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Inspiration of Scriptures

We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament, by the Holy Spirit as originally given; they are the final authority for our faith and life.  (2 Tim. 3:16;  Hebrews 4:12.)

God

We believe in one God revealed in three coequal, distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  (Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19-20; Eph. 2:18)

Man

We believe that man in his natural state is a sinner, lost, undone, without hope and without God. (Eph. 2:1-2; Rom. 3:23)

Divinity and Humanity of Christ

We believe that Jesus is the Messiah; He is God come in the flesh and is both divine and human.  He lived a sinless life and became a sacrifice for the sins of the world.  (Eph. 1:3-5; Rom. 5:1-11; Acts 4:12; 1 Peter 1:18-19)

Bodily Resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.  (Luke 24:38-43; John 20:24-29)

Salvation

We believe that terms of salvation are repentance toward God for sin and a personal heart-felt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which results in regeneration.  This salvation is entirely by grace and not by works. (Eph. 2:6-10; Rom. 5:1; Acts 3:19-20)

Second Coming

We believe in the visible, bodily return of Christ to this earth to judge the world and claim His Bride.  (1 Thes. 4:13-18; Rev. 1:7)

Church

We believe that the church is Christ’s spiritual body on earth today.  It consists of born again believers and has both universal and local expressions. (Matt. 16:18 Acts 20:28)

Heaven and Hell

We believe in the doctrines of eternal punishment for the lost and eternal bliss and service for the saved, hell for the unsaved and heaven for the saved. (John 14:1; Rev. 20:11-15)

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third person of the Godhead who is active in the world today.  The Spirit indwells and seals the believer at new birth.  We believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a subsequent experience and is available to all Christians to empower us to be witnesses.  We believe in and encourage the use of the gifts of the Spirit. (John 14:16-17; 20:22; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4)

Ordinances

We believe that believer’s water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of the church.  (Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:3-10; 1 Cor. 10:16-21)

Marriage

We believe marriage is an institution ordained by God between one man and one woman. (Gen 1:27-31; Matt 19: 4-6)

Human Sexuality

We believe same gender and heterosexual lust are conditions contrary to God’s created order which reveals the brokenness of our sinful World and the effects of sin on God’s perfect intent for human sexuality. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20; Romans 1: 26-27)

Sanctity of Life

We are pro-life, believing all human life is created by God and begins at conception. (Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 139:13-14)