What We Believe
1. The Bible
We believe the Bible, which is comprised of 39 Books in The Old Testament and 27 Books in The New Testament, to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. We believe the Bible is inerrant in the original writings, is God-breathed, and is the complete and final authority for faith and practice. The Holy Spirit guided the writers to ensure they wrote precisely what He wanted written. We believe God's Word is complete and is not to be added to or have anything removed from it.
We believe there is one living and true God, perfect in all His attributes and eternally existing in three Persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is eternal, infinite, sovereign, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, unchanging, holy, just, righteous, loving, gracious, merciful, and good. We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ and His accomplishment of our redemption by the shedding of His blood and sacrificial death on the cross. Upon acceptance of the gift of God through Jesus' death on the cross, the believing sinner is freed from the punishment and bondage of sin, is given eternal life and is adopted into the family of God. We believe Jesus rose from the dead, victorious over sin and insuring our sanctification and justification and He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. We believe Jesus will receive His church at the rapture; and at the end of the Great Tribulation, He will return to establish His millennial kingdom on earth. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells believers at the time of conversion and is our divine teacher, counselor, and Comforter. He administers spiritual gifts to the church for the perfecting of the saints. The Holy Spirit glorifies Christ by implementing His work of redeeming the lost and building up believers in the faith.
We believe man is created in the image and likeness of God, was originally created free of sin, and was created to glorify God and enjoy His fellowship but because of Adam's disobedience to God, man lost his innocence and incurred the penalty of spiritual and physical death.
We believe salvation is a gift from God offered to us through Jesus Christ. Salvation is received by grace alone, through faith alone, through Christ alone. Good works and obedience are results of salvation, not requirements for salvation. All those who have truly received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are eternally secure in salvation.