Beliefs

Our Beliefs
In summary…
Gospel-Centered ♦ Christ-Exalting ♦ Bible-Saturated
Our Beliefs in Detail:
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures (the 66 Books of the Bible) alone, and in its entirety, to be God’s written revelation to man; that it is the divinely inspired and infallible Word of God, without error as originally recorded; and that it is our sole and final authority in matters of faith, belief, and behavior.
We believe that the Holy Scriptures should be interpreted literally, grammatically, contextually, historically and redemptively. (II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:18-21)
One Triune God
We believe there is only one true and living God, eternally existing in three Persons; revealed in the Scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are distinct and equally divine, yet one in essence. (II Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 3:11-17; 28:19)
God The Father
We believe God the Father orders and directs everything according to His own purpose and pleasure. He is graciously involved with mankind, He hears and answers prayer, and has designed the means by which all who come to Him through Jesus Christ are saved from spiritual death. (John 5:19-24; 16:23-27; Ephesians 1:3-14)
God the Son
We believe God the Son, Jesus Christ, is the eternal Son of God, was begotten, not made, by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. As true God and true Man, His death on the cross is the permanent sacrifice and payment for our sins. He was raised bodily, ascended into heaven, is now seated at the right hand of God and intercedes for us as our High Priest and Advocate. His return is personal, bodily, and imminent. (Matthew 1:18-25; Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:3-8; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 7:23-28)
God the Holy Spirit
We believe God the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead, whose broad scope of activity includes creation, the written revelation, the incarnation, the transformation of believers and the initiation and completion of the Church. He presently convicts the world of sin, gives new life to those who trust in Christ, indwells believers and enables them in their spiritual growth and service. (Genesis 1:1-3; Luke 1:35; John 14:16-18; 16:5-15; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 6:19)
Satan
We believe that Satan is a created being, the author of sinwho enticed the fall of man, and as the great adversary of God’s person, program, and people, is destined to eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire. (Isaiah 14:12-15; Matthew 4:1-11; II Corinthians 4:3-4; I Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:10)
Man
We believe that man was directly created by God, in the image of God, free from sin and intended to enjoy His fellowship and to glorify Him. The first man, Adam, through his voluntary transgression, fell from his sinless and happy state. Consequently, each person is born with a sinful nature, incurring both physical and spiritual death. Apart from God’s grace in providing salvation in Jesus Christ, man is hopelessly destined to eternal separation from God forever. (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7; 3:1-24; Psalm 14:2-3; Romans 1:18-32; 3:10-19, 23: 5:12, 19; Ephesians 2:1-7)
Salvation
We believe that each person’s redemption and reconciliation to God occurs as an act of God’s grace, not as a result ofhis or her works. The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice so that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. We further believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are, at that moment, born again unto everlasting life. (John 1: 12-13; 3: 1-21; 14:6; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; I Peter 1:18-21)
Sanctification of the believer
We believe that every believer in Christ stands before God in Christ’s perfection, but that his state is one of progressive sanctification. Further, we believe that every believer in Christ is to live a dedicated life of righteousness, good works and separated unto God from the world. This life is manifested by speaking the truth, maintaining the sanctity of the home, exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit, maintaining a life of prayer, and study of the Bible. (Romans 12:1-21; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 4:1-6, 24; Philippians 4:6; James 5:12-18)
Security of the Saints
We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by God the Father for Jesus Christ. (John 10:28-29; Philippians 1:6; I Peter 1 Jude 1)
The Church
We believe that there is one true Church, the Body and Bride of Christ, composed of all true believers, irrespective of denominational affiliation. Local congregations are to be composed of believers of like mind for the purpose of worship, education, fellowship, and service. (Acts 2:41-47; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 8:1-9; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:11-16; Hebrews 10:24-25)
Ordinances
We believe in observing the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper, which is a symbolic representation of our Savior’s suffering and death. We further believe that baptism should be administered upon confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-28; Acts 8:26-39; 16:30-33; Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:23-29)
Bodily Resurrection
We believe that every human being will experience bodily resurrection and then judgment. Based on the merits of Christ and their trust in him, believers are given the joy of eternal fellowship with God. On the basis of their sin and rejection of Christ, unbelievers suffer continuous punishment separated from God forever. (II Corinthians 5:1-10; Revelation 20:11-15).
Future Life
We believe that God’s future plan for individuals includes the glorious fellowship of all believers in the presence of Christ and the everlasting damnation of all unbelievers in a place called the Lake of Fire. God’s future plan in general includes the imminent return of Jesus Christ and the righteous judgment of God upon the earth. God’s plan culminates in the eternal state of the sinless believer worshiping God and reigning with Him in a new heavens and a new earth. . (Matthew 25:44-46; Luke 16:19-31; John 14:1-3; 5:28-29; Romans 14:10-12; Philippians 1:21-23; II Pet 3:11-13; Rev 21-22)
Biblical Marriage
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Gen 2:18-25). We believe sexual intimacy is a gift from God to be enjoyed only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4).

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