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BASIC BELIEFS

The following list is not comprehensive, but it outlines some of our most important basic theological foundations.  If you'd like to talk to us about a specific belief or if you have questions about salvation or the Bible, scroll down to the bottom of the page and use the form there to contact us.  We'd love to talk with you!

The Word of God.  We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God.  The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed and, therefore, the final authority for faith and life.

 

The Trinity.  We believe in one living and true God, eternally existing in three Persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, equal in being, nature, power, and glory, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

 

God the Father.  We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love.  We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

 

Jesus Christ.  We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.  We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings.  We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and future personal visible return to earth.

 

Holy Spirit.  We believe in the Holy Spirit who proceeded from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, empower, and equip all who believe in Jesus Christ.  We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.

 

Mankind.  We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin, the human race fell and became alienated from God.  We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are therefore under condemnation and unable to remedy their lost condition apart from the grace of God.

 

Salvation.  We believe that salvation is the gift of God, given freely by grace, and that it cannot be earned or deserved, but only received.  We believe that salvation is received through faith by those who personally trust in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

 

The Church.  We believe in the universal Church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members.  We believe in the local Church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, fellowship, and the work of proclaiming the gospel.

 

Christian Conduct.  We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world, abstaining from dishonesty, greed, unwholesome talk, and sexual activity outside of marriage.  We believe Christians should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and for others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

 

The Ordinances.  We believe that the Lord Jesus has committed the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper to the local Church.  We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water as a visible symbol of their unity with Christ in His death and resurrection.  We believe the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for the commemoration of His death.  We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Last Things.  We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom.  We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.