What we believe

 

  • All Scripture contained in the Old and New Testaments is verbally, plenarily, and inerrantly inspired by God. It is the authoritative guide for all Christian understanding, life, and ministry.

 

  • There is but one God eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each is infinite, eternal, and almighty. Jesus Christ, the Son, is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. He died, shedding His blood in His substitutionary death for sinners. He was buried, rose from the grave on the third day, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.

 

  • The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment and unites man to Jesus Christ by faith. The Holy Spirit seals and fills all believers.  He baptizes the believer into Christ at the moment of their salvation.  He gifts every believer in Christ Jesus to serve in some capacity for the edification of the church. 

 

  • Adam and Eve were created in the image and likeness of God. It was their act of disobedience that incurred both physical and spiritual death (separation from God) for all mankind. Since the fall of Adam, every human being is born with a sin nature. Because of this, all humans, at some point, act in a way contrary to the will and character of God. Therefore they are in need of a divine salvation.
 
  • Salvation is a gift from God. This was accomplished by Christ’s substitutionary death upon the cross. All who believe in Him receive the full merit of Christ’s eternal life and stand blameless before God by grace. Because salvation is given by grace, the believer’s salvation is eternally secure.

 

  • The fulfillment of the Great Commission is the responsibility of all believers.

 

  • The Church is the Body and the Bride of Christ. It is dedicated to the worship and service of God and the observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The primary task of the Church in all ages is to make disciples through the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.

 

  • At the end of the Church Age, Christ will return to rapture His Church.  Following this event will be the seven-year  period known as the Great Tribulation. This tribulation is initiated by a covenant between the nation of Israel and the one known in the Bible as the Antichrist.  At the end of the seven year tribulation period, Christ will come again to the earth to judge and establish His rule for a 1,000-year period known as the millennial reign of Christ. His rule will be over the world through the nation of Israel.  The Great White Throne Judgment of the unsaved, coupled with Satan being cast into the lake of fire, will follow this millennial reign.  After the judgment of the unsaved, Christ will establish a New Heaven and a New Earth. This is the consummation of all things.