What We Believe

1.  All Scripture is verbally inspired by God and is therefore infallible and inerrant. The Bible is the Word of God.

Matthew 5:18; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21

 

2. There is one true and living God Who exists in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This means that the Father is God; the Son is God; and the Holy Spirit is God, yet there is but one God.

Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1, 14; John 14:20; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10

 

3.  The Lord Jesus Christ was born of a virgin.

Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38

 

4.  Christ was crucified and rose from the dead on the third day. He rose bodily from the tomb and ascended to heaven with the Father.

Matthew 28; Mark 16; 1 Corinthians 15; Romans 1:4

 

5.  Jesus Christ will return bodily.

 

      a. The Rapture of the Church. He will appear in the air to catch away all those in Christ.

      1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 5:9

 

      b. The Coming in Glory. He will return to earth at the end of the Great Tribulation Period to establish His 1000-year

      Kingdom on earth.

      2 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 20:1-6

 

6.  Since man first sinned, all men are born sinners and are in need of salvation.

Romans 3:9-19; Ephesians 2:1-3

 

7.  God has provided salvation by offering His Son Jesus as a substitute sacrifice for our sins.

Romans 3:25; Hebrews 9:22

 

8.  We receive salvation by faith in the finished work of Christ. Salvation is by God’s grace through faith alone.

Romans 3:24, 4:5; Ephesians 2:8-9

 

9.  God’s gift of salvation is forever since His promise is eternal life. Eternal life cannot be temporary.

John 3:16; John 10:27-29; Romans 8:38-39; Philippians 1:6

 

10.  God has given the church two ordinances; baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

 

       a. Baptism is immersion in water to publicly identify with Christ. A Christian is baptized on his public confession of

       faith in Christ.

       Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41, 19:4-5

 

      b. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial meal commemorating Christ’s death until He returns.

       1 Corinthians 11:23-32

 

11.  The eternal destiny of the Christian is personal presence with God. The eternal destiny of the unbeliever is separation from God in the Lake of Fire, called Hell.

John 4:14, 5:24; John 5:28-29; Ephesians 2:7; Revelation 20:10, 15

 

12.The Christian should live in submission to God by obedience to His Word.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18

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