What We Believe

 
THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED
We believe that the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, were written by holy men inspired by the Holy Spirit and are God’s revealed word to man.  They are the sufficient, infallible rule and guide to salvation and all Christian worship and service. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, equally in all parts and in the whole; it is totally inerrant in the original manuscripts.  It is the supreme revelation from God and of God, superior to conscience and reason, though not contrary to them; and it is therefore our infallible rule in all manners.  All the Scriptures center about the Lord Jesus Christ and hence, no portion is properly read nor understood until it leads to Him.
 
THE ONE TRUE GOD
We believe that Scripture teaches there is one and only one true and living God, who is self-existent, and the eternal “I AM,” the creator of heaven and earth, and the redeemer of mankind.  We believe that He has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the same in essence, though distinct in personality.
 
JESUS CHRIST

He lived a sinless life

He came into the world to save men from the guilt and condemnation of sin (John 3:16), offering His blood as atonement and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him.  

He resurrected from the dead

He is exalted to the right hand of God 

His divinity is proved from His titles, His attributes, and His works 

He is presently seated at the right hand of God the Father, interceding for His redeemed.  

We also acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord over all things in Heaven, and in Earth, and under the Earth
 
THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Scriptures ascribe to the Holy Spirit the acts and attributes of an intelligent being.  He guides, knows, moves, gives information, commands, forbids, sends forth, reproves, as the instrumental segment of the God Head in the liberal dispersion of spiritual gifts, and empowers believers to live a holy life.

SANCTIFICATION
Sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we become partakers of His holiness; that it is begun at regeneration; and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the continual use of the appointed means, especially the Word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness, and prayer.
 
EVANGELISM
Evangelism, the communication of the gospel message, includes a warning, an explanation,and a call. Evangelism includes warning people about sin and the consequences of sin. It includes an explanation of God’s remedy for sin—the gospel , and it includes the clear call to repent (to turn from sin and to turn toward God) and believe the gospel, by faith.
 
THE RETURN OF CHRIST
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, and is followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years.
 
MARRIAGE
God created marriage.  It is a covenant made between a man and a woman that makes them one (Gen 2:24). The marriage covenant requires the married parties to be faithful, loving, and helpful to each other as long as they both shall live.