What We Believe

1) That the Bible is the only inspired, infallible, authoritative, Word of God and is the standard for Christian living (Matthew 19:4-5; Mark 12:26; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 14:37; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21; II Peter 3:2, 16);

2) That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity (Matthew 28:18-19; John 1:1-2, 14; 10:30; Acts 5:3-4; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6);

3) In the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His Lordship over all of life, and in His personal return in power and glory (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1; 1:18; 3:16; II Corinthians 5:21; Phillipians 2:5-8; Hebrews 4:15; Leviticus 17:11; Matthew 26:28; John 1:29; Matthew 28:5-6; John 20:17; Acts 2:32-36; Phillipians 3:20; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13);

4) That man, though created in the image of God, is separated from God because of sin and that every person is born in a state of sin and in need of salvation in order to be reconciled to God (Genesis 1:26; 6:5; Psalms 14:1-3; 51:5; John 6:53);

5) That salvation is by grace alone through faith, by the merit of the shed blood of Jesus Christ, apart from any work (Ephesians 2:8; Isaiah 64:6; John 5:24; 10:27-30; Romans 8:35-39);

6) In the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation, that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers, that the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to all believers to be exercised for God’s glory and the edification of believers, that all gifts are to be used in accordance with God’s Word, and that holy living, not ecstatic spiritual experience, is to be the goal of every believer (I Corinthians 13:1-4; 14:19; John 16:13-14; 3:6; 16:7-11; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:30; I John 2:20-27; Ephesians 4:11-12);

7) That the Christian is called to live a holy life, separated from patterns of fornication, idolatry, adultery, effeminate behavior, homosexuality, thievery, covetousness, and drunkenness (I Corinthians 6:9-11; Romans 12:1-2; James 4:4; II Corinthians 6:14; I John 2:16);

8) That the scripture teaches that God’s people are to assemble together regularly for worship, for edification through the scriptures, and for mutual encouragement (Hebrews 10:23-25; Acts 2:42; 20:7; I Corinthians 12:20-28; 16:1-2; Ephesians 4:11-16; I Timothy 4:13; II Timothy 3:16; 4:2);

9) In the individual access of every believer to God through Christ, and the spiritual unity of believers in Christ (Hebrews 7:25; I John 2:1; I Timothy 2:5; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:20-23; 4:3-6; Colossians 3:14-15);

10) In the resurrection of the saved unto eternal life, and the lost unto eternal damnation (Luke 16:19-26; II Corinthians 5:8; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6:7; Revelation 20:11-15).