Beliefs

Section 1. Bible

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired word of God, inerrant in the original writing, the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct, and the complete revelation of God's will for the salvation of man.

Section 2. God

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who is the creator and sustainer of heaven and earth and everything therein.

Section 3. Christ

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son from eternity, was born of the virgin Mary, fully God and fully man, lived a sinless life, gave his life on the cross as an atoning sacrifice, was buried, on the third day was bodily resurrected from the dead, ascended into heaven, and shall personally return in power and glory.

Section 4. Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in every believer, enabling him/her to live holy lives, and is ever present to testify of Christ.

Section 5. Man

We believe that man, created in the image of God, sinned, incurring both death and separation from God, which is spiritual death.

Section 6. Salvation

We believe that our salvation from death has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all who receive him by faith are born of God and sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of judgment.

Section 7. Judgment

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, of the saved to eternal life in the presence of God, and the lost to conscious everlasting punishment.

Section 8. Church

We believe in one holy universal church which is the body of Christ, to which all believers belong, and that the duty of the church is to proclaim the gospel of salvation to the world.

Section 9. Ordinances

We believe that baptism and the Lord' s Supper are the only ordinances of the church, which are testimonies before men of our obedience to and fellowship with our Lord, but neither of which is essential to our salvation.