Statement of Faith

Our Statement of Faith…. 

1.  We believe in one God eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Deuteronomy 6:4,5,  Matthew 3:17,  1 Timothy 3:16,  John 14:17
2.  We believe that God has revealed Himself in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the inspired Word of God, and supremely in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  Psalm 19,  John 1:1-16
3.  We believe that in the beginning God created all things by his Son, He made man in the Divine image, with free will, moral character, and a spiritual nature. Genesis 1:1, John 1:3, Colossians 1:16,17
4.  We believe that man fell into sin, bringing depravity and death upon the race; that as a sinner, man is self-centered, and self-willing, unwilling and unable to break with sin. Genesis 3:1-19, Romans 5:12-21, Ephesians 2:1-3  5.  We believe that there is one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who died to redeem us from sin, and arose for our justification.  Luke 19:10,  Romans 5:11, 1 Timothy 2:5
6.  We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ, a free gift bestowed by God on those who repent and believe.  John 3:16,  Ephesians 2:8-10, 1John 1-8:10
7.  We believe that the gifts of Spirit are available today for the building of God’s Kingdom. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, affects the new birth, gives guidance in life, empowers for service and enables perseverance in faith and holiness. We believe that the Holy Spirit is available today as it was on the day of Pentecost that Jesus baptizes us in the Holy Spirit and is for every believer. John 16:7-15, Acts 2:1-21, Galatians 5:22-26, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
8. We believe that the church is the body of Christ, the brotherhood of the redeemed a disciplined people obedient to the Word of God, and a fellowship of love, intercession and healing.  Matthew 18:`12-20; 28:19-20, Acts 15, 1 Peter 2:9
9.  We believe that Christ commissioned the church to go into the entire world, making disciples of all nations, and ministering in the name of Christ.  Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 1:16, Acts 1:8
10.  We believe it is the will of God that there should be ministers to teach the Word, to serve as leaders, to administer the ordinances, to lead the church in the exercise of discipline, and serve as Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors and Teachers.  Acts 10:28,  Romans 1:16,  Acts 1:8
11.  We believe that those who repent and believe should be baptized with water as a symbol a believer’s death in Christ, baptism with the Spirit, cleansing from sin, and commitment to Christ.  Matthew 28:18-20 Acts 2:16-21,  Romans 6:4-6
12.  We Believe that a church should observe the communion of the Lord’s Supper as a symbol of His broken body and shed blood, and of the fellowship of his church, until His return.  Luke 22:19-20,  Matthew 26:26-28,  1 Corinthians 11:23-29
13.  We believe that Christian Marriage is intended by God to be the union of one man and one woman for life, and that Christians shall marry only in the Lord.  Genesis 1:27-28, 2:24,  Matthew 19:3-9,  Ephesians 6:1-4
14.  We believe that Christians are not to be conformed to the world, but should seek to conform to Christ in every area of life.  Matthew 7:13-14,  Luke 9:23-26,  Romans 12:1,2,  2 Corinthians 6:14-18,  Galatians 6:14-18
15.  We believe that Christians are to be open and transparent in life, ever speaking the truth in love.  Matthew 5:33-47,  James 5:12,  2 Corinthians 6:14, 7:1
16.  We Believe that the will of God for Christians to love your enemies, to bless those who persecute you, and show Christian love to all men.  Matthew 5:38-48,  John 18:20 Romans 12:18-21
17.  We believe that the state is ordained of God to maintain order in Society, and that Christians should honor rulers, be subject to authorities, witness to the state and pray for governments.  Acts 4:19,  Romans 13:1-7
18.  We Believe that at death, the unsaved enter into everlasting punishment and the saved  into conscious bliss with Christ,  who is coming again, will raise the dead, sit in judgment, and bring God’s everlasting kingdom.  Daniel 12:2,  Matthew 25:34,  Mark 9:43-48,  Luke 16:22-23,  John 5:22,  1 Corinthians 15:24,  35-58,  2 Corinthians 5:1-41 Thessalonians 4:13 – 5:4,  2 Peter 3:3-13, Revelation 21:3,4 ; 22:1-7