Statement of Faith

We believe that Jesus Christ, conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, was born of a virgin. He is the unique, eternal, sinless Son of God, true God and true man (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-14; 5:22-23).

We believe that God created man in His own image, but through man’s willful choice to disobey God, sin came into the world and death through sin. All are sinners by nature and practice, spiritually dead, separated from God, corrupt in all aspects of human nature, and guilty before God (Genesis 1:26; 3:1-7; Romans 3:12; 5:12; 6:23).

We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins in our place. We believe His work of salvation is finished, that the righteous demands of God are fully satisfied in the work of Christ on the cross, and that there is salvation in no other. We believe that He rose again from the dead on the third day never to die again. (Mark 10:45; Romans 6:1-14; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 2:24; John 19:30; Hebrews 10:18; John 14:6; Acts 4:12).

We believe that all who repent and believe the gospel are eternally saved. Salvation is a free gift of God apart from any human merit because of man’s total inability to contribute to his salvation. We believe that God’s gracious offer of salvation is a free gift to be received by faith alone and that those who would add human merit to the gospel preach a false gospel (Mark 1:15; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 2:21; 3:10).

We believe that one becomes a child of God by being born again by the word and Spirit of God., Those who are born again are eternally secure in Christ and kept by God’s power (1 Peter 1:5). We believe that the evidence of new birth is the fruit of the Spirit and obedience to Christ. Every believer is a member of the body of Christ, the church, and gifted by the Holy Spirit for spiritual service. We believe that Christ alone is the head of the church and that we are called to serve Him. We believe that the local church is God’s primary means for reaching the lost and nurturing the saved (John 15:5; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 1 Corinthians 12:11; John 16:14; Colossians 1:18; Luke 9:23; Matthew 16:18).

We believe in the personal and imminent return of Jesus Christ for His church, the establishment of His millennial kingdom upon the earth, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:4-15).

 

We Believe.