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What we Believe
- We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New testaments as being inspired of God and inerrant in the original writings and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
- We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
- We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings have since been born with a sinful nature and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word, and deed.
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice – and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
- We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present ministry there as our High Priest and Advocate.
- We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
- We believe in the “blessed hope,” the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
- We believe that the true body of Christ is composed of all true believers having been baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ. We believe that the local church is a fellowship of baptized believers, self-governing, drawn together by the Holy Spirit for the service of God, observing the ordinance of Christ, and ruled by His Word.
- We believe that the Scriptures teach that water baptism is by immersion and is for true believers only.
- We believe that partaking of the Lord’s Supper is a privilege peculiar only to true believers.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust – the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost.