Beliefs

GOD

We believe that the one true God exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power and glory. Mt. 28:19, II Cor. 13-14, Eph. 4:4-6, Rev. 1:4-6.

SIN

We believe that Adam was originally created in the image of God, righteous and without sin. In consequence of his disobedience, Adam’s offspring are born subject to sin, and are therefore by nature the children of wrath, justly condemned in the sight of God, completely unable to save themselves or to contribute in any way to their salvation. Gen. 1-3, 6-5, Ps. 51:5, Isa. 53:5, Rom 3:9-18, 5:12-21, Eph. 2:1-3.

CONVERSION

We believe that at the time of conversion the Holy Spirit baptizes, seals, and forever indwells the Christian. He sanctifies us through the Word and prayer, sovereignly working in each that which is pleasing in God’s sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. Rom. 8:1-17, I Cor. 12:12-13, II Cor. 1:21-22, 3:18, Eph. 1:13-14, Phil. 2:12-13.

JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, very God and very man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered himself as a substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By His death He achieved for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins, and everlasting life. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints. He will return to earth personally and visibly at the end of the age to consummate His Kingdom. Jn. 1:18, Mt. 1:18-25, Phil. 2:6-11, Col. 1:15-22, II Cor. 5:21, Rom. 8:34, Gal. 3:10-14, I Cor. 15:1-28, I Thess. 4:13-5:11, I Peter 2:21-25, I Jn. 2:1-2

SALVATION

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone. No ordinance, ritual, work, or any other activity on the part of man is required in order to be saved. This salvation that comes by faith in Christ, once received, cannot by any means be lost. The true Christian is eternally secure. Jn. 1:12-13, 6:37-44, 10:25-30, Acts 16:30-31, Rom. 3-4, 8:31-39, Eph. 2:8-10, Titus 3:3-7

DEATH

We believe that when the Christian dies he/she passes immediately into the blessed presence of Christ, there to enjoy conscious fellowship with the Savior until the day of the resurrection and glorious transformation of the body. The saved will then forever dwell in blissful fellowship with the Savior until the day of the resurrection and glorious transformation of the body. The saved will then forever dwell in blissful fellowship with their great Triune God. We also believe that when the unbeliever dies he/she is consigned to hell, there to await the Day of Judgment when he/she will be punished with eternal separation from the presence of God. II Cor. 5:1-10, Phil. 1:19-26, Lk 16:19-31, Jn. 5:25-29, I Cor. 15:35-58, Phil. 3:20-21, Matt. 25:46, II Thess. 1:5-11, Rev. 20:11-15, 21:1-22:15.

BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inspired, and therefore inerrant, Word of God. It is the sole and final authority for faith and life in every age. Mt. 5:18, Jn.10:35, 2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21.