Beliefs

THE BIBLE is God's Holy Word inspired by God through the Holy Spirit to its writers. (1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21) It is the final authority for all matters of faith and practice (Isaiah 40:8; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16).


ONE GOD in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 5:16, 6:1,4,8,9; James 1:17; John 1:1, 14:19; Genesis 1:2; 2 Peter 1:21)


JESUS CHRIST is God's only Son who took on human form to come into the world and save us. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He died on a cross, was buried, and rose again bodily from the grave. He ascended into Heaven where He is seated at the Father's right hand. He will return to the earth to judge both the living and the dead (John 1:14, 3:9, 3:16, 14:1-3, 20:24-29; Hebrews 1:1-3; Matthew 1:18, 24:36-42; Luke 1:26-27, 22:69, 23:44, 24:8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Acts 1:1-9, 10-11, 10:39-42; Colossians 3:1; 1 Peter 4:5).


THE HOLY SPIRIT was sent to indwell in every Christian to act as guide, counselor, and teacher. The Holy Spirit enables us to live Christ-like lives empowered for works of service (John 16:5; Acts 1:7-8, 2:38; Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 3:15, 12:4-11; 2 Timothy 1:14; Galatians 5:16-25).

SIN AND SALVATION We are not sinners at birth, but rather sinful in nature because of Adam's first choice to act against God's plan and will. As sinners we are lost and separated from God (Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23). Salvation is a gift of God's grace that comes through the blood of Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7). The New Testament gives us pattern for receiving this gift: believe in Jesus Christ as God's Son, repent of your sins, confess Christ as Lord and Savior, and be immersed in baptism (Romans 5:1-2, 6:17; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 2:38, 3:19, 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9; Matthew 10:32; 1 John 4:15; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21).

THE CHURCH is the body and bride of Christ made up of all who follow Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that we are not the only Christians, but try to be Christians only (Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47).

ELDERS are the spiritual leaders and authorities over the local congregation. We are self-governed and self-supported (Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4).