We Believe

We Believe2017-03-29T16:46:01+00:00
  1. The deity of Christ: Jesus Christ is actually God in the flesh, the second person of the trinity. (John 5:18; John 10:30-33; John 20:28; Col. 1:15-19)

  1. The Virgin Birth of Christ: Mary was a virgin, and she was “with child” by the Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 7:14; Matt. 1:18-23; Luke 1:30-35)

  1. The Bible is the inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are infallible and inerrant. (II Tim. 3:16; Heb. 4:12; II Peter 1:19-21)

  1. The Blood of Jesus was shed for the remission of our sins. (Matt. 26:27,28; Col. 1:14; Heb. 9:12-14,22)

  1. The death, burial, and resurrection of Christ was substitutionary (He took our place) and valid. (John 20:1-9; Acts 1:1-3; I Cor. 15:12-17)

  1. The Godhead is made up of the Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14; I John 5:7)

  1. After Creation, man fell; salvation was made available through repentance and the shed blood of Christ. Salvation is received by faith through grace to whosoever will believe on Jesus Christ. (John 3:16; John 14:6; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8,9)

  1. The return of Jesus Christ is imminent. (Matt. 24: 1-51; Acts 1:9-11; I Thess. 4:15-17)

  1. There is a literal heaven and a literal hell. (Matt. 25:31-46; Luke 16:19-26; Rev. 21:1-8)

  1. There is a final judgment – one for unbelievers and one for believers. (John 12:47,48; II Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:12-15)

  1. There is power in prayer, for the sick, and that divine healing is a provision of the redemptive word of Christ on the cross. (Isaiah 53:5)

  1. Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of the church. Baptism: Immersion in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19) The Lord’s Supper: A memorial of the death and Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (I Cor. 11:23-26)

  1. In the person and work of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life. (Eph. 1:13-14)

  1. Being born-again by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation. (John 3:3)

  1. The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a body of believers who assemble to worship, carry forth the Great Commission and minister as the Holy Spirit leads them. (I Cor. 1:1-9; Matt. 28:18-20)

  1. Believers should seek, as early disciples did, to practice a separated life from the world and to Christ and to produce standards of conduct which will exalt our Lord and His Church. (I Cor. 6:9-20; Gal. 5:16-25; Eph. 4:21-32; 5:1-16)

  1. The local church has a right to govern itself under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and may discipline in love, where it deems best for the life of the church and the testimony of the Lord, any member who departs form the principles set forth in the articles or whose conduct is contrary to the Spirit and practice of this body. (Acts 20:28-30; II Tim. 3:1-17; 4:1-5)

  1. The Gifts of the Spirit are still in operation today. (Joel 2:28-32; I Cor. 12-14:40; Acts 1:8; 2:39; Heb. 13:3)