We Believe In The Gospel

We believe the Scriptures as contained in the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God and that they are inerrant, their teaching and authority are absolute, supreme and final. II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21.

We believe in the Trinity eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:5; Matthew 28:19, John 4:24, 10:30; and II Corinthians 13:14.

We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men, regenerate the unbelieving sinner, indwell, comfort, instruct and empower the believer for Godly living and service. We believe that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit takes place at the time of conversion. We believe in all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to Scripture. John 14:16, 26; John 16:7-11, Acts 4:31; I Corinthians 3:16, 12:12-14.

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin all human beings inherited a sinful nature, and are totally depraved and need a savior from sin. Genesis 1:26-31, Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-3, 2:12.

We believe in the necessity of the new birth-salvation is by grace through faith and not of works; saving faith will maintain good works in the life of the believer. John 1:12, Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-10; 1Peter 1:18-19

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to everlasting blessedness, the unsaved or lost to everlasting punishment. Luke 16:19-26; John 5:28-29; 11 Corinthians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 11 Thessalonians 1:7-9, Revelations 29:11-15.

We believe in the second coming of Christ according to the scripture. The personal, imminent coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones. 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4: 13-18, 5:9-10; Revelations 3:10, 19:11-16, 20:1-6.

We believe that the true or invisible Church began on the day of Pentecost; that each one who receives Jesus Christ as his persona savior from the penalty of sin is a member of that invisible church, the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 12:12-27.

We believe in Missions, and that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and word to the truths of the Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to all mankind. Matthew 29:19-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 11 Corinthians 5:19-20.

Church Ordinances: This church recognizes two ordinances for the body of Christ: Baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. Neither is essential to receive salvation. Both are means to give public testimony of one’s salvation. Both signify union with Christ and fellowship with Christ in newness of life. Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:38-41, 8:36-38; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.

As a whole we would declare our beliefs to be that of reformers. As Martin Luther attempted to direct the Catholic Church back to the scriptures in 1517, we also wish to glorify God by holding to the totality and infallibility of His written Word.  We believe that the God who created us is Sovereign and we are his creation and subject to Him.

He is deserving of all worship  and praise through reading His Word, proclaiming and teaching it, worship in song, and in giving.  We believe that true peace and contentment in this life only comes from a life surrendered and set free by Jesus Christ and living in obedience to all He commands of us. It is our reasonable service of love to our heavenly Father.

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