What We Believe


THE BIBLE



We believe that the bible is the infallible Word of God and the final authority on all things pertaining to this life and that which is to come. 2 Timothy 3:16
We believe that the bible is perfect and is a reflection of God's perfection and trustworthiness. Psalm 18:30
We believe that the bible keeps us from the path of destruction. Psalm 17:4
We believe that the bible is right and it reveals all of the works of God done in truth.
Psalm 33:4


MAN


We believe that all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. Romans 3:23 
We believe that by one man's sin (Adam) that sin entered into the world, and as a result death passed upon all men. Romans 5:12 
We believe that as a result of sin man is spiritually dead. Ephesians 2:1

We believe that it is God's desire for all of mankind to be saved and that none should perish. 2 Peter 3:9


JESUS CHRIST



We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, that He is the expression of the Godhead bodily. Colossians 2:9
We believe that Christ is the Word of God, the second person of God's Triune Nature, and through Him all things were created and by Him all things consist. John 1:3
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh. John 1:14
We believe in the virgin birth of Christ as recorded in the Gospels. Matthew 1:20
We believe that Christ died on the cross, defeated Satan in hell, and was raised again on the 3rd day. Romans 6:9, Ephesians 4:9
We believe that Christ is the atoning sacrifice for sin and he is the one who quickens (makes alive) those who were dead in sin. Romans 3:25, 1 John 2:2, Colossians 2:13
We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world. John 3:16 


SALVATION



We believe that in order to be saved one must confess Christ as their savior and believe in their heart that God has raised Him from the dead. Romans 10:9
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith. Ephesians 2:8
We believe that it is God's desire for all of mankind to be saved and that none should perish. 2 Peter 3:9
We believe in the resurrection from the dead and that all who believe in Christ and are saved will be with Him eternally. John 5:28-29 



THE HOLY SPIRIT



We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a separate and distinct event from salvation and that it is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. Acts 2:4 
We believe the Holy Spirit is a person, He is the Spirit of God, and He is the Comforter to all who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal Savior. John 15
We believe in the Gifts of the Spirit. (i.e. Prophecy, Healing, Diverse Tongues, Miracles...etc). 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

We believe that the Holy Spirit helps our infirmities, and teaches the believer how to pray the way they ought to. Romans 8:26
We believe that the Holy Spirit reveals to us (the believer) the things that are freely given to us by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12


ORDINANCES



We believe there are two primary ordinances that should be observed in the New Testament Church:  Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
We believe in Water Baptism in accordance with scripture as an act of obedience and demonstration of faith in Christ. 1 Peter 3:21, Mark 16:16,1 Corinthians 11:20
We believe that water baptism is subsequent to a sincere confession of saving faith in the person of Christ. Mark 16:16
We believe that the Lord's Supper has healing capabilities and should be acknowledge frequently by every New Testament believer. 1 Corinthians 11:24


THE SECOND COMING AND CHURCH GOVERNMENT



We believe in the resurrection from the dead and that all who believe in Christ and are saved will be with Him eternally. John 5:28-29 
We believe in the second coming of Christ as it is taught in the New Testament, as well as his visible return to gather his elect and to reign forever. 1 Thessalonians 4:17 
We believe in the Ministry Offices Established by Christ: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastors, and Teachers. For the perfecting of the Saints, for the Work of the Ministry, and for the edifying of the Body of Christ.Ephesians 4:11 


The Centerpiece of All We Believe

For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

Therefore as by the offence of one [judgment came] upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one [the free gift came] upon all men unto justification of life.

For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.  Romans 5:17-21