... the Bible
We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God. It is without any error
and it is the all-sufficient authority for our faith and practice.
We believe in one God eternally existent in one essence,
yet three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man; He was born of the virgin Mary.
He lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind;
was buried and arose bodily from the grave
.... the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son;
that He is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation and
the Savior. He is the Comforter and Guide who lives in every believer.
We believe the Genesis account of God's creation of the universe out of nothing -
by His spoken Word and His creation of mankind.
We believe all people are sinners by nature and by choice
and therefore spiritually dead and in need of a Savior.
We believe that salvation is wholly the work of God and is received by grace
through faith in the work of Christ alone, resulting in right standing before God.
We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
... the Church
We believe the Church is the body of Christ, consisting of
Scripturally baptized believers who meet locally for worship, growth and service to God.
... Heaven and Hell
We believe all people will face final judgment; believers to eternal life in heaven,
and unbelievers to eternal punishment in hell.
... Future events
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ and His ascension into Heaven;
and that He will one day return to establish His kingdom.