Christ and the church. Christian service also implies the active, redemptive, reconciliation and rehabilitation of all society through whatever means is at our disposal.

H.  SECOND COMING OF CHRIST—The second coming of Christ is a bodily return to the earth and He will cause the fulfillment of all prophecies made concerning His final and complete triumph over all evil. Faith in Christ’s return is the inspiring hope of the people of God.  We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. The Rapture will take the Church, those who are saved out of this world prior to the Tribulation Period.

I.  SACRAMENTS—The church dedicates children as parents present them to the Lord and baptizes believers as their public and personal confession of their acceptance of Christ as a personal Savior and the church offers the Lord's Supper according to the Scriptures.