WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God
and that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.
He has eternally existed in three Persons: the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life,
His death to pay the penalty of our sins, His bodily resurrection, His exaltation
at God's right hand, and His personal, imminent, and pre-millennial return.
We believe man was created in the image of God but fell through sin
and is, therefore, guilty before God and under His condemnation.
We believe salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. Only by
trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved
from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus
by faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives
Jesus Christ into His life by faith.
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells within every believer to enlighten, guide,
and enable him to do what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift,
when they are saved, for the building up of the body of Christ.
As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
We believe God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ and therefore,
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.
We believe Jesus Christ Himself will soon come again in the air
to catch up His Church and to reward their service. The unbelievers
left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which
Christ will return to the earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years
of righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the
Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire,
separated from God forever, while the believers spend
eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord.
We believe God is working in and through local churches today.
Local churches are assemblies of believers who are baptized
by immersion, organized with Biblical offices, and meeting with
the purpose of evangelism and edification.