What We Believe

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The Scriptures
The Bible is the written, breathing  Word of God written by holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved on by the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate truth for daily living and we accept it as an infallible guide in matters pertaining to personal conduct and doctrine. 2 Tim 3:15,16;1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21 

 

The Godhead
There is one true Godhead comprised of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All are co-equal and co-eternal. (Matt. 28:19; 1 John 5:7) Jesus Christ, God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead. (Is. 9:6; John 1:1,14)

 

The Fall of Man
Man was created in God's image. By voluntary transgression, he fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21) 

 

Salvation and what that means
Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and healing for all mankind. (Ps. 103:3) This salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confession with your mouth, Jesus as Lord. (Rom. 3:24, 10:8-10; Eph. 2:8). The inward evidence to the believer is the direct witness of the spirit. (Rom. 8:16) The outward evidence is a life of true holiness and love. (1 John 3:23; John 13:35) Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity. (Acts 3:16; Rom. 10:9-10, 14:10-12; 2 Cor. 5:20; Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 3:5-7; James 2:18)

 

Water Baptism and the Promise of the Holy Ghost
Baptism in water by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39)

 

The Church
The Church is the Body of Christ and is to be the living, breathing and functioning representation and demonstration of everything Christ is. Each believer is an integral part. (Eph. 2:19-22; Heb. 13:2,3)

 

Communion
The celebration of the Lord's Supper by eating of the bread and drinking of the cup is a representation of His body and His precious blood which was shed to redeem man.  It is to be observed in remembrance of Christ as the ultimate sacrifice with reverence and full understanding of His complete redemptive work.  (1 Cor. 11:23-30)