What We Believe

Thank you for visiting this portion of our website. We have diligently studied the Scriptures on vital topics surrounding God’s relationship with man. We have summarized our convictions and conclusions here. We are always open to further study of the Bible on any of these matters, as our first priority is to know God through his Word. For a more in-depth statement of faith, click on the link at the end of this summary.

GOD

  • We believe there is one God and that He is the God revealed in the Bible (Deut. 6:4)
  • We believe Jesus is the son of God and that he was God in the flesh (2 Pet. 1:1, Rom. 9:5, John 14:9, Isa. 9:6-7, John 1:1, John 1:14)
  • We believe in the redemptive and active working of God’s Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:1-27)

SALVATION

  • We believe Jesus died on the cross for the forgiveness of the sins of the world (1 Cor. 15:1-8)
  • We believe that we are saved by the grace of God, not by our works, and that we are created
  • to do good works in Christ (Eph. 2:1-10)
  • We believe that God has given us a plan of salvation:
    • Believe in Jesus (Gal. 3:26-27, Mark 16:15-16)
    • Repent of our sins (Luke 13:3-5, Acts 2:37-38)
      • Turn completely away from all evil in our life (2 Cor. 7:10-11)
      • Turn completely to God, die to our old way of life and totally commit our life to God and Jesus (Luke 14:33, Matt. 13:44-46, Col. 3:3, 2 Cor. 5:14-17)
    • Be baptized for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:37-38)
    • Full immersion in water (Rom. 6:1-5, John 3:23, Acts 8:38)
    • Baptism is the point of salvation (Mark 16:15-16, Acts 22:16, 1 Pet. 3:18-21)
    • Live a faithful, growing Christian life until we go home to God or Christ returns. (John 15:1-8, Heb. 10:36)
  • We believe it is possible for a person to lose their salvation, after receiving it, by deliberate,
    continual sin. (Heb. 10:26-27, Heb. 6:4-6, 1 Cor. 9:27, John 15:1-8, Rom. 11:22)

THE CHURCH

  • We believe there is one church and anyone who has become a Christian according to God’s plan is a part of that one church (Ephesians 4:1-4, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13)
    • We believe the purpose of the church is to glorify God in this world by:
    • Honoring God with holiness (Eph. 5:25-27, Heb. 12:14)
    • Bringing lost souls the gospel of God (Matt. 28:18-20, Luke 19:10)
    • Having deep, one-another relationships (1 Pet. 1:22, 1 Cor. 13:1-10, Eph. 4:14-15)
    • Serving the poor and needy in and out of the church (Gal. 2:9-10, Matt. 23:11)

Click Here for a more in-depth statement of faith.