Beliefs

Scriptures

We believe that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God.

References: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 | 2 Peter 1:19-21

Trinity

We believe in the one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

References: Mark 12:29 | John 1:1, 1:4, 4:24, 5:23, 10:20 | Mathew 28:18-20 | Acts 5:3-4 | 2 Corinthians 13:14 | Hebrews 1:1-3, 1:8 | Revelation 1:4-6, 17:11 | Genesis 1:26, 3:22 | Isaiah 44:6, 48:16, 61:1 | Romans 9:5 | 1 Timothy 1:17 | Philippians 2:5-6 | Psalms 110:1

Man

We believe that man was created for God, by God, and in God’s own image, but that man sinned and thereby incurred physical, spiritual, and eternal death, which is separation from God.

References: Genesis 3:6, 3:24 | Ephesians 2:1-3 | Romans 1:18-20, 1:28, 1:32 | 3:10-19; 5:12, 5:19 | Galatians 3:22

Satan

We believe in the existence of Satan: who rebelled against God, but was defeated at the cross and resurrection, making certain his final doom.

References: Ezekiel 28:13-17 | Isaiah 14:12-15 | John 8:44 | Revelation 12:9-11 | Matthew 12:24-26 | John 16:11 | Ephesians 6:12-18

Salvation

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith; that it is wholly a gift from God, neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any virtue or work of man; that it is offered to all people based solely upon the atoning work of Christ on the cross.

References: Romans 3:24 | Titus 3:5 | John 3:16 | John 10:27-29 | 1 John 5:13 | Colossians 1:21-23 | 2 Peter 1:3 | 1 John 2:3, 2:28, 3:6, 3:9-10

Eschatology

We believe in the coming of Christ: that His return will be personal, visible, pretribulational, premillennial, and glorious.

References: Titus 2:11-13 | 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:16-18, 5:9 | Revelation 3:10, 20:11-15

Ordinances

We believe in two local church ordinances – ordained by Christ himself, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper.

References: Acts 2:41-42, 8:35-39 | John 3:23 | Romans 6:3-5 | Colossians 2:12 | Matthew 3:6, 3:16, 28:19 | 1 Corinthians 11:23-28

Christian Conduct

We believe that the same grace that saved a Christian also teaches him to live a godly life.

References: Ephesians 2:8-10 | John 14:23 | Colossians 3:1 | Titus 2:11-14 | 1 John 2:6 | Acts 1:8

Church

We believe in the Church: the body and bride of the Lord Jesus Christ into which all true believers of the present age are placed; that the members of this spiritual body should assemble themselves together in local churches, which consist of baptized believers.

References: Ephesians 4:4 | Acts 2:41-47 | 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 | Hebrews 1:25 | Matthew 18:15-18, 28:19 | Acts 8:26-39 | 1 Corinthians 11:23-28, 5:1-5

Separation

We believe that the holiness of God demands separation in certain specific instances. We believe there are four aspects of Biblical separation: political (separation of church and state), personal (from sin), ecclesiastical (from false teaching), and practical (from disobedient brothers).

References: Joshua 24:15 | Luke 20:25 | Ephesians 5:15-18 | 1 John 2:15-17, 4:1 | 2 John 10, 11 | 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 | 2 Timothy 4:2-4 | Romans 16:17 | 1 Corinthians 5:11 | 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 3:14-15 | Titus 3:10