What We Believe!

What We Believe!


1.      The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God.  Its truth untarnished by any degree of error, it will endure forever, and it is the standard by which all conduct, creeds, and opinions are to be tried. II Timothy 3:15-17


2.      There is one God, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, Holy and just.  Who is expressed in three equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Exodus 20:2-6, I John 5:7


3.      Man was made in holiness, but by his choice, fell into sin, thus resulting in a sinful nature of all men, in that each man voluntarily goes astray and is therefore under condemnation to eternal separation from God. Genesis 1: 27 & 3:4-7, Romans 5:12-21


4.      God has graciously provided a way out through His Son, who freely took on human nature, was born of a Virgin, lived in all manner of sin, but remained sinless and died for our transgressions.  He rose from the dead and is now enthroned in Heaven. St John 1:14, I John 4:9-10, St Luke 24:1-8, St Matthews 1:23


5.      In order to be saved, sinners must personally invite Jesus Christ into their hearts, repenting of their sins and intending to walk in the newness of life with the help of God the Father. Romans 10:9-13


6.      The Christian who have thus experienced salvation are to be persistent in personal prayer and Bible study, freely sharing the faith with those around him/her, with regular fellowship in a Bible-believing church, and participating in good work for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Acts 2:41-47


7.      In obedience to the Word of God, a believer is to undergo the Sacrament of Baptism, symbolizing the death of the old man and the birth of the new man in Christ.  The Sacrament of Communion, by which the members partake of the bread and wine in memory of Jesus and His atoning work on the cross, is to be celebrated on a regular basis. St Matthews 28:18-20, I Corinthians 11: 23-26


8.      The end of the age is approaching, and with it, the personal return of Jesus Christ, the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the redeemed and the everlasting torment of the lost. I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 20:14-15


9.     We believe in the autonomy of the local church as an independent entity with regard to matters of government, polity operations and discipline. (1 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14:15; Acts 6:3-5, 11:22; Titus 1:5)