Doctrine (What We Believe)

Trinity – There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 5:48; Matthew 28:19)

God The Father – In Scripture the name Father is sometimes applied to the Triune God as the origin of all created things, although it does refer more particularly to God the Father to whom the work of creation is more especially ascribed. This name also expresses the theocratic relation in which He stands to Israel as His Old Testament people. In the New Testament it is generally used in an ethical sense of all His spiritual children, and it is also applied to the first person (the Father) of the Trinity in His relation to the second person (Jesus Christ). He is not begotten. He is in the foreground designing the work of creation, redemption, and providence. God the Father represents the Trinity as the holy and righteous being, whose right was violated.

Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace. (Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 1:36-38; 1 Peter 3:18; Hebrews 2:9; Romans 5:9; Acts 2:23-24; Hebrews 8:1; Matthew 26:64)

The Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.  We believe that Christians are to be filled with the Spirit,  as he guides us and leads us in the will of God for our life.   (John 14:15-18; John 16:13; Acts 1:8; John 16:7-11)

The Bible – The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice. (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-16)

Man – Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God. He fell through disobedience, thereby incurring both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The destiny of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment, and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; Revelation 21:8; Revelation 21:1-4)

Salvation – Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men, and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. (Titus 3:4-7)

Believers – It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be wholly sanctified, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both an immediate and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion. (Ephesians 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Acts 1:8; Romans 6:1-14)

Security of the Believer – When we trust Jesus to be our Lord and Savior, we are sealed with the Holy Spirit. This seal is unbreakable and is our guarantee of salvation. We cannot be separated from the love of Christ. No one can snatch us out of the hand of God the Son and the hand of God the Father. He who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 8:35-39; John 10:28-30; Philippians 1:6)

The Church – The universal church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the head of the body, the church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, edification through the Word of God, prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s supper. (Ephesians 1:22-23; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-47)

Resurrection – There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment. (1 Corinthians 15:20-23; John 5:28-29)

The 2nd Coming Of Christ – We believe that Christ will return for his church at his Second Coming.  According to Matthew 24 this will follow some very difficult times the world will face.  We also believe that according to 1Thes 5:9,  Christians will escape the wrath of God,  (Hebrews 10:37; Luke 21:27; Titus 2:11-14)