The sole basis of our belief is the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe Scripture in its entirety originated with God and He revealed it to chosen authors. We hold that the Scriptures in their original manuscripts are infallible and inerrant. They are the unique, full, and final authority on all matter of faith and practice. There are no other writings similarly inspired by God.
We believe there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three equal persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God demonstrated His power, wisdom, and goodness by creating the world and everything in it. Through His divine power and providence, God continues to sustain His creation, operating within history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.
Jesus Christ is true God and true human. He is the second person of the Trinity, was fully united with a human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived in perfect obedience to the Father, voluntarily paid the price for the sins of all people by dying on the cross as their substitute, and satisfied divine justice bringing salvation to all who trust in Him alone. After His physical death, Jesus Christ arose from the dead and ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father as the only intercessor between God and humans. He promises to return to earth, personally and visibly, to fulfill history and the eternal plan of God.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, sent by the Father and the Son to indwell, fill, guide, teach, gift for service, empower to lead a life of Christ-like character, and assure the believer upon salvation. The Holy Spirit will convince the world of sin, righteousness and judgement.
Humans were originally created in the image of God to be in relationship with Him, however humans defied Him by going their own separate way, resulting in alienation from Him and the innate inability to please God. This fall took place at the beginning of human history and since then all people have suffered these consequences and are in need of the saving grace of God.
The salvation of humanity is completely a work of God’s free grace and is not in any way the result of human works or goodness. Everyone who repents and believes receives salvation, the possibility of a full life today and the promise of life eternal.
Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. All humanity will experience a bodily resurrection and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Believers will be received into eternal communion with God. Unbelievers, having rejected God, will suffer the condemnation of eternal separation apart from Him.
The church consists of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, thus being united with Him as members of His body, the one true church of which He is the Head. The local church is to gather for worship, prayer, the teaching of scripture, the proclamation of the gospel of grace, mutual edifications and the observances of baptism and communion. The church is to be cared for and led by Elders and its members are to work together in love and unity for the ultimate purpose of glorying Christ.