WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the Bible is verbally inspired and the product of Spirit-controlled men, therefore it is truth without error.
THE FATHER. THE SON. THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe there is only one true and living God, infinite in every excellence. The Godhead has three personal distinctions - the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the absolute deity of the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Being completely God as well as being completely man he was begotten of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with the Father and the Son. He convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgement. Bearing witness to the truth, in the agent of the the New Birth while sealing, guiding, teaching, comforting and helping the believer in their walk with God.
We Believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, by direct act, and not by the process of evolution.
We believe that man, in the person of the first Adam, was created in innocence but by voluntary transgression fell into sin thus plunging the whole race in condemnation and death. Because of this, all mankind is now born in sin and become willful sinners with the first expression of personal choice, and are now without excuse before God.
We believe that the only escape from the condemnation of sin is through the redemption wrought by Jesus Christ, when He voluntarily took upon Himself a human body and nature, yet without sin, and by His death and resurrection made full payment for our sin if we believe in Christ's death, burial, and resurrection as well as confession and repentance of our sins. This salvation offers complete security in our God.
We believe that the Church is a New Testament institution; unknown to the Old Testament prophets; established by Jesus Christ, who is its sole head. Its purpose is to glorify God, strengthen the Christian body, and to spread the Gospel to the world. We believe that the Church is manifested through the local church which is a congregation of immersed believers, brought together by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His Laws; exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in it by His Word; that is officers are Pastors and Deacons; that it has the absolute right of self government directed by the Holy Spirit, and it answers only to Christ, and that in all matters of membership, policy, government, discipline, and benevolence the will of the church is final.
We believe that there are two church ordinances: baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water for the sole purpose of proclaiming one's faith and trust in the salvation given by God through His Son, Jesus Christ. The Lord's Supper is the commemoration of our Lord's death until He comes and our continual fellowship with Him. It should be preceded by baptism and always be careful self-examination. We do not believe that the acts of these ordinances saves an individual or gives special graces to that person.