Our Beliefs

The Scriptures
The writings of the Old and New Testaments are the very Word of God, written by man and verbally inspired in all parts. Therefore wholly without error as originally given of God and altogether sufficient in themselves, the Scriptures are our only infallible rule of faith and practice.

There is only one living and true God. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit with distinct personal attributes yet worshipped equally as true God.

God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures and over human history according to His purpose and will. He has revealed Himself through His Son.

God the Son   
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His Incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is fully God and fully man. He made provision for redemption of man through his obedient death on the cross.

God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He points men and women to Christ, He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment and He empowers the believer and the church for the work God has prepared in advance for them to do.

Man was the direct creation of God, in His own image and is the crowning work of His creation. By his free choice man sinned and brought sin into the human race. Man unable to save himself needs a Savior.

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the free gift of God neither earned nor secured in part or in whole by any goodness or work of man. Apart from Christ there is no possible salvation.

Marriage is a one flesh union, between one man and one woman, for life. It uniquely reflects Christ's relationship with the church. Marriage also serves as the foundational unit of a stable society. 

Godly Living
As proper evidence and fruit of our salvation Christians should keep the Word of God, seek the things of God,  walk as Christ walked and accept the responsibility and duty of sharing the gospel with the community and the world.

Satan was originally created a holy and perfect being, but through pride and unlawful ambition rebelled against God thus becoming depraved in character. He is the great Adversary of God and His people and his powers are supernaturally great, but strictly limited by the permissive will of God. He was defeated and judged at the Cross, and therefore his final doom is certain and through the cross we are able to resist and overcome him.

The Church
The New Testament Church is the body of Christ, which includes all believers in Christ’s work of salvation.  This one spiritual Body should unite together in local churches for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching, united testimony, sharing the gospel and the observance of the ordinances of our Lord. Each local church is autonomous.

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior. It further symbolizes the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life and the resurrection to walk in a new life with Christ.

The Lord's Supper is a symbolic and commemorative act whereby believers commemorate the death of Christ and anticipate His second coming.

God is the source of all blessings. Christians should joyfully desire to respond to those blessings through the giving of their time, talents and material possessions to God’s purposes.

Last Things
God in His own time and way will bring the world to its appropriate end.  Jesus’ return from Heaven will be personal, visible, and glorious—a Blessed Hope. The dead will be raised and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The righteous will receive their reward and live forever in the presence of the Lord in heaven. The unrighteous will be placed in hell for all eternity.