What We Believe

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired. It is free from error in the
original manuscripts and preserved by God in its verbal, plenary inspiration; and that it is a
divinely authoritative standard for every age and every life.

We believe in the Godhead exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and
that these three are one God.

We believe God is the absolute and sole creator of the universe and that creation was by
divine command.

We believe God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world
to save sinners.

We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man. He was born of a virgin and
lived a sinless life; He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins, and was raised from the
dead bodily on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father's right hand where He is the
head of the church and intercedes for believers. We believe Jesus Christ is coming again
personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth to set up His millennial kingdom.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin, through his sacrificial
death and shed blood, and has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse
for us. Men are saved and justified on the simple and single ground of His shed blood.

We believe that salvation through Jesus Christ, with its forgiveness of sins, its impartation of
a new nature, and its hope of eternal life-is entirely apart from good works, baptism, church
membership or man's effort and is of pure grace.

We believe that a true believer is eternally secure, that he cannot lose his salvation, but that
sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his
heavenly Father.

We believe that all who receive Christ become joint heirs with Him, and at death, their spirits
and souls depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness.

We believe that at rapture, their bodies will be raised to the likeness of the body of His glory
and dwell forever in His divine presence.

We believe that it is the goal of every Christian to become a disciple of Christ by growing
toward spiritual maturity through the knowledge of and obedience to the Word of God and
submission to the Holy Spirit, who indwells, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of
salvation.

We believe that every true Christian is to be a dynamic part of a local church since this is
God's primary context for spiritual development and community impact.