Statement of Faith
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We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons, father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, where, at the right hand of God, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
We believe the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man, and the divine and final authority of all Christian faith and life.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for the justification and salvation of all who believe, and that only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become the children of God.
We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons, who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head.
baptism & communion
We believe that water baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation. We believe that water baptism, after accepting Christ as personal Savior, is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life, and that the Lord's Supper is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ, in which only true believers should share, as prescribed in the Word of God.
the return of jesus
We believe in the personal pre-millennial and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this "blessed hope" has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment (hell).