What We Believe

THE BIBLE


We believe the Bible to be the pure Word of God (Psa. 12:6), wholly true (John 17:17), and reliable in any matter it discusses. We believe in the plenary (total), verbal inspiration of the Scriptures in their original manuscripts (II Peter 1:19-21; II Tim. 3:16, 17). We recognize that the Bible was not originally written in English, that any translation is only as useful as its faithfulness to the original languages, and that care should be exercised in the choice of translations. We affirm that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

GOD

 

We believe in one God (Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; Isa. 45:5-6; 46:9) eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; yet being only one God (Matt. 3:16-17, 28:18-20; John 10:30, 15:26; II Cor. 13:14; James 2:19).

 

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MAN

 

We believe that man was created by the direct act of God and was the last and best of God’s creation; created in the image of God Himself (Gen. 1:26-27). We believe that the primary distinguishing characteristic of man from the rest of creation is his immortal soul (Gen. 2:7), and that soul will either spend eternity in bliss with God (John 14:1-3; Rev. 21:3-4) or eternity in the Lake of Fire, separated from God (Rev. 20:10-15).

 

SIN

 

We believe that man was created free from sin, that Adam knowingly disobeyed the command of God, that through his transgression sin was passed to all of mankind, and that the consequence of that sin is death, both physical and spiritual (Gen. 3:6, 2:17; Rom 5:12; I Tim. 2:14); that all men are sinners both by inheritance and by infraction (Rom. 3:10-18, 23; I John 1:8, 10), and that sin separates from God (Isa. 59:2, 64:7; Psa. 66:18).

 

SALVATION

 

We believe that each individual is born in sin, and, therefore, is a sinner by nature, having nothing whereby he might justify himself before God the Father (Rom. 3:9-18, 5:12); that each individual must, therefore, receive for himself the death of Jesus Christ and the shedding of His blood on the cross  (John 1:12; Rom. 3:21-26, 4:16-25, 5:1-2), and in repentance must ask God’s forgiveness for his sins (Matt. 3:2; Mark 1:5; Acts 2:38, 17:30, 26:20); that having received Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord by faith, entirely apart from works (Gal. 2:16; Eph. 2:8-9), he is spiritually saved, or born again (John 1:12, 3:4-5; Rom. 10:9-10, 13); that in regeneration the Holy Spirit is sent to permanently indwell, enable, and empower the believer to walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:4; Eph. 2:1-10).  Each believer is thereby a child of God and a member of the family of God for time and eternity (Rom. 8:1-39).

THE CHURCH

 

The Church of Jesus Christ

 

The Church consists of those who have personally believed in the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:13, 14), who are born again, and baptized into His Body by the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 12:13). These believers constitute the Body or the Bride of Christ (I Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 5:25-32; Rev. 19:7-10). The Body of Christ consists of individual believers everywhere in the world (1 Cor. 12:13).  No one belongs to the Body of Christ simply by virtue of belonging to a local Bible-believing and Bible-preaching church.

 

In spite of minor doctrinal differences and practices existing among local churches, members of the Body of Christ are to love, appreciate, and bear the burdens of other Christians (John 15:12; I Thess. 4:9-10; Rom. 15:1-7).

 

 

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