What We Believe

Our complete Statement of Faith is available from our office

Scripture

The Bible is the only standard of faith and practice for the believer in Jesus Christ, and the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God.

The literal method of Bible interpretation recognizes the author as the final authority and consistently applies the principles of grammatical, historical and cultural understanding.

Interpretation

Nature of God

There is one living and true God who is infinite, eternal and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.   God is one in essence but eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections.

The first person of the Trinity orders and directs all things according to His own sovereign purpose, pleasure, and grace.  He graciously involves Himself in the affairs of humans, hears and answers prayers, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

God The Father

God The Son

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and the virgin-born son of man. By His sinless death, miraculous ministry, and substitutionary death, He satisfied divine justice concerning sin. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His physical ascension, and His yet visible return to this earth to establish His earthly kingdom.

The third person of the Trinity executes the will of God in the world of people. In this age His ministry is to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; to regenerate men; and to mature, empower, and comfort believers.

Holy Spirit

Nature of Man

Humans were directly created in the image of the triune God to enjoy His fellowship, to fulfill His will on earth, and to glorify Him forever.  Humans fell into sin by a voluntary act of disobedience to the will of God and is consequently subject to death, both physical and spiritual.

Jesus Christ died for our sins as the only able and sufficient sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His death and His resurrection. All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by grace through faith have been regenerated by and baptized by the Holy Spirit.

Salvation

Nature of the Church

All who have been born again by the Holy Spirit belong to the one true church.  The primary instruments for strengthening the body of Christ are, Teaching, Breaking of Bread, Fellowship, and Prayer.