What our church believes:
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes.
(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Deut. 6:4; John 14:10, 26)
We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that He, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical bodily resurrection from the dead. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now at the right hand of God the Father where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
(Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; 2 Cor. 5:19-21; Gal. 4:4-5; Phil. 2:5-8 Acts 2:18-36; Rom. 3:24-25; 1 Pet. 2:24; Eph. 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5 Acts 1:9-10; Heb. 9:24; 7:25; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25)
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, complete Word of God. And is the final authority for faith and life.
(II Tim. 3:16; II Peter 1:19-21)
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
(Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 53:6a; Isaiah 59:1, 2; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; 4:17-19)
Salvation is by grace through faith. It is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. We believe that men are justified by faith in the person and atoning blood of Jesus Christ.
(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1; Acts 13:28-39)
We believe in the eternal security of every saved person. Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
(John 10:28-29; 2 Timothy 1:12; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
We believe that baptism is the immersion in water of a saved person in the likeness of the death, burial and resurrection of the Saviour: it is a testimony of what has happened in your life, and is in no way a part of your salvation.
(Acts 10:47-48; 16:30-33; Romans 6:3-5)
We believe that communion is a memorial or remembrance of what the Lord Jesus has done in the life of a believer. It is for saved believers. It is a picture of Christ’s sacrifice for us.
(Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
We believe that God’s command for human sexuality is that it is to be enjoyed and only within a marriage between a man and a woman.
(Gen. 2:24; Gen. 19:5, 13 Gen. 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1: 26-29; I Cor. 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4)
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8: 17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9)
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe in the pre-tribulational rapture of the New Testament Saints to “meet the Lord in the air." We believe in the pre-millennial second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ with His New Testament Saints to the earth, according to His promise.
(I Thess. 4:13-18; John 14:3; I Cor. 15:34-54; Matt. 24:27-30; II Thess. 1:7-I0; Titus 2:13; Jude 14,15; Rev. 1:7; 5:9-10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6.)