THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God.
THE ONE TRUE GOD
Although God’s Word clearly teaches that there is only one true God, it also makes clear that there is a plurality of Persons (trinity) within the Godhead.
GOD THE FATHER
The Father of all in creation. He cares for and planned the government of everything. He sent His Son to this world on a redemptive mission.
GOD THE SON
became a human being, through the Person of Jesus Christ. He had a human
body (now a glorified body), a soul, and a spirit. He was tempted in all
points as we are, yet He never chose to sin.
Christ gives grace and mercy and saves those who come to Him in true faith alone. His death on the cross defeated and conquered death’s power over believers.
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit convicts the world in regard to sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates those who believe and baptizes them into the body of Christ. He indwells, gifts, and enables every believer.
God created man, male and female, in His image. Originally, man possessed a holy nature, but through sin this nature was marred. Thus, all mankind has inherited a fallen nature which has an aversion to God. Man’s only hope for redemption, restoration, and eternal well-being is a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
God’s desire is that all men everywhere repent.
Repentance involves acknowledging personal sin, confessing your sin, and turning to God. As a result of repentance, God forgives, pardons, and blesses with His indwelling presence.
All believers compose the church or body of Christ. However, there are many local expressions of the church for practical worship, fellowship, edification, and outreach. We would encourage every believer to actively identify with a local expression of the Body of Christ for accountability, fellowship, growth, and outreach. The major purpose of the church is to worship and glorify God. This is done as each individual member is maturing in Christ-likeness and is using his gifts to minister to others in service and outreach.
THE CHURCH ORDINANCES
Our Lord gave many instructions for individual believers. Two instructions (ordinances) we will practice as a body of believers are the Lord’s Supper and baptism.
We practice baptism by
immersion, which we believe best pictures the believers’ identification with
our Lord in His death, burial, and resurrection. We believe baptism is
for those who have personally acknowledged Christ as Savior and Lord.