What We Believe

THE SCRIPTURES

We believe:

  • The plenary verbal inspiration of the Word of God
  • Both the Old and New Testament are inerrant and are the supreme and final authority for faith and life

THE GODHEAD

We believe the Godhead exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three Persons are one God having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections.

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

We believe in:

  • His eternal existence as God
  • His Incarnation and Virgin Birth
  • His death on the cross as the substitutionary atonement for sin
  • His literal, bodily resurrection from the dead
  • His present ministry of intercession in heaven
  • His personal, future return to earth

THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD

God rules with absolute control over all creation. He has foreordained all events and is therefore never frustrated by circumstances. This does not limit the will of the creature, nor does it make God the author of sin.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Godhead, convicts men of sin, regenerates, baptizes, indwells, seals, and sets apart believers unto a holy life; that He keeps and empowers believers day by day; that He is the Teacher of the Word of God and the Guide for daily living.

MAN

We believe that

  • Man was created innocent and pure
  • Adam fell through the sin of disobedience

Therefore,

  • All mankind is corrupted in body, soul, and spirit
  • All need redemption

SALVATION

We believe that:

  • salvation is by grace, a free gift of God apart from works
  • salvation involves repentance, a change of mind in respect to God and thus turning from one’s own way to God’s way
  • salvation is through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
  • all who receive Jesus Christ are regenerated by the Holy Spirit become the children of God and are eternally secure
  • true salvation will be manifested by a changed life

THE FUTURE

We believe:

  • in the personal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth
  • in the bodily resurrection of the just to the eternal abode in the glory of God’s presence
  • in the bodily resurrection of the unjust to judgment and everlasting punishment in the lake of fire

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

We believe:

  • God has called every believer to be in prayer against Satan whose purpose is to destroy mankind
  • Jesus Christ defeated Satan at the cross
  • Believers have the authority over Satan through Jesus Christ