Our Beliefs

About God:

He is the one true God. He is the Creator of all things; infinitely perfect and eternally existing in there persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Gen 1:1, 26-27, 3:22, Ps. 90:2, Mt. 28:19, Jn 14:26, 2 Cor. 13:4, 1 Peter 1:2)

About Jesus:

He was God in the flesh and is at the right hand of God. He has existed eternally and was conceived on earth by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified for our sins, resurrected three days later, and later ascended into heaven where He is our Mediator and High Priest. (Mt. 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, Jn. 1:1-5, 8:58, 10:30-36, 12:45, 14:10-30, Heb. 1:3, 4:14-15, 7:3, I Cor. 15:3-4, Rom. 1:3-4)

About the Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit that Jesus gives His believers because His physical presence is no longer on Earth. We believe that each baptized believer in Jesus has the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We cannot always determine how He works and when He works, but His work is a transforming work in each believer's lives. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to each believer that makes it possible for us to carry out the work of the church. (John 14:16-19, Acts 2:36-39, Romans 12:1-2, 1 Cor. 12:4-11)

About the Scriptures:

Both the Old and New Testaments are written through the inspiration of God and are without error. The Word of God that we have today is the complete revelation of God...any addition or subtraction is a rebellion to God. We believe the Bible is living and active and has every instruction we need to be followers of God. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Ps. 12:6, Prov. 30:5)

About Salvation:

Everyone one of us is a sinner. All of us through our sin have rebelled against God and without Him are lost. (Ephesians 2:1-3, Romans 3:23)

God, in his love and mercy, sent Jesus to come pay the price for our sins and take our place. (Ephesians 2:4-9)

Our salvation is a free gift. We can do nothing to earn it. It is only through the gift of Jesus Christ that we can find salvation. Our good works do not earn us salvation. (Ephesians 2:4-9)

We accept this free gift through baptism, a baptism of water immersion. Baptism symbolizes the death of the old sinful person and the resurrection of a forgiven person set free to live for God. It is not the water that saves us, but we are saved through the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:36-39, Romans 6:3-4, 1 Peter 3:19-21)

About the Church:

As prophecied by Jesus, the Christian church was started on the Day of Pentecost in Acts chapter two. The church today is an extension of that early church. Jesus is the head of the church, and each local congregation has leaders called: ministers, pastors,  elders, and deacons. The church is not the building, but is the group of believers in Jesus Christ.  (Matthew 16:18-19, Acts 2:14-38, 1 Timothy 3:1-10, Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 4:11-12)