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What We Believe

The Word of God (Ps 12:6-7, Ps19:8, 2 Tim 3:16-17, 2 Pet 1:20-21):

The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, inerrant, infallible, and God breathed

The 66 books of the Old and New Testament are complete, written by men moved by the Holy Spirit

The Bible is the sole authority for the Christian’s faith and conduct

The Godhead (Gen 1:26, Deut 6:4, Matt 3:16-17, John 14:10, 26, 1 John 5:7):

There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit

They are equal in every divine perfection

Jesus Christ (Isaiah 7:14, John 10:30, Luke 1:26-28, 2 Cor 5:21)

Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, a virgin

Jesus was born that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men

Jesus is both the Son of God and God the Son

Resurrection (Acts 1:9, 1 Cor 15:3-4, 1 Cor 15:50-52)

The crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected and He ascended into heaven

There will be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost

The Holy Spirit (John 16:7-14, 1 Cor 12:11-13, Rom 8:9, 1 John 5:7)

The Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son

He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment

He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel and is the agent in the New Birth, baptizing all true believers into the body of Christ

Man (Gen 1:26, Gen 3:6, Rom 5:12, Rom 6:23)

Man was created in the image and after the likeness of God

By voluntary transgression, man fell from his sinless and happy estate

The result of the fall is that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are under the condemnation of God, without excuse or defense

Atonement (Acts 2:18-36, Rom 3:24-25, Rom 5:1-9, 1 Cor 15:3-4)

The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice

All who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are justified on the merits of His shed blood

Salvation (John 1:12, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Eph 1:7, Eph 2:8-9)

The salvation of sinners is wholly of grace received through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and that Jesus is the only way of salvation

Nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel

Eternal Security (John 3:16, John 6:37-40, John 10:27-30, 1 Pet 1:5, 1 John 5:11-12)

Those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior are eternally secure

The believer’s security rests in the finished work of Jesus Christ and are kept by God’s power secure in Christ forever

End Times (Tit 2:13, 1 Thes 4:13-17, 1 Cor 15:5-52, Rev 3:10)

There is a  Blessed Hope, the personal, pre-tribulational, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

At the rapture, the church will be gathered together unto our Savior, Jesus Christ

Following the tribulation, Christ will return to set up His millennial kingdom

Scriptural Ordinances (Acts 8:36-39, 1 Cor 11:23-32)

The Scriptural ordinances of the church are Baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper

Baptism is the immersion of a believer and is the believer’s testimony to the world of their belief in Jesus Christ and their identification with Christ in his death, burial and resurrection

The Lord’s Supper should be taken by believers and is the commemoration of the Lord’s death until He comes, a reminder of our fellowship with Him and preceded by careful self-examination

 The Church (Matt 16:16-18, Acts 2:41-47, 1 Cor 12:12-27, 1 Tim 3:15-16)

The local church is a congregation of baptized believers practicing the New Testament principles, believing its doctrines, observing its ordinances and associated for worship, work, and fellowship

The local church is autonomous, the center of God’s program for this age, and every Christian is bound by Scripture to give his unhindered cooperation to the ministry of his local church

Separation (Rom 12:1-2, Rom 14:13, 2 Cor 6:17, 2 Tim 3:1-5, 1 John 2:15-17, 2 John 9-11)

Separation includes separation of the church and the individual believer from all worldly practices that dishonor the Savior

 

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