What We Believe

1.     About the Bible

 

The bible is God's Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

 

2 Timothy 3:16 II 2 Peter 1:20-21 II 2 Timothy 1:13 II Psalms 119:105, 160; 12:6 II Proverbs 30

 

2.     About God

 

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22 II Psalm 90:2 II Matthew 28:19 II 1 Peter 1:2 II 2 Corinthians 13:14; I John 5:7

 

3.     About Jesus Christ

 

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles on earth, died in our place, rose again from the dead, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return in power and glory.

 

Matthew 1:22-23; John 3:16,1:1-5; 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; I Corinthians 15:3,4; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Timothy 6:14-15; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Peter 2:21 24; Titus 2:13

 

4.     About You

 

You are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. You are the supreme object of God's creation and love. Although you have tremendous potential for good, you are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates you from God until the relationship is restored through a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.

 

Genesis 1:27 II Psalms 8:3-6 II Isaiah 53:6 II Romans 3:23 H Isaiah 59: 1-2

 

5.     About Salvation

 

We believe that coming to faith in Christ results in one's being dynamically changed by God's Spirit who comes to live in us. The Bible calls that being "born again." We believe this is a gift of grace, through faith in Jesus Christ and is our only means of salvation.

 

John 14:6; 1:12; Romans 3:21 30; Romans 5:1; Romans 6:23; Galatians 4:4 7; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5

 

6.     About Baptism

 

We  believe in the baptism of believers in water as an act of obedience to the command of Christ and as a statement of identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.

 

Matthew 28:18,19; Acts 2:38

 

7.     About Christian Conduct

 

We believe that responsible Christian conduct is expected of everyone who claims to be a follower of Christ and that love one for another is the true evidence of Christian Discipleship.

 

Hebrews 12:14; II Timothy 2:19; I Corinthians 15:34; Philippians 1:11; I Peter 1:16; John 13:35; Galatians 5:19-25

 

8.     About the Holy Spirit

 

We believe that all believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and should be filled with the Spirit and that this brings spiritual power and the gifts of the Holy Spirit in testimony and service.

 

Matthew 3:11;  John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4, 42, 43; Acts 10:44- 46; Acts 19:2; Acts 19:6; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:; 2 Corinthians 3:17 2 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Galatians 5:25 Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 5:18

 

9.     About Eternity

 

We believe in the resurrection of all people; those who have trusted Christ unto eternal life; those who have not unto eternal death.

 

John 3:16; John 5:24, 28; 29; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15

 

10.   About Healing

 

We believe that healing and restoration is provided for through the redeeming work of Christ and is the privilege of all believers.

 

Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16,17; Mark 16:18; John 5:6 14; I Peter 2:24

 

11.   About Christ Return

 

We believe in the literal, personal return of Jesus Christ to judge the wicked, reward the righteous, and bring to fruition His Kingdom upon the earth.

 

Revelation 11:15 & 22:12

 

     12. About Observing Ordinances

 

  We believe that certain ordinances when practiced publically demonstrate our faith and reliance  
  upon God's providence, protection, and provision.

 

1. Water Baptism

 

The ordinance of water baptism (Matthew 28:19) shall be administered by all established places of worship to all those who have repented of their sins and who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to the saving of their souls (Acts 2:37; Romans 6:3-5; Colosians. 2:12).

 

2. The Lord's Supper

 

The ordinance of the Lord's Supper shall be observed regularly by all established places of worship, as enjoined in the scriptures. (Luke 22:19,20; 1Cor. 11:23-26)

 

3. Dedication of Infants

 

Infants and small children may be dedicated to the Lord by the elders in the assembly whenever requested. (Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15,16)

 

4. Anointing the Sick with Oil

 

The sick should be prayed for with the anointing of oil and the laying on of hands by the elders. (Mark 16:18; James 5:14)

 

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